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Montazels,  Languedoc-Roussillon,  France

€469,000  • Character Property • 6 Bedrooms • 300+ sqm

Features

  • Substantial Property plus 2 houses to renovate
  • South Facing
  • Ready to Move Into
  • Energy Efficient Heating
  • Off Road Parking
  • Private Walled Garden
  • Large Workshops & Garages
  • 2 Living Rooms
  • Good Broadband Connection
  • Double Glazing & Insulated

Details

A Magnificent Character 18th Century Private Village House

For sale direct by owner: Sizable Residence Ready to Move Into PLUS 2 Adjoining Houses to Renovate!

Situated in the village of Montazels, occupying the whole corner of the section of the village and within walking distance of services. Built in the 1720's, this substantial, renovated house is large, open and bright!

A wonderful home in a stunning area in the South of France - Perfect for anyone looking to realize and live the French Dream, to change lifestyles, to build a business from home, to offer themed holidays such as cycling, walking, art or well being weekends in the foothills of the Pyrenees...

Over 40 restaurants are within a 15 minute radius. Carcassonne airport is 40 minutes and Toulouse airport is 90 minutes. Over 30 clubs & associations are within 15 -20 minutes. Schools, Restaurants & bars, supermarkets, butchers, bakers, vegetable store, hairdressers, estheticians and a medical centre are only 5 minutes (10 minute walk). Also located at 5 and 15 minutes are several excellent organic supermarkets.

Sit and watch the world go by while enjoying a coffee at the local Sunday morning market in Esperaza - only 5 minutes away! Markets are also available at Limoux (Friday morning), at Quillan (Saturday morning), at Couiza (Tuesday morning) and at Carcassonne (Saturday morning).

Beautiful Cathar Country with stunning scenery. The area is steeped in history with its famous castles, abbeys & medieval walled city of Carcassonne. Rennes le Chateau is close by with its mystery about Abbé Saunière's treasure find!

For sports enthusiasts there is white river rafting, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, cycling, walking trails, horse riding, gliding, and much more...

The Aude is responsible for an enormous amount of wine production in the Languedoc-Roussillon region with well over 30% of its land in vines. Along with Blanquette de Limoux (a sparkling wine older than Champagne...) it is home to the following AOC areas: La Clape, Quatourze, Corbières, Fitou, Minervois, Limoux, Côtes de Malepère and Cabardès.

Ski stations are between 40 minutes and 1.5 hours.

Andorra & Spain are within 2 hours drive.

Airports: Carcassonne 40 mins, Toulouse 90 mins.


This voluminous home has been completely renovated to a very high standard including double glazing throughout, insulation of roof & walls, rewired, re-plumbed, ground to air heat exchange system, & solid fuel stoves.

An additional 2nd & 3rd house can be renovated to provide extra accommodation. Each has enough space to easily create separate 3-4 bedroom accommodations if required.
The property has two generous sun bathing terraces and a balcony that runs the length of the south facing side of the house. The walled-in garden is completely private with an above ground pool. There are several workshops & garages plus additional outbuildings. Three Phase Electricity on site.

The ground floor level accommodation includes a large kitchen/dining area with built-in kitchen units and an island. There are 2 reception rooms, an office, a pantry, a large guest bedroom with en-suite bathroom and dressing room, guest WC and even a "telephone" room. All rooms have been renovated while keeping the originality of the house intact including high ceilings and tiled floors.

The wonderful character of the ground floor is continued upstairs with 5 bedrooms and 2 shower rooms. An attic floor is waiting for you to make the finishing touches to convert from an attic to several attic bedrooms or artist workshops! The attic space of approx 100M2 is already divided into 4 main areas and still has the original "tomette" tiles.

Outside there are sun drenched terraces and the house and the pool face South. The automatic watering system for plants is connected to the large capacity rain water tanks, but can also be connected to the mains water.


Features:
Fast wifi throughout the property
Taxe Fonciere - €2300 per year approx.
Mains water and rain water storage tanks
Heating – Ground To Air Heat Exchange System (heats in winter & cools in summer) & solid fuel burning stoves
Electricity - completely rewired 2010 - three phase
Insulation 300mm in attic - exterior walls 100mm
Double Glazing of windows & doors throughout
Multiple Large workshops, Large garage & Outbuildings
2 Separate Houses attached could be renovated to offer further accommodation
International Satellite Tv system installed
Orientation – South facing
Schools - Primary 5 minutes, Secondary at both 5 and 15 minutes



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