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11 bedroom country house for sale

€665,000

France - La Courtete, Aude

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Key features:

  • Lovely home in dream location
  • Beautiful grounds with swimming pool
  • Successful & popular gite business
  • Offers further business opportunities
  • Good access to all amenities
  • DPE = 100 [C] GES = 6 [B]

Full description:


A large house (370m2 living space) PLUS POPULAR RENTAL BUSINESS comprising two fully furnished and equipped independent GITES, heated SWIMMING POOL with WC and pool store, workshop, games room and open barn set in 8.4 ACRES(3.4 hectares) with small LAKE.

The main house has 6 double bedrooms (2 en suite), family bathroom, 5 reception rooms, study, utility, small gym and 2 separate WCs, which offers the potential for further business opportunities for additional rental and/or chambres d’hôtes.The larger of the 2 gites sleeps 6: Upstairs 1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk bedroom and family bathroom. A very large open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area plus separate WC, separate shower room, utility and garage completes the downstairs accommodation.The smaller gite has 2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin), family bathroom with separate shower cubicle, open plan lounge, dining and kitchen.The main house benefits from partial oil fired central heating to all main living areas and master bedroom, all 5 other bedrooms have electric radiators. The two lounges and formal dining room benefit from additional wood burning stoves. There are solar panels which supply hot water to the main house and photovoltaique panels which currently cover the owners' yearly electricity costs. To the front is a large front terrace for dining which overlooks the formal south facing garden of lawns with mature trees (including fruit) and shrubs. To the rear is a sheltered terrace for very hot days overlooking the lake. The remainder of the land is mostly left to wildlife which is in abundance. The snow-capped Pyrenees can be seen from the upstairs south facing rooms.


ABOUT THE AREA

The property is situated about an 8 minute drive from the local villages of Belvezes-du-Razes and Fanjeaux which both have all local amenities. It is about a 20 minute drive from the towns of Limoux, Mirepoix and Bram, 40 mins from Carcassonne and 1 hour from Toulouse.  The surrounding countryside is stunning, with different views around every corner, and is located in the heart of Cathar country.  The area also boasts facilities for all major sports and of course the more adventurous outdoor activities both in the summer(white water rafting, canyoning etc) and winter(skiing etc).  At the height of summer the property is surrounded by sunflowers!


ABOUT THE AGENT

French Properties Direct markets property on behalf of the owner. There is no estate agency commission to pay us if you buy this property following an introduction by us.
 

MAIN HOUSE - 370m2

Ground Floor

Main Lounge - 24' 7'' x 19' 8'' (7.5m x 6m)
Beamed ceiling, display niche, log-burning stove, TV/Satellite point, 2 rads. 2 x double doors to rear terrace, double doors to entrance hall, archway to south facing sun lounge.

Sun Lounge - 24' 7'' x 11' 10'' (7.5m x 3.6m)
2 x large double glazed sliding patio doors to front terrace and drive, feature beam, 2 x Velux roof lights, rad. Door to rear lobby.

Rear Lobby - 13' 9'' x 7' 10'' (4.2m x 2.4m)
Built in storage cupboards, stairs to loft storage space, double glazed door to front drive, door to utility room

Utility Room - 18' 1'' x 7' 10'' (5.5m x 2.4m)
Fully-fitted kitchen base and wall units, work surface with double bowl sink, space under for washing machine and tumble drier, also enclosing electric hot water tank for smaller gite. Small double glazed window to rear with double glazed door to rear terrace.

Entrance Hall - 23' 0'' x 16' 5'' (7m x 5m)
Double aspect with balustrade staircase to first floor, Telephone point, 2 rads, double doors to from terrace, double doors to main lounge, door to kitchen, windows to front and rear, door to separate low flush WC, hand wash basin with rad and access to under stairs storage.

Dining Kitchen - 23' 0'' x 17' 9'' (7m x 5.4m)
Double aspect with beamed ceiling. Fully fitted base and wall units with ample worktops, butler sink, fridge freezer, dishwasher, double oven and extractor fan. 2 rads, double glazed window to front and rear, double glazed double doors to front terrace, double glazed double doors to rear decking to rear terrace, door to boiler room.

Boiler room
Oil fired boiler and solar panel hot water tank all enclosed behind cupboard frontages. Door to study and door to formal dining room.

