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11 bedroom country house for sale

France - Arles-Sur-Tech, Languedoc-Roussillon


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Key features:

  • Breathtaking mountain views
  • 11 bed main house plus 1 further house
  • 138 hectares
  • Self sufficient
  • Fruit and vegetable garden

Full description:

A property such as this is hard to find - in the middle of splendid nature, sitting on a plateau, surprising and unexpected landscape with overwhelming views, located at mid altitude in the Pyrnes Orientales, Languedoc Roussillon, South of France. Soon after having passed the entrance gate, Mother Nature offers her incredible scenery. The splendid Mas is there sitting for hundreds of years at the edge of a plateau with a view ? a view which stops you in your tracks! Total quietness together with this fantastic view, surrounded by pure nature, with a welcoming exclusive Stone Mas ? all you have to do is unpack your luggage. There are 10 en-suite bedrooms and 2 stone cottages. The huge restoration has been done with top quality materials and has taken years to complete.

The Stone Mas offers a floor area of about 500m.

Main building over 3 levels.

Ground floor: entering at the top in to a wonderful bright room joining 2 buildings leading from the top to the bottom with several landings, just a few steps down to the right is the lounge 70m with a fireplace and a wood burner, a stair case built into the rock leads to a mezzanine 10m used as a library, the lounge opens on to a covered terrace 37m. On the left is the fully fitted kitchen 41m open to the dining room with fireplace 25m, both have access to a very charming terrace overlooking the beautiful scenery, corridors, a guest toilette, pantry 10m, shower room with WC.

With an independent access from outside are 2 duplex en-suite bedrooms of each 15m with a mezzanine of 10m. Both have a shower room with WC on the ground floor and are furnished with a single bed, there is a double bed on the mezzanine. Both feature nice wood work such as the staircase and old beams.
Lower Garden floor: To the right are a sitting area 20m, en-suite bedroom 30m with bathroom and WC with a door leading to the garden, en-suite bedroom 37m with panoramic window, bathroom and shower, WC.

To the left are en-suite bedroom 17m with shower room and WC, home cinema 26m, wine cellar 5m built into the rocks, corridor, en-suite bedroom 16m with shower room and WC 4m, laundry 15m.

With an independent access from outside through a small but charming courtyard is an en-suite bedroom 16m with a shower room and WC. A second en-suite bedroom is accessible from here 12m with shower room and WC.

1st floor: landing, bedroom 17m, shower room with WC 2m, up 4 steps is another bedroom 15m.

Stone Cottage 1
Office or bedroom 12m on the ground floor, lower garden floor with shower room and WC 10m.

Stone Cottage 2 / caretaker
Sitting area and shower room 13m, first floor double bedroom 11m.

Covered terrace next to the lounge and kitchen 37m, part of the mas, terrace with pergola next to the kitchen and dining area. Covered terrace 20m with barbecue outside. 2 large wooden decks with summer lounges, shower, large swimming pool 100m surface with surrounding terrace, enjoying the wonderful scenery and quietness.

The Farmhouse is nicely situated on a plateau in the middle of 138ha of contiguous land; below and above the mas the land is sloping. Around the buildings are about 3ha enclosed with a wire fence so that dogs can't escape. There is a herb garden, an orchard (cherry, apricot, plum, pear, apple, olive, fig, walnut) prairie and meadows. There is a tarmac access road up to the gate and is easy to drive. About 40ha are scrubland and the remaining 100ha are woods. The woods consist of about 70% chestnut trees and 30% oak trees. The wood is cut to sustain the fireplaces and wood burner accessed by walking paths. The flora is Mediterranean plants such as broom, lavender, cistes, wild asparagus, wild rose etc. One can find as well cepes, morels and sometimes even truffles. The size of the grounds would allow private hunting. Today an association hunts on the property, mainly wild boars but as well roe-deer, hares, wood pigeons, woodcocks etc. Lovely birds can be observed such as cuckoo, owl, woodpecker, thrush, various tits, blackbird, robin, buzzard, eagles, partridge etc.

General Condition
When the owner bought the property it had been abandoned and the buildings were all in wrecks. The renovation project of the main buildings has been planned by an architect and works have been carried out between 2008 and 2010. Regarding the heating system, there are several fireplaces, a wood burner and in some rooms there is under floor heating (large lounge and 4 bedrooms). Some bedrooms have no heating today, but they all have electric sockets. Double glazed windows, wooden shutters in most places. Depending on your project and use of the property, it might be useful to install proper central heating in all rooms.
DPE non applicable.

Technical details
The actual owner who restored this former ruin has given the property an ecological concept.
- energy production by solar photovoltaic panels, stored by an army of batteries
- as well with a generator fed by fuel
- water is provided by a borehole and a UV-treatment, several tanks
- 70m3 tanks for rain water collection
- watering system for the herb garden

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Nearest Airports*

  • Perpignan (Rivesaltes) (INTERNATIONAL), 22.3 miles
  • Carcassonne (INTERNATIONAL), 55.1 miles
  • Beziers (LOCAL), 70.1 miles

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

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33 Margaret Street, London, W1G 0JD England
03339 395587  Local call rate
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