Sumptuous and exceptional estate comprising a 19th Century Maison de Maitre and an ensemble of contemporary barn conversions, providing over 1000 m2 of habitable space in total, all set in nearly 3500 m2 of immaculate gardens with a swimming pool, conservatories, garaging and parking in the centre of a pretty wine making village with all amenities.
This is a unique opportunity to purchase a successful hospitality business which comprises a mix of bed & breakfast rooms, self-catering apartments and owner’s accommodation. The historic Maison de Maitre is a well-known landmark and is located in a prominent position in the village. It is spread over 3 floors and has 10 bedrooms, many of which have en-suite bathrooms (all 5 bed & breakfast rooms have en-suite facilities). The ground floor comprises 7 principal rooms with an average size of 35 m2, and the bedrooms are on the first and second floors. The house has been renovated to provide all modern comforts, yet retains many beautiful original period features throughout, such as marble fireplaces and original encaustic tiles.
The owner’s accommodation is a stunning barn conversion, comprising 4 bedrooms. It is contemporary in style with a mix of original architectural features such as the exposed stone wall and beams, and modern features such as the metal and glass openings. All the principal rooms have views over the beautiful gardens, towards the 19th century glasshouses and the swimming pool.
Another outbuilding has been converted into further accommodation with a one-bedroom apartment on the ground floor and a three-bedroom apartment on the upper floor. The larger apartment has a large terrace leading off from the kitchen/diner, with lovely views of the surrounding countryside. Also on the ground floor are a garage and a workshop.
The grounds are particularly enchanting, with rolling manicured lawns, matures trees and stylish landscaping, as well as a 12 m x 6 m swimming pool and 2 original glasshouses which are now used as dining and entertaining spaces.
This most impressive property has been renovated with style and taste to maximise its full rental and investment potential. It is a successful luxury hospitality business, as it stands. Its size and configuration offer the flexibility of various permutations for its use, according to one’s requirements.
Main house approximately 700 m2
Owner’s house approximately 180m2
3-bed apartment approximately 90m2
One bed apartment approximately 60m2
General: Heating comprising a mix of oil-fired central heating, reversible air conditioning and fireplaces. Double glazing to both old and new buildings – Facade refurbished in the last year – Mains drainage – Smoke alarm – Tax Fonciere approx. 5600 euros.
Location: Quarante – Pretty wine making village close to the Canal du Midi with all amenities, including restaurants 20 minutes to Narbonne and Beziers, 40 minutes to beaches and 45 minutes to Carcassonne