This elegant Maison de Maître is situated in a busy village with shops and restaurant, close to Narbonne, Mediterranean beaches and the Canal du Midi, and, including a self-contained apartment, has a total of 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, a sunny garden a large attic for conversion and outbuildings.
Located on a corner plot in the centre of the village, this once large family home is currently arranged into a main house plus a separate one-bedroom apartment on the ground floor with its own independent access. It still retains all of its period charm and character, with many features such as marble fireplaces (9 in total, 2 of which are working), original tiles and wrought iron balconies.
On the ground floor, original double front doors open onto a through hallway to the garden. To one side there is a library, the stairwell and a bathroom whilst on the other side, there is a formal dining room and a kitchen. The apartment is to the back of the house, separated from the main house by a door in the hallway, and consists of a bedroom, a bathroom, a salon/dining room and a kitchen, with views onto the terrace and garden.
On the first floor, there are 5 further bedrooms and 2 further bathrooms, with an ornate wrought iron balcony running the length of the back of the house, accessible from the hallway and 2 of the bedrooms.
The top floor which was formerly the domestic staff quarters, still retains its original internal walls but is not currently in a habitable state, as there is no heating or insulation.
Outside, there is a lovely garden, large enough to take a pool, with a terrace of almost 70m², outbuildings of 35m², a brick-built barbecue, a well with automatic watering system and off-street parking for 2 cars.
Whilst the house has been modernised to offer modern comforts such as central heating and reversible air-conditioning on the ground floor, it could do with some refreshing throughout, and the attic provides the opportunity to expand the accommodation.
With its character, numerous rooms and bathrooms, plus the possibility for expansion, the property would be an ideal property for B&B use. Equally, it would make a beautiful family home in a lively, all-year-round village.
The accommodation, measuring a massive 307m² of habitable space, consists of:
Entrance Hall – 30m²
Dining Room – 27m²
Kitchen – 20m²
Bathroom - 4m²
Stairwell – 20m²
Salon/Dining Room – 17.5m²
Kitchen – 4m²
Bedroom 1 – 20.8m²
Bathroom – 3m²
Hallway – 30m²
Bedroom 2 – 21.6 m²
Bedroom 3 – 25.2m²
Bedroom 4 – 18.2m²
Bedroom 5 – 16.4m²
Bedroom 6 – 20.3m²
Bathroom 1 – 4m²
Bathroom 2 – 3m²
7 rooms totalling around 150m²
Roof renewed in 1996
Reversible air-conditioning in ground floor rooms
Double glazing to front elevation
Town gas central heating
Electric shutters to all ground floor windows/doors
Electric awning on rear terrace
Ginestas is a lively village with all amenities including 3 restaurants, café, bakery, etc. – 5 minutes from the Canal du Midi, 15 minutes from Narbonne and motorway, 45 minutes from airports at Béziers, Carcassonne and Perpignan, and 35 minutes to Mediterranean beaches.
Habitable space: 307m²
Plot size: 515m²
Heating: Mains gas central heating
Distance to shops: Walking distance
Distance to airport: 45 minutes (Béziers, Carcassonne, Perpignan)
Taxe Foncière: 3090 € per annum
(Location shown on property portals is approximate.)
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