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Unique Maison de Maître with garden, barn and views in coastal hilltop village

  • ID REF-­BAG315
  • Listing type: Under Offer
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Plot Size 560 m²
  • Habitable Area 250 m²
  • Property type: House
  • Postcode 11100

Property Description

Classic, unmodernised Maison de Maître, located in a sought-after hilltop village overlooking the coastal salt lakes (Etangs) outside Narbonne, offering approximately 250m² of habitable space, with 6 bedrooms and a small independent apartment, plus a large barn of over 200m², front and back gardens and stunning, uninterrupted views.
The house is on 3 floors with a pleasing, symmetrical layout of 3 rooms off a large hallway on each level. The entrance hall at the ground floor level leads to a large salon on one side and a kitchen and dining room on the other. There is also a back kitchen that is accessible from the dining room.
The upper two floors comprise 3 bedrooms each. One of the rooms on the first floor has access to the barn.
The independent apartment, which is between the house and the barn, can be accessed from the kitchen but also has its own front door. A stone staircase leads to the upper floor of the apartment, which is currently one large room. Planning permission has been granted for the creation of a covered terrace to the front, at this level, with views of the etang.
The voluminous, two-storey barn has been granted change of use permission for additional habitable space. It is almost as big as the house itself in potential habitable space.
Outside, the house benefits from a south-east garden to the front and a north-west garden to the back. Permission has already been granted to install a swimming pool in the front garden, as well as to modify the wall to give more privacy and to create a garage at street level so as not to impinge the lake views from the front garden.
To the back, there is access to the garden from the barn. In addition, planning permission has been granted to reopen and/or create new openings from the main house to the back garden.
The house retains some beautiful period features throughout. It is in a prominent location in this highly sought-after village, and has stunning views not only of the lake but also of the Pyrenees. All necessary planning permissions for the renovation of the house have been obtained to allow a buyer to start work immediately and architect’s plans may be made available. This interesting project is a unique opportunity to create a large impressive home in a highly desirable location on the periphery of Narbonne.

Ground Floor:
Entrance hall – 18m²
Salon – 19m²
Kitchen – 17m²
Dining room – 12m²
Back kitchen – 8m²

1st Floor:
Bedroom 1 – 19m²
Bedroom 2 – 17m²
Bedroom 3 – 12m²
Hallway – 12.6m²

2nd Floor:
Bedroom 4 – 19.6m²
Bedroom 5 – 17m²
Bedroom 6 – 12m²
Hallway – 11m²

Small apartment:
Ground floor – 22m²
First floor – 30m²

Exterior:
Front garden – 240m²
Back garden – 80m²
Barn – 114m² on each floor

General:
Planning permission obtained to allow renovation and development works (including listed building consents)
Timbers throughout the house and barn in good condition
Offstreet parking for 2 or 3 cars (with permission to build garage at street level)
Mains drainage

Location:
Bages – Scenic hilltop village overlooking the salt lakes (etangs) just outside Narbonne, with restaurants, art galleries and general store, 10 minutes to the centre of Narbonne, 45 minutes to the airports at Carcassonne, Beziers and Perpignan and 20 minutes to the beach at Gruissan

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