Wine-maker's cottage and gite
4-bedroom house - well-appointed gite - 12 metre pool
in the countryside 2 minutes from village
€395,000 * (ref 242)
You can't think of South-West France and the Languedoc without thinking of wine. The most ancient and perhaps finest of these wines are made in the Limoux area: sparkling whites (they invented the 'champagne method'), still whites and some excellent reds. This property is on one of these famous vineyards.
This property is a winemaker's cottage located among the vines of a big estate just minutes from the local village. Dating back to the end of the 19th century, it has been modified and extended over the years. It is now fully renovated and comprises a large 4-bedroomed house and a separate, spacious one-bedroomed gite. There are three terraces on three sides of the house and a large pool area with paving and a shady decked area for alfresco dining. From these viewpoints one has stupendous views over the vines and forest to the snow-capped Pyrenees beyond. Not another house in sight.
The big house has been completely refurbished and boasts quality marble floor tiling, double-glazing, sophisticated bathrooms and a fine big (and bright) kitchen. There's a spacious lounge with a powerful wood-burning stiove. Two bedrooms downstairs (ensuite) and two upstairs - with family bathroom.
The gite is very generous with space: over 70m² which includes a lounge with access to terrace and barbecue outside; a big kitchen also with French windows, and a double bedroom and bathroom.
There's not much land associated with the sale but the 1700m² allows for parking, a vast pool area with terrace and wide lounging space and a bit more where you could imagine a veg patch.
The local village is within walking distance: café and restaurant. Carcassonne airport about 30 minutes away.
Our opinion: This property ticks a lot of the boxes that most of our clients want: in the countryside ... but near a thriving village, views over vineyards and forest with no other houses in sight ... but a near neighbour in case, a nice big pool, a well-appointed gite, new electrics and plumbing and a winery next door. It could be exploited in two ways: one as a money-making venture with the owners staying in the small gite over the summer months and letting out the big house at €2000 per week ... or as a pure lifestyle change dwelling with the owners living in the big 4-bedroomed house and using the gite as a granny flat or space for friends and families. Whatever your choice: the price is just right: no hesitation.
Please contact us for further information and pictures. The property can be visited by appointment only.
* agency fees included _______reference n°: 242
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The département of the Aude, in the Languedoc, prides itself as being the home of the Cathar, a famed religious sect of the 12 and 13th century, who dared defy Rome with their brand of humble, scaled-down Christianity. They failed in the end, but their story of defiance, struggle and eventual extinction is etched into the landscape, villages and castles of the region.
Throughout the 12th century the Cathar faithful were slowly pushed out of the low-lying plains towards the hostile, mountainous uplands where they found refuge in fortified villages or in castles and keeps perched on the most inaccessible crags of the Corbières or the Pyrenean foothills. In the end the French State allied with Rome, sent Simon de Montfort to root out and kill the last 'heretics' in what was known as the 'Albigensian Crusade'.
In the western part of Languedoc the most notable feature is the Lac de St Ferréol, specially conceived by Riquet when building the Canal du Midi, and designed to supply water to the canal throughout the summer period. This it does by means of a mini-canal - 'le rigole' which carries water from the resevoir to the highest point of the canal on the watershed (between Atlantic and Mediterranean basins) near Avignonnet-Lauragais.
The Eastern part of the Aude département is wild and nearly uninhabited, a region of rough hills, maquis-clad outcrops and vines as far as the eye can see. This is the Corbières, renowned for its rough, strong red wines, olive groves and castles. The Corbières start just outside of Carcassonne where well-kept vineyards slowly give way to pine forest and more dramatic terrain.
- A going concern
- vineyard environment
- 2 dwellings
- outside a wine village
- 4 bed family home
- shaded terrace with pool
- 30 minutes Carcassonne airport.
- 7 minutes Limoux
- 1 minute to vineyard
- only one gite
other properties in region:
- village house with gite - €249k
- village manor house - €395k
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