This beautiful 18th C. Domain is situated in the Carcassonne area, Languedoc Roussillon, South of France, on a sloping hill offering breathtaking views over valleys, villages and across the Pyrenees. Constituted like a small hamlet, this relaxing site offers several dwellings, today are 3 unites with further conversion possibilities, huge outbuildings such a former wine cellar 560 m² on 2 floors as well as another barn. The property is ideal as a luxury home or for various business activities like retreats, Gîtes, receptions, equestrian center and much more. The pigeon tower and a former employee’s house were built in the 13th Century and enormous walls are witness to the long history at this overwhelming site. About 86 hectares of fields and woods are nicely undulated and offer various agriculture possibilities. Sitting on the south facing terrace, your eye catches the century old trees and breathtaking views. The panoramic views, the silence of this site, combined with the sound of birds, this place invites to stay and just be. The view is absolutely incredible and pictures cannot do justice. Today are 15 nice bedrooms available and it could easily get to 25 bedrooms or more. The buildings have been very well restored; whilst keeping the authenticity and charm all modern comfort has been added. The outbuildings are sound and could offer further space for reception, seminars, weddings etc. The large swimming pool gives the feel of diving in the view.
This property will get under your skin!
Description of the property
The property offers 733m² living space at present, 900m² of outbuildings
Main House 373m² living area on 3 floors:
Ground floor: Entrance hall 10m², Fully fitted Kitchen 48m² with fireplace, Pantry 16m², Cloakroom 8m², Sitting Room 23m² with fireplace, Office 20m² with fireplace, Secondary Sitting Room 20m² with fire place, Laundry Room 15m².
Walled courtyard with total privacy on the north side and charming area with huge trees and the breathtaking view on the south.
1st floor: 5 Bedrooms: 30, 30, 20, 20 and 14m², Games Room 42m², 3 Bathrooms, 2 of them with Italian Shower.
2nd floor: 2 attic bedrooms 25 and 32m².
91m² convertible space in the attic.
13th C. Tower house 550m² on 3 floors
There are 3 levels with each about 180m². The whole building needs a total restoration and is today just a charming shell. In the tower is at the bottom a 30m3 watertank used for the watersystem feed by the own well. At the top of the tower is the pigeon house.
Gîte 250m² living area on 3 floors:
House designed for seasonal rentals
Ground floor: Kitchen 35m² with fireplace, Sitting Room 25m², TV-room 30m², Laundry Room 20m².
1st floor: 4 Bedrooms: 22, 21, 11 and 15m², 3 Bathrooms with Italian shower.
2nd floor: 3 attic bedrooms: 28, 27 and 20m².
Lovely south facing terrace with total privacy
Gate keeper’s House 126m² living space on 3 floors:
Ground floor: Kitchen, dining and sitting area 48m², pantry and laundry area 18m².
1st floor: 2 Large bedrooms, WC, bathrooms with Italian shower.
2nd floor: 48m² games room with parquet floor.
Attached to the Gate keeper’s house is another apartment 70m² which needs total restoration:
Ground floor: Entrance, room 30m²
1st floor: 2 bedrooms and a bathroom
Further attached is a huge barn with a ground and first floor, all in stone, several rooms like garage, workshop etc. 380m².
Charming former Cave and grains storage:
Ground floor: former wine cave with 3 vats, size available 256m²
1st floor: the former grains room 310m²
Completely empty; just the vats are there.
Swimming pool 17m x 5m with rolling shutter and its terrace.
The property comes with 86ha of grounds of which 31ha are fields, 53ha are woods and 2ha are the buildings and its gardens. The surround of the buildings is flat and offers various terraces on each side. The land is all in a gentle slope and farmed with variating culture each year. The property is free of any lease each year after the harvest.
The property is very sound and the 3 houses are in very good condition. Only some painting or 1 or 2 shower rooms would need to be changed or upgraded. The park and swimming pool area are well maintained, a watering system is fed by a well. Some parts of the outbuildings could be renovated. The ’’Cave’’ has a huge potential and is a beautiful building!
An interesting large Domaine with a warm feeling, in a wonderful position and with breathtaking views across the Pyrenees, peaceful countryside location. For a buyer who likes to be in a beautiful nature and accepts 10mn drive for shopping. The property offers various development possibilities in the agriculture as well as in the touristic sector.
1 590 000€ - £1 348 797 - $1 724 832 (Agency fee paid by seller)