Renovated stone farmhouse
The main house has a large family kitchen, utility room, large sitting/dining room with fireplace, cloakroom and a winter garden/conservatory on the ground floor. The 1st floor consists of 4 bedrooms (3 of which open onto the spacious covered terrace), 2 bathrooms, a separate shower and a separate toilet.
The large loft has huge potential with pine floors, lined and insulated walls and insulated wood faced ceilings. Easily convertible into bedrooms, games room, studio or extra living space.
Double glazing and oil fired central heating as well as a solid fuel Rayburn, which also heats the water.
The garden is surrounded by raised stone flower beds, has a lawn, large tiled terrace and large swimming pool (9.5m x 5m).
On the north side and connected to the house on the first floor, is an independent furnished and equipped apartment, which comprises a large kitchen/living room, a double bedroom, bathroom and separate toilet. It has an independent entrance, with an access to the house if necessary.
It also has central heating, double glazing and a fireplace.
Underneath the apartment is the back entrance to the house, the boiler room/tool shed, an independent office and car port, with plenty of space for wood storage, bicycles etc
Sky TV by satellite, and internet connected.
There is a large 3 car garage.
The property stands in 6500m² of meadow and woodland.
Building permission has been granted to build a 3 bedroom bungalow on the land behind the house.
A large south facing vegetable garden and a walnut grove (young trees) are also available.
The main village is 3 minutes away and has a post office, school and a restaurant. Theres a farmers market in the summer, as well as an autumn and spring fair, which have all become a relaxed meeting point for the locals and visitors alike.
The Minervois is famous for its wines and Cathar history. The countryside and scenery are different and spectacular in every direction. Plenty of places to hike, walk or cycle with stunning views at every turn and with the lakes Jouarres, la Raviege, Albine and Pradelles, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to water activities.
If you're interested in history, then Minerve, Caunes Minervois, the Cité de Carcassonne, the Canal du Midi, the Chateaux Cathares, the Cathedral at Albi, and the ancient towns of Revel, Mirepoix, La Grasse and many others are all within easy reach.
From the simple Bistrot to Michelin rated Restaurants, you'll always find somewhere nearby to enjoy a good meal and the wonderful French markets in the local towns of St. Pons, Olonzac, Lezignan, Narbonne and Carcassonne will make your day.
The house is located in a hamlet in one of the most unpolluted areas in the south of France, within an hour of the Mediterranean Sea and Spain. 45 minutes from Carcassonne, 1 hour from Béziers, 2 hours from Toulouse and Montpellier, all of which have airports with low cost airlines.
Income opportunities include: Gîtes (we have successfully rented both the house and the apartment as long term rentals) and B&B, cabins in the woods, training camp for small groups (triathlon, cycling or hiking, art yoga, workshops...)
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