Stone character house in idyllic French hamlet for $145k

  • 3 bedrooms + 1 bathroom

  • 90 sq meters

  • Located in Aigues Vives, France (SEE MAP)

A property full of charm, with exposed beams and stonework, alcoves and marble sink, spacious and welcoming, in good condition and in a great location amidst vineyards and garrigue in the triangle Béziers/Narbonne/Carcassonne.

The property looks east on a pretty little square in the centre of the hamlet, with no passing traffic at all. It has a 20m² terrace in front, with oleanders, yuccas and virginia creeper.

The entrance to the house is lovely, into a gorgeous white-painted dining area of 14m², with a woodburning stove in a Languedocienne fireplace.

Arches and alcoves add to its charm and bring light into the country-style kitchen with double sink, beams and green wall tiles. Behind the kitchen is a bright shower room with white and yellow tiles. The floors are terracotta throughout.

The living room of 18m², accesed by a doorway from the dining area, has glazed doors leading out onto the terrace. There is a curved wall created by the pretty tiled stair leading up from the dining area.

Upstairs is a 14m² landing, which can be used for sleeping, living, reading... To the left is the main bedroom of 18m² with lots of alcoves and a timber floor - both these face east -it's lovely to wake up in this house in the morning.

Over the kitchen and shower room is a second bedroom of 10.6m², with rooflight and timber floorboards, sloping ceiling and beams. Above the large landing is an sweet attic bedroom with white floorboards, a little window and beams - the ceiling is low, so the area over 1.8m is only around 5m².

Accessed from the terrace is a useful storeroom of 6m². The Cathar stronghold of Minerve is about 10 km away, the Mediterranean is 45 km. One can swim in local rivers at Cailhol or Bize-Minervois. There are weekly village markets in St. Chinian (17 km)and Olonzac (13 km).

There is a shop, school, bakery/café, two restaurants, hairdresser's, wine caveau and post office in Aigues-Vives, 3 km away; the baker, grocery van and butcher pass regularly. Narbonne is 27 km, Béziers 40 km and Carcassonne 50 km. Airports at Béziers and Carcassonne are approx an hour's drive away, and Spain an hour and a half.

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