Beautiful stone maison de maître full of originality and character in a canalside Minervois village: 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, swimming pool, gardens on three sides, 86m² garage/cave, wonderful traditional details!
A highly desirable property on the banks of the Canal du Midi, fully renovated with style and flair, keeping traditional features such as panelled doors, decorative and terracotta floor tiles, plasterwork, stone staircase, wrought iron balusters and marble fireplaces, and adding an important element of unique modern design.
There is private parking on the property as well as a large former wine barn of 86m² as garage, workshop and/or outbuilding. A 7 by 3m salt water pool has been added, with sun terraces on each side, and as well as the garden there is a lovely terrace next to the kitchen/dining area for drinks and meals outdoors.
The front garden leads out to the banks of the canal and a promenade with restaurants and café/bar nearby. One can also walk to the Lac de Jouarres for watersports, and to the local school. The double front doors of the house open into a large entrance hall with terracotta floor tiles.
There is a lovely living room with panelled door, cornices and marble fireplace with woodburner, and a very spacious (33m²) traditional/modern kitchen and dining space, with woodburner, utility room next door and a pantry leading to the garage area. Off the hall are a WC and a storeroom.
The stone staircase curves up to the first floor, where there are three wonderfully spacious bedrooms, including the master bedroom with its ensuite shower room and dressing area, the huge main bathroom with Italian shower, freestanding bath and twin basins.
From the landing, timber steps lead to the summer living room of 100m² over the wine cave, with 7m ceiling height and magnificent roof trusses. There are superb views from here towards La Montagne Noire and over the garden and pool.
The top floor has another three spacious bedrooms with roof timbers and of course enormous character. One of these is used as an office at present, but has a gorgeous ensuite bathroom; and there is also a second lovely bathroom on this floor.
There are many restaurants in Homps, and its adjoining market town of Olonzac also has a good selection, as well as shops, pharmacies, banks, café/bars, schools, supermarkets, etc. Narbonne is 28 km away, Carcassonne 32 km, Béziers 44 km, the sea 45 km, and Spain 124 km (around an hour and a quarter). It is possible to moor a boat near the property.
- Property type
- Plot size m2
- 817 m²
- Total living m2
- 415 m²
- All bathrooms
- Double glazing
- Swimming pool
- Broadband internet