Study - 13' 5'' x 8' 2'' (4.1m x 2.5m)
Built in bookshelves, telephone point, rad, double glazed double doors to front terrace.

Formal Dining Room - 20' 8'' x 20' 4'' (6.3m x 6.2m)
Double aspect with beamed ceiling, log burning stove, 2 rads. Ancient feature stone cattle trough with hay rack over. Two double glazed windows to rear, double glazed double doors to front drive and bespoke wooden staircase to upstairs winter lounge, under stairs cupboard housing main electricity entry point and photovoltaique controls.

First floor
Balustrade stairs leading up from entrance hall gives acces to the landing with access to all 6 double bedrooms and family bathroom.

Bedroom 1 - 12' 2'' x 9' 2'' (3.7m x 2.8m)
South facing with electrical heater under window.

Bedroom 2 - 12' 2'' x 9' 2'' (3.7m x 2.8m)
South facing with electrical heater under window.

Bedroom 3 - 12' 2'' x 9' 2'' (3.7m x 2.8m)
South facing with electrical heater under window, built in double wardrobe.

Bedroom 4 - 15' 1'' x 10' 6'' (4.6m x 3.2m)
South facing with electrical heater under window, built in double wardrobe.

Bedroom 5 - 14' 5'' x 9' 2'' (4.4m x 2.8m)
Electrical heater under window overlooking rear terrace and lake, built in double wardrobe, door to ensuite shower room with corner shower, low flush WC and vanity basin.

Family Bathroom - 8' 2'' x 7' 10'' (2.5m x 2.4m)
Fully tiled with full bath, separate shower cubicle, low flush WC, vanity basin with matching storage unit, electric towel rail.

Master Bedroom Suite - 16' 5'' x 13' 9'' (5m x 4.2m)
South facing double glazed window with guard de corps railings (views to Pyrenees), 2 rads, satellite point, exposed beams, double doors to gym, door to walk in wardrobe, door to en suite shower room (3.5m x 2.0m) with shower, low flush WC and vanity basin, double glazed window overlooking the lake.

Gym - 18' 1'' x 8' 2'' (5.5m x 2.5m)
Exposed beams, Large south facing double glazed sliding patio door with guard de corps railings (views to Pyrenees), rad, double glazed sliding patio doors to winter lounge, door to separate WC (2.5m x 1.6m) with vanity basin and rad.

Winter Lounge - 20' 8'' x 20' 4'' (6.3m x 6.2m)
Exposed beams with log burning stove, satellite point, 2 rads, south facing double glazed double sliding patio doors with guard de corps railings (views to Pyrenees), bespoke staircase down to formal dining room.

GITE 1 - 100m2
3 bedrooms. Sleeps 6. To include all fixtures, fittings and equipment.In front of the Lounge is a raised Terrace with retractable awning and outside lighting which leads into the lounge via double glazed sliding patio doors with a security shutter.

Lounge - 18' 4'' x 13' 1'' (5.6m x 4m)
Double glazed sliding patio doors onto outside raised terrace (facing east), double glazed window overlooking garden to south, satellite point, 2 electric rads. Arch leading to:

Kitchen - 12' 10'' x 12' 6'' (3.9m x 3.8m)
Beamed ceiling with wrap around kitchen with fully fitted wood base and wall units including electric oven, hob, extractor, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, plenty of work surface, single bowl sink, Stairs to first floor, double glazed window overlooking garden to south, leading to:

Dining area - 19' 8'' x 13' 5'' (6m x 4.1m)
Beamed ceiling, ornamental fireplace, double glazed window overlooking garden to south with electric rad below, small double glazed window to North over old stone sink, wifi point, off this area is a small entrance area with broom storage cupboards, door to separate low flush WC, door to:

Utility Room - 7' 7'' x 6' 7'' (2.3m x 2m)
Worktop over washing machine, tumbler drier and base units, double glazed window to rear, door to garage and door to separate fully tiled shower room with shower and wash hand basin.

Garage - 18' 1'' x 12' 6'' (5.5m x 3.8m)
Electric consumer unit, hot water storage tank, up and over garage door with security light over.

First floor
Landing giving access to all three bedrooms and family bathroom.

