2 bedroom character house near Limoux
Property SummaryThis original stone wine cuve and barn has been renovated and extended to provide an interesting two bedroomed property. Currently the house is set up as two individual living spaces, one with a large living area and kitchen, comfortable bedroom with ensuite bathroom and a utility room. The ground floor is used as a workshop/studio but original plans are available to provide two additional bedrooms.
There is a secure fenced garden and a private parking bay. The house is in pretty village of Villebazy and has lovely views over the surrounding countryside. The village is 9km from Limoux and 17km from Carcassonne.
The hallway opens to a covered porch suitable for log storage and the paved upper terrace wraps around the extension to the house and leads to a beautiful, well stocked Mediterranean gravel garden with trees, shrubs, roses and raised vegetable beds.
At the other end of the property shallow steps lead down to lower courtyard and give access to the studio/workshop via French windows. There is a tiled wall with a steel water feature and a small shed.
Taxe Foncière; €1,320 per year/2018
Water; €540 per year/2018
The house would be ideal for letting or as a permanent residence.
Front porch (3.5m x 2m - 7m2)
Terracotta roof tiled porch with hardwood windows and door. Tiled floor and storage for gas bottles.
Living room/dining/kitchen (8.80m x 6.80m - 60m2)
Steps from the hallway lead to the spacious main living room. Floor to ceiling windows on each side give views over countryside or the garden terrace and two velux windows in the ceiling allow this large space to remain bright and airy throughout the year.
There is an efficient wood-burner which is fan assisted for hot air distribution in the winter and a Fujitsu reversible air conditioning unit provides climate control when needed.
The kitchen area has a Samsung split electric oven, Scholtès gas hob (bottled gas) with extractor, built in fridge with icebox, double sink and Miele dishwasher.
Double doors open off the hallway to each side giving access to the porch or the terraces. This spacious area has a storage cupboard and bookcases.
Utility room (3m x 2.30m - 7m2)
Fitted with white kitchen cupboards, an under counter Liebherr freezer and a stainless steel sink unit. There is also additional full height, metal storage shelving. The utility room houses one of two hot water tanks. This one operates a system for solar catchment water heating tubes and works throughout the year to contribute to very low electricity bills.
WC/Toilet (1.20m x 1.70m - 2m2)
Modern toilet and wash basin with a window overlooking the road.
Bedroom (3.75m x 3.10m - 11.6m2)
Bright double bedroom with a large window overlooking the terrace, garden and with a mountain view. One wall of fitted wardrobes with sliding doors. The en-suite bathroom has a full length bath, with shower and glass screen plus a wc/toilet and single wash basin. A window overlooks the road, below.
Studio/workshop (8.80m x 6.80m - 60m2)
Currently used as a workshop and artist studio this space has an additional bedroom which has been divided off with an easily removable studded wall. There is a shower room with toilet and wash basin converted from the original wine cuve. Original plans are available to build two bedrooms and an internal staircase to the upper floor should this be required by the new owners.