- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 2
- Reception rooms: 2
- Property size: 152 sqm
- Land size: 3000 sqm
- Year built: 2003
Modern family villa in peaceful village
Spacious south-facing open-plan living area
Lounge with large patio doors overlooking extensive gardens
Three double bedrooms
10x5 m swimming pool with diving-board, electric cover and pool house
Sun room with double-glazed patio doors to swimming pool
Remote-controlled gates to drive
Landscaped gardens and orchard
This splendid modern detached villa is situated between Carcassonne and Narbonne in a charming village located in the heart of the Minervois vineyards. It offers a living area of 152 sqm at garden level and has a 4-slope traditional tiled roof which covers the living quarters and the double garage (36 sqm). In addition, there is a separate workshop and pool house giving a total covered area of 215 sqm.
The living quarters include an entrance-hall (with built-in storage) opening on to a bright living room (south-facing), a study/dining room, a kitchen/breakfast room, en-suite master bedroom (with built-in wardrobes), two further bedrooms (one with built-in wardrobes), a family bathroom (with shower), and a storeroom/walk-in wardrobe. The windows are all double-glazed and have traditional wooden shutters. In addition, the main house benefits from a vide sanitaire.
The open-plan living area has electric underfloor heating with electric convection heaters in the bedrooms and bathrooms. In addition, there is a large wood-burning stove (12 kilowatts, outer inlet pipe and double insulated flue) in the lounge providing environmentally friendly and money-saving heating. The services (water, electric and sewage) are all connected to the mains.
Outside there is a 3000 sqm enclosed beautiful Mediterranean garden containing many varieties of trees and shrubs, and a 10x5 m traditional tiled swimming pool (with an electric safety cover, steps and diving-board), which is surrounded by large sheltered paved terraces and a barbecue area. In addition, there is a pétanque terrain and an orchard (containing apple, pear, fig, olive, and apricot trees). Galvanized wrought iron remote-controlled gates give access to the long driveway and turning circle, which is in excess of 450 sqm and provides ample outside parking. There is scope for extensions and additions, and the property is not overlooked by any neighbours.
The villa is close to local amenities and the historic Canal du Midi. A public lake in close proximity offers swimming, sailing and windsurfing and the area has some lovely restaurants to choose from. Scenic local country side and forest walks start right at the door step. There is access to the train network in Lezignan-Corbieres (10min), good connectivity to local airports (Carcassonne, Montpellier, Toulouse) and the coast is only a 30min drive away.