Laurac is a fortified Cathar village niched in the folds of the hills just south of Castelnaudary, in the Languedoc. The estate for sale is in the hills a few kilometres from the village, perched on a promontory and surveying the woods and pastures which make up the 16 hectares of land.
The old farmhouse is right in the centre of the estate, protected on every side by those 16 hectares of green pastures (fenced). The nearest neighbours are out of sight, more than half a kilometre away. The main house has five bedrooms, spacious kitchen and separate dining area, lounge and two bathrooms (3 wc). It has been seriously upgraded in the past couple of years with new electrics, plumbing and, above all, air-conditioning and reversible heating in every room.
The other two gites are smaller, 2-bedroom affairs, again with aircon and heating recently installed. Finally, there is a fourth dwelling, where the current owners choose to live, with two bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen/living and spacious terrace. Buyers can, of course, choose to live where they want, in any of the houses, depending on their project for the estate.
There are a number of out-buildings: a garage, a laundry, a hen-house and stables for the donkey. And the pool: a fine 12×6 metre heated pool set away from the gites.
Buyers really can’t go wrong with this business. It ticks nearly all the boxes: 3 gites, no near neighbours, plenty of easy upkeep land (perfect for horses as it is fenced), near to a town with all services. It’s just 25 minutes from Carcassonne and its airport (direct flights to Stansted, Dublin, Charleroi all year round) and less than an hour to the Mediterranean coast. Above all, it has been refurbished by a qualified French artisan who has spared no expense to fit reversible aircon to every room. Book your appointment to view today as it won’t be on the market for long!