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COME & LIVE THE DREAM BY A MOUNTAIN
Rural - Herault - Languedoc-Roussillon
Come and live the dream by a mountain stream in the Languedoc National Park
Set in the Natural Regional Parc of High Languedoc we offer this country idyll in the verdant calm of Languedoc-Rousiilion. This is for nature lovers who don't wish for neighbours next door.
Set in 7000 sq metres of beautiful landscape & bordered by a bubbling stream this country home offers stylish living in a setting to die for.Though naturally the drainage is of septic-type,most other modern requirements are present including mains water,electricity, phone & broadband and the proximity of the hamlet nearby provides some peace of mind.
The house is mainly built from local stone with walls 80cm thick and exposed chestnut beams and was enlarged in 2003 to accommodate modern living with an upper floor complete with balconies and the further addition of 2 conservatories overlooking the riverside all to take advantage of the stunning surroundings.
The upper floor reached by open-plan oak staircase provides 2 light & spacious bedrooms each with 270 deg. views and a large bathroom Wc with bath & seperate glazed shower.
Bed 1 has its own balcony plus french doors to rear garden terraces and measures 22m.sq.with tiled floor,exposed stone walls, arches & roof beams.All openings wooden ,double-glazed & shuttered.
Bed 2 also has its own balcony & stone staircase to the gardens and has a chestnut parquet floor & measuring 11m.sq.Openings double glazed & shuttered
The ground floor of the main house comprises an open plan Dining room with stone fireplace and fully equipped hand-built kitchen measuring in all a generous 27m.sq. beautifuly tiled area
Between the two an archway leads to the main conservatory lounge overlooking the riverside & stone bridge for all year round living and has a wood/coal burner, the whole measuring 27m.sq.
This room is of stone& Douglas Fir construction glazed with toughened glass with tiled floor and provides the main entrance to the house.
A further conservatory of around 12m.sq. houses a seperate 2nd Wc cubicle with utility facilities.
This room then leads to guest bed3 of 15m.sq. With its own shower and fitted wardrobes with concealed basin.
Land & gardens
The land is set out surrounding the house with many wooded terraces reflecting the nature of the Languedoc setting but with a portion of flatter garden bordering the stream accommodating several different areas for eating as well as the swimming-pool area. The present pool is of above ground type and measures 7m by 3.50m.
There is plenty of room for construction of alternative pools.There are several timber stores & greenhouse towards the end of the land.
The garden is a beautiful natural landscape enhanced by established shrubs,trees,many rare ferns and is a haven for the wildlife abundant in this natural park, has been well-tended where possible and has independent riverwater storage facilities for ecological hose-watering & filling the pool .
The property forms part of a beautiful friendly hamlet 500m further up whilst keeping its seclusion & privacy intact. It belongs to the commune of Combes approx. 1.5km away with its famous auberge restaurant, its chapel and Mairie.This is,however,rural living at its best with local amenities,shops etc. being a 7-10 min. drive.
Several airports (RyanAir) are around 90mins. drive away though Béziers at 40mins. may soon provide a closer alternative.
Local taxes are among the cheapest in France adding to this rare opportunity
Approx.45km north of Béziers (on D909) lies Lamalou-les-Bains (D908) Combes is above this town on D180. This property is 399m above sea level.
Buyers Fees: Notaires fees are normally around 8% sale price
This is a jewel with all the facilities of modern living in a setting to die for within stunning scenery and French life at its' best in the land of the Cathars, the stunning Languedoc.