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Elegant Maison de Maitre with with garden in busy Minervois village

€345,000
  • ID REF-­GIN354
  • Listing type: For Sale
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 4
  • Plot Size 515 m²
  • Habitable Area 307 m²
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Property Description

Elegant Maison de Maitre for sale in busy village close to Narbonne and the Canal du Midi, offering around 300m² of habitable space, comprising 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, with a sunny garden of around 350m², a developable attic of c.150m²and outbuildings.
Located on a corner plot in the centre of the village, this once large family home is currently arranged into a main house plus a separate one-bedroom apartment on the ground floor with its own independent access. It still retains all of its period charm and character, with many features such as marble fireplaces (9 in total; 2 of which are working), original tiles and wrought iron balconies.
On the ground floor, original double front doors open onto a through hallway to the garden. To one side there a library, the stairwell and a bathroom whilst on the other side, there is a formal dining room and a kitchen. The apartment is to the back of the house, separated from the main house by a door in the hallway, and comprises a bedroom, a bathroom, a salon/dining room and a kitchen, with views onto the terrace and garden.
On the first floor, there are 5 further bedrooms and two further bathrooms, with an ornate wrought iron balcony running the length of the back of the house, accessible from the hallway and 2 of the bedrooms. The top floor which was formerly the domestic staff quarters, still retains its original internal walls but is not currently in a habitable state, as there is no heating or insulation.
Outside, there is a lovely garden, large enough to take a pool, with a terrace of almost 70m², outbuildings of 35m², a brick-built BBQ, a well with automatic watering system and off-street parking for 2 cars. Whilst the house has been modernised to offer modern comforts such as central heating and reversible air-conditioning on the ground floor, it could do with some refreshing throughout, and the attic offers further habitable space if desired.
With its character, numerous rooms and bathrooms, plus the possibility for expansion, the property is ideal for a bed & breakfast. Equally, it would make a beautiful family home in a lively, all year-round village.

Ground Floor:
Entrance hallway – 30m²
Dining room – 27m²
Kitchen – 20m²
Bathroom -4m²
Stairwell – 20m²

Independent apartment:
Salon/dining room – 17.5m²
Kitchen – 4m²
Bedroom 1– 20.8m²
Bathroom – 3m²

1st Floor:
Hallway – 30m²
Bedroom 2 – 21.6 m²
Bedroom 3 – 25.2m²
Bedroom 4 – 18.2m²
Bedroom 5 – 16.4m²
Bedroom 6 – 20.3m²
Bathroom 1– 4m²
Bathroom 2 – 3m²

2nd Floor:
7 rooms totalling around 150m²

General:
Roof renewed in 1996
Reversible air-conditioning in ground floor rooms
Double glazing to front elevation
Town gas central heating
Electric shutters to all ground floor windows/doors
Electric awning on rear terrace
Mains drainage
Tax Foncière approx. 3090 €p.a

Location:
Ginestas – Lively village with all commerce including 3 restaurants, café, bakery, etc. – 5 minutes from the Canal du Midi, 15 minutes from Narbonne and motorway, 45 minutes from airports at Beziers, Carcassonne and Perpignan, and 35 minutes to beaches

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Chitra & Richard Pullen

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