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Renovated house + gite near Pyrenees and Carcassonne for sale


Both the main house and the cottage have been fully modernized whilst retaining many original features such as exposed stone walls and beams; the roof terrace was completely re-surfaced and tanked in September 2013 with a 10-year warranty on the work.

Located in the village of Rivel in the Languedoc at foothills of the Pyrenees, south of Carcassonne: perfect for walking trails, road cycling and mountain biking, swimming in lakes, visiting local artisan food markets, tasting award winning Languedoc wines, exploring Cathar heritage.

Enter the main house through the ancient wooden front door into a large vestibule which can double as an office space; there is also a storage cupboard here with access to a small cellar space.

Upstairs on the first floor is the fully fitted kitchen with integrated fridge freezer, and kitchen island that doubles up as a breakfast bar; French doors lead from the kitchen to a large, sunny living room equipped with a wood burning stove inserted into the chimney – perfect for cosy winter nights.

On the second floor, coming off the large landing, are two good-sized bedrooms, a family bathroom with bath and shower, access to storage space in the attic and access to the roof terrace.

The roof terrace is a perfect little oasis: completely private and not overlooked, a fantastic suntrap during the day for sunbathing and utterly charming at night for stargazing!

Behind the main house is a barn that came with the property. It has been fully renovated to create a lovely cottage, which has independent access from the street level.

On the ground floor of the cottage is an open-plan kitchen/ dining/ living room; on the first floor is the bedroom and en suite shower room/WC. There is also access from this floor up to the roof terrace above.

The cottage has been successfully rented out the past two summers through Owners Direct and Airbnb, achieving full occupancy in 2016 over 10 weeks. The owners have created a website for the cottage which can be included in the sale for prospective buyers who wish to continue renting out the cottage.

Less than a minute’s walk away from the property, across the stream, is a fully established allotment garden with vegetable patch and several fruit trees including almond, fig and plum. The asking price includes all kitchen appliances in the main house and the cottage; certain other items of furniture are available for purchase separately.

PRICE: 160,000 euro

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