The subject property is located in the City of Carcassonne in the southeast of France. The house is ideally located near Place Carnot, which hosts regular local markets and is surrounded by many shops, cafés, bars and restaurants, The famous Canal du Midi and Carcassonne’s medieval citadel are both within easy walking distance.
Carcassonne is just 70km (43 miles) from the French Riviera. The property itself is 10 minutes from Carcassonne International airport which is regularly serviced by ryanair, offering affordable flights to and from the UK
The property is an eight bedroom townhouse, used as a bed and breakfast for visitors to the city.
The property is accessed via the driveway to the right hand side. There are double doors leading to the spectacular entrance hallway which has an ornate spiral staircase spanning the full height of the building. Double doors leads to the ground floor accommodation which hosts two bedrooms, kitchen area, shower/toilet and large lounge.
To the first floor there are two further bedrooms with stunning views to the rear. The accommodation includes a toilet, bathroom, kitchen and large lounge with balcony. The balcony has views to the street. This section of the property could be used as a self contained flat.
The second floor hosts a further four bedrooms with front and rear aspects, a separate toilet / shower room and a store room.
To the rear of the property which is accessed via the driveway to the side of the property there is a courtyard of 130 m2, a traditional well and an old stable which could be converted (STP)
Carcassonne is located in the Aude plain between two great axes of circulation linking the Atlantic to the Mediterranean sea and the Massif Central to the Pyrénées. The strategic importance of the area was quickly recognized by the Romans who occupied the city hilltop until the demise of the Western Roman Empire, later taken over by the Visigoths in the fifth century who founded the city. Thriving as a trading post due to its location, the area saw many rulers who successively built up fortifications up until the cities military significance was greatly reduced by the Treaty of the Pyrenees in 1659.
The city is famous for the Cité de Carcassonne, a medieval fortress restored by the theorist and architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc in 1853 and added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1997.Consequently, Carcassonne greatly profits from tourism but also counts manufacture and wine-making as some of its other key economic sectors.
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Telephone: 0115 970 6060
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✓ Garage at rear
✓ Currently trading as a bed and breakfast
✓ Provides a substantial income
✓ Highly rated on Trip Advisor
✓ Excellent transport links
✓ Large Lounge
✓ Off road parking
✓ Quiet location
✓ Close to all amenities
Richard Reed, RICS
Phone: 0115 970 6060
Our Ref: PR082