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(11) Aude

Glorious estate with furnished house-Vineyard +Olives

€2,950,000

Reception Rooms: 8
Bedrooms: 10
Bathrooms: 7
Land: 30.5 ha

Reference: J2-2257
2,950,000
£ 2,599,835
$ 3,354,121

Prestigious Estate with a 18th Century Maison de Maitre entirely renovated and for sale fully furnished and tastefully decorated with some original works of Art. With 4 reception rooms, all bedrooms ensuite, a guesthouse, guardians house, chapel and set in a beautiful park with pond and pool. Fabulous unspoiled views, quiet and not isolated, The 30ha of land has a vineyard with its own wine label, 500 olive trees, woods and meadows ideal for horses. The estate can be easily financially self-sustaining with development of the wine business possible plus purchasing the neighboring vineyard which is for sale.
In the middle of a valley in a dominating position the entrance to this exclusive property is approached by a private driveway, bordered by Cypress trees and colourful oleanders with the stunning views over the vineyards, woods and mountains across to the Pyrenees.  
The old outbuildings have been integrated into the existing 18th century Maison de Maître which now makes up a large unique family home.
There is a further 150m² of space that can be converted into four en-suite bedrooms and the possibility to build and create more living space depending on the project. All the restoration work has been directed by an architect using only high quality materials and the level of finishing shows attention to detail. A contemporary style well balanced with original old features (wooden parquet, lovely staircase with wrought iron railing, exposed beams, painted cement tiles) and modern materials and features such as huge iron windows and doors, tiles and worktops in slate and a 4.5m long fireplace create its own charm and ambiance. The rooms are very bright offering all of good size with views over the surrounding countryside
With small changes, the property could become easily financially self-sustaining with the vineyards and as a luxury B&B with Gites, still keeping the main residence for private use. It is also possible to extend the wine production and plant another about 10ha of vineyards on the existing fields.
A further 16ha of neighbouring land could be bought on top, of which 10.5ha are vineyards; so in total the property could have 46ha of which 17ha would be vineyards. With the extension together the property could become an important winery with about 27ha of vineyards.
The house
All the buildings have been restored and have been beautifully decorated and the house is sold fully furnished with only a few personal items not included.
With 900m2 of habitable space the house has
Entrance Hall with charming 18th Century plasterwork and an elegant staircase
Four independent suites which contain bedroom, bathroom and sitting room
Sitting room-90 m2 with lovely high ceiling and an enormous fireplace
Library- 70m2 on 2 levels with a 4.5m ceiling
Home cinema room-50m2
Dining room
Fully fitted kitchen-50m2- with access out to the terrace
Office, Laundry room,Cellar
2nd floor- 150 m2 space to create further accommodation
There is another room on the garden floor 80m2 that could be converted into an indoor pool/spa area
Oil central heating and extra electric heaters in some rooms
The whole building is beautifully kept inside and out.

Outbuildings
-Guest House
2 independent suites opening onto terraces overlooking the vineyard and olive trees
-Guardians cottage- open plan kitchen,dining, sitting room. 2 bedrooms and a bathroom
-Chapel
-Garage 70 m2
-Parking for 10 cars
Grounds
The grounds of just over 30ha are composed of 6.5ha of vineyard, 12ha of meadows, 500 olive trees, wood, garrigue and the lovely park surrounding the main house.
Swimming pool 16m x 5m with stone surround in landscaped environment offering privacy
Closed courtyard with monumental wrought iron gate long driveway, in total 4 km established roads on the property with remote gates.
The landscape of the property and free water access would allow the creation of a large pond.
A stable for horses could also be built easily.
The property has mains water and septic tanks conform to legal requirements.
There is also a possibility to build a helipad.
The Domaine-
The wine was sold a few years ago with its very prestigious Appellation under Vin de Pays in bottles with its own property label by a trading company. The wine was produced before on a neighbour’s property which was a very convenient way to have your own wine. This could be continued and the wine production could even be extended. Furthermore the land would allow planting a further 10ha of vineyards to increase the production. At the moment, for reasons of simplification the harvest goes to the cave cooperative. The material needed until the harvest is part of the sale.  All agriculture equipment for the vineyard and the maintenance of the property are included in the sale