The spectacular and historic Domaine de Bellevue rises from its own promontory to dominate the surrounding countryside.
Perfectly positioned between Toulouse and Carcassonne, it occupies an area of private peace, while being only minutes from the busy yet charming market town of Castelnaudary, and the Canal du Midi.
This is Cathar country with its historic towns and villages, but skiing and beaches, airports and motorways, are within easy reach.
The house truly deserves its name, enjoying uninterrupted views from the Black Mountains to the north, to the Pyrenees in the south and situated in an area of gently undulating land and so free from unwanted mountain influences on the climate. Approaching from the west, along a country lane with no passing traffic, the tree-lined private driveway sweeps between pillared gates to encircle the house, and into a world of calm, the stillness broken only by birds and an occasional distant tractor.
At the Domaine de Bellevue, the house and the grounds are as one. To the north and east lies a private forest: not a tangled wilderness but an ornamental creation, planted by the original owner, laced with walks and ways. Still maintained to the highest standard, the paths provide the perfect opportunity for outdoor activities of all sorts. To the south the forest gradually gives way to an amphitheatre of open rolling fields. On the border of these areas lies the fully refurbished swimming pool complex, a sun-trap surrounded by trees and entirely private.
The house is bright and luminous and it sparkles in the Southern French sunshine. The current owners have undertaken major improvements and modernisation yet the house retains many of its original features, including original Versaille parquet floors and a mighty oak staircase.
The tower climbs majestically to the newly refurbished observatory and so to the roof terrace from which the breath-taking views and panorama can best be experienced.
Built in 1908, this gorgeous and luminous house which offers 450 sqm habitable space ,has been fully renovated .
It consists of, on the ground level: large entry hallway opening on a spacious sitting room, a large lounge/dining room, a fully equipped kitchen, toilets and wooden staircase.
On the first floor: great landing/Library, 3 double bedrooms, each with en suite bethroom,
On the second floor: 3 double bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a study.
There is also a full basement onsisting of: laundry, central heating gas burner and hot water boiler, storage rooms.
On the grounds, a large swimming pool and a wooden chalet pool-house. Airports in Carcassonne and Toulouse. Fast train service in Toulouse to Paris and London and in Narbonne to Barcelona
Cool in summer but warm in winter, large but easily manageable, complex yet simpple to maintain, this is the perfect home , exceptional holiday home, or development opportunity
- Special class
- Extra info
- Grounds 5-10 HA
- 450 m²
- 68,617 m²
- All bathrooms
- Pool house
- Broadband internet