8 bed Countryside house near to Castelnaudary, Aude, Occitanie
The property is well situated near a renowned, authentic village with all amenities, only one hour from Toulouse airport in a very sought after region in Languedoc Roussillon, Occitanie, South of France. This superb property, built in the 1870's, has lots of charm and is situated in the middle of a beautiful park with a nice plot of grass-land to keep horses or otherwise. The main house has 5 bedrooms, of which one at the ground floor and 3 bathrooms; the first floor has an entrance to an apartment with 3 rooms, above the garage. Nice attic with the possibility for additional habitable space. Garage and first floor apartment could be easily converted into a nice, spacious gite or into B&B facilities. The caretakers house is in need of refurbishment or could be converted into a couple of B&B apartments.Description of the buildings Manor House, on 2 floors, 407m² habitable space. Ground floor, 153m² with original tiled floors: Entrance hall with magnificent wooden front- and back-doors, 33m²; fully fitted kitchen, 26m²; dining room, 27m² with open fire place and door leading to the garage; lounge, 27m² with stunning fireplace, wood floor; bedroom with separate bathroom, 33m². A wooden staircase leads to the 1st Floor, 165m², all wooden floors: Spacious landing, 33m², divided into three parts, separated by original stained glass doors; bedrooms 2 and 3, 36 and 38m², with their en-suite bathrooms; bedrooms 4 and 5, 30 and 19m², one actually used as library; a separate passage leads to a first floor apartment, above the garage, 89m² with 3 more bedrooms and an individual toilet. A second wooden staircase leads to the 2nd Floor - Attic 148m². Beautiful. Ample room to convert into more habitable space.
Caretakers house, 150m² on 2 floors, with 4 bedrooms. Attached to the main house, in need of refurbishment.
Garage, 89m², could be converted together with the 3 room apartment above, into a nice, spacious gite or several B&B rooms.
Pool 8 x 4 m, with automatic cover, terraces and pool-house
Outbuildings In front of the house, on a decent distance, 2 small barns which could be used as garage or converted into a gym or playroom. Next to the grass-land another building used for small cattle. Former characteristic 2 storey water-tower-mill, not in use anymore which possibly could be converted. Tennis court, in need of refurbishment.
Grounds Romantic driveway, surrounded by trees and bushes leads to the stunning, well kept, French gardens. Almost 1 hectare of nice grassland, well separated from the house and its gardens. 3 wells with abundant water. Several cosy corners, for relaxing in the shade.
General condition The Manor house needs some updating but is in good condition: electricity redone some years ago, like the roofs. Heating by electric convectors. 2 septic tanks. Mains water.
Comment A beautiful and authentic property, with lots of character and charm. Could be used as a main or holiday residence. Many opportunities to create a flourishing gite and-or B&B business. As such a property is hard to find and not many on the market, a speedy visit is highly recommended.