Peter Mathews's Selection of French property for Sale

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About my area

The Corbieres Hills, which are located at the south western end of the Aude, is an area of gentle, wooded hills and river valleys creating stunning scenery, sitting as it does between the Pyrenees and the valley of the River Aude. From the viewpoint of a potential home buyer, the Corbieres is consistently quoted as one of the best places to buy in France as it benefits from 300+ days of sunshine per year, has easy access to the Mediterranean beach resorts and is close enough to the Pyrennean ski resorts to access them within 2 hours.

As winemaking is the major occupation, vineyards surround many of the villages and therefore driving around the quiet roads here is a pleasure – often you only meet occasional farm vehicles on a 20 mile drive! In other words, it has all the peace and tranquillity you could possibly need when considering entering a more peaceful phase in your life. In addition, as this a winemaking area, it is possible to pop to your local Cave Co-operative and buy wine straight from the vat – at very advantageous prices!

The north of the area abounds with history and to visit the fortified city of Carcassonne is to be whisked back to the Middle Ages. Used as the backdrop for Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, this UNESCO World Heritage site is so beautiful, it takes your breath away as you approach it around any corner. Surrounded as you are by drawbridges, ramparts and its 52 medieval towers, the atmosphere in the city is vibrant, as Carcassonne is the second most visited tourist site in France – after Paris.

In the centre of this area is the village of Lagrasse, which was recently voted amongst the most beautiful villages in France. Overflowing with artists and writers, this stunning village with its 13th century abbey and tiny, medieval streets has a thriving overseas community who spend their time chatting over coffee or wine in the many restaurants and café’s. Many people have second homes in Lagrasse which are used throughout the summer months, swimming in the local river and walking in the glorious surrounding hills.

At the southern end of the Corbieres is Narbonne, a city whose foundations are entirely Roman. The Romans were trail-blazers in that they planted the first grape vines in this area because of the climate they discovered here - mild winters and sunny dry summers – which they knew were ideal conditions for growing grapes and making wine. And they were absolutely right! The Corbieres is the largest wine making region in France and is situated in the Languedoc-Roussillon which is the largest vineyard in the world. This is a city which is very close to the Mediterranean Sea and has its own beach at Narbonne Plage.

So, as you can see – from historical cities, through art and culture, to lounging on the beach. Three regions in one area – that is the Corbieres Hills.

About me

We are Peter and Joanne Mathews and whilst living in the UK, we owned and managed our own hotels, in which we worked daily. This was a highly stressful environment, demanding we work together over long hours and at a very fast pace.

Eventually, we sold the hotels and, like many of our colleagues, hoping there was more to life than the daily grind, we bought a house down here in the Corbières and moved here lock, stock and barrel. It was a leap of faith but our lives have changed so much for the better. Now, after the heat of the day has subsided, we can enjoy a glass of wine on the terrace in the evening, listening to the silence, broken only occasionally by the local church bells. This is especially true here, in the South of France, where the locals are so much more relaxed and laid back, there is no apparent equivalent to the word “stress”!

It’s certainly a challenge learning a whole new language at this stage in our lives but the locals have been so friendly and welcoming, they have made it a joy to be involved in the local community. Each morning, on the way to the “Boulangerie”, a cheery “Bonjour” from everyone you pass, knowing it’s great to be able to work, helping more people realise their own dreams - of living a more relaxed way of life, in a beautiful country, which upholds so many traditional values in its daily life.

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French property, houses and homes for sale in CRUZY Herault Languedoc_Roussillon
 REF: 42683PM34

Herault

In a sublime setting, with over 350m2 of living space, villa with large garden and pool on the banks of the Midi Canal

This without doubt is a fine house. Constructed in the 1970's when building on the canal was . . .

Region : Languedoc Roussillon

Near: CRUZY

€765,000
750,000
 
areamap

6000 M2 land

360 M²size

3 beds

bathroom

3 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in TRAUSSE Aude Languedoc_Roussillon
 REF: 58132PM11

Aude

Lovely, restored wine makers house with gite, garden and pool. Bed & breakfast potential too! Popular village, amenities

This house has been very tastefully restored in recent years, to make a very comfortable . . .

Region : Languedoc Roussillon

Near: TRAUSSE

595,000
 
areamap

1068 M2 land

265 M²size

7 beds

bathroom

6 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in FITOU Aude Languedoc_Roussillon
 REF: 66380PM11

Aude

Well appointed 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa with pool. Delightful views of chateau and the sea. Ideal for summer rental

In excellent condition, this house features two upper floor bedrooms - one with private . . .

