Mailhac, Aude.In the heart of the Minervois wine country, this outstanding, prestige property, offering over 320m² of habitable space comprising a 6-bedroom main residence and a 2-bedroom gîte, is located at the edge of the village, in a plot of over a quarter acre, with a spectacular pool and stunning views of vineyards and countryside beyond.Mailhac is a pretty winemaking village in the Minervois with amenities including a general store, café, school and post office. It is about 20 minutes from both Narbonne and Béziers, 40 minutes from the airport at Carcassonne and under an hour from Mediterranean beaches.The property has been fully renovated to a very high standard with all modern conveniences, yet retains all of its original character and charm. The main residence is spread over two floors and the self-contained apartment is on the top floor, with independent access.The main residence, which was once a B&B establishment, has both a private and public access. The public entrance opens on to a reception room with marble fireplace, original floor tiles and staircase to the bedrooms on the floors above. At the other end, the room opens on to a patio, and to the side, a guest dining room. The private entrance opens into the hall with a cloakroom and utility room, leading to a sunny living room with fireplace and glazed doors leading to the pool terrace and garden. From the living room there is access to a charming fully fitted kitchen and to the guest dining room.On the first floor, there are 5 en-suite bedrooms, which can be accessed from the staircase in the reception room or via an elegant wood and steel spiral staircase from the living room. The sixth bedroom is on the floor above, where there is also a self-contained apartment, with independent access via a separate entrance door from street level. The apartment comprises a large open-plan living room with fitted kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bathroom and a terrace/solarium with amazing views over the countryside.The ‘pièce de resistance’ of this property is the exquisite landscaped garden, enclosed by stone walls backing on to vineyards. At centre stage is the saltwater, free-form pool of approximately 16m x 8m. There is also a spacious summer kitchen with built-in barbecue. In addition, there is off-street parking for up to 4 cars and planning permission is pending for a double garage.In all, this is an excellent, well maintained property. It offers a high standard of accommodation for the owner as well as the immediate possibility of a top-end hospitality business.The accommodation, measuring 321m² of habitable space, consists of:Ground Floor: Entrance hall – 9.5m²Living room – 50.7m²Kitchen – 19.4m²Reception Room – 27.9m²Guest Dining Room – 28.5m²Utility room – 5m²Cloakroom/WC - 2m²1st Floor:Bedroom 1 – 13.4m²; en suite bathroom – 3.6m²Bedroom 2 – 11.7m²; en suite bathroom – 5.4m²Bedroom 3 – 13.7m²; en suite bathroom – 4.1m²Bedroom 4 – 12.2m²; en suite bathroom – 4.2m²Bedroom 5 – 22.1m²; en suite bathroom – 5.3m²Hall -9.9m²2nd Floor:Bedroom 6 – 10.2m²; en suite 3.7m²Apartment: Hall – 2.4m²Open-plan living room/kitchen – 43.2m²Bedroom 1 – 9.9m²Bedroom 2 – 10.9m²Bathroom – 6.7m²General:Reversible air-conditioningDouble glazing throughoutMains drainageSmoke alarmsLocation: Edge of VillageBedrooms: 8Bathrooms: 7Receptions: 4Habitable space: 321m² Plot size: 1085m² (0.27 acres)Heating: Reversible air-conditioningDistance to shops: In villageDistance to airport: 1 hour (Carcassonne)Taxe Foncière: 4570 € per annum(Location shown on property portals is approximate.)Please note: All sizes and locations are approximate. La Résidence has made every effort to ensure that the details and photographs of this property are accurate and in no way misleading. However, this information does not form part of a contract and no warranties are either given or implied.
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