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Reference 240226

Character 10 bedroom Farmhouse for sale with panoramic view in Carcassonne, Languedoc-Roussillon

1,990,000 EUR
1,711,400 GBP 2,129,300 USD
Full of character and charm and beautifully presented throughout, this spacious 18th Century manor house has a total spacious living area of 780m2 and is ideally situated in a quiet setting surrounded by 89 hectares of land with stunning panoramic views.

With no close neighbours and excellent business potential, this lovely farmhouse has spacious living areas, large reception rooms, 10 en-suite bedrooms, 500m2 of outbuildings, swimming pool, tennis court, 89 hectares of land and breathtaking panoramic views.

This well renovated 18th Century Manor is situated in the greater Carcassonne area and has been a former wine and agricultural estate

Facing south and recently renovated to a very high standard with great care and love, features include, on the ground floor: large entrance hall, dining room 50m2, sitting area 70m2 and another living area of 80m2. 50m2 fitted and equipped kitchen, office, 1 bedroom apartment, en-suite bedroom, home gym 20m2, wine cellar, laundry, heating room and garages.

First floor: 6 en-suite bedrooms and 2 x 1 bedroom apartments.

Outbuildings: workshop, former stable etc. of about 500m2 benefit from a separate access by the back.

According to the urbanism rules, an extension of the buildings up to 30% would be allowed subject to planning permit.

All rooms benefit from exceptional panoramic views over the surrounding landscape, villages and the far reaching views of the Pyrenees.

Sitting on the various terraces or around the swimming pool is such a joy that contemplating the view together with the quietness is just like being in heaven.

The scenery is superb, the nature omnipresent, the peacefulness an evidence. This domain is really ideal for a commercial activity and presents various possibilities of business models and this on a large scale.

Although the property is located in an exceptional environment with uninterrupted spectacular views it is close to communication nodes including cities, international airports as well as the Mediterranean Sea with its sandy beaches.

Grounds: the area around the buildings offers so many sitting areas to relax in a bucolic ambience. More than 10km of paths within the property invite a stroll to discover what the Mediterranean climate offers. There is a variety of fruits to be picked, depending on the season of course, such as figs, olives, cherries, nuts, blackberries, linden blossoms and wild herbs as rosemary and thyme.

With about 60 hectars of woods, oak and some pine, lovers of nature will find various mushrooms like boletus, chanterelle and truffles. The remaining land, of about 20 to 25 hectares, are different meadows, ideal for horses or other animals.

This is either a large family home with different dwellings or with fantastic commercial potential for those seeking a change of lifestyle. Hard to come by such a property.


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