Townhouse and large gite + pool
Mediaeval wine village in the Razès area
€249,000 * (ref 201)
The Aude is one of France's most varied départements. Carcassonne lies at its heart with the Mediterranean coast to the east - sandy beaches and concrete high-rises - inland we find dozens of castles and châteaux, and to the south, vineyards galore and the snow-capped Pyrenees.
This property is in the centre of an ancient wine village - a Circulades village - built in a circular formation for safety and for practical reasons - it gave the winegrowers a panoramic view over their vines.
There are two adjacent houses: a three-bedroomed house (where the owner lives) and a four-bedroomed gite. Both these houses give on to a spacious decked area with a swimming pool from which one has views over the vineyards and hills beyond. The land falls away from the deck in a tangle of Mediterranean shrubbery and gardens to a garage on a small service road below.
Out front there is a terrace which can be used for parking or taking aperitifs and chatting to passers-by. The village church is across the street.
The gite consists of a large entrance hallway, bedroom, walk-in shower room, large kitchen/diner and lounge with open fireplace. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms and a bathroom with toilet.
The owner's house can be accessed through an internal door or French doors at the front of the house which open in to a large L shaped lounge/kitchen/diner with a rear door to a utility room/cloakroom and access to the rear decked terrace.
3 large double bedrooms and a shower room with toilet upstairs.
The garden with its decked area (238m²), swimming pool and views of the mountains. Separate garage (32m²) with room above (60m²) ideal for studio or office.
Our opinion: This is a village property - in the heart of a quaint little wine village - and is not the secluded homestead many buyers aspire to. But for both owners and guests alike it is often much more fun living in the heart of a village with the possibility of interacting and exchanging with a variety of neighbours. Sit out on the front terrace and the world and his wife will stop to chat, exchange gossip and have a drink with you and your guests: sit out on the back terrace and you are in the secluded world of vines and views and tranquillity. The location just 30 mins from Carcassonne and its airport means that filling the gite for the four summer months is not a problem. And the price is just right: no hesitation.
Please contact us for further information and pictures. The property can be visited by appointment only.
* agency fees included _______reference n°: 201_
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The département of the Aude, in the Languedoc, prides itself as being the home of the Cathar, a famed religious sect of the 12 and 13th century, who dared defy Rome with their brand of humble, scaled-down Christianity. They failed in the end, but their story of defiance, struggle and eventual extinction is etched into the landscape, villages and castles of the region.
Throughout the 12th century the Cathar faithful were slowly pushed out of the low-lying plains towards the hostile, mountainous uplands where they found refuge in fortified villages or in castles and keeps perched on the most inaccessible crags of the Corbières or the Pyrenean foothills. In the end the French State allied with Rome, sent Simon de Montfort to root out and kill the last 'heretics' in what was known as the 'Albigensian Crusade'.
In the western part of Languedoc the most notable feature is the Lac de St Ferréol, specially conceived by Riquet when building the Canal du Midi, and designed to supply water to the canal throughout the summer period. This it does by means of a mini-canal - 'le rigole' which carries water from the resevoir to the highest point of the canal on the watershed (between Atlantic and Mediterranean basins) near Avignonnet-Lauragais.
The Eastern part of the Aude département is wild and nearly uninhabited, a region of rough hills, maquis-clad outcrops and vines as far as the eye can see. This is the Corbières, renowned for its rough, strong red wines, olive groves and castles. The Corbières start just outside of Carcassonne where well-kept vineyards slowly give way to pine forest and more dramatic terrain.
- A going concern
- vineyard environment
- 2 houses
- in a wine village
- 3 bed family home
- terrace with pool
- 30 minutes Carcassonne airport.
- smallish pool
other properties in region:
- Watermill Carcassonne - €530k
- Villa and 4 gites - €819k
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