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Exceptional contemporary barn conversion in busy village close to Narbonne

€475,000
  • ID REF-­SMA321
  • Listing type: For Sale
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 4
  • Plot Size 293 m²
  • Habitable Area 298 m²
  • Property type: Prestige Property

Property Description

An exceptional, one of a kind, high end barn conversion for sale in a lively village close to Narbonne, offering almost 300m² of habitable space, comprising 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, an immense living room, a large terrace and a stunning first floor suspended swimming pool.
The property which was designed by an award-winning British architect, is located in a quiet street in the heart of the village, set behind high wrought iron gates within a private secure development shared by 2 other high-end properties. It was renovated less that 10 years ago to create an exciting, contemporary ‘loft style’ home, with a mix of modern and original architectural features, using the highest quality materials throughout.
The entrance door opens onto a vast living space, with double height ceilings. This room opens onto a cosy multimedia entertainment area featuring a ‘window’ that looks into the swimming pool on the terrace of the floor above. Off this space is small hall leading to a utility room, a cloakroom and a large bedroom with glazed doors onto a private courtyard. A flight of stairs from this courtyard leads to the terrace and swimming pool. Off the courtyard is a spacious storage area/pool house.
From the living room, a modern minimalist staircase made of wood and steel leads to a mezzanine floor where the contemporary kitchen/dining room is sited. There are bi-fold glass doors along the entire width of the mezzanine which open onto the terrace. The terrace comprises an 9m x 4m pool and an outdoor entertaining area with built in BBQ.
A short flight of stairs from the mezzanine lead to the first floor, where there are 3 bedrooms. The master bedroom is on split levels with large glazed doors overlooking the terrace and swimming pool. The central feature of the bedroom is a stunning tiled sunken bath. In addition, there is an ensuite shower room, with double hand basins and WC, as well as a dressing room. The second bedroom, which overlooks the courtyard also has an ensuite bathroom, with a roll top bath, whilst the third bedroom overlooks the terrace and pool. There is a family bathroom on this floor too.
The attic floor comprises a large room (only part of which has full height) with its own dressing room and bathroom. This space is ideal as a children’s bedroom/play room.
At the front of the house the property benefits from the shared use of the charming courtyard with a feature cast iron fountain, and its dedicated parking space for 2 cars.
This impressive property has been used as a holiday home since renovation and therefore is in immaculate condition, showing little wear and tear. For those seeking an extraordinary, contemporary, easy to maintain home, in a lively village, this is the ideal proposition!

Ground Floor:
Living room – 84m²
Entertainment area – 39m²
Bedroom 1 – 21m²
Utility room – 5m²
WC – 4m²
Hall – 4m²
Courtyard – 4m²

Mezzanine
Kitchen /Dining room – 31m²

1st Floor:
Master Bedroom – 31m² plus en-suite – 8m²; dressing room – 4.4m²
Bedroom 3– 17m² plus en-suite bathroom – 6.5m²
Bedroom 4– 19m²
Family Bathroom – 8.7m²

Attic (approx. 15m² with head height):
Bedroom 5/Playroom – 21m²
Dressing room – 8m²
Bathroom – 3.6 m²

Exterior:
Terrace – 130m² with 9m x 4m swimming pool
Shared Courtyard – 600m²

General:
Town gas central heating
Underfloor heating to ground floor living room
Mains drainage
Smoke alarm
Tax Foncière approx. 4572€p.a

Location:
St. Marcel sur Aude – Lively village with all amenities including 2 supermarkets and restaurants – 2 minutes from one of the most beautiful Canal du Midi villages, 11 minutes from Narbonne, 25 minutes from Mediterranean beaches and 45 minutes from airports at Beziers, Carcassonne and Perpignan.

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