Rare opportunity to buy two joined houses with garden in the heart of Montolieu, the vibrant Village of Books and Graphic Arts. The houses total 551m2 of living space, with 65m2 private garden, plus 13.5m2 roof terrace. Both houses have had new insulated roofs in recent years. House Number 1 (336.8m2) Maison de Maître, built in 1761, partly insulated and double glazed. Ground floor: Large hallway with stained glass window and flagstone tiles, living room (26.5m2), Kitchen (16.2m2), dining room (19.5m2), bathroom and laundry room ( 8.5m2), cloak room, access to wine cave (40m2) First floor: Bathroom (8m2), bedroom 1 (31m2) with balcony, bedroom 2 (19m2), bedroom 3 (18m2) and Bedroom 4 (12.9m2). Second floor: Office (7.9m2), bedroom 5 (8.4m2), two large attic rooms which could be converted into further bedrooms or studios (56.5m2 and 46m2). Outside: (65m2), pretty, east-facing garden, with an outside dining area overlooking the gorgeous country-side. House Number 2 (283m2) Recently renovated, insulated and double glazed. Ground floor: Living room (36.7m2), dining room (10.5m2), kitchen (15.9m2), bedroom 1 (15.5m2) Basement: Bathroom (8.8m2), large cave (83m2) First Floor: Bedroom 2 (20.2m2), bedroom 3 with en-suite shower (16m2), bathroom (17.1m2), office/playroom/sitting room, 12.4m2 and 13.7m2 Mezzanine: Bedroom 4/artists studio, 23.5m2 Outside: Private decked terrace (13.5m2) with view of Saint Roch hill The pretty village of Montolieu is located just 15 minutes northwest of Carcassonne, in the foothills of the Montagne Noire, with easy access to Carcassonne airport and only an hour from Toulouse airport. The village is perched between two river gorges, with swimming spots on either side of the village. Montolieu used to be home to King Louis XVs fabric manufacture, and, since 1990, is now a thriving book and art village. There are 16 bookshops, many artists and galleries, a museum, an art collection, six restaurants (three of which are also bars, and one also a tea room), a grocery shop, wine shop, library, post office, tabac, doctors, pharmacy, optician, physiotherapist, speech therapist, osteopath, podiatrist, magnetician, naturopath, hairdresser, and a notaire. Also in the village there is a nursery and primary school, a campsite, a cactus garden centre, and organic farms producing vegetables, bread, meat, cheese, eggs and yoghurt. During the summer the outdoor swimming pool is open in the village, including a nursery pool there are childrens swimming lessons available and an aqua-gym for adults. There is also a football pitch, tennis court, and a pétanque area in the centre of the village. There are local classes such as writing, yoga, art, illustration, French, calligraphy and aikido, and community walking groups. There are several festivals, including a book festival, writers festival, comic festival, jazz festival, and two art festivals. During the summer there are countless concerts, art openings and village events. Montolieu is a lovely, friendly community, made up of locals and expats it has a small village feel, but is very creative and cosmopolitan, with lots of visitors. An hour away from Mediterranean beaches, and two hours drive to ski resorts and to Spain. The houses are located in the heart of the village, but on a quiet road that is for residents only, and with wonderful neighbours. As the property is high up in the village, it overlooks the hill of Saint Roch. From the garden and terrace you can hear the river running in the gorge below. The main house faces east, with views of the sunrise and full moon rise, and the attached house has views to the south as far as Mount Canigou in the Pyrenees. The property consists of two separate houses, which are joined by connecting doors they can be completely closed off, or left open. There is also the possibility to divide the properties completely, or the business potential of creating gîtes, chambres dhotes, or other commerce.
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