3 bedroom house for sale
France - Thuir, Pyrenees-Orientales
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- Forms part of a mediaeval citadel
- Quiet location in a historic town
- 2 Minutes walk to shops, restaurants
- Sun terrace, garage and shady courtyard
- Close to skiiing and the sea
- DPE = 330 [F] GES = 28 [D]
This unique home is in the Pyrenean foothills and close to the Mediterranean. It forms part of a mediaeval citadel in the historic heart of a lively market town, in a quiet secluded corner yet a stone's throw away from good shops and restaurants. It has a garage and a south-west facing rooftop sun terrace as well as a totally private shady courtyard at ground level. The house is fitted with equipment for modern living in both summer and winter. It overlooks a picturesque circular Place which is paved in local marble.
The house sleeps 4 to 6 people and has been lovingly cared for over the past nearly 30 years by its current owners, a Scottish doctor and his artist wife. Its accessibility from various nearby airports in southern France and Spain [Perpignan, Beziers, Carcassonne, Montpellier, Gerona, Barcelona] along with its very easy maintenance makes this house a very special holiday home in all seasons of the year.
ABOUT THE AREA
Le Roussillon is a beautiful part of France. As the market garden of Europe, it grows a wide variety of soft fruit and produces wine of the Cotes du Roussillon appellation. The mountain backdrop to this house provides hill-walking opportunities, visits to Cathar castles, and skiing for all levels in winter. Several ski resorts are an hour's drive away. In summer the beaches of the Mediterranean are only half an hour away. The pretty seaside town of Collioure is very popular. The coastal villages have yachting and other water sport opportunities. There is a vibrant art and music scene plus folk festivals, celebrating everything from wine, cheese, honey and even snails.
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The heavy front door has a removable glass panel and leads into a small vestibule which in turn leads into the kitchen. This is fully fitted with gas cooker, dishwasher, microwave and large fridge-freezer. At one end of the kitchen there is a split-level dining area with extending table seating up to 12 and a small sideboard. This bright dining room overlooks the completely private courtyard. On the ground floor there is also a modern shower room with mirrored wall, washbasin and toilet.
Hallway - 7' 10'' x 3' 7'' (2.4m x 1.1m)
Kitchen - 13' 9'' x 6' 7'' (4.2m x 2m)
Fully fitted with gas cooker, dishwasher, microwave and large fridge-freezer.
Dining Room - 13' 5'' x 7' 3'' (4.1m x 2.2m)
Living Room - 18' 1'' x 13' 1'' (5.5m x 4m)
Shower Room - 10' 10'' x 4' 11'' (3.3m x 1.5m)
The fully tiled first floor can be accessed either externally from the courtyard or by an internal wooden staircase leading up from the kitchen. The delightful lounge has a cute French window with Juliet balcony looking out on to the "Place" at the front. The unique wood-paneled high ceiling in the lounge is set off to advantage by a chandelier and large exposed wooden beams. The side walls have the old original stone work exposed and with natural recesses. Two of the three sleeping areas are situated on this floor along with a second shower room fitted with shower, toilet, washbasin, hairdryer and simple storage shelving. One of the bedrooms has space for a double bed [currently a sofa bed] and the adjoining bedroom has space for 2 single beds. The latter room overlooks the courtyard down below and has a door leading down via the external staircase.
Middle Bedroom 1 - 9' 10'' x 9' 10'' (3m x 3m)
Back Bedroom 2 - 13' 9'' x 7' 7'' (4.2m x 2.3m)
Shower Room - 6' 7'' x 5' 3'' (2m x 1.6m)
From the living area on the first floor an attractive wooden staircase with hardwood balustrade leads up to a large mezzanine bedroom, currently furnished with a double bed and wardrobe. In one corner of this mezzanine there is a further little staircase which accesses a dramatic south-west facing roof terrace with stunning views over the town and to the Pyrenees and the Canigou mountain. This private terrace is a veritable sun trap overlooking the roofs of the town.
Mezzanine Bedroom 3
Terrace - 13' 1'' x 8' 2'' (4m x 2.5m)
OUTSIDE - 13' 1'' x 8' 2'' (4m x 2.5m)
Courtyard - 14' 1'' x 13' 9'' (4.3m x 4.2m)
Completely private high-walled courtyard which is ideal for outdoor living, barbecues, and entertaining. The courtyard has night time illumination from up lighters on the old stone walls. It is fully tiled and very low maintenance. On very hot days it is a life saver.
Currently used as a bicycle store, the garage houses the hot water tank and a washing machine.
Roof - Professionally Renewed in 2013
Most Contents Available in Sale
Heating - Electric Radiators
Drainage - Mains Drainage
Habitable Accommodation - 81.62m2
Approximate Land Area of Property - 122.68m2
Tax Fonciere - 399 Euros in 2017
Closest shops and services a couple of minutes' walk away
More information from this agent
- Perpignan (Rivesaltes) (INTERNATIONAL), 8.8 miles
- Carcassonne (INTERNATIONAL), 45.7 miles
- Beziers (LOCAL), 56.6 miles
- Méditerranée (INTERNATIONAL), 89.9 miles
- Toulouse (Blagnac) (INTERNATIONAL), 97.1 miles
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