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(11) Aude

Delightful Château, two cottages, pool, outbuildings

€1,150,000

Reception Rooms: 2
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4
Land: 7.78 ha

Reference: F1-475
1,150,000
£ 986,556
$ 1,232,980

This Chateau is an impressive and yet welcoming family home with spectacular views of the countryside, in a secluded spot with old cypress and cedar trees, 7.78 ha of land, and conveniently near the main auto-routes, Carcassonne (40mns) & Toulouse airport (1hr).
The chateau is just past the former stables and outbuildings and possesses an enchanting vista of the surrounding countryside with glimpses of the Pyrenees, from the terrace.
Ground floor Dining room (33m2) with its old Dutch style fireplace, huge exposed beams and double height windows; the double aspect salon (54m2) has a substantial fireplace and an old well, with ample space for entertaining. Two double French doors lead to the back garden, and there is an office (14m2) and WC. Original terracotta floors lead to the fully equiped and bespoke kitchen with range oven. The adjoining snug (21 m2) has a wood-fired stove, and there is a larder and WC(7m2). The "pizzeria" (14m2 ) houses a pizza oven.
First floor: the wooden stairs lead to a library (35m2) and two large bedrooms (26m2 &29m2) with 2 ensuite bathrooms (7m2 and 12m2), and a third bedroom (18m2) reached by the ensuite of the "gold room".
Second floor: a further three bedrooms: one bedroom (28m²)with en-suite shower-room (14m²) and two bedrooms (13m²) and (24m²) which share a bathroom (7m²) – all with lovely views of the countryside and the garden.  There is an attic (57m²) for storage.
Attached to the house is a laundry room (17m²) and a boiler room (45m²) which houses the oil-fired boiler, and an electric boiler for the underfloor heating system, and space for storage.

Cottage 1 is fully renovated, has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, its own secure entrance and external garden space to the rear, with exposed stone walls, entrance hall (6m²), small office/ downstairs bedroom (13m²), modern fully fitted kitchen (19m²), large open plan living room (30m²) with a wood-burning stove and a WC (2m²).  Patio doors lead out to the back garden. Excellent insulation, double glazing throughout, and solar powered hot water from 6 solar panels.
First floor 3 double bedrooms, 2 with ensuite bathrooms and a shower room, third bedroom with family bathroom.

Cottage 2 has potential as a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom house- windows have all been replaced with double glazing and French windows, an open-plan lounge/ dining room and kitchen.  Upstairs, the roof has been made good and the ceiling almost completely insulated.
Notes: excellent decorative order with new ground floor electrics since 2016.  A new septic tank was installed in 2014 to sevice the chateau and the two cottages.Full supporting documentation is available: planning permission and certificate of conformity.

Grounds consist of mixed woodland, fields and garden, with mature oaks along the drive, a pond and orchard with plum, quince and fig trees.Two sunken rainwater tanks 5,000l and 10,000 l and pump to supply the kitchen garden. Mature cedar, cherry, oak and horse chestnut trees are near the pool -15mx15m, with tiled surround. The woods are perfect for dog walking.
There is a public right of way between the garden and the field, maintained independently, and the neighbouring farm, previously part of this estate, borders the property.
A workshop (63m2)has a large main room second room (38m2) and a further 3 rooms of 61m2 to renovate on the first floor, with excellent renovation potential.