Sublime, high-end barn conversion, offering approximately 380m2 of habitable space comprising 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and large open plan living area, set in a gated plot of over 850m2 with a lovely Mediterranean garden, swimming pool and shared courtyard.
The property, which was formerly part of a wine domaine, was designed and renovated around 10 years ago by an award-winning British architect. Today, it is a contemporary high specification home on 3 levels, with high quality fittings and materials throughout, yet preserving the best original features of the building such as the impressive exposed beams and stone walls.
The house is set within a gated enclave of 3 high end properties, behind high wrought iron gates which open onto a shared courtyard with a feature water fountain in the middle. Large solid oak and glass doors open onto a spectacular open plan living room, with double height ceiling and three sets of bi-fold glass doors along the length of one side and another set at back of the room, giving the room a light and airy feel. It is divided into defined spaces by the layout of the furniture, with a reception area, a lounge area and a dining area. To one end of the room is a fully equipped contemporary kitchen with a utility room and a pantry. There is also a guest toilet and a trapdoor to a subterranean wine cellar at this end, whilst at the other there is a large storage room.
A central stairwell leads to a landing on a mezzanine floor, which overlooks the open plan living area and the pool and garden beyond. On one side of the landing is a tv room, whilst on the other there is the office/study. The staircase continues up to a modern minstrel’s gallery which again overlooks the living space.
On the top floor, there are 3 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and two more bedrooms that share a family bathroom. The master bedroom has a stunning bathroom with a feature bath tub, as well as a dressing room. All the rooms have balconies overlooking either the pool area or the courtyard.
The outside space is divided into several areas on different levels, each with its own charm. The bi-fold doors along the length of the side of the house open onto a stunning swimming pool terrace, with a concrete swimming pool of 8m x 4m, tiled surround and majestic stone pillars. A few steps lead down to a Mediterranean garden where there is a seating area. Another flight of stairs leads to a sunken ‘secret garden’. To the end of the living room, the bi-fold doors open onto a large dining terrace.
This extraordinary property would make a luxury permanent residence or a second home with proven rental potential; It already has a successful summer rental history. It has been well maintained and is in excellent condition throughout. Its location in a lively village and close proximity to Narbonne and Mediterranean beaches add to its desirability.
Open plan living room – 142.8m2
Storage room – 24m2
Pantry – 7.2m2
Utility room – 7.2m2
Wc – 2m2
Tv room – 24.5m2
Office/Study – 21m2
Bedroom 1(Master) – 40m2; en-suite -10m2; dressing room -4m2
Bedroom 2 – 31.5m2; en-suite – 5m2
Bedroom 3 – 20m2; en-suite – 5m2
Bedroom 4 – 16.8m2
Bedroom 5 – 20m2
Hallway – 20m2
Family Bathroom – 5m2
Village gas central heating
Tax Fonciere approx. €P.A
St. Marcel sur Aude – Lively village with all amenities including 2 supermarkets and restaurants – 2 minutes from one of the most beautiful Canal du Midi villages, 11 minutes from Narbonne, 25 minutes from Mediterranean beaches and 45 minutes from airports at Beziers, Carcassonne and Perpignan.
*Floor plans available – please request*