Bedroom 1 - 12' 6'' x 10' 2'' (3.8m x 3.1m)
Double room, south facing double glazed window, electric rad.

Bedroom 2 - 10' 2'' x 9' 6'' (3.1m x 2.9m)
Twin room, south facing double glazed window, electric rad. Built in wardrobes with sliding doors.

Bedroom 3 - 9' 6'' x 7' 3'' (2.9m x 2.2m)
North facing double glazed window, electric rad, built in wardrobes with sliding doors.

Family Bathroom - 10' 6'' x 6' 7'' (3.2m x 2m)
Fully tiled, bath with shower over, low level WC, wash hand basin, storage cupboard with sliding doors (one mirrored).

GITE 2 - 60m2
2 bedrooms, sleeps 4. To include all fixtures, fittings and equipment.To the front is a fenced patio with retractable awning and outside lighting which leads into the open plan living area via double doors. To the rear of the gite is another enclosed terrace with outside lighting and a shed for storage.

Lounge area - 12' 6'' x 10' 2'' (3.8m x 3.1m)
Satellite point, leading to:

Dining area - 10' 10'' x 6' 11'' (3.3m x 2.1m)
Electric rad, leading to:

Kitchen Area - 11' 10'' x 10' 2'' (3.6m x 3.1m)
Fully fitted base and wall units, ample work surface, single bowl sink, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier, electric oven, gas hob, extractor, double glazed window to north, double glazed door to rear terrace. Door to hallway:

Bedroom 1 - 15' 1'' x 10' 2'' (4.6m x 3.1m)
Double, two south facing windows, electric rad, door to walk in wardrobe (2.2m x 1.3m)

Bedroom 2 - 13' 1'' x 9' 2'' (4m x 2.8m)
Twin, west facing window in alcove, electric rad, cupboard containing electrical consumer unit.

Family Bathroom - 11' 2'' x 4' 11'' (3.4m x 1.5m)
Fully tiled, bath, vanity sink unit low flush WC, separate shower cubicle with extractor, north facing double glazed window, electric towel rail.

OUTSIDE

Swimming Pool - 16' 5'' x 32' 10'' (5m x 10m)
The pool is in a sheltered, secure fully fenced area. The pool has a spa in the step area and is surrounded by a paving providing sunbathing areas at each end of the pool. Between the paved area and the fence are grass and mature shrubs. The pool can be heated by a heat exchange unit to extend the season if required. The pool has a winter and a summer cover.Close to the pool is a WC with wash hand basin and pool store for lounger cushions, floating aids and toys.

Outbuildings
GAMES ROOM: (4.7m x 3.4m) Table tennis and darts with double doors opening onto the front drive and also onto the open barn.WORKSHOP: The workshop and games room forms an area of 8.7m x 6m, hence the workshop is L-shaped and surrounds the games room on the north and west sides.OPEN BARN: (11m x 8m) with lighting. At present this is used as a store for building materials, trailer, concrete mixer, store for wood etc.GREENHOUSE: (3.1m x 2.5m) Aluminium framed glass greenhouse.

Gardens and grounds - 34000m2
The grounds extend to 3,4 hectares. To the front of the buildings is a south facing garden laid mainly to lawns with mature trees and shrubs, including fruit trees and an extensive vegetable patch. The main gite has an in and out driveway with small garden. To the rear of the property there is a large pond overlooked by an ancient chapel. The sheltered swimming pool (10m x 5m) has paved terracing all around with two areas for sun loungers plus a small lawn and the whole area is enclosed by panel fencing and a gate. The remainder of the land (approx. 2 hectares) is left to wildlife which is in abundance.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Heating
The main house benefits from oil fired cental heating to all main areas except the 5 smaller bedrooms and family bathroom which all have electric radiators.Photovoltaique cells generate approx. €2000 income per year.Solar Panels for main house hot water

Drainage
Brand new sanitary waste system (mini station) to main house and small gite which conforms with all regulations.Fosse septic to large gite which includes a sand fliter and again fully conforms to current regulations.

Tax fonciere in the region of 2632€pa

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Nearest Airports*

  • Carcassonne (International), 24.8 miles
  • Toulouse (Blagnac) (International), 74 miles
  • Perpignan (Rivesaltes) (International), 81.9 miles

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27 Old Gloucester Street LONDON WC1N 3AX
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