La Corbières is located in the heart of the Corbières, it is an extraordinary, luxury country villa in France incorporing stylish, modern décor with the ambience and character of its former life as a wine barn. The accommodation consists of the main house with 6 bedrooms and a separate guests apartment next to the house , in total offering 6 - 8 bedrooms. The local village of Montlaur is close by, you could cycle in less than 10 minutes or walk to in about 20 minutes or by car in less than 5 minutes. There is a bakery, butcher and pharmacy.
In the main house, there are four bedrooms on the first-floor with beamed ceilings and en-suite marble bathrooms. Two have baths and all have walk-in showers. The bedrooms are situated around a dramatic atrium, from which the staircase sweeps to the main floor living space. Two further bedrooms, recently refurbished are located in the garden wing. All these 6 bedrooms have latest technology with flat screen TVs and Iphone docs. The 2 new guest bedrooms, include marble ensuite bathrooms in style with the rest of the house,
In addition there is a two bedroomed apartment off the courtyard that is suitable for extra guests or staff. One bedroom is a double, one has two singles. There is a shower room and a kitchenette. Recent renovations also included a new drive and gates, sumptuous external seating areas and extensive new landscaping, the house is more luxurious and extraordinary than ever.
The setting for La Fraissinede is stunning, amongst 120 acres of surrounding countryside with wonderful views, spacious accommodation sleep up to 14 persons in six double en-suite bedrooms including a magnificent master suite with dressing rooms, there are open-plan entertaining areas, various terraces, a tranquil courtyard, a tennis court and large heated pool.
The villa is an ideal base to explore the mysteries of the Cathar country, with its secrets of Rennes le Chateau, or enjoy sparkling Mediterranean beaches, the walled city of Carcassonne and the languid Canal du Midi — all within 30 minutes drive.
For those who enjoy the outdoor pursuits, there is a great choice available locally including mountain biking, walking and horse-riding, or visit the vineyards for wine tasting and the traditional French food markets,
This luxury villa near Carcasonne sits in one of the most beautiful valleys of the French Languedoc and has been tastefully transformed to provide the ideal family holiday villa.
The interiors are contemporary but blend well with the 18th century working fireplace,the large windows and doors maximizing the light from the long summer days and offering excellent views of the valley and mountainsides both indoors and out.
The accommodation is on two flooors :
Downstairs is the main living areas:
This floor flows from one room to the next in a wonderful open plan design – with tiled floor, under floor heating, high ceilings with huge wooden beams which are a feature through this new section of the house.
At one end is the formal lounge with huge picture windows, a large feature fireplace with a amazing bar.
The main entrance hallway is in the centre of the ground floor – cloakroom, great space for entertaining, high ceilings and the gallery landing from the upstairs bedrooms overlook this area.
The fabulous and very large professional kitchen is at the other end of the ground floor – 2 islands with hob and stools around – very sociable area for people to gather – there is a large wooden dining table and also a TV den with seating, soft cushions, flat screen TV, DVD, Freeview . The windows and doors are all round the kitchen taking full advantage of the incling sunshine and the views. There is an outdoor dining area just off the kitchen with large wooden table and chairs.
Upper level :
Bedroom 1 – Lavender room – twin beds – looks out to the side of the villa onto the vegetable patch.
Ceiling Fan - en-suite with walk-in shower double vanity sink, heated towel rail
Bedroom 2 – Green Room – King or Twin – slightly larger than Bed 1 – C/Fan – en-suite with bath & walk-in shower, double vanity , heated towel rail
Bedroom 3 – Pink Room – King bed – more like a suite with a walk way to a second small area with large comfy sofa bed – en-suite with bath, walk-in shower and single sink, heated towel rail
Bedroom 4 – Master Suite – located on the opposite side of the landing area to other rooms. Huge room – King bed - sitting area – wooden floor and a double tub in the corner with a big picture window looking out on to the garden. En-suite with double walk in shower, double vanity, heated towel rail – study room off with pc
All the upper level bedrooms have C/fans, Flat screen wall mounted TV, freeview and DVD – robes in the bathrooms - Two of the bedrooms have baths and all have walk-in showers.
On the right of the upstairs rear entrance (next to Bed 4) leads to part of the original house -
Garden wing :
Two bedrooms situated on either side of a large family sitting room and both overlook the swimming pool and garden. Both bedrooms have walk-in showers, satellite television, DVD players
The less-formal sitting/games room has a dressing up box, table football, piano, TV, DVD with library of DVD’s to choose from and doors leading to the garden and pool. This ia great casual play for all the family to enjoy. The ground floor of the main house and garden wing have direct access to the landscaped gardens, pool area, sheltered courtyard and all weather tennis courts.
This property has an enviable rental reputation with a good income rental which a new buyer could maintain if desired,