in OLONZAC, Herault, Languedoc Roussillon

€77,000 €56,000 (HAI) £47,546**
Ref: 29865LHS34
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A fine stone wine barn in good condition in a pretty Minervois village close to a lively market town.

Lesley Sleigh, your local Leggett agent, says :

Price €56 000 (HAI)**
**agency fees included : 12 % TTC to be paid by the buyer
(€50 000 without fees)

Reduction from €77,000 to €56,000
Ref 29865LHS34
Town OLONZAC Dept Herault
Surface 178 M2* Plot Size0 M2
Bathroom 0 Bedrooms 0
  • Village property
  • Barn
  • Electricity on site
  • Detached
  • To be renovated
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In a lovely village with its own château, with beautiful countryside on the doorstep, this large barn of approx. 178m² could become residential, subject to planning permission. There are also possibilities for outside space.

A large doorway off the main road through the village gives access to the main space of the barn, which is approximately 152m² in area, including a mezzanine level created by nine concrete wine vats, which occupy the whole of the largest side of the building.

The mezzanine is of approximately 53m², and if required, some or all of the wine vats could be opened up to create more space beneath this. The height of the ridge is approx. 7.65m.

As well as the large barn door, there are two small windows onto the main road side (west) and a large door opening and window opening towards the owners' garden (north). These would either be blocked or could perhaps be used as access to an area of the garden if an arrangement with the owners can be agreed. This would include building a wall to divide the garden and avoid overlooking between the barn and the owners' house.

On the east side, there is the possibility of creating openings towards a smaller road. One large opening has been blocked, so would be relatively easy to re-open.

To the south is a second, single-storey part of the barn which measures approximately 26m². It may be possible to remove the roof to form a courtyard. There are two small windows and a doorway to the exterior, from this space.

The barn is large enough to create a living space as well as a workspace and a courtyard. Water and electricity connections are in place although not used at present.

The village, which has a restaurant, and a dépôt de pain (bread available) in its post office, is 3 km from the market town of Olonzac, which has shops, banks and schools. It is 31 km from Narbonne, 43 minutes from the sea, 43 km from Béziers, and 59 minutes from its airport, 39 km from Carcassonne and 46 minutes from its airport, and an hour and 16 minutes from Spain.

DPE : Energy test not required.

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Location in France

Herault, department number 34, is located in the South of France on the Mediterranean coast and has a fantastic year round climate and is perhaps a well-kept secret. It is famous for its full-bodied red wines and for its oyster beds along the coast in the Bassin de Thau.

Montpellier is the capital of both the Hérault department and the Languedoc- Roussillon region, and is the driving force behind the regional economy with high tech industries in the region. The area has seen a dramatic transformation during the last 50 years. It has a legacy of good housing, pedestrianisation of the town centres and a public transportation network that is second to none.

Béziers is further to the south, renowned for its ancient bridge and Nine Locks of Ensérune. It has a population of 70,000 and is the unofficial capital of the largest wine-producing region in France, with vineyards dominating much of the local landscape. Elsewhere, the town of Sete is the most important fishing port on the French Mediterranean coast and Le Cap d'Agde is the largest purpose built tourist resort in the whole of Europe. It can accommodate up to 100,000 tourists at any one time! It also has 3 of the Most Beautiful Villages of France in Olargues, Minerve and Saint-Guilhelm-le-Désert.

Flying into Hérault couldn't be easier. The 2 airports, Montpellier and Béziers, have flights from numerous European cities. Montpellier airport has flights to, amongst others, Birmingham and London Gatwick, Leeds Bradford, Brussels, Frankfurt (Hahn), and Rotterdam. Beziers flies to London-Luton, Bristol, Southampton, Manchester, Edinburgh, Stockholm, Paris, Oslo, and Düsseldorf.

The fast and comfortable TGV train service links to the north and soon to Spain. The two motorways, the A9 and the A75, run through the region allowing easy access by road to all parts of France.

In terms of French property, Montpellier is the most expensive place in the Hérault. Outside Montpellier, in the rural villages and hamlets further inland and around Beziers, there are still bargain French properties to be found. The Hérault is an increasingly popular place in which to own property due to the fantastic travel links available in the region.