Farmhouse with 5 working gites
No near neighbours – views in every direction
pool, gardens, central heating, parking
€721,000 * (ref 257)
Carcassonne – France’s second tourist attraction after Mont St Michel – lies in the plain along with its historic neighbour, Castelnaudary. Most holiday-makers prefer to rent (or live) either north or south of the city in the hilly regions, surrounded by woodland or vineyards. This property is mid-way between Castelnaudary and Carcassonne, on a raised terrace with views both south to the Pyrenees and north to the Montagne Noire.
This property is a traditional stone-built Lauragais farmhouse, set on a rise with fields falling away from every side. It is reached by a 100 metre driveway from a quiet country road. There are no near neighbours, no main road: no noise. Like many of the farmhouses in the region, the original property dates back to the 17th century and has been added to by successive generations. It now boasts five two-bedroomed gites as well as the comfortable and spacious main house.
5 working gites
Each gite is equipped with a kitchen/dining area, two double/twin bedrooms, toilet and a bathroom. They each let for between €500 and €1000 per week (low/high season). They are all in excellent condition: there is no further work to be done.
The main house has been lovingly refurbished by French artisans who have painstakingly kept the original features of the house, integrating them into a more modern framework and retaining the character of the property. In this way portions of the original stonework have been kept, nearly all the terracotta floor tiles and many of the exposed beams. A feature of the house is the living room with its mezzanine floor in warm honey-coloured wood. Central-heating throughout.
Outside, the garden is spacious enough to permit each gite to have their own private patio space as well as a large private garden for the owners. The 11 metre pool is shared by the guests: it is safety-fenced as per French security norms.
Our opinion: A lovely property that ticks a lot of boxes for most people seeking a radical lifestyle change: no near neighbours, comfortable character farmhouse, 5 gites generating a decent income, nice pool, views… it’s all there. OK, there is no old barn to soak up the rest of your life’s savings or a lot of ‘must-do’ repairs to take up your time. The property can be exploited as a serious gite business generating good money all year round … or as a very pleasant place to live with the gites providing enough to cover all costs by letting just two months a year. Your decision…
*agent’s commission included in price.
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- Ref n°: 257
- Summary: This is a big property with 5 working gites as well as the main 3-bedroomed farmhouse. Located in a tourist region between mediaeval towns of Fanjeaux and Carcassonne. In perfect condition: buyers can start letting on day 1.
- Address: Laurac, Occitanie
- Price: €721,000
- Commission: 3% (included in asking price)
- Phone Number: +33950685946
- Bedrooms: 15
- Bathrooms: 8
- Pools: 1