Renovated, tranquil and surrounded by organically farmed land, Aude, Occitanie
A recently renovated, bright and spacious country home. The property is in a natural tranquil setting offering wonderful views of the Black Hills and Pyrenees abutting the Camino De Santiago.
The original house was built circa 1850 and has been extensively modernised, creating a wonderful light and airy home. A spacious double entrance with a wood burning stove leads to a bespoke kitchen (with double rangemaster) beautifully crafted with handmade units with oak worktops. 2 sets of bi-fold doors lead you onto extensive terracing which wrap around the house. Off the kitchen is a good sized utility room for extra storage and laundry. The large sitting/dining room has 6 sets of French doors in addition to windows offering marvellous views, plus includes a designer ‘retro’ wood burner for a cosy room in winter.2 double bedrooms, a shower room, a quiet lounging area and a large room currently used for storage are all on the ground floor.An oak open tread staircase leads you up to the library and office, a large bedroom with sitting area, the third bathroom and the very large master suite. The master suite benefits from its own dressing room with built in furniture and en-suite bathroom, with walk-in shower, designer bath and sink. A large terrace is accessed from the master suite overlooking the pool and extensive views. The doors, the kitchen, staircase and feature pieces in the house have been designed and built by a local artisan. There is solid oak flooring throughout on the upper level and the ground floor is a combination of the oak and slate. Double glazed. Electric heaters throughout the home.
The house rests in grounds of approximately 101093m2 and has been designed to give many options for relaxing and dining: 2 pergolas for alfresco dining, an outdoor lounge, sun terraces and decking, a heated 10m x 5m outdoor salt water swimming pool (with electric cover), 240m2 of terracing around the pool. Shade, sun or a breeze, whatever you want, it is here. Ample car parking, a car port, a garage and a large shed for storage of wood, tools, lawnmower etc.
The 9.46 hectares surrounding the house and gardens is owned by the vendors and is currently farmed organically on a short lease, but could also be used for horses, donkeys and agriculture.
The house is only a short drive from Fanjeaux with its own bar, restaurant, chemist, bakery, mini supermarket, a Saturday market, school etc, but a 35 minute walk along the Camino. The lively medieval town of Mirepoix is 14km away which hosts many festivals throughout the year. This property is also perfectly positioned for all the wonderful things the Aude department has to offer: Rivers, gorges, lakes, canals, mountains, fishing, medieval history. The ski resorts and Mediterranean beaches are just over an hour away. Brilliant countryside for walking and cycling. Carcassonne airport is the closest at 30 minutes and Toulouse is just 50 minutes drive away.