Extraordinary barn conversion with pool in large village close to Canal du Midi€495,000
Listing type: For Sale
Plot Size 550 m²
Habitable Area 323 m²
Property type: Barn Conversion
Extraordinary barn conversion offering approximately 323m² of habitable space comprising 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, with a large sunny south-facing terrace, first floor swimming pool, massive garage and views of vineyards and the distant Pyrenees.
This imposing stone building, which is on 2 floors, has been entirely renovated to create a contemporary loft style home with all the living space on the first floor. On the ground floor, the entrance door opens onto an immense entrance hall where the original concrete wine vats have been retained as features. This space is used as an entertainment space.
A sweeping staircase from the hall leads to a corridor on the first floor which runs along one side of the house, opening onto a grand light filled open plan living room at the other end. This room is divided into a kitchen area, a salon and a dining area. At the salon end of this room there are large sliding glass doors opening onto the swimming pool and terrace. Two large windows to the rear give views of the surrounding vineyards and the Pyrenees. The kitchen is fully fitted with a breakfast bar and pantry. There is also a utility room.
All the five bedrooms are accessed from the corridor, facing and with direct access to the terrace. The master suite has its own dressing room and bathroom. There are 3 further bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms and the last bedroom is currently used as an office.
At the salon end of the corridor, a staircase leads down to a cavernous garage. It was anticipated that a lift would be installed at this spot so a lift shaft has been created but no lift has been installed as yet.
Outside, the loft benefits from a south facing terrace and a larger than average swimming pool built into the wine vats below. Recently some of the terrace has been enclosed to create a relaxing yoga or exercise space looking down into the entrance hall. The garage can be accessed from the off-street parking to the side of the building or from the house.
This property is in excellent condition throughout and would make a spectacular, low maintenance residence, with potential for summer rentals.
Entrance hall – 110m²
Garage circa 300m2
Corridor – 32m²
Bedroom 1 -16.3m²
Bedroom 2 – 16m²
Bathroom – 4m² (with access from the corridor or bedroom 2)
Bedroom 3 – 10.6m²
Master Bedroom – 20m²; Dressing room -6m²; Bathroom – 4m²
Bedroom 5 – 14.6 m²; Bathroom – 5m²
Salon – 72m²
Utility room – 5m²
Exercise space -32.2 m2
Terrace – 138m²
Swimming Pool – 11m x 4m
Offstreet parking for two cars
Reversible air conditioning
Log burning stove in living room
Double glazing throughout
Tax Foncière approx. 2700€p.a
Canet – Large, lively village close to the Canal du Midi with all amenities including café/bar, general store, etc. 20 minutes from Narbonne and beaches, 30 minutes from Carcassonne (and its airport); 45 minutes from 2 further airports at Béziers and Perpignan