This just lovely and surprising stone house benefits from a superb location in the Pézenas area, Languedoc Roussillon, South of France, in a quiet environment in the center of a village with restaurants and only a short drive from shops.
Past the traditional heavy chestnut front door, an unexpected bright and warm place full of charm and character welcomes you. The property has been restored in 2003 with the skill of an architect and top quality materials. There are many character features such as a very old and beautiful staircase dating from before the 17th Century, authentic beams, some beautiful natural stone walls, two working fireplaces and terra cotta floor tiles on the top floor. The parafeuilles and oak on the first floor have been kept and great attention to detail and top quality finishes are evident, including the limestone floor on the ground floor. The lounge and dining area open onto the very charming courtyard with a crystal clear pool and plenty of Mediterranean plants and flowers; an enchanting atmosphere. Sitting in the lounge or dining area, the beautifully planted courtyard offers a very attractive view and the large French doors enable the garden to come into the house. Beyond the boundary is just a neighbor’s garden and beyond that a large château garden with mature trees creating a really lovely feeling. A well hidden jewel!
Description of the building
Both stone houses offer together about 300m² of living space over 3 floors.
Main house 230m² of living space
Ground floor: Entrance with beautiful stone staircase, 2 steps down leading to the large open space of 75m², with the lounge and its fire place, the dining area and the fully fitted kitchen. Further there is a guest toilet and a laundry area. Large French doors open out to the really charming courtyard and as well a door from the dining area gives access to the garden and pool area with terrace.
First floor: landing, master suite 55m², with bedroom 34m² with fireplace, en-suite shower room 8m², and a dressing room/study of 13m². Bedroom 21m² with en-suite bathroom 6m².
Second floor: 3rd bedroom 28m² with en-suite shower room 7m², 4th bedroom 40m² with a wardrobe separating the bed area from the bathroom.
Little house 66m² of living space
Ground floor: Entrance, fitted kitchen opening to the charming courtyard, shower room with toilet, staircase.
First floor: lovely bright sitting area with an office corner, overlooking the courtyard.
Second floor: bedroom 13m² overlooking the charming courtyard, bedroom 9m²
Courtyard garden with heated swimming pool 8.5m x 3.5m with self cleaning system
terrace with a lovely ambiance surrounded by flowers and typical Mediterranean scents
Outdoor shower, little storage areas
1 public parking space just in front of the house
The garden, charming and compact, is a real beauty and was created with love. The colorful shrubs, the lovely smell of jasmine, lavender and other typical Mediterranean plants provide a comfortable and relaxing environment. The total plot is 290m² of which the lovely courtyard measures about 140m². Facing a garden opposite rather than a wall, makes all the difference! Town water and town sewage.
All is in perfect condition, inside and out. The main house has electric heating and 2 working fire places. The little house also has electric heating and a wood stove. The ground floor has security bars which contribute to the easy life style. Windows are in wood, main façade is single glazed and the courtyard side is double glazed. Wooden shutters. The roof was redone in 2001 and has been properly insulated.
A charming lock and leave property, ideal as a main residence or just perfect as a holiday home. It could easily be rented out either all together or just one of the two houses. Easy maintenance, comfortable lifestyle, turn-key – a very attractive property!
Price: 595 000€ - £505 322 - $648 014 (Agency fee paid by seller)