A beautiful, 19th century, stone built, tastefully renovated, former vigneron’s house, set in the beautiful Minervois wine growing village of Siran.
This 4 bedroomed house has been tastefully renovated with original floors, windows and doors preserved.
Set over 3 floors, the house has grand proportions, and is light and spacious.
The house is equipped, with modern appliances, oil-fired central heating, and log burning stove. The plumbing and electrical systems are new, as is the roof.
The downstairs area, and the grenier, could easily be converted for business purposes, B&B or further, separate accommodation.
Three, outside sitting areas.
Actual habitable space at the moment is 134sqm.
Fast fibre-optic internet, and satellite dish probes that offer both an English and French tv facility.
Entry to the house is by way of a wide entrance hall which leads to two bedrooms of 12.25sqm. The first bedroom has an exposed beam ceiling, was the doctor’s surgery and has an original tiled floor. This room has a telephone/internet connection.
The second of the bedrooms, which was he surgery waiting room, also has an exposed beamed ceiling, can be used as a summer sitting room and has French doors leading to the lower terrace.
Leading from the second bedroom is the lower terrace of 25sqm, which has water, electricity and an outside, summer shower. It is south facing and, therefore, has plenty of sunshine, even in the winter months. It is possible to enhance the use of the area by fitting a summer kitchen.
There is also a large extensive garage of some 66sqm, enough for 3 vehicles, and which had both light and water. To the rear of the garage there is a small storage room, and the oil-fired boiler. Leading from the rear, left of the garage there is a 4sqm, gravelled, garden area.
The total ground floor space is some 123sqm.
There is a marble stairway leading from the ground floor to the extensive first floor area, which completely self-contained.
This floor has a renovated fully equipped kitchen of some 10.5sqm. It has marble worktops made and fitted by a local artisan. Also there are fitted Bosch appliances and plenty of cupboard space.
The kitchen leads to another terrace, south facing, of some 12sqm, which has electricity and water, as well as a built in barbeque, and is perfect for dining at most times of the year.
From the kitchen there is a long hall of over 11sqm with several rooms leading off. There is a grand 37sqm living room, which has an original wooden parquet floor, a wood burning stove and marble fireplace. As with many rooms in the house, the current owners have taken great care to retain the original windows and doors.
A prominent feature of the house is the luxurious Spanish tiled bathroom of 15sqm, which has a walk in shower, slipper bath, heated towel rail, plus a separate utility/wc room.
There are also 2 large, double bedrooms on this floor, the main bedroom being 22.75sqm, and the second being 12.25sqm. This bedroom also has two walk-in closets, which could be converted to an en-suite bathroom. Again, these rooms have original floors, windows, and exposed beams.
The total first floor space is 109ms.
The marble stairs from this floor lead to a second floor of 100sqm, which has power and is ready to convert to an apartment, or further accommodation, with possibly a rood terrace from which there is a spectacular view south towards the Pyrenees.
There is also an unattached, cultivated, garden which the owners use to grow fruit and vegetables for the kitchen, and which could be available to the future owners of the property.
The house is situated in a very popular village, with all amenities, including a supermarket, boulangerie, post office, several wine domains, chateau hotel, bar restaurant, notaire, and tapas bar.
Carcassonne airport is only 30 minutes away. Mediterranean beaches are only 40 minutes away, with Spain being just 90 minutes away.