Character House For Sale in Castelnaudary area, Languedoc Roussillon, South of France






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Reference: 2166
Price: 995 000€ - £884 336 - $1 092 013
(Agency fee paid by seller)
Land area: 7.8 ha (19.2 acres)
Surface: 596 m²
Transformable area: 179 m²
Number of bedrooms: 9
Gîtes possibility: yes

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*** Under Offer ***  Chateau full of character, 445m², 9 bedrooms, library, snug, stunning views, heated swimming pool, terrace, 2 independent cottages (183m2), outbuildings, garage, 7ha 78a garden and land, close to excellent transport links

This impressive chateau is located in the beautiful rolling hills of the Aude in the Languedoc Roussillon, Occitanie, South of France with wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. The chateau has 2 generous reception rooms, a grand dining room and library.  Retaining some fabulous original features such as exposed beams, substantial fireplaces, a well and tiled floors this chateau is full of character.

There are 2 independent cottages: one newly renovated 3 bedroom 3 bathroom cottage and the second has had all major works completed with permission to create a 2 bed 2 bathroom cottage. The large, heated pool has a tiled surround, perfect for enjoying the sun. The garden around the house is terraced, and the rest of the land is a mixture of pasture and woodland.

Description of the building
The house offers about 445m² of living space on 3 floors
Ground floor: Dining room (33m²) has a large fireplace, enormous exposed beams and double height windows; the double-aspect salon (54m²) has a substantial fireplace and an old well with plenty of space to entertain.  Two double French doors lead out to the back garden.  There is an office (14m²) and a WC.  The old terracotta tiled floors leads to the fully equipped, bespoke kitchen (24m²) with a Lacanche range oven.  The adjoining snug (21m²) is great for the cosy, winter evenings with it’s wood-fired stove.  There is also a larder and WC (7m²).  The “pizzeria” (14m²) houses a pizza oven and is perfect for informal dining especially in the summer months. There is also a laundry room (17m2).
1st floor: A wooden staircase leads to the first floor and a very comfortable library (35m²) with views out to the back garden and pool.  There are two substantial bedrooms (26m² and 29m²) and two en-suite bathrooms (7m² and 12m²).  There is also a third bedroom (18m²) accessible via one of the en-suites.
2nd Floor: A further three bedrooms: one bedroom (28m²) has an en-suite shower-room (14m²) and two bedrooms (13m²) and (24m²) which share a bathroom (7m²) – all with lovely views of the countryside and the garden.  There is an attic (57m²) which is very useful for storage.
Boiler room: Connected to the main house and the laundry room the boiler room (45m²) houses the oil-fired boiler, and an electric boiler for the underfloor heating system, there is substantial space for storage as well.

Cottage 1
This fully renovated cottage is a perfect extension of the chateau’s accommodation for friends, family or potentially as a source of rental income.  The cottage has it’s own secure entrance and external garden space to the rear.  Full of character and refurbished to a very high specification with exposed stone walls and exposed beams throughout. The excellent insulation, double glazing, and solar powered hot water means it is a very economical cottage to run.
Ground Floor: The entrance hall (6m²) leads on to an office/ downstairs bedroom(13m²) and kitchen (19m²) and the large open plan living room (30m²) with a wood-burning stove and a WC (2m²).  Patio doors lead out to the back garden.  The entire ground floor is a tiled.  
1st Floor: 3 double bedrooms – 2 bedrooms (14m²) and (15m²) are en-suite with a shower room (7m²) and (6m²).  There is a third bedroom (18m²) with a family bathroom (8m²) with a separate shower and bath.  
Cottage 2: The second cottage was intended to be a 2 bedroom, two bath room house.  The newly double glazed windows and patio doors are newly installed and frame this open-plan lounge/ dining room (48m2) leading to a quirky triangular kitchen (11m2).  Upstairs, there is a single room of 45m2 and a quirky second room of 13m2.
Planning permission and certificate of conformity available for both cottages.
Heated swimming pool of 14m x 7m has a surrounding tiled terrace, and a secure, solar powered cover.

There is a parking space for 4 cars and further parking available at the property.

Atelier (63m2) concrete floors and another room (37m2) for storage. The first floor (61m2) is connected to the chateau, could be converted to house 2 further bedrooms and a bathroom.  
Grange (73m²) has concrete floors and is currently used as a store room.  
Cave (73m²) with some old concrete wine vats (used to store the harvested rainwater).  This space is currently used as a garage.  

The grounds of 7ha 78a comprise a landscaped garden around the house, a lovely terrace overlooking some beautiful views of the countryside and mature cedar and cypress trees.  The back garden has a large lawn and the pool. The remaining land is a mixture of pasture and woodlands.  There is potential to buy a further 3ha 44a of woodland with this property.

General condition
The house is very solidly built, in perfect condition and nicely decorated, no work needs to be done. The cottage is newly renovated and has immediate income potential.  A new micro-station (septic tank) has been installed for the chateau and cottages.

An elegant and charming property set in a relaxing environment; offering breathtaking views which will enchant you every day!

Price: 995 000€ - £884 336 - $1 092 013 (Agency fee paid by seller)

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