Beautifully Renovated Character House with a 3 bed. Gîte near Mirepoix, Aude, Occitanie
This beautifully styled character house set in the heart of a tiny village, comes with 298 sqm of living space incl. 5 bedrooms and a large garden terrace – plus an attached 3 bedroom gîte of 95 sqm with an enclosed private garden at ground level and a terrace off the first floor living area with lovely views of the surrounding countryside. Both the main house and the gîte have been lovingly renovated retaining original features and charm, with lovely views over the countryside and excellent income potential from its existing B&B and gîtes business. This deceptively large house offers huge living space, the main house has been tastefully renovated and retains all of its original character, with a stone fireplace, exposed beams and stone walls throughout – leading through to a classic country chic kitchen complete with delicate spiral staircase leading to the upper stories in addition to the main staircase. Upstairs the wooden floors, exposed beams and generous sized rooms make for a wonderful family home or continued use as a B&B. The sensitive restoration works have produced a wonderful home that mixes comfort, elegance and inside outside space completely brilliantly. The second house has been fully renovated and is now a 3 bedroomed cottage, ideal for extended family stays or rental income. The ground floor bedroom is full of light thanks to the entire rear wall of french windows that lead to the intimate walled courtyard garden with no vis a vis – it is utterly charming! There is also potential for yet more living space in the main house, with a potential attic conversion that has already been wired and plumbing infrastructure sited. There are two terraces, one covered one open, that are large enough to add a pool if desired. As well, the garage and workshop below the terrace have full light and could offer additional living or rental space. The current owners operate the B&B and gîte business only in the peak summer season – but even at this level of promotion the return would approximate 10%. Yet, this can also be a wonderful family home with a guest or in-law apartment. It really is the most scrumptious property with a wonderful “rural chic” atmosphere. Ready to move into, yet with the capacity to develop further if required.
THE ACCOMMODATION The ground floor
salon kitchen dining room terrace laundry bathroom workshop garage
The first floor
bedroom bedroom bathroom bedroom with ensuite salon dressing bedroom
The second floor
two rooms to convert, electrics and plumbing/heating previewed
BBQ area terrace
Ground level - kitchen, dining room, bedroom, toilet, garden On the 1st floor - salon, terrace, bathroom On the 2nd floor - bedroom, bedroom
THE AREA AND ACCESS In the heart of a rural village, in the tiny village square, in spring surrounded by apple and apricot orchards, this fabulous house is only about 3 minutes by car from all amenities in nearby Chalabre – or an easy walk along the Voie Verte takes you into the middle of town – and it is only 15 minutes by car from the popular medieval town of Mirepoix in Languedoc-Roussillon.
3 minutes by car from Chalabre Along the Voie Vert which runs from the Canal du Midi to Lavelanet 10 mintues to Lac de Montbel 1 hour to skiing 1.5 hours to the beach 1.5 hours to Toulouse airport 45 mintues to airport and trains in Carcassonne 3 hours to Barcelona
We invite you to visit this beautiful home in a special part of south west France!