Sumptuous 1930s villa, currently run as a luxury B&B, comprises 625 m2 habitable space and sits on an 825 m2 corner plot in a quiet residential part of the town.
Bed & Breakfast
Close to Albi in a busy town with about 12.000 inhabitants, all shops and amenities including a 18 hole golf course, 45 minutes to Carcassonne (airport).
Sumptuous 1930s villa, currently run as a luxury B&B, comprises 625 m2 habitable space and sits on an 825 m2 corner plot in a quiet residential part of the town. A beautifully symmetrical property with original facade stone carvings and details including carved window surrounds and balconies with stone supports comprises 8 bedrooms (all en-suite), grand salon, dining room, cosy second salon, massage treatment room, multi-use flexi room, wine cellar, charming library with a large swimming pool in wonderful planted garden. The property also has a private owners' quarters, beautifully presented to incorporate the shaped attic beams.
Basement = Hall of 18 m2 + 'flexi-room'/massage treatment room of 34 m2 + wine cellar of 5 m2 + laundry room of 23 m2 (3 washing machines, 2 dryers 2018 'Asko Pro', original 1930's double sink) + spa and sauna of 44 m2 (sauna, shower, jacuzzi with jets and lighting, storage)+ storage area of 23 m2 (chest freezer, ice machine, fridge) + WC of 1.75 m2 + the basement has been fully insulated and benefits from full-height ceilings with access to natural light from 1 metre of above ground level windows.
Ground = Stone balustrade steps to front entrance + entrance of 5 m2 (fine wrought filigree iron and bevelled glass double doors, original art deco light fitting of 1934, original glass Marquise canopy with iron detailing, solid wood staircase with detailing and stair rug) + hall of 25 m2 (impressive terrazzo floor and mosaic, fine oak staircase, access to rear) + lounge of 22 m2 (original herringbone parquet flooring, individually styled marble working fireplace, original wall panelling, large bay window access to kitchen) + dining room of 41 m2 (original herringbone parquet flooring, Louis XIV style marble working fireplace, original wall panelling, large bay window, access to pool) + salon /tv lounge of 20 m2 (original herringbone parquet flooring, individually styled marble working fireplace with wood burner, access to dining room, access to Orangery) + kitchen and breakfast room of 36 m2 (solid wood top and bottom units, shelving, solid wood work surfaces, kitchen island with granite work surface, drawers and shelving, 7 ring gas hob, extractor fan set into large chimney breast with granite surround, dishwasher, eye level oven, under counter double electric oven, double Belfast-style sink with waste disposal and wall mounted taps, fridges x 2, original floors, access to pool) + orangery/original conservatory winter garden of 8 m2 (professional stainless steel sink, professional 3 minute cycle dishwasher, professional stainless steel work units, access to TV lounge, access to garden, access to hallway, double height opening for cellar deliveries) + half landing of 3 m2 + WC of 1.75 m2 (Art deco flooring, basin, storage).
1st = Hallway of 24 m2 (recessed alcoves and swing doors with access to bedrooms, currently closed and incorporated into dressing rooms, easily re-opened, original herringbone parquet flooring) + bedroom of 20m2 (balcony, original herringbone parquet wood floor, original marble fireplace) with dressing (safe, mini-bar, coffee machine, fridge) and en-suite of 6 m2 (bath with shower-head, basin, bidet, WC, heated towel rail) + bedroom of 20m2 (original herringbone parquet wood floor, original marble fireplace) with dressing (safe, mini-bar, coffee machine, fridge) and en-suite of 6 m2 (bath with shower-head, basin, bidet, WC, heated towel rail) + bedroom of 20m2 (original herringbone parquet wood floor, original marble fireplace) with dressing (safe, mini-bar, coffee machine, fridge) and ensuite of 6 m2 (bath with shower-head, basin, bidet, WC, heated towel rail) + bedroom of 20 m2 (balcony, original herringbone parquet wood floor, original marble fireplace) with dressing (safe, mini-bar, coffee machine, fridge) and en-suite of 6 m2 (bath with shower-head, basin, bidet, WC, heated towel rail) + library of 5 m2 (original double doors with bevelled glass, plant-holder balconettes) + all first floor ensuites have incorporated the original fittings into a modern setting.
