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5 bedroom character property for sale

€1,295,000

France - Montpellier, Hérault

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Call: 03339 395599

Key features:

  • Living space: 300 m<sup>2</sup>;
  • Plot size: 12562 m<sup>2</sup>;
  • Convertible space: 38 m<sup>2</sup>;
  • Distance to shops: km

Full description:

Exceptional property dating from the 14th Century with beautiful vaulted ceilings, very quiet, on the outskirts of a lively town, on a small hilltop overlooking villages and vineyards to far reaching mountains, 5 bedrooms, lovely courtyard with sheltered and heated swimming pool and a large summer lounge, garages, a beautiful mature garden with a prestigious driveway, *AAA location*

This elegant and unusual stone property is very well located in the greater Montpellier area, Languedoc Roussillon, South of France. There is only a short drive to restaurants, shops and a market as well as to the Mediterranean Sea. Arriving at the entrance gate, already a good feeling overcomes the visitors and instinctively one knows that here is a truly beautiful property hidden away. The medieval house, the first part going back to the 14th Century, has kept its nice visible and attractive stone façade. It offers very comfortable indoor outdoor living with large French doors accessing the various terraces and swimming pool courtyard. Two rooms are really impressive with the vaulted high stone ceilings and as well the stone staircase is an original feature. All rooms are very bright and high, the master bedroom has a high 'plafond à la française', and are overlooking the beautifully landscaped grounds adorned with Mediterranean species. In total there are 5 bedrooms with the possibility to create at least 2 further rooms with a new floor in a 5.6m high 1st floor family lounge. The heated swimming pool is well sheltered in a lovely courtyard with a large summer lounge from where a gorgeous view can be enjoyed over the garden and vineyards across the mountains beyond. The grounds offer various areas with beautiful trees, shrubs and flowers all year round, a large orchard, a nice field to play ball - and the smell of jasmine is in the air. This stunning property offers an exceptional setting just minutes from all amenities.

Description of the building
The house offers about 300m² over 3 levels.

Ground floor:
dining room with vaulted stone ceiling 31m2, a beautiful old stone staircase leads to the bedrooms, lounge with marble fire place and vaulted stone ceiling 25m2, fitted kitchen 15m2, another staircase leads to the family lounge and second floor, corridor with access to the swimming pool courtyard, shower room with WC, pantry, laundry
1st Floor:
by the staircase from the dining room, landing, master bedroom 31m2 with high ceiling, vestibule, bathroom 12m2 with bathtub, shower and WC, second bedroom 17m2 with vestibule and shower room WC 5m2.
The staircase from the kitchen leads to the family lounge 38m2 offering stunning views, ceiling height 5.6m. It would be easily possible to add a floor and to create further 38m2 of living space, 1 or 2 more bedrooms.
2nd floor:
landing, suite 28m2 with bedroom, vestibule and bathroom with WC.
A large open room of 34m2 easy to turn it into a large bedroom with shower room, a bedroom 15m2 with the space for a shower area.
As mentioned, a space of 38m2 could be created above the family lounge.

Large terraces on either side of the house
a courtyard of 130m2 with terraces around the swimming pool
heated swimming pool 10m x 4.5m with rolling shutter
summer lounge 32m2 with sliding bay windows allowing to enjoy the beautiful view over vineyards to the mountains beyond
space for a summer kitchen, technical room
garage 21m2 used for garden tools
garage 25m2 with technical corner for heating, water and electricity
direct access from the garage to the house

Grounds
A wide driveway flanked by very old pine trees leads to the house with a nice turn around a green island. The 1.2ha of flat grounds was well designed and offers different areas to have a pleasant walk whilst enjoying the great views and the sound of the singing birds. It is a typical Mediterranean flora with pleasant odours and flowers year round. A large field allows for entertaining sports activities and to play and run for children. A large orchard produces all sorts of local fruits. The property is fed by a borehole with an important water flow. The water is used for the automatic watering system and is filtered for the house supply. There is a septic tank.

General condition
This exceptional stone house was renovated about 30 years ago, including a new roof, and has been well looked after ever since. There will be a few bits and pieces to be adapted to your taste but only small things such as changing carpets, closing off the 5th bedroom, creating a shower room etc. The heating is by exchange pump, some rooms have air conditioning and a few rooms have convectors. Wooden joinery through out, visible stones and beams, wooden shutters in the house, aluminium doubled glazed bay windows for the summer lounge.

Comments
It is an ideal lovely family home for a discerning owner in a great location. Such a property is hard to come across.

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Nearest Airports*

  • Méditerranée (International), 4.6 miles
  • Nîmes (Garons) (International), 28 miles
  • Provence (International), 66.9 miles
  • Perpignan (Rivesaltes) (International), 79.8 miles
  • Carcassonne (International), 83.7 miles

*Distances are straight line measurements. This feature is currently in beta.

To view this property or request more details, contact
AB Real Estate, St Genies de Fontedit

3, rue du Deves, St Genies de Fontedit, Herault 34480 FRANCE
03339 395599  Local call rate
About AB Real Estate, St Genies de Fontedit

AB Real Estate is a successful international agency founded in 2001. We offer a wide range of properties from prestige, to villas and character holiday homes in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in the South of France.

Our dedicated team of multilingual staff ensures the specific needs of our foreign clientele are met. Buying a property in another country as a holiday home, investment, or a permanent place of residence, can be a difficult process, particularly if you are unfamiliar with the language, local laws, legal requirements and procedures. We provide a smooth transition and also help with the myriad of different logistical issues that arise whenever you are buying a property abroad.

Based on your initial search requirements, we offer a tailored service selecting only those properties that meet your needs.

We will assist you through the whole purchasing process, and offer an exceptional after sales service that includes a ‘settling-in’ package where we connect all the utilities, help you set up a bank account, insurance etc. We also offer a maintenance service, for example, gardening, building/decorating, pool, etc., a key-holding service and a holiday rental service ranging from change-overs to an all encompassing package, and much more.

You will find a warm welcome here at AB Real Estate and our experienced and professional multilingual team will make things as easy as possible for you.


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AB Real Estate, St Genies de Fontedit

3, rue du Deves, St Genies de Fontedit, Herault 34480 FRANCE
or call 03339 395599
Calling from outside the UK? 0033467363680

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