Esales Property ID: es5553230
1 Rue des Remparts
Famed for its glorious climate, low living costs and welcoming culture, France is quite simply one of the best places to be at any time of year. On offer here is the chance to invest into this consistently beautiful part of the world with this excellent house. It’s perfect as a second holiday home or Airbnb rental business
A gorgeous stone village house in a charming medieval French village. The house is located in the Remparts of the village in a lovely row of houses behind the village Chateau and opposite the village church which dates back to the 13th century.
3 generous bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with an additional WC with ancient well, spacious open kitchen dining and a living room. There is also a roof terrace with beautiful views of the amazing ancient chateau and church walls.
The kitchen dining open out into an impasse that is covered over by a 50 year old wisteria tree that frames the entrance. Perfect for sitting under in the summer months.
The house is a perfect lock up and leave but also suited for year-round living. Fast speed internet makes working from there easy.
The village offers many attractions for wine lovers and truffle enthusiasts as Villeneuve-Minervois is situated in the heart of the Minervois wine region offering some of the finest wines in the Languedoc. It’s also in heart of the Languedoc truffle production with the village hosting the Occitanie Truffle Museum
For nature lovers there is so much to explore on your doorstep. Many hiking routes in the Black Mountains (on your doorstep) and the Pyrenees 2 hours drive away. There are beautiful rivers for swimming and lakes all within a short drive. The Mediterranean beaches are an hours drive away. Carcassonne 14km away is a wonderful city to explore with typical French markets twice a week, Toulouse & Narbonne are 60mins a away, Montpellier 90min and Barcelona a 3 hour drive. If you love skiing Andorra is also a 3 hour drive away. It’s a perfect location to explore the Occitane region and beyond.
The village is open and welcoming with all services such as a boulangerie, pharmacy, supermarket, butcher, fruit shop, 2 local restaurants and a village bar all within a 5min walk from the property. The village Is surrounded by vineyards, a forest and mountains.
Carcassonne airport has daily flights for most of the year and that’s 20mins from the house. Toulouse is an hour away.
About the Area
Aude is a department in Southern France, located in the Occitanie region and named after the Aude River. The departmental council also calls it “Cathar Country” (French: Pays cathare) after a group of religious dissidents active in the 12th century.
Its prefecture is Carcassonne and its subprefectures are Limoux and Narbonne. As of 2016, it had a population of 368,025. Aude is a frequent feminine French given name in Francophone countries, deriving initially from Aude or Oda, a wife of Bertrand, Duke of Aquitaine, and mother of Eudo, brother of Saint Hubertus. Aude was the name of Roland’s fiancée in the chansons de geste.
Each natural region of the Aude has its own particular landscape. In the east, lagoons or coastal lakes form a barrier between land and sea. These were formed by accumulated sediments brought down by the rivers Aude, Orb and Hérault. There are many such lakes of brackish water. This environment is demanding for flora and fauna, as it suffers from the rigours of sea, sun, dryness and floods. Halophile (i.e., salt-loving) plants grow there. The area is also noted for the pink flamingo and white stilt.
Inland to the east, shrub and scrub dominate the landscape of the drylands of the Aude and Corbières. This landscape is the result of forest clearance and was maintained by the raising of livestock. The flora is varied and typical with many species of orchids. The Sault countryside is dominated by beech groves and fir plantations up to the mountains. These forests are known for their mushrooms and have a rich flora and fauna, including the Pyrenean lily, the euproctis moth and horsetail of the woods.
To the north and west, the Black Mountain country is made up of forests of oak and beech. The Lauragais is a wooded landscape where grain farming has shaped the hills. There are bodies of water like the Lac de la Ganguise. Finally, the high valley of the Aude, otherwise called the Razès, consists of a riparian forest made of beech, alder, poplar or ash. It includes some peatlands that are very rare in southern France.
• 85 land plot
• 3 Bedrooms
• 2 Bathrooms
• Massive potential in the holiday rental market
• Stunning views
• Street Parking
• Close to essential amenities like such as supermarkets and pharmacies
• Close to many excellent bars and restaurants
• Great base from which to discover other fantastic areas of France
• Many excellent sports facilities, fishing, walking and cycling areas near by
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