14 bed Countryside house near to Carcassonne, Aude, Occitanie
The property is ideally located in the greater Carcassonne area, Languedoc-Roussillon, Occitanie, South of France. The elegant manor house was built in 1830 as the main residence of a large farming property. It has kept many original features like floor tiles, beautiful parquet, high ceilings, wood panelling, sculptured French doors, staircase and open marble fire places. On a decent distance large stone independent outbuilding with 3 houses, stables, barns, garages. The property offers an authentic feel in a preferred location with nice views on the Pyrenees.Description of the buildings The Manor house offers 466 m² of living space on 3 floors. Ground floor, 186 m²: entrance hall, 30 m² with original floor tiling; spacious luminous lounge, 41 m² with original parquet, open fire place and French doors leading to the South facing park; at one side of the lounge a smaller lounge, 20 m² with parquet and open fire place; at the other side an office, 12 m² also with beautiful parquet. official stylish dining room, 27 m² with wonderful parquet floor, open fire place and unique sculptured French doors; smaller dining room, 19 m² with so-called Tomette floor tiles leading to the large equipped kitchen, 25 m² also with original floor tiles and a grand open fire place. Next to the kitchen a small hallway, used as pantry with leads to the boiler room, 28 m² and to spacious cellars, used for wine storage. At the other side of the ground floor is situated the former orangery, 32 m² and two smaller rooms used for storage. First floor, 140 m²: the original, wide staircase leads to a small landing and through French doors to the first floor hallway, 32 m²; bedroom with en-suite shower room, dressing and open fire place, 34 m²; 2nd bedroom, 34 m²; 3rd bedroom with en-suite bathroom, 26 m²; 4th bedroom with washroom and open fire place, 21 m²; separate toilet. Second floor, 140 m² in need of refurbishing: hallway, 18 m²; 3 bedrooms, 16, 15, 17 m²; bedroom with shower room, 19m². Separate toilet and 2 more rooms. Possibility for en-suite bathrooms.
Outbuildings Large stone building, about 1400 m² ground floor, consisting of: Renovated, stylish apartment on 2 floors, 200 m². Ground floor with spacious lounge, separate equipped kitchen, pantry, toilet. First floor with 3 bedrooms and family bathroom. Attic for storage. Large garage with first floor. Care takers house, 180 m² on 2 floors with 3 bedrooms. Large garage with first floor. Former manager's house on 2 floors, to be renovated in full. Stables. Barns, of which one is a grand open one, ideal to put in a pool. In front of these outbuildings, a couple of other buildings: hangar, actually used for agriculture equipment; several smaller buildings being used for chicken, small cattle.
Grounds In front of the Manor house is a grand South facing park entirely fenced of about 2.5 ha with many old trees, water reservoir and pump station. Also in front of the outbuildings a very romantic piece of South facing land of about 2 ha which could be easily converted into a beautiful park. More land, about 60 ha, could be also for sale. General condition The Manor house is well kept and ready to move into, although it needs some refurbishing, Central oil fired heating. The fully renovated 2 floor apartment is in perfect condition; double glazing, central heating.
Comment A beautiful, unique, unspoiled, very well situated property with grand Manor house, authentic outbuildings with 2 houses and many possibilities. All amenities are in a short distance; easy access to the motorway, the international airports of Carcassonne and Toulouse, the Mediterranean sea, the Pyrenees and Spain. A rare find.
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