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19th C. Mas and Vineyard for sale near Carcassonne.

€7,208,000
property reduced

Reception Rooms: 3
Bedrooms: 9
Bathrooms: 9
Land: 437 ha

Reference: K1-1447LR
7,208,000
£ 6,352,410
$ 8,195,424

An opportunity to buy a 19th C. Languedocian Mas just 20 minutes from Carcassonne near a village popular with tourists, with a unique estate of about 440 hectares of contiguous grounds. In the heart of the Corbières the property is in the middle of a natural wooded environment but easily accessible, being only 20 minutes from the motorway and 40 minutes from the international airport at Carcassonne.

Vineyard
There are 53 hectares of vineyards, mainly around the buildings. 46 Ha are classed as AOP Corbières and the remaining area is IGP. Vines are planted in organic farming ( Certification ECOCERT) and are converted to biodynamic wine growing. Grown on terraces of a cancerous clayey soil with pebbles. The vineyard is in good condition and is regularly renewed.

Grape Varieties :
Red grapes : Syrah (35%), Grenache (30%), Carignan (14%), Mourvèdre (4%), Merlot (3%), Marselan, Castets, Cinsaut.
White grapes (mainly young vines) : Grenache (5%), Vermentino (2%), Viognier, Piquepoul and Alvarinho.
Part of the harvest is carried out by machine with an average output of 1 800 hl.
The remaining property consists of 345 ha of land, wood and garrigue, 35 ha of fields which are cultivable and a lake of approximately 2 ha which has the potential to water almost the entire property. The land is also planted with hundreds of varieties of fruit trees, 700 olive trees and 200 almond trees.

Bastide:
The house built in the style typical of the Languedoc, dates from the 19th century and has 1,000m2 of habitable space on three levels. Renovated with all modern comforts including underfloor heating and new bathrooms. There are nine large bedrooms and suites, four salons, kitchen, dining room, reception and office. One part of the property has yet to be finished. Three additional houses of about 1,200m2 still need to be renovated.

Grounds:
The property stands in a park of 3,000m2 with a chapel a stone built amphitheatre, an ornamental pond, a bread oven, an ancient orangery and lovely shady paths.
A well and a spring and bore hole ensure sufficient water.

Winery:
The winery in need of modernisation has tanks with a capacity of 2,400 hl ( concrete and fibreglass) and capacity to vilify one part of the harvest in good condition.

The buildings offer great potential for some form of agrotourism.

Equipment:
The winemaking and winegrowing machinery is complete and fits for organic farming.

Employees: Five permanent employees run the property including the Managing Director.

The property is owned by an SCI and run by an EARL.
Asking Price: 7,208,000 Euros. Agency fees at the seller’s expense. Stocks and standing crops to be added. Legal costs to be added.
A perfect property to develop a wine-tourism project, based on nature and sustainable development.