Mansion for sale Aude, Languedoc, France
Reduction from €530,000 to €395,000
This fabulous house was built in the modernist style just after WWII and offers grand style and unusual character.
Magnificent home substantially renovated by its current owners to provide a superb 5 bedroom family house with possibility to create a gîte business. A short five minute walk from the centre of Limoux a lively medieval market town with a population of around 10,000, a carnival, and its famous Blanquette, a white sparkling wine founded in the 12thcentury by the monks of the Abbey de Saint Hillaire.
When you enter the house from the master terrace, you find yourself in a spectacular open space, known as the music room on account of the seven muses who look down on it and the many concerts once held here. This room is about 10 metres high with wooden paneled walls and a marble and wood inlaid floor. The acoustics are superb. Off this room is a lounge with an impressive green marble fireplace and stained glass windows.
A second door leads to a small library with a secret cupboard. Across the music room to the dining room, the walls here are also paneled and the floor is inlaid with marble. There is another lovely fireplace in this room with an inlaid bronze sculpture. From the dining room there are fabulous views of the garden. On the same side of the house and next to the dining room is the kitchen, this has been enlarged and tastefully modernized, it is fully fitted and large enough for a family to eat in.
It also has its own terrace overlooking the garden. Next to the kitchen there is a separate pantry and a large laundry room. On this floor there is also a double ensuite bedroom with a white marble fireplace, a large office which could easily become a 6th bedroom, and a separate WC.
On the 2nd floor there are another four double bedrooms all ensuite. The master bathroom has a large bath. There is also a good sized terrace overlooking the garden and small laundry room.
A doorway leads up to the attic.
The electrics have been completely rewired and the plumbing is new, and the property benefits from a new gas central heating boiler, capable of heating the whole space.
These upper two floors have been decorated throughout and are in excellent condition.
The ground floor is divided into two parts and is separated by the garage. This was essentially the servants quarters. One side is a completely self-contained flat with its own entrance. It has 4 bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen and separate living room which opens onto the garden. It is habitable but needs modernization.
On the other side there are several rooms which could together form another one aabedroom apartment. There are several other storage rooms on this
floor and of course there is a magnificent wine cellar.
The garden is about 2000m2 has trees and shrubs and on one side is bordered by the river Cougaing. Steps lead down to the river which can be easily crossed on stepping stones. This is the perfect prestige property offering great value, rare style and character and solid construction.
Limoux is 30 minutes from the Carcassone airport with low cost flights from the UK, Ireland, Belgium and Germany.
- Spezielle Kategorie
- B&B - Gasthaus - Gites
- Extra Info
- Grundstück < 1 HA
- Grundstücksfläche (m2)
- 2.085 m²
- Wohnfläche (m2)
- 465 m²
- Andere Bäder