Substantial Turn-Key Property plus 2 more houses to renovate
Unique, Spacious & Prestigious Home
Private Walled Garden
Large Workshops & Garages
Energy Efficient Heating
Off Road Parking
Vast & Magnificent Character 18th Century Private Village Home - We invite you to come along to see for yourself all that this home has to offer, but take note, be prepared to fall in love!!
For sale direct by owner: Residence in Turn-Key condition PLUS 2 extra Adjoining Houses to Renovate!
Situated in the village of Montazels and within walking distance of services. Built in the 1720's, this substantial, renovated home has abundant space, is open and bright with over 3200 square feet of living space alone! If you are looking for a home with a heart and something a little bit special then step inside to see and feel the authentic charm & originality that this home has to offer you.
Are you a car enthusiast, keen cyclist, or someone who loves to entertain? Do you dream of changing your lifestyle and embracing the less stressful French Dream? If you are in need of oversized garages & workshops for your business from home then this property is a fantastic opportunity not to be missed.
Here, you can dine with your family & friends in the open kitchen area, or take your meal outside to the terrace or into the walled garden. As the day ends you can enjoy the sunset and view with a glass of wine. In the hot summer months you can cool off indoors with the natural underground air cooling system which ensures a pleasant night's sleep even on those hot summer nights...
The ground floor level accommodation includes a large kitchen/dining area with built-in bespoke kitchen units and an island. There are 2 reception/living rooms, an office, a pantry, a large guest bedroom with en-suite bathroom and dressing room, guest WC and even a "telephone" room. All rooms have been renovated while keeping the originality of the house intact including high ceilings and tiled floors.
The wonderful character of the ground floor is continued upstairs with 5 bedrooms and 2 shower rooms. The attic space of approx 100M2 is already divided into 4 main areas and still has the original "tomette" tiles.
This voluminous home has been completely renovated to a very high standard including double glazing throughout, insulation of roof & exterior walls, rewired, re-plumbed, ground to air heat exchange system, & solid fuel stoves.
Outside there are sun drenched terraces and the house and the pool face South. The automatic watering system for plants is connected to the large capacity rain water tanks, but can also be connected to the mains water.
An additional 2nd & 3rd house can be renovated to provide extra accommodation. Each has enough space to easily create separate 3-4 bedroom accommodations if required.
The property has two generous sun bathing terraces and a balcony that runs the length of the south facing side of the house. The walled-in garden is completely private with an above ground pool. There are several large workshops & garages plus additional outbuildings. Three Phase Electricity & mains water etc on site. Town gas is also available.
Schools, Restaurants & bars, supermarkets, butchers, bakers, vegetable store, hairdressers, estheticians and a medical centre are only 5 minutes (10 minute walk). Also located at 5 and 15 minutes are several excellent organic supermarkets. Over 40 restaurants are within a 15 minute radius. Carcassonne airport is only 40 minutes and Toulouse airport is 90 minutes. Over 30 clubs & associations are within 15 -20 minutes.
Sit and watch the world go by while enjoying a coffee at the local Sunday morning market in Esperaza - only 5 minutes away! Markets are also available at Limoux (Friday morning), at Quillan (Saturday morning), at Couiza (Tuesday morning) and at Carcassonne (Saturday morning).
Beautiful Cathar Country with stunning scenery. The area is steeped in history with its famous castles, abbeys & medieval walled city of Carcassonne. Rennes le Chateau is close by with its mystery about Abbé Saunière's treasure find!
If you are a sports enthusiasts then there is white river rafting, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, cycling, walking trails, horse riding, gliding, and much more on the doorstep...
The Aude is responsible for an enormous amount of wine production in the Languedoc-Roussillon region with well over 30% of its land in vines. Along with Blanquette de Limoux (a sparkling wine older than Champagne...) it is home to the following AOC areas: La Clape, Quatourze, Corbières, Fitou, Minervois, Limoux, Côtes de Malepère and Cabardès.
Ski stations are between 40 minutes and 1.5 hours.
Andorra & Spain are within 2 hours drive.
Airports: Carcassonne 40 mins, Toulouse 90 mins.
Fast wifi throughout the property
Taxe Fonciere - €2300 per year approx.
Mains water and rain water storage tanks
Heating – Ground To Air Heat Exchange System (heats in winter & cools in summer) & solid fuel burning stoves
Electricity - completely rewired 2010 - three phase
Insulation 300mm in attic - exterior walls 100mm
Double Glazing of windows & doors throughout
Multiple Large workshops, Large garage & Outbuildings
2 Separate Houses attached could be renovated to offer further accommodation
International Satellite Tv system installed
Orientation – South facing
Schools - Primary 5 minutes, Secondary at both 5 and 15 minutes