Exceptional, grand semi-detached village house for sale in a pretty village close to the coast and Narbonne, offering approximately 320m² of habitable space comprising a stunning living room with cathedral ceilings, 6 bedrooms/3 bathrooms, large studio and garage, set in a plot of almost 4000m² with a swimming pool and breathtaking views of the countryside.
The exposed stone façade of a typical village house belies an unexpected and atypical interior. Originally a winemaker’s house, it is in effect the original village house with ample garaging and a newer extension to the back. Hence, there are 2 entrances to the building. The main entrance is to the side of the house and opens onto a lobby leading to a large studio to the back and the garage to the front. The original entrance door at the front of the house opens onto a room with a staircase to the upper floors. The studio has bay windows that open onto a covered terrace which leads down to the pool and garden.
From the lobby, a staircase leads up to a fully fitted kitchen with glazed doors that open onto a spacious terrace overlooking the pool and the garden, with outdoor lounge and shaded dining area. There are stunning, panoramic views of the surrounding countryside from this terrace. There is also another smaller terrace/balcony off the other end of the kitchen.
The kitchen also opens onto an impressive double height main living room with a central fireplace, comprising a lounge area, a dining area with bar, and an office area. Just off the office area is the master bedroom with en-suite shower room and dressing room. Beyond this, there are 2 further bedrooms with a shared shower room. These 2 rooms can also be accessed via the staircase to the front of the house.
Wooden stairs from the main living room lead to the top floor where there is an open sitting room that overlooks the main living area. Also on this floor are 3 further bedrooms and a bathroom.
The garden to the back of the house comprises a tiled pool terrace with a 6m x 10m swimming pool surrounded by mature planting. Beyond this is a large plot of land with vines and olive trees, that is open to the countryside, giving a sense of expanse and boundlessness. There is also a driveway at the side of the house, suitable for off-street parking for 2 cars and/or a campervan.
This atypical property is already a spacious and comfortable family home, but it offers other possibilities too. It can easily be transformed into two separate residences, with opportunity for income generation from one. Its proximity to the coast and the Mediterranean city of Narbonne further add to its attraction.
Portel des Corbieres – Pretty village with all amenities including several restaurants, only 10 minutes to the coast and 15 minutes to the city of Narbonne and motorways, less than an hour from airports at Perpignan, Carcassonne and Beziers.