A property such as this one is hard to find – 100ha of grounds in the middle of splendid nature, sitting on a plateau, with overwhelming views and two spectacular lakes with a surface area of about 3ha - and all that only a short drive to a village with all amenities and within easy access to the world famous medieval city of Carcassonne with its airport, train and motorway, golf course, located in the Languedoc Roussillon, Occitanie, South of France. A tarmac short road leads up the hill; soon after having passed the entrance gate, Mother Nature offers her incredible scenery with unexpected views and a total quietness. The entirely restored 19th Century stone building consists of two dwellings, the main house all on the ground floor which is very unusual, and a 2 bedroom guesthouse. The charming house offers all modern comforts such as under floor heating, reversible air conditioning, fire places, an alarm system and large bright rooms throughout. There is a former wine cellar in exposed stone and a newly built hangar and a garage. The grounds of 100ha are all in one continuous piece offering total privacy and quietness. The two lakes are fed by retained hill water offering a lot of pleasure but can also be used to irrigate crops. Further this surprising property offers another asset which is very unusual – there is NO public hunting allowed! If you feel drawn to this property, a visit is a must!
Description of the buildings
Main house 200m2 all on one level with access to garden and terraces
Entrance 3.2m2, hall 11.4m2, lounge with stone fireplace 45m2 with window doors to the front and rear terrace offering a panoramic view, fully fitted kitchen with a BBQ-fireplace and with the open dining room 41m2 opening as well onto the terrace, WC with possibility for a shower 5.4m2, hall 6m2, bedroom 16m2, bedroom 16m2, master suite 50m2 with bedroom, full bathroom, dressing and a sauna, laundry and heating room as well as storage room 64m2, huge terrace with unspoiled views
Guest house 80m2 totally independent
Ground floor: Entrance, fully fitted kitchen with open dining room and sitting area with fireplace 40m2
First floor: landing 5m2, bedroom 16m2, shower room 5.7m2, WC, bedroom 15m2
Garage 41m2 with a mezzanine of about 20m2 for further storage
Former wine celler 58m2 with a first floor of which about 20m2 is above head height, water and electricity (220V and 380V) available.
New built hangar 116m2 with very high ceiling, water and electricity (220V and 380V) available.
The Farmhouse is nicely situated on a plateau in the middle of 100ha of contiguous land; most of the land is quite flat or slightly sloping and the remaining part is principally covered in woods with typically Mediterranean varieties such as green oaks, strawberry trees and umbrella pines. There are about 11ha of fields which have run wild over the last 15 years but could become meadows again and could even mostly be irrigated. About 400 truffle oaks will be ready to produce in a few years. Further there are 50 olive trees, an orchard with all kinds of fruit trees and an organic vegetable garden. 80ha of the grounds are typical Mediterranean scrubland with plants such as broom, lavender, thyme, wild rose, daffodils, irises, tulips, various orchids and even plenty of wild asparagus. A great advantage is the fact that there are trails allowing access everywhere by a four-wheel drive or obviously ideal for beautiful relaxing walks.
Fascinating is the fact that there are two lakes on the property; one has a surface of 2ha (5 acres) and the other 1ha, both fed by retention of hill water. They lend themselves to a wide range of activities such as swimming, canoeing, fishing and hunting water game. They attract birds, ducks etc., not to mention the fact that they allow to think about different commercial uses and can also be used to irrigate crops. The fact that NO public hunting is allowed – which again is very unusual - adds to the pleasure for lovers of nature.
Further a spring feeds a 9m3 underground water tank used for watering plants and garden around the buildings. Of course there are various possibilities where a lovely swimming pool could be built.
This property is easy to maintain and is more inclined for pleasure than a proper farming property, even though there are some possibilities for further development.
The main building with the two dwellings has been restored in 2003/2004 and is in very good condition. The roof is new on one part and the other is in good condition. Under floor heating powered by oil and as well by a heat exchange pump air/water. Further there is a reversible air-conditioning system for the main house. The guesthouse is equipped with electric radiant convectors and a fireplace. Double glazing throughout. Town water and septic tank.
This splendid property makes a brilliant family home and is located in a wonderful position offering a great joy of life. If you are looking for quality of life and life style … this is simply unique!
750 000€ - £636 225 - $813 600 (Agency fee paid by seller)