Region : Languedoc Roussillon

Near: FITOU

425,000
 
areamap

0 M2 land

0 M²size

4 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in VILLEDUBERT Aude Languedoc_Roussillon
 REF: 57453PM11

Aude

Lovely old stone-built single storey house, 2 beds, gardens, + small gite, just minutes from Carcassonne/Canal du Midi

Ideal property for retirement with income. Built at the end of the 19th Century, this lovely . . .

Region : Languedoc Roussillon

Near: VILLEDUBERT

278,000
 
areamap

600 M2 land

120 M²size

3 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in Pouzols Minervois Aude Languedoc_Roussillon
 REF: 36769NW11

Aude

Large Landed House with Pool in Tranquil Setting

Chirping birds and cicadas are about the only thing that you’ll hear in this peaceful hamlet . . .

Region : Languedoc Roussillon

Near: POUZOLS MINERVOIS

€323,000
245,000
 
areamap

1580 M2 land

115 M²size

4 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in proche Durban Aude Languedoc_Roussillon
 REF: 24816PM11

Aude

Great Maison de Maitre in the Corbieres. Great B&B potential, fully aircon, roof terrace, large garage, 4 beds, VALUE+++

Looking for a big house for a B&B? This house is fabulous. Thoughtfully modernised, with some . . .

Region : Languedoc Roussillon

Near: PROCHE DURBAN

245,000
 
areamap

260 M2 land

222 M²size

4 beds

bathroom

3 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in COUSTOUGE Aude Languedoc_Roussillon
 REF: 56885PM11

Aude

Large modern house with 150m2 habitable, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, large kitchen/living room, garden and pool!

Set in the centre of a small Corbieres wine village, this modern house offers unequalled . . .

Region : Languedoc Roussillon

Near: COUSTOUGE

224,000
 
areamap

400 M2 land

150 M²size

4 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in COUSTOUGE Aude Languedoc_Roussillon
 REF: 58004PM11

Aude

Old stone house, 4 beds, 2 bathrooms, fully renovated with large garden and huge pool. Priced to sell!

Ideal holiday home with proven record of holiday rentals. Sleeps 8+ (4 large bedrooms), 2 . . .

Region : Languedoc Roussillon

Near: COUSTOUGE

214,000
 
areamap

320 M2 land

180 M²size

4 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in LEZIGNAN CORBIERES Aude Languedoc_Roussillon
 REF: 52027PM11

Aude

Lovely modern home with 3/4 bedrooms, garden, garage on exclusive development on edge of market town. Great price!

This detached house was built only 10 years ago and boasts around 160m2 of space. Currently . . .

Region : Languedoc Roussillon

Near: LEZIGNAN CORBIERES

210,000
 
areamap

500 M2 land

160 M²size

3 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in MONTBRUN DES CORBIERES Aude Languedoc_Roussillon
 REF: 66243PM11

Aude

Fabulously presented 2 bedroom cottage. Large roof terrace, lots of space, great views over the Corbieres. A must see!

There is nothing to do in this house, so just pack your bags and move in. A fully renovated . . .

Region : Languedoc Roussillon

Near: MONTBRUN DES CORBIERES

190,000
 
areamap

0 M2 land

130 M²size

2 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in PECH LUNA Aude Languedoc_Roussillon
 REF: 66648PM11

Aude

Old-style country property with 3 bedrooms, bathroom, small garden, garage. In the rolling hills west of Carcassonne.

With many of it's old character remaining, this charming little country cottage will be ideal . . .

Region : Languedoc Roussillon

Near: PECH LUNA

145,000
 
areamap

42 M2 land

129 M²size

3 beds

bathroom

1 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in MOUX Aude Languedoc_Roussillon
 REF: 69284PM11

Aude

Three bedroom house, with gite potential/studio, workshop and garage in village with amenities. Great low price!

Looking for a comfortable, renovated house with potential for a gite or an existing art . . .

Region : Languedoc Roussillon

Near: MOUX

140,000
 
areamap

0 M2 land

135 M²size

3 beds

bathroom

1 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in PARAZA Aude Languedoc_Roussillon
 REF: 33393PM11

Aude

Ideal pied-a-terre in popular canal side village with great rental potential too.

Looking for a small cottage to live in and a small cottage to rent to holidaymakers? This . . .

Region : Languedoc Roussillon

Near: PARAZA

€182,000
140,000
 
areamap

0 M2 land

100 M²size

3 beds

bathroom

3 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in Fabrezan Aude Languedoc_Roussillon
 REF: 65360PM11

Aude

Bargain holiday home on edge of very lively village. 2 beds, 2 bathrooms. Habitable but needs some work. Great project!

Nice little house with charm and character set in the ancient quarter of this village. Just a . . .

Region : Languedoc Roussillon

Near: FABREZAN

56,000
 
areamap

0 M2 land

64 M²size

2 beds

bathroom

2 baths