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€288 900 (FAI)**
|Surface||143 M2*||Plot Size||1649 M2|
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A superb family home with income potential. Surrounded by a large, mature landscaped garden with partially covered rear terrace overlooking the immaculate pool and ornamental fish pond. With a stream bordering the private and serene property, just a short walk from the centre of the famous popular market town and only 1 hour to both ski and sea, this is the perfect location. Carcassonne 25 Km - The Med 88 Km - Toulouse 100 Km
A private lane leading to the property (partially hidden by a fence and mature shrubs) ensures the privacy of this very attractive home.
With the garage directly in front of the double gates and the main entrance porch next to it, unloading the groceries is made easier.
Pass through the attractive porch into the entrance hall with large cupboard and internal door to garage, guest wc and through to the living area.
To the right, the large fully fitted kitchen with afternoon sun, to the left, the office. Continue through to the sitting room with open fire and large French windows opening onto the rear terrace and BBQ the larger proportion of which is roofed, with the rest with a vine pergola giving an welcome natural shade in summer. The spacious dining area with a second set of French windows opening onto the front garden.
Down a few steps to the private areas – 4 double bedrooms, 3 of which have large fitted wardrobes and 1 with an en-suite shower with hand painted tiles (a very unusual addition). A large bathroom with bath completes this portion of the house.
The south west aspect of the house built in 1994 by craftsmen, has been cleverly calculated ensuring that whilst very light all year round, no sun enters during the summer, however during the winter the opposite is true. This maximizes the comfort ensuring the house is warm in winter and cool in summer.
The garden is a pleasure to behold – the front, grassed with a mixed hedge and trees (beautiful Canadian maple, oleanders, 3 walnuts, palms, pink acacia and plum) leads round to the back through a rose covered arch. Here it really comes into its own – on different levels, with the stream running along one side (a pump from here provides all the water necessary for the garden). The potager, hidden drying green, magnificent swimming pool, ornamental fish pond all leading up to the large rear terrace.
Continue round to the side of the garage to the wooden chalet which has electricity installed – a useful garden storage space or indeed an extra bedroom.
Located in a lovely calm environment, however not isolated and within walking distance of the town centre – an medieval town famous for its market, carnival festivities and of course, its Blanquette. Plus the proximity and easy access to airports, the coast, Spain and the ski resorts.
The house with gas central heating, double glazing and integral fly screens is ready to move into and would make an excellent holiday let as well as a beautiful home.
Open plan sitting room diner 42 m² with open fire and exposed beams
Kitchen 16 m²
Office 7 m²
Bathroom 8 m²
Bedroom 1 14 m² with 2 fitted wardrobes and en-suite shower
Bedroom 2 10 m²
Bedroom 3 13 m² with fitted wardrobe
Bedroom 4 12 m² with fitted wardrobe
Garage 45 m²
Rear terrace 32 m²
Chalet 11 m² with electricity
*These data are for information only and have no contractual value. Leggett Immobilier cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies that may occur.*
**The currency conversion is for convenience of reference only.
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The Aude lies in the Languedoc-Roussillon on the edge of the Pyrenees, and as usual within France, such a diverse country, there are a wide variety of landscapes. Vast areas are devoted to wheat fields and vineyards, and mountains and vast forests are scattered throughout the area. The department also has around 50km of Mediterranean coastline, which is always appealing!
The city of Carcassonne is the Aude's most proud possession. The medieval town, which was the inspiration for 'The Sleeping Beauty', boasts an incredible 52 towers and 2 enormous ramparts. A stroll around the city's old town reveals many memorable views, and even form the autoroute, when lit up at night, it looks sensational. The historical city of Narbonne, not far from Carcassone, is another favourite.
The Aude has a large number of castles, reminiscent of its Cathar history. The most impressive citadel is Peyrepertuse, which has 2.5km of ramparts.
The Midi Canal, which flows through the department, is an incredible feat of construction. It took 12,000 men working for 14 years to complete it in the 17th century, and it runs from Toulouse to Thau, passing through Carcassonne. The canal is an incredible 240km in length nowadays, it is used most by the tourist industry and is a great way to explore the region whilst admiring the landscape at a leisurely pace.
The area is proud of its customs and local cuisine, including the world famous cassoulet. Castelnaudary is considered the world capital of this particular dish. There are very strict rules over what constitutes a cassoulet - most importantly, all the ingredients must come from the Aude!
Carcassonne has its own international airport with regular flights to the UK and other European destinations, as well as a TGV train station, so travelling to the Aude is easy.
The french property prices in the Aude tend to be slightly cheaper than the average within the Languedoc Roussillon, but the major cities naturally attract higher property values, particularly Carcassonne.