In a quiet part of the old town, on paved streets, busy with cafes, epiceries, wine-shops and antique stores, you access through a large horse arched carriage way leading to this unique Belle Epoque property offering period rooms, stunning dining room, breakfast room, sumptuous B&B bedrooms (all ensuite), a large central courtyard and private owners quarters with 3 bedrooms, office and private outside space. Run as a successful B&B with high proven income !
Location: One of the most celebrated and world heritage protected mediaeval cities in France with its old walled city and ramparts with all shops and amenities including 10 minutes from Carcassonne airport and 1 hour to Toulouse (airport).
The house was once the home and distillery of a very famous and celebrated drink of the day 'La Micheline' where it was distilled from 1888. In 1902 the owner inaugurated the newly refurbished ballroom lit by splendid chandeliers, which currently retains use as a very beautiful dining room with the original and beautiful feature doors and features. All of these features remain intact. Journals of the period speak of the festivities carried out in these lustrous ball rooms.
Basement: Cellar of 47 m2 (ambient temperature)+ boiler room of 4.49 m2, under-stairs storage of 2.19 m2, storage of 2.59 m2 (all plumbed for water and electricity).
Ground floor: Entrance through archway (originally for horses, shared with co-owners), bedroom of 25.49 m2 (exquisite original door with fanlight and surround details, marble fireplace with electric insert, double windows, original shutters, ceiling heights 3.5m, stunning details on ceilings) with ensuite of 4.20 m2 (WC, basin, shower), bedroom of 24.26 m2 (exquisite original door with fanlight and surround details, marble fireplace with electric insert, double windows, ceiling heights 3.5m, stunning details, ceiling roses, trompe d'oeil, hand-painted detailing) with ensuite of 4.85 m2 (WC, basin, shower), bedroom of 27.63 m2 (marble fireplace, ceiling roses, trompe d'oeil) with dressing of 5 m2 and ensuite of 7.6 m2 (basin, shower), WC of 1.24 m2, entrance of 20 m2 (exquisite original door with fanlight and coloured glass, wooden staircase, direct access to period inspired 'Jesters Gallery'), dining room of 28.64 m2 (marble fireplace, beautiful carved feature doors, parquet wood floors, ceiling roses, decorative wall panelling, carved architrave window features, wall panelling, plaster work friezes and frescos), lounge of 30.59 m2 (marble fireplace, feature doors, parquet wood floors, ceiling roses, wall panelling, architrave features, wall panelling, plaster work friezes), rear breakfast room of 18.57 m2 (overlooking courtyard, beautiful features), utility room of 2.07 m2, wooden parquet hallway of 7.88 m2 (beautiful lighting, access to private courtyard and to owners quarters, detailed wood panelling), internal courtyard of 22.59 m2 (access to parking and to owners quarters, not overlooked).
1st floor: Landing of 2.2 m2 (access to Jester's balcony and to upper bedroom), corridor of 10 m2, bedroom of 22.37 m2 (fitted cupboard) with lobby of 1.6 m2 and ensuite of 3.88 m2 (basin, WC, shower), oak wood panelling access to rear balcony of 2.65 m2 (table and chairs), access to front balcony of 3.2 m2.
Private owners quarters Ground floor: Dining room of 10.20 m2, lounge of 17.41 m2 (central circular staircase), kitchen of 15.29 m2 (double sink, work units, gas hob, oven, extractor fan, access to courtyard), WC, utility room, bedroom of 16.72 m2 with ensuite of 6.61 m2 (wc, shower, basin), private courtyard of 22.68 m2, office of 6.48 m2.
2nd floor: Bright lounge of 31.44 m2 around circular staircase, bathroom of 6.61 m2 (wc, double basin, bath/shower, heated towel rails), bedroom of 12.85 m2 (fitted cupboard), bedroom 13.69 m2.
Outside: The property benefits from balconies in certain bedrooms, in addition, a rare jewel in a city centre property, you have a wonderful and not overlooked central private courtyard (with access from the main house, parking, and private owners quarters), private owners courtyard, the courtyard is beautifully planted and augmented by the decorative doorways and windows, access to the property is by shared arched horse passage, there is private parking to the rear.
More Details: Mains gas, smoke alarm, mains sewer and water, annual property tax around 5500 euros, furniture and B&B contents negotiable, off street parking, very high proven revenue, partial double glazing, south facing orientation, original exquisite features, rare historic character house in excellent location.
A once-off opportunity to purchase a celebrated, historic, and Belle Époque house of this startling calibre ! To be seen, utterly breath-taking.
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The department of Aude is in the Languedoc-Roussillon region located in the south of France. It is surrounded by the Pyrénées-Orientales, Ariège, Tarn and Hérault departments.
French property buyers look in this region due to its numerous and varied landscapes as well as the rich cultural heritage, Aude has become an ever popular destination recently due to the gastronomy of the region, as well as its many festivals and dramatic scenery.
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