19 bedroom house for sale
France - Carcassonne, Aude
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- Living space: 555 m2;
- Plot size: 18326 m2;
- Convertible space: 43 m2;
- Distance to shops: km
The perfect opportunity to purchase an established gîte business. Dating from 1900, the large Master's owners house retains many of the original features : chunky beams, fireplaces, high ceilings and thick walls. The second floor has a separate entrance and is an independent 2 bedroom apartment. The 300 year old mill house has been cleverly transformed into two gîtes - one even has a curved wall which housed the original mill machinery. A second stone building has been turned into a gîte, laundry and games room and next to this two one bed studio gîtes provide extra rentable accommodation. The rooms have exposed beams, thick walls, high ceilings and open fires.
The property is situated in 1.7ha of grounds in a very private, tranquil, woodland setting, yet is only minutes from a lively village with the necessary amenities and within easy reach of Carcassonne. It has a large pool and ist own river.
Description of the buildings
The main house offers 229m² of living space over 3 floors
Ground Floor: From the side you enter a large open plan, fitted kitchen, 11m² and dining room, 22m² and move through a generous hallway, 13m² into the lounge, 30m² with insert woodburner.
First Floor: 4 large bedrooms, 12m², 15m², 15m² and 20m², a shower room, 4m² with sink and WC leading to a bathroom, 12m² with corner bath and sink.
Second Floor: Self contained apartment with its own separate entrance and separate heating system. Up some external steps into a modern, well fitted kitchen, 15m² with beams. Moving into the lounge, 17m² and out into the hallway which contains a dressing room, 4m² and shower room, 4m². Also on this floor, two generous bedrooms. Bedroom one 16m² also has its own sink and bedroom two, 15m² has a sink and bidet.
Attic: The house also has a large attic which could be converted into further living space.
The Old Millhouse
The 300 year old millhouse now houses two gîtes;It is packed with character beams, a mix of wooden and tiled floors. There is a adjoining door so there is the option to make both houses into one.
The other five gîtes are housed in independent buildings with their own outdoor space and offer a total living space of 326m²
Gîte One - sleeps 6
Entering the gite via an L shaped lounge/dining/breakfast area, 36m². Upstairs in the hallway is a WC and shower room and another hallway /leading to three bedrooms ; 9m², 8m² and 9m². One bedroom has a doorway leading to outside stone stairs.
Gîte Two - sleeps 8
This time entering the first floor which houses an L shaped lounge/dining/breakfast area, 44m² and a well fitted kitchen, 5m². The lounge has an insert woodburner. On this floor there are two bedrooms, 9m² (door to outside) and 7m² and a bathroom with bath, sink and WC, 7m².
Down a wooden staircase to the ground floor where you find a further two bedrooms, 11m² and 12m² and a shower and WC. These have been cleverly incorporated into the curved walls of the old mill mechanism.
Gîte Three - sleeps 6
A second stone building, originally thought to be the old stables, provides a spacious fourth gîte. It has its own garden and elevated positon to maximise on the woodland views.
The L shaped lounge/dining room, 28m², with woodburner and wooden mezzanine level, 10m² provide extra communal space. The fitted kitchen, 10m² sits under the mezzanine.
Through a small hallway with WC and shower you find three bedrooms, 8m², 10m² and 13m².
Gîte 4 & 5 - sleeps 4
A separate cabin which cleverly contains two studio gîtes, perfect for couples. There is an adjoining door so there is the option to use them as one larger gîte.
Both have one main room, 18m² and fitted kitchen area, 3m² and shower room, 3m².
A boiler room, a laundry, 23m² which houses several washing machines and has its own WC, and a games room with heat light and power, 45m² which could be converted, with the right permissions.
Outside, underneath the Master's house is a laundry and dry wood store, 13m². Under the old Mill house is a storeroom which houses the hot water tanks, 13m²
Pool 16m x 8m with large paved surround
Down a private gravel road you find the property tucked into its own secluded valley, which enjoys sunshine for most of the day. The property is bordered by beautiful woodland, and mature gardens.
There is ample parking for at least 10 cars. The main house and gîtes sit at one end of the plot, each with their own outdoor space. A river gently bubbles along the side of the plot. There is a further piece of land the other side of the river belonging to the property. At the other end of the plot lies the pool, 16 x 8m, surrounded by a paved sun terrace with shower. Beyond this the land continues with space to play football. The views in all directions are of woodland
The house and gîtes are in good condition. The roof of the main house is slate and in good order. The roofs of the other gîtes are tiled and also in a good state. There are two septic tanks on the property.
The pool is in excellent order and had a new liner in early 2014. The property also benefits from a natural spring which is used to fill the pool, a great saving on water costs.
Incredibly beautiful, tranquil setting with existing gîte business and additional potential for development. The perfect opportunity to buy a wonderful home with immediate income potential.
- Carcassonne (INTERNATIONAL), 2.6 miles
- Perpignan (Rivesaltes) (INTERNATIONAL), 41.1 miles
- Beziers (LOCAL), 50.8 miles
- Toulouse (Blagnac) (INTERNATIONAL), 57.1 miles
- Méditerranée (INTERNATIONAL), 84.8 miles
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