8 bed Countryside house near to Carcassonne, Aude, Occitanie
The property is ideally located in the greater Carcassonne area, Languedoc-Roussillon, Occitanie, South of France. This elegant Manor house, was built in 1830 as a main residence of a large farming property. It has kept many original features like floor tiles, beautiful parquet in many rooms, high ceilings, wood panelling, sculptured French doors, beautiful staircase and open marble fire places. A nice belt of bicentenary trees shelter and surround this imposing Manor house and keeps the farm building at a descent distance. The property doesn't only offer an authentic feel, it has as well a prefered location with nice views on the Pyrenees.Description of the building The Manor house offers 466m² of living space. Ground floor: 186m². Entrance hall 30m² with original floor tiling, spacious luminous lounge 4m², with original parquet, open fire place and French doors leading to the South facing garden. At one side of the lounge, a smaller lounge 20m², with parquet and an open fire place; at the other side another room 12m², used as office, also with beautiful parquet. The 'official' stylish dining room27m² also has wonderful parquet floors, an open fire place and unique sculptured French doors. A smaller dining room, 19m², has the so-called Tomette floor tiles and leads to the large equipped kitchen, 25m², also with Tomette floor tiles and a grand open fire place. Next to the kitchen there is a small hallway, used as pantry which leads to the boiler room, 28m². From the hallway a nice staircase leads to two spacious cellars, one of which is used as a wine-cellar. At the other side of the ground floor is situated the orangery 3m², used as garage, a workshop and another cellar-pantry. First floor: 140 m². The original wide staircase leads to a small landing and through French doors, the first floor hallway, 32m², bedroom with en-suite shower room, dressing and open fire place 34m², 2nd bedroom 34m², 3rd bedroom with en-suite bathroom 26m², 4th bedroom with open fire place and washroom 21m². Separate toilet. Second floor: 140m² in need of refurbishing. Hallway 18m² 3 bedrooms - 16, 15, 17m² - and one bedroom with en-suite shower room 19m². Separate toilet and 2 more rooms with possibility for bathrooms. Attic 24m².
There is the possibility to purchase additional extensive stone outbuildings (several barns, stables, 3 houses one to be renovated) adjacent to the property.
Grounds A grand park entirely fenced of about 2.5ha with many old trees, water tower, used to store water for the parc. Pump house.
General condition The property is well kept and ready to move into, but needs some updating. Central oil fired heating system, wooden windows single glazed. The second floor needs adding sanitary installation and redecoration. The septic tank needs renewing too.
Comment A beautiful, unique and unspoiled property with many original features, a rare find. All amenities are in a short distance; easy access to the motorway, the international airports of Carcassonne and Toulouse less than one hour as well as easy access to the Pyrenees, the Mediterranean Sea and Spain. We highly recommend viewing this property!
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