Carcassonne Luxury Estate from the 18th C., beautiful park, unspoiled views, quiet, vineyards with important expanding possibility, easy to become financially self sustaining

€2,950,000  £2,469,533
Region: Languedoc - Roussillon
Department: Aude
Location: Carcassonne
Bedrooms: 10
Bathrooms: 7
Plot Size (m2): 305333
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Ref No: 144053
Type: Gite/B&B
Date Added: 23/02/2018
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In the middle of a valley in a dominating position surrounded by its vineyards, you find this totally outstanding and fully restored prestigious property from the 18th Century with its beautiful park and ponds - a haven of peace. The site dates back to Roman times and traces of buildings from the middle Ages prove a long history. The property surrounded by smooth rolling hills evokes a Tuscan convent. The majestic entrance to this exclusive property is approached by a private driveway, bordered by Cypress trees and colourful oleanders with the stunning views over the vineyards, woods and mountains across to the Pyrenees.  

This prestigious Estate is entirely renovated and sold fully furnished as well as tastefully decorated with some original works of Art.  

Former outbuildings have been harmoniously integrated in the existing 18th century Maison de Maître and constitute today a large unique family home. There is a further 150m² of space that can be converted into four en-suite bedrooms and the possibility to build and create more living space depending on the project. The restoration work has been directed by an architect; only high quality products have been used and the level of finishing shows the attention to detail. A contemporary style well balanced with original old features (wooden parquet, monumental staircase with wrought iron railing, exposed beams, painted cement tiles) and modern materials and features such as huge iron windows and doors, tiles and worktops in slate and a 4.5m long fireplace create its own charm and ambiance. The rooms are very bright offering good volumes and a relaxing countryside view all around.  

With very little changes the property could become easily financially self-sustaining with the vineyards and as a luxury B&B with Gites, still keeping the main residence for private use. It is as well possible to extend the wine production and plant another about 10ha of vineyards on the existing fields.

Further 16ha of neighboring land could be bought on top, of which 10.5ha are vineyards; so in total the property would have 46ha of which 17ha would be vineyards. With the extention together the property could become an important winery with about 27ha of vineyards.

This beautiful home surrounded by the gorgeous park with its water feature, the lovely and relaxing pool area, the unspoiled views over smooth rolling hills and vineyards across mountains and the sound of the singing birds, all makes it a little paradise on earth.Description of the buildings
Total surface about 900m².
All buildings are entirely restored and have been decorated and furnished by professionals with mainly art and collector items (ancient furniture, contemporary sculptures, light fittings etc). Only a few pieces are personal items and therefore are not included.

Mansion / Maison de Maître from 18th Century
Entrance with monumental staircase, ceiling with plasterwork from 18th century
4 independent suites (bedroom, sitting room and bathroom).
Large lounge 90m² with ceiling at 5m, fireplace 4.5m long
Library 70m² on 2 levels with ceiling at 4.5m
Home cinema 50m²
Dining room
Fully fitted family kitchen 50m², office, laundry room, wine cave
large terrace with access from the kitchen, overlooking the park and surroundings
150m² convertible spaces for more en-suite bedrooms or whatever your needs are on the 2nd floor
80m² room on the garden floor, could be converted into an indoor pool, spa etc.

Guest house
2 independent suites opening on terraces overlooking the vineyard and olive trees

Guardian’s house
Open kitchen dining lounge room, 2 bedrooms, bathroom

Swimming pool 16m x 5m with stone surround in landscaped environment offering privacy

Garage 70m²
Parking for 10 cars
Closed courtyard with monumental wrought iron gate
long driveway, in total 4 km established roads on the property with remote gates

The grounds of 30ha53a33ca are composed of 6.5ha of vineyard, 12ha of prairie, 500 olive trees, wood, garrigue and the lovely park surrounding the buildings. The property with its surrounding landscape and free water access would allow to create a large pond. A stable for horses could be built. The property has mains water and septic tanks conform to legal requirements.
Possibility to have a helipad!

Wine Domaine
The wine was sold a few years ago with its very prestigious Appellation under Vin de Pays in bottles with its own property label by a trading company. The wine was elaborated on a neighbour property; a very convenient way to have its own wine. This solution can be continued and the wine production could even considerably be extended. Further the land would allow to plant around 10ha of further vineyards to increase the production. Today for reasons of simplification the harvest goes to the cave cooperative. The material needed until the harvest is part of the sale.  All agriculture equipments for the vineyard and the maintenance of the property are included in the sale.

General Condition
All buildings are in excellent condition and decorated with style and fully furnished. Oil central heating system, in some bedrooms are electric heaters.

The whole property is immaculately maintained, inside and outside!

A wonderful property - various articles in interior design publications and books are testament to this!
Home Features: Agency fees included

Energy consumption: 91 kWh/m2/yr

Greenhouse Gas: 17 kg CO2/m2/yr

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