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A Unique off-Grid Mountain House at 1000 Metres Altitude with 2 Hectares of Land. Near Amenities and with Unobstructed V…

3 Beds
1 Bath
Habitable Size: Unknown
Land Size: 2 ha

Front of house

View of house, casot and toolshed from driveway

Rear of house from parking area

Casot in summer

Kitchen

Master bedroom

Living room

Changing views of Canigou from patio

Changing views of Canigou from patio

Changing views of Canigou from patio

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€210,000

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Region: Languedoc-Roussillon Department: Pyrénées-Orientales (66) Commune: Escaro (66360)

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Currency Conversion provided by French Property Currency powered by A Place in the Sun Currency, regulated in the UK (FCA firm reference 504353)
€210,000 is approximately:
British Pounds: £178,500
US Dollars: $224,700
Canadian Dollars: C$308,700
Australian Dollars: A$346,500
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), Mountain Chalet / Chalet D'alpage, Maison Ancienne, Small Holding, Detached
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bath/ Shower Rooms: 1
  • Land Size: 2 ha

Highlights

  • Very private and beautiful mountain setting with easy walking from the door into the high Pyrenees.
  • 1.5 hour from Perpignan airport. 30 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 enclosed field and dedicated space for beehives.

Features

  • Broadband Internet
  • Character / Period Features
  • Driveway
  • En-Suite Bathroom(s) / Shower room(s)
  • Equestrian Potential
  • Fireplace / Stove
  • Furnished / Part Furnished
  • Garden(s)
  • Gîte(s) / Annexe(s)
  • Land
  • Mountain View
  • Off-Street Parking
  • Orchard(s) / Fruit Trees
  • Outbuilding(s)
  • Renovated / Restored
  • Rental / Gîte Potential
  • Sea View(s)
  • Septic Tank / Microstation
  • Shed(s)
  • Solar Panels
  • Stone
  • Terrace(s) / Patio(s)
  • Vegetable Garden(s)
  • View(s)
  • Water Source / Spring
  • Woodburner Stove(s)
  • Woodland / Wooded
  • Workshop

Property Description

A Unique off-Grid Mountain House at 1000 Metres Altitude with 2 Hectares of Land. Near Amenities and with Unobstructed Views to Mount Canigou


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

Features

* Bedrooms: 2 + 1
* Remote/private location
* Near village
* Local community
* 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/broadband internet to house

Location
A unique secluded mountain house set at 1000 metres with views to Mount Canigou and to the Mediterranean. Very private but close to a friendly village and local amenities. Beautiful setting with easy walking from the door into the high Pyrenees.

Just over an hour from Perpignan airport and coastal resorts. Close to the UNESCO 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 - with local outdoor hot baths on the way home. An area of extraordinary natural beauty with rich history and heritage within the 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 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 boasts many sporting facilities including golf, hiking, climbing and other mountain activities including canyoning.

Access
The house itself lies above the village of Escaro, and is reached via a country track maintained by the village council

Also convenient to: Perpignan Airport, Prades train station SNCF, Villefranche de Conflent train station SNCF

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 Mt Canigou.

The casot - a traditional studio cottage - provides a third bedroom with mezzanine. A powerful built-in kiln means it can also be 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 council.

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

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 the patio 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 sits in 2 hectares of land including a large enclosed 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 and is currently used for keeping animals.

Additional Details
This property is perfect for sustainable eco-living and as a private mountain retreat. It would make a great primary residence or holiday home. Feel free to contact us for further information and more pictures.

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€210,000

(notaires fees and French stamp duty paid by buyer)
Currency Conversion provided by French Property Currency powered by A Place in the Sun Currency, regulated in the UK (FCA firm reference 504353)
€210,000 is approximately:
British Pounds: £178,500
US Dollars: $224,700
Canadian Dollars: C$308,700
Australian Dollars: A$346,500
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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