For sale in the South of France: L’Ecole
This character country home on over 2400 m² of land, is a converted
school in the rural village of St. Julien des Meulières, in the commune of La
Livinière in West Herault. The house is situated on the edge of the village
with a beautiful unobstructed view over the Valley of the River Cesse and
fantastic views of the Pyrenees. 10 kilometres downstream lies the well-
known Cathar village of Minerve in the heart of the Minervois wine region.
The Mediterranean climate makes it a delightful place to be.
It’s a spacious home (263 m²) with a separate gîte, large garden and over
ground swimming pool. The house is comprised of a large kitchen/dinning
room, large living/sitting room with conservatory, a garden room
(accessible from both the kitchen and sitting room), 5 bedrooms, 3
bathrooms and 3 toilets.
The entrance to the house through the iron gates on the south side leads
you into the large walled school yard. From there you walk into the house
via the kitchen or the conservatory and sitting room on the ground floor.
The bright garden room, which is accessible from both the kitchen and the
sitting room, at the back of the house, leads through the French windows,
out to the terrace, pool and large garden.
The former classroom overlooking the playground was converted into a
spacious kitchen/dining/living room and has a large barbecue fireplace
alongside the modern kitchen with all appliances. The former indoor
playground is now the living/sitting room with a sunny conservatory. On the
1st floor are located 3 bedrooms with a spacious bathroom and toilet.
An extension at the rear of the house was built in 2006 in keeping with the
character of the village school. On the ground floor is a bedroom with
French doors into the garden, as well as a bathroom with bath and toilet.
On the 1st floor is a separate gîte with private entrance, which comprises a
kitchen/dining room, bedroom and bathroom & toilet. It also has a private
terrace overlooking the spectacular views.
The whole house is well insulated. All windows are double glazed with
screens and shutters. The house is heated & cooled by individual air
conditioning. The kitchen has a fireplace and the sitting room, a wood stove.
The house has electricity, telephone, water and septic tank connections.
There is a double satellite installation for Tv and internet.
There is an access from the road to the back of the garden where there is
space to park 4 cars. This is also the location of the barn where the garden
equipment is stored. The swimming pool area, nearer to the terrace and
house, has a pump shed with all connections.
This spacious house has enormous rental potential and is flexible in that it
can be divided in several ways.
It’s situated in a beautiful rural area with many hiking and off road cycling
trails. There are horse riding stables in the village.
Attractions in the vicinity include the Cathar castles and villages, the
national park du Haut Languedoc, the Pyrenees, for skiing and hikes, golf
courses, tennis courts, local markets, the Mediterranean….
Towns within 40 minutes include Mazamet, Beziers, Narbonne and
Carcassonne and within 90 minutes, Montpellier, Albi or Toulouse.
Barcelona and the Costa Brava are only 2 hours away. Most of these
towns have airports and train stations, making international access very
- Year of construction 1900
- Extension and renovations 2006
- Fireplace in the kitchen/dining room
- Wood stove in the living room
- Individual reversible air conditioning in each room
- tiled floors
- South and east facing garden and terraces
- 5 bedrooms, one on the ground floor
- 3 bathrooms, one with bath on the ground floor
- 3 toilets, 1 on the ground floor
- infrared sauna on the ground floor
- swimming pool
The price is including all furniture and equipment.
263 m² of habitable surface (2831 sqFt)
2400 m² of land (25833 sqFt)
good structural condition
Not including notarial fees, registration and land registration fees.
Price / sq metre: €/m² 855.51
Private property listing