Carcassonne, Aude | Property for sale | Savills
1,246 sq m(13,411.84 sq ft)
Guide price €2,128,000(£1,795,053)


    Key features

    • Luminous spacious historic house
    • Large gite
    • Pool and lake and almost 10h of land
    • Ideal wedding/events venue

    Within easy reach of Toulouse and Carcassonne and international airports an exciting opportunity to further develop the income potential of this elegant country estate set in just under 10 hectares of land with outbuildings, a chapel and large gite, with its meadows and parkland its the perfect setting for a wedding and events business or a multigenerational residence.

    The attractive main house, built in the Italian style around 1850, is tastefully renovated over 2 floors.

    On the lower ground floor is the old servants' kitchen and a boiler room. (Solar panels are being installed to heat the water in the summer months) A vaulted wine cave, and a gym equipped with sauna, jacuzzi and hammam spa, a housekeepers bedroom and bathroom and access to full height cellars and workshop with exterior access.
    On the main floor a lovely light and bright reception hall, library, kitchen, salon,study and dining room lead to a staircase with original painted plaster. To the first floor (on the half landing a wc and access to the back staircase leading to the annex with 2 bedrooms and the gite). On the first floor a wide "library" corridor with 4 large ensuite double bedrooms and an adjoining smaller 5th bedroom with access onto a corridor with wc.

    On the 2nd floor a Penthouse apartment of 196m2 of habitable space in the process of renovation with restored exposed beams, 2 bedrooms with a functional bathroom, a study, and a lounge area, plus 2 further bedrooms and shower rooms to finish ( plumbing etc. all in place).

    Next to the main house and accessible from the back staircase or outside and through the gravelled courtyard, there is the gite/loft of 200m2 spread over 2 floors, with 4 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and an ensuite shower room. It sleeps 13 with the potential for 16 by opening the 2 annex ensuite bedrooms (one with kitchenette and stairs to a ground floor terrace). There is a spacious lounge with a fireplace, a large dining kitchen, and TV area. All are serviced by fuel central heating system, a wood fire and a 200L water heater) The gite currently rents for €3900 per week.

    From the lounge on the first floor, there is access to a large space that would make for a large function room of over 300m2 with covered parking on the floor below. Next to the entrance to gite is a private walled courtyard with 2 ancient wine presses on either side a pefect place for alfresco concerts. A further building is currently under renovation with 3 floors and could work beautifully as a function room and car park or something else?

    To the right of the main property is the chapel built in 1885 it is built in a 15th-century gothic style and provides a wonderful backdrop for weddings and events. Behind the chapel is space to host a large marquee for events which would be close to the old servants' kitchen, for the catering services to use. In front of the property is a 14x7m swimming pool with a concertina glass cover and a newly tiled sun terrace. Also a small lake with weeping willow. In the immediate grounds are mature plane trees, cedar and an enormous magnolia tree.

    To the left of the property, there are several stone-built farm buildings: workers' cottages, garages, storerooms and workshops. 4/5 cottages are currently rented long-term and bring a healthy income and are available to purchase if so desired.There is also a 2 storey stables to renovate, and a barn which currently is storing farm equipment.

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