Set on the border of the river just 4 kilometers from the village this pretty traditional water mill, dating from the 14th, 15th and 19th centuries, offers 340 m2 living space comprising a main residence with B&B rooms and 4 gites (of which 3 are independent with exterior access, private terraces and gardens) situated in the middle of the countryside. A popular and profitable business with current bookings and high proven revenue set on over 17 hectares of vines, pines, fields and olive trees.
Location: Pretty tourist village with all shops and amenities including cafes, restaurant, grocery, school, post office, art galleries, voted one of France's prettiest villages, popular with tourists and steeped in medieval history, 40 minutes from Carcassonne (airport), 45 minutes from Beziers (airport) and 40 minutes to beaches. Only 4 kilometers to all amenities, in the heart of the very beautiful Minervois Corbieres.
This property has been renovated to a high standard, but has retained its original character, charm and features (original tiled floors, marble fireplaces, high ceilings, exposed beams, water mill). The water mill, if restored, would function if the irrigation canal was reinstated. Further, there are several enclosures for animals and outbuildings. The water mill is of high decorative order and is well-maintained.
WATER MILL (340 m2 of living space over three levels):
Basement floor: Return of 2.29 m2 (storage), kitchen of 23.11 m2 for visitors/camping (sink, storage, access to garden).
Ground floor: Front porch of 2.37 m2 (original front door, glass interior door), corridor of 22 m2 (storage), rear kitchen of 13 m2 (wood burning stove, sink, Languedocienne inglenook functioning as a barbecue, exposed stone walls and beams, stairs to private owners quarters), fully equipped kitchen of 43 m2 with exterior access (island with solid granite work surface, extractor fan, hob, dishwasher, oven, microwave, double fridge, top and bottom units, light fittings, large buffet, table and assorted chairs, exposed stone walls and beams), utility room of 6 m2 (work units, freezer, shelving), pantry of 9 m2 (shelving, work units), WC of 2.09 m2, storage of 1.92 m2 (electric panels, shelving, work units, heating unit, alarm), bedroom 1 of 20.64 m2 (balconette, wardrobes) with ensuite of 5 m2 (Italian shower, WC, basin, wheelchair friendly), study of 14.65 m2 (bookshelves, two French windows, balcony of 2.8 m2, view to the garden), bedroom 2 of 14.22 m2 (wardrobes) with ensuite of 2.8 m2 (shower, basin, WC), linen room of 23.11 m2 (integrated wardrobes, sink, ,exposed beams).
1st floor: Return of 11.67 m2, salon of 53.25 m2 (fireplace insert, reversible air conditioning, exposed beams, fitted bookshelves, billiards table), terrace of 17 m2 (with views to the river),, corridor of 17.61 m2, bedroom 3 of 15.06 m2 with ensuite of 3.74 m2 (basin, shower, heated towel rail, wc) and mezzanine bedroom 4 of 12.25 m2 (with large utility space), covered terrace of 7.32 m2, bedroom 5 of 15.63 m2 (wardrobes), bedroom 6 of 16.85 m2 (exposed beams, original tomette flooring, high ceilings) with ensuite of 8.21 m2 (shower, basin, WC), private owners quarters : study of 21.76 m2 (stairs to ground floor, stairs to bedroom, exposed beams), bedroom 7 of 23.26 m2 (wardrobes, exposed beams, under beams storage), WC of 1.6 m2, shower room of 4 m2 (shower, basin), Gite 1: kitchen/sitting room of 16 m2 (oven, microwave, fridge, sink), bedroom 8 of 12.37 m2, shower room of 5.42 m2 (shower, basin, heated towel rail), WC of 1.2 m2.
At the entrance to the domaine, in the original stone barns, are three further stone gites, each with terraces.
Each gite possessing its own independent entrance.
Each are decorated individually with warm touches and original features (high ceilings, exposed beams, mezzanine).
Each have reversible climate control.
Each of the larger gites have a small garden with south facing orientation, pergola and barbecue.
Gite 2 (42 m2 - rented year round, for two persons, views over the river):
Ground floorCellar/utility room of 39 m2 with shower and separate WC (perfect for further conversion to another gite with own-door access).
1st floor: Terrace of 9 m2, fully equipped kitchen/sitting room.
2nd floor: Mezzanine/bedroom 9 with ensuite shower and WC.
Gite 3 (90 m2 - seasonal rental):
Garden level floor: Fully equipped kitchen/living room of 33 m2, bedroom 10 of 10 m2, bath room of 4 m2, WC, bedroom 11 of 10 m2.
Mezzanine floor: Bedroom 12 of 16 m2 (incorporating small salon).
Gite 4 (90 m2 - seasonal rental, sleeps 7 persons):
Garden level: Kitchen of 43 m2, store room of 6 m2, cellar, stable block of 50 m2 (to be renovated).
Ground floor: Fully equipped kitchen/living room of 35 m2 (fridge freezer, oven, microwave, 4 ring gas hob, dishwasher, washing machine, hoover, iron, TV), bedroom 13 of 10 m2 with ensuite shower room, WC, bedroom 14 of 10 m2.
Mezzanine floor: Bedroom 15 m2 of 16 m2 (incorporating small salon).
Annexes: Barn of 140 m2 (with garden equipment), outbuildings, stables, covered terraces and terraces.
Gardens: Total grounds of 17 hectares including 2 hectares of fields, 2000 m2 olive trees, orchard, kitchen garden and scrubland, two ruins (to be entirely renovated, both are suitable for construction and of which one is 140 m2), the river borders the property which is surrounded by mature trees, possibility of renovation of the original water mill.
Sundry: Heat recycling pump central heating, reversible air-conditioning, insert fireplaces, gites with own access/B&B, original features, furniture and contents negotiable, proven revenue, social media, bookings to be honoured, connected to mains water, septic tank conforms to requirements, second septic tank, PVC double-glazed windows and doors, mosquito netting, alarm system, shutters, property tax around 3000euros, renovated, good structural state.
Very charming property in a sought-after village, surrounded by greenery and bordered by a river, with all modern comforts and a profitable B&B and gites business.
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The department of Aude is in the Languedoc-Roussillon region located in the south of France. It is surrounded by the Pyrénées-Orientales, Ariège, Tarn and Hérault departments.
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