5 bedroom detached villa for sale
France - Languedoc-Roussillon, Hérault, Montouliers
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- Living space 193m²
- Space in grounds for additional building/gite
- 4 airports and Paris/Barcelona high-speed trains in easy reach
- Historic village with shop and Post Office
- Wonderful open views
- Large living-room and five double bedrooms
- Heated pool with summer kitchen/shower/toilet block
- Direct access to walking country
- Near St Chinian, Narbonne, and Béziers
- 30Mb internet connection
THE AREA: The house backs on to a wonderful hilly area with walks of all lengths straight from the front door. The beaches - with a full range of watersports - are around half an hour away. The village has a tennis court and a riding centre. Further afield there are kayaking opportunities at all levels, while the nearby Regional Nature Park of the Haut Languedoc is a great area for walking and bird-watching. Skiing in the Pyrennees is 170 km away. Major attractions in the area include the medieval city of Carcassonne and the Cathar castles, the Sigean Safari Park, the Minervois and Saint Chinian wine regions, the Causses and the Cevennes, and the magnificent limestone caves. The airports of Carcassonne, Béziers, Perpignan and Montpellier are all around an hour distant, while the railway stations of Béziers and Narbonne are served by high-speed lines to Paris and Barcelona. Spain is an hour and a half away by car, Barcelona is now only two hours by train and Montpellier, cultural capital of the region with its fine museums, galleries and concert halls, an hour by car.
LAND SIZE: 2448m²
LIVING SPACE: 193 m²
Additional built space:
Veranda: 17.8 m²
Covered terrace: 17.6 m²
Summer kitchen: 10 m²
Pool shower/toilet: 2.2 m²
Pool equipment: 2.2 m²
Garden storage: 6 m²
Additional interior storage space on mezzanine floor (14 m²) and loft
The house is in Energy Class C at 141.2 kWh/m²/year. It is in very good structural and decorative order throughout.
Efficient internet connection of 30Mb.
All the French legally-required building inspections ("diagnostiques"), have been carried out to the inspectors' satisfaction.
GROUND FLOOR: The entrance hall leads into the lounge/dining-room which has a modern insert wood fire, beamed ceiling and two sets of double doors opening onto the southern terrace. It benefits from reversible air-conditioning. The entrance hall also gives access to the fully modernised kitchen with double doors facing south to the view. The kitchen has a walk-in larder.
A corridor with wardrobe leads to the three ground-floor double bedrooms and the fully tiled bathroom with bath, glass shower-cubicle and WC. As with the lounge/dining-room and kitchen all these rooms have gas-fired central heating. Bedroom 1 has south-facing double doors and a large built-in wardrobe. Bedroom 2 looks east across the pool to the church and castle, while bedroom 3 is north-facing and includes a substantial storage alcove. Bedrooms 2 and 3 are currently used as studies.
The entrance hall also gives access to a further WC and to the large utility room. This room has glazed double doors to the west, and houses washing facilities. It has reversible air-conditioning.
FIRST FLOOR: Stairs lead from the utility room to two spacious and airy bedrooms with pine floors, both with electric heating. These bedrooms are served by a corridor and a bathroom with bath/shower, WC, and electric heating. The floor as a whole has reversible air-conditioning. Very substantial loft storage space can be entered directly from bedroom 5, with further storage space on the mezzanine floor at the top of the stairs.
THE HEATED POOL is 9 x 4.5 m and is accompanied by a summer kitchen with sink and hob, linked to a shower-room and WC, with the pump room alongside.
There are terraces on three sides of the house, the south-facing one roofed and with an awning, and the east-facing one looking towards the church. The veranda has patio doors and faces west. There is a barbecue nearby with an outside sink.
GROUNDS: The villa is approached by a drive with plenty of car-space around a grassed area. This and many other parts of the garden are watered automatically using local irrigation water. There are two small lawns, a rock garden for drought-resisting plants, a small pond, fruit trees including almond, peach, cherry, plum, apricot, olives, figs, quince and a few vines, with a herb garden and raised beds near the house.
And of course you have the Mediterranean climate, warm and dry, and everything associated with the French style of living, with traditional local markets for fresh food, wines to taste everywhere, and restaurants to suit all tastes.
- Méditerranée (International), 35.4 miles
- Nîmes (Garons) (International), 73.8 miles
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