This 19th Century Maison de Maitre is set in a rural environment in the Castelnaudary area, Languedoc Roussillon, South of France. The main house is settled in the middle of a 3.8 ha park with mature trees, with stunning views on the surrounding countryside. There are well proportioned bright rooms and lots of original features as wooden staircase, terracotta floor tiles, marble fireplaces. There are spacious and bright bedrooms of which some with mezzanine and also a large convertible attic. The guest house is attached but on the ground floor separated by the garage. With its own entrance it could be used as a gîte.
Description of the buildings
The main house: It offers 364 m² of living space on two floors.
Ground floor: The entrance hall 27m², kitchen / dining room 43.5 m² with exposed beams, tiled floors and wooden kitchen furniture, utility room with rustic fireplace 18m², WC, shower, large 38m² living room, vaulted cellar accessible from the entrance hall 41m², garage 65m². A wooden staircase leads to the first floor.
First floor: From a 17m² landing and several corridors 12 m² one has access to a 17m² bedroom with mezzanine 19m², bed room of 23m² with a mezzanine of 12.5m², bathroom 7m², WC 3m², bedroom 9.5m², living room 41m², bedroom 13.5m², bathroom 10m², toilet, bedroom 15m², bedroom 17m² and an office 8m².
Second floor : convertible attic of 200m² floor area.
It offers 173 m² of living space.
The guesthouse is attached to the main house but on ground floor level separated and accessible by the garage and it also has a separate entrance 5m². This entry leads into the living room with fireplace 23m² and kitchen of 17,5m². On the first floor there are 4 bedrooms of 19,5m², 16m², 10,5m² and 16m², a bathroom 11m² and a living room of 28m² with mezzanine 18m². This house needs some redecoration. Attached to this house is an old stable of 71m.
A large and beautiful independent stone built barn of 155m² that would be ideal for an indoor swimming pool, terrace or covered parking. There is another large open shed built in bricks.
At the north side of the main house there is a little old farmhouse of 60m² floor space that needs complete renovation . Ideal to create another guesthouse/gîte.
A nice tree lined gravel driveway leads to the house. The grounds of 3.876 ha includes a mature park with bicentury trees, a small pond, a vegetable garden and several fruit trees. It has stunning views on the surrounding countryside and plenty of room to install a swimming pool. At the front of the house there is a south-facing terrace. The property also benefits from a well.
The main house is in good condition with good quality ceilings, floors and wooden doors and windows ( simple and double glazing ) The roof has been checked. There is an oil fired central heating in the main house and electric heating and fireplace insert in the guardian house. Mains water and septic tank.
This Maison de Maitre has kept its original character but with a modern touch and a warm and friendly atmosphere. It is situated close to a village with all amenities. Could well be used as a family home but also as a commercial potential for a B&B and Gites business. Very easy access from airports and motorways in the region. A visit is highly recommended !
Price: 595 000€ - £498 134 - $636 531 (Agency fee paid by seller)