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|Surface||450 M2*||Plot Size||2119 M2|
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In the important town of Mazamet mansion homes like this are a testament to its former glory in the leather trade, and are being snapped up by all nationalities who appreciate the luxury and quality of bygone days to make a sumptious home or boutique hotel /B&B; this example is superb with a surprisingly large park of 2100m2 with in ground pool, orangery and garaging. Huge rooms for elegant luxury living in this extremely affordable southern region close to the coast. Read more ...
The cast-iron ornamental gated entrance to this fine property welcomes you into a forgotten era, the beautiful period conservatory reinforcing this feeling along with the glazed wrought iron doors leading into a welcoming central hall, the quality immediately clear with herringbone parquet, muralled ceilings and hidden lighting. Art Deco abounds here for enthusiasts.
A bewildering choice of rooms await, notably a huge kitchen of 23m2 (rare in these homes as the food was traditionally prepared in the basement by staff) on which subject there is still the plate-lift in the scullery! The airy, well-equipped kitchen overlooks the garden with the same oak parquet as elsewhere
A majestic dining room awaits us with table set for 12; enough said...
2 different reception rooms then , one with baby grand and marble fireplace , the other with insert woodburner with an ante-room for good measure.A bathroom is useful on this floor with its charming gothic window openings and period fittings
At the end of the central hall a comfortable reading room before going out to the terrace and gardens, completing this level with its 3m high ceilings.
Hidden away, the fine chestnut staircase winds up to the 1st floor landing, once again front to back as below, except the front leads out from a library to the balcony overlooking the front garden and treelined promenade opposite. 3 huge bedroom suites await complete with dressing rooms and en-suite facilities; a further room is presently used as laundry room, plus an office.Ceilings on this floor are a massive 3.4m high.
The next surprise is the door leading to an added wing housing only a wrought iron and stone staircase with its own entrance from the ground floor, making the B&B options very much more attractive, but of course we're not finished as the next floor up houses 4 more huge bedrooms, one a massive playroom of 36m2 and all served by a bathroom and showeroom.
Back on the garden level the cellars are immense,dry ,and accessed from several points inside and out.
Outside a huge park of 2100m2 awaits with a large pool and a very charming orangery with curved glazed roof, partly equipped for comfort and partly housing the fruit trees for over wintering
At the bottom of the garden a large garage is accessed from another road entrance, and the totally stone-walled garden has several access gates.
The property benefits from a recent roof renewal, oil-fired central heating and wood burning facilities
In all a piece of history at a very affordable price
Mazamet is the gateway to the Montagne Noire in the Tarn region. It has all the important commerces, shops restaurants, supermarkets cinemas and markets along with an important golf course.Its' railway station leads west to serve Carcassonne and Toulouse making it better connected than the towns to the east of it.
Castres with its large commerce and (internal) airport,and newly-built hospital facilities is only 20 mins away, and the promised motorway link to Toulouse looks very likely soon.
It lies 1 hour from Carcassonne and 1 hour 15 from Toulouse. Mediterranean beaches in around an hour and a half.
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