15 min de Narbonne et beaches Historical estate Around 700m2 of liveable surface at ground level Park of 10000m2 4.5 hectares of bio vineyards 11th century Roman Chapel
Exceptional historical estate with no neighbours set in beautiful countryside near the canal du midi and 15 minutes to the charming city of Narbonne and the mediterranean coast.
This estate has a long and colourful history dating back to an original roman villa which stood on the site of the current directoire bastide. The buildings on the property include an 11th century roman chapel which was built alongside an ancien monastery from the 5th century. The chapel has beautiful lintel carvings and an exceptional roman rotund and would be ideal with its acoustics as a recording studio or for classical concerts perhaps even a grand dining hall or party room. The buildings on the property are grouped around a sweeping central entrance courtyard paved in stone and there is ample parking in the three garages and the park of 8000m2 which has two separate gated entrances. The park comes complete with wells, a system of canals and fountains and grottos ( from the 18th century )could be rehabilitated and has the potential to be magnificent. ( the 18th century plumbing still works ) There is also an orangerie in the park with a new roof and new windows have been ordered for this attractive building. There is complete privacy with no neighbours and the property is protected from any future developments. The domaine also has 4.5 hectares of biological vineyards in full production and the grapes are currently sold to a wine producer but there is the potential to produce wine on the property as well. The accommodation consists of a bastide directoire of 300m2 ( 5 bedrooms ) constructed just after the revolution in 1789 , a substantial barn which is now a three bedroom, 2 bathroom home with 60m2 grand living, exposed stone walls and a secret garden. There is a series of 18th century barns which are ready to be converted to accommodation on the first floor with garages or a wine cave at entrance level. Buyers who are love history will be enthralled with the long and interesting story of this romantic and spiritual property with its secret passages, religious grottos and crypt. The various buildings offer outstanding examples of different architectural periods and this property has huge potential to be a substantial family estate or commercial tourism operation. This property is very liveable and has been renovated in part but buyers should preview more work to be done. Taking this into consideration this property would suit buyers with a budget around the 1,500,000€.