Located 20 minutes from the medieval city of Carcassonne, from the Canal du Midi, in a dominant hamlet with superb views to the Pyrenees, this 220 m² property, in very good condition, offers 2 stone character houses, a garage, a cellar and a lovely courtyard : Ideal as a large family home or a house with a self-catered lodge, on a plot of 440 m².
The main house offers 170 m² on two levels. The main door is on the upper floor and opens into an entrance with built-in closets and leading to a large living area : a living room with high ceilings and exposed beams, a large fireplace, a patio with a charming arched window facing South and overlooking the Pyrenees and an equipped kitchen (cupboards, extractor fan and dishwasher). This level also comprises a separate toilet and three bedrooms: two facing West, of which one with private bathroom and closet and one facing South with bathroom and Toilet.
The lower level is accessible though an outside or an inside staircase. It features a South facing bedroom with shower, toilet and built-in closets. This bedroom overlooks a patio with stone wall, a lot of vegetation (ivy and various plants such as lavender, Jericho trumpets, jasmine, cypress, boxwood ...) and at the center, a beautiful stone fountain and a covered space, which is ideal for great summer evenings. It gives access to a very large cellar and a large room with shower used as a laundry and boiler room.
The walls of the two houses on the courtyard side are covered with ivy, which turns into great red, orange and yellow colours during the autumn season.
The second house of 50 m² is independent and overlooks the courtyard with a double bedroom loft-style, a bathroom, a small kitchen with fireplace insert.
This house may become a self-catered lodging or an independent guest house.
Under the house is a large garage with access from the street below the house.
The roof of the main house has been redone in late 2012. The wooden windows are single glazed. The heating of the main house is provided by a heat pump and an oil boiler. There are some solar panels (under Edf contract) on the roof of the second house, producing a substantial income. The sewage is connected to the mains drainage.
The parking lot next to the house can be used for guests.
The main house is facing South, in a small village with view of the Pyrenees through a charming arched window.
This property is located North of the Canal du Midi, in the foothills of the Black Mountain, surrounded by rural landscapes and hills planted with vineyards (vineyards of the Minervois and Cabardès), oaks and fig trees. It is situated 15 minutes from all amenities, 20 minutes from Carcassonne, 30 minutes from the international airport, near many tourist places (caves, castles, golf courses and hiking trails), an hour from the Mediterranean Sea, from the large African nature reserve from Sigean, 2h30 from Spain.
220 m² of habitable surface (2368 sqFt)
440 m² of land (4736 sqFt)