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A unique mountain house set at 1,000 metres with 2 hectares of land and unobstructed views to Mount Canigou

3 Beds
1 Bath
Habitable Size: 80 m²
Land Size: 2 ha

View over the village

The house seen from the east.

The house seen from the private drive.

The casot

The house seen from the south/west

The Norwegian woodburner in the lounge

Kitchen window and battery enclosure/bench

The terrace in front of the kitchen, lounge and bedroom

Part of the field

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€170,000

Save Notaire fees and French stamp duty paid by buyer
Region: Languedoc-Roussillon Department: Pyrénées-Orientales (66) Commune: Escaro (66360)

Sold Subject To Contract By Owner (FSBO)

Sold Subject To Contract Privately Private Vendor
Currency Conversion provided by Lumon an FCA authorised Electronic Money Institution and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland
€170,000 is approximately:
British Pounds: £141,100
US Dollars: $193,799
Canadian Dollars: C$243,100
Australian Dollars: A$268,600
Please note that these conversions are approximate and for guidance only and do not constitute sale prices. To find out more about currency exchange, please visit our Currency Exchange Guide.
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Key Info

  • Type: Residential (Cottage, Country House, Farmhouse / Fermette, Eco Home, House), Leisure Land, Maison Ancienne, Small Holding, Woodland / Wooded, Detached
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bath/ Shower Rooms: 1
  • Habitable Size: 80 m²
  • Land Size: 2 ha

Highlights

  • Very private and beautiful mountain setting with easy walking from the door into the high Pyrenees.
  • 1 hour from Perpignan airport. 20 minutes from excellent shopping, weekly market and restaurants in Prades. Near thermal baths.
  • Generous kitchen/diner, living room, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, traditional studio cottage, shed and workshop.
  • Comfortable house all year round with own supply of fuel.
  • 2 hectares of land including large field and dedicated space for beehives.

Features

  • Broadband Internet
  • Character / Period Features
  • Countryside View
  • Driveway
  • Equestrian Potential
  • Fireplace / Stove
  • Furnished / Part Furnished
  • Garden
  • Gîtes / Annexes
  • Land
  • Mountain View
  • Off-Street Parking
  • Orchard / Fruit Trees
  • Outbuildings
  • Renovated / Restored
  • Rental / Gîte Potential
  • Septic Tank / Microstation
  • Shed
  • Solar Panels
  • Stone
  • Terrace / Patio
  • Vegetable Garden
  • View
  • Water Source / Spring
  • Woodburner Stove
  • Workshop

Property Description

Summary
* Near the town of Prades
* In the department of Pyrénées-Orientales
* in the region of Languedoc-Roussillon

Features

* Bedrooms: 2 + 1
* Isolated
* Near Village
* Terrace
* Outbuildings
* Own wood supply
* 2 hectares land

Condition and Utility Information

* Condition - Restored / Habitable
* Roof - Good Condition
* Drainage - Septic tank
* Water - From village-managed spring
* Heating - 2 wood-burning stoves
* Gas water heating
* Electricity - Solar panels/inverter/batteries with backup generator
* Phone line to house

Location
A unique secluded mountain house set at 1,000 metres with views to Mount Canigou and to the Mediterranean. Very private and beautiful setting with easy walking from the door into the high Pyrenees.

One hour from Perpignan airport and coastal resorts. Close to the world heritage site at Villefranche de Conflent, plus easy access to the Petit Train Jaune, and the historic spa town of Vernet les Bains. Ski slopes less than one hour away - and local outdoor hot baths on the way home. An area of extraordinary natural beauty with rich history and heritage within the Py National Park.

The area is also rich in history and cultural heritage, and Prades is home to the yearly international Pablo Casals international chamber music festival which gathers together some of the worlds finest musicians,

Prades offers excellent shopping, and restaurants, and has a wonderful weekly outdoor market that fills the town. There is also a weekly market in Vernet Les Bains which also has good restaurants, cafes and shops, and a lovely swimming pool and spa.

Drive times to nearby ski resorts (Cambre d'Aze 1hr, La Quillane 50mins, Les Angles 1hr Formiguères 50mins, Font Romeu 1hr) ,
The Spanish border is 1hr away, Andorra 1h40, and Spanish Pyrenees ski resorts 1h30.
Drive time to distance to Côte Vermeille: Canet Plage 1h10, Le Barcares 1h10, St Cyprien 1h20, Argelès-sur-Mer 1h20, etc.

The area is rich in sporting facilities including golf, hiking, climbing and other mountain activities including canyoning.

Access
Perpignan Airport
Prades SNCF
Villefranche de Conflent SNCF
The house lies above the village of Escaro and is reached via a country track maintained by commune

Drive time to train stations: Villefranche de Conflent 25mins; Prades 30mins. Perpignan 1h 10.
Airports: Perpignan 1h10; Carcassonne 2h10; Béziers 2hr; Girona 2hrs; Montpellier 2h30.

Interior
The main house consists of generous kitchen/diner, living room, 2 bedrooms (1 upstairs, 1 downstairs), and bathroom (next to downstairs bedroom). All rooms except the bathroom have beautiful views over Canigou.

The casot - a traditional studio cottage - provides a third bedroom plus mezzanine. Currently used as a pottery studio.

Power is from solar panels, inverter and batteries. An electrical generator is used as a backup. Water comes from a spring that is maintained and filtered by village.

Comfortable house all year round. Cool in summer and warm in winter, with powerful wood-burning stoves, and own supply of fuel.

Exterior
A large stone terrace with unobstructed views towards Canigou runs along the whole of the front of the house, with French windows opening directly onto it from the living room and downstairs bedroom. A stone tool shed is built onto the side of the casot, and there is a workshop opposite the house. There is also ample parking space to the side of the house.

The property sit in 2 hectares of land including a large field and a dedicated space for beehives. Access to local water for watering is separate from the drinking supply. The land borders the land of an established commercial organic vegetable grower, and has many beautiful plants and trees including walnut and almond trees and a variety of fruit trees, including apricots, plums, apples and quince. The field is suitable for growing vegetables or keeping animals.

Additional Details
This property is perfect for sustainable eco-living and as a private mountain retreat, and would make a great primary residence or holiday home.

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€170,000

Notaire fees and French stamp duty paid by buyer
Currency Conversion provided by Lumon an FCA authorised Electronic Money Institution and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland
€170,000 is approximately:
British Pounds: £141,100
US Dollars: $193,799
Canadian Dollars: C$243,100
Australian Dollars: A$268,600
Please note that these conversions are approximate and for guidance only and do not constitute sale prices. To find out more about currency exchange, please visit our Currency Exchange Guide.

Location Information

Pyrénées-Orientales (66), Languedoc-Roussillon
Region: Languedoc-Roussillon Department: Pyrénées-Orientales (66) Commune: Escaro (66360) View Large Map

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