2nd = Bedroom of 20 m2 (original marble fireplace and solid wood flooring) with dressing and en-suite of 6 m2 (shower, basin, WC, heated towel rail, under floor heating) + bedroom of 20 m2 (original marble fireplace and solid wood flooring) with dressing and en-suite of 12 m2 (claw foot bath, twin basins, WC, shower) + master suite of 20 m2 (original marble fireplace and solid wood flooring) with en-suite of 12 m2 (bath, shower, basin, WC, heated towel rail) and lounge of 20 m2 (original marble fireplace and solid wood flooring - this suite was originally two bedrooms and could easily be reinstated to incorporate 8th bedroom) + storage room of 20 m2 (original wooden flooring, decorative stone balcony).
Attic = Private owners quarters (converted in 2012, fully insulated, new double-glazed Velux windows) of 125 m2 : solid Oak door accessing + lounge of 41 m2 (solid wood flooring, Velux, decorative metal beams and struts) + bedroom of 41 m2 (Velux) with en-suite (shower, basin, WC, heated towel rail, Velux) and walk in wardrobe + storage area of 41 m2 + attic crawl space/under eaves storage (this storage passes the entire way around the four sides of the house save one chimney area).
Exterior = Grand wrought iron filigree entrance gates and enclosed low-maintenance gardens of 825 m2 are encircled by a natural stone path (all completely re-designed and re-built in 2008) + swimming pool 6.5m x 3m x 1.5m + sun terrace + exterior shower and toilet + purpose built gazebo (2013) + fountain + 4 irrigation points + access to basement for deliveries + two magnificent shaped yew trees frame the ornate gates and much of the perimeter wall is framed by mature Camellias, originally planted in the 1930s + garage for off street parking + original orangery/winter conservatory (dish-washer, sink, access to basement and ground floor).
Sundry = Mains gas, sewerage and water + situated in a protected quarter ensuring no further development + not in a flood zone + 3-phase electricity supply + own water source from a well located in the basement + two new Geminox gas water boilers serviced and certified annually + digital water timer 1 year old + total re-plumbing including hot water pump circulation system with 500 L tank + gas central heating system + original cast iron radiators (supplied by modern gas heating) + reverse heat/cool air conditioner (kitchen) added in 2013 + (23 MB) WiFi reaches every room and garden + air conditioning to all bedrooms (added 2017) + shutters repainted 2019 + property tax around 3630€ + architectural merit features + furniture and contents included + high proven revenue + own website + modern professional kitchen + smoke alarm + irrigation + roof renovated + off street parking + good structural state + south-facing orientation.
Extra = Superbly and lovingly restored over a three-year renovation period which included electricity re-wiring, re-plumbing, garden landscape and the addition of a swimming pool. All of the bedrooms have been totally renovated in keeping with the style and epoque giving a seamless transition to luxury modern-day living. The attic space and basement have been renovated to make use of the airy spaces, creating a luxurious basement with large flexible space, spa, Jacuzzi and treatment rooms, and large private owners' quarters.
Inherent to the renovations were the preservation of original features to include decadent parquet floors, 11 marble fireplaces each of which are different in style and design, ornate cornices, architraves and panelling, ceiling roses in almost every room and the beautiful terrazzo floor at the entrance to the property. Only the finest quality material, fixtures and fittings were used; paints from Farrow & Ball, Fired Earth & Little Greene; fabrics from Libeco, Pierre Frey & Etro. All rooms contain hotel quality beds. In addition, original arts and craft antique furniture has been blended with modern seating, dining tables and other soft furnishings to create a thoroughly sumptuously presented private property, boutique hotel or investment opportunity.
Price = 950.000 € (Historical, luxurious and sumptuous property with stunning architectural details and excellent proven revenue !)
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The department of Hérault is in the Languedoc-Roussillon region located in the south of France. It is surrounded by the Pyrénées-Orientales, Ariège, Tarn and Aude departments.
Widely regarded as possibly the most dynamic department in Languedoc Roussillon with Montpellier as its capital and the popular seaside resorts of Sete and Grande Motte bringing in millions of tourists every summer, the Hérault department is certainly busy and growing.
But despite all the activity along the coast, the interior of Hérault is as beautiful and unspoiled as it has always been. The Hérault countryside is glorious, driving away from the coast into the foothills of the Black Mountains you can get lost in an ocean of vines.
Villages in the department of Hérault are incredibly pretty. Roquebrun is stunning, with its bridge and old water mill on the river Orb. St Guilhem-le-Desert is also beautiful - and one of Languedoc’s top tourist spots.
Hérault is also a favourite of Brits looking to move to the area. Pézenas and Lodève are both popular towns - Pézenas used to be the region’s capital and is becoming quite chic.
In short - the department combines beautiful countryside with the buzz and glamour of a major city (Montpellier).
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