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Beautiful South Facing Detached House with Stunning Terraces & Established Rental Income

2 Beds
2 Baths
Habitable Size: 214 m²
Land Size: 110 m²

The village looking west roughly.

Terrace looking South

Terrace view

Terrace view

Terrace view

View from the gardens.

Terrace view

View from the chemin down to the river.

View from the gardens..

Parking space.

The house- Les Roques.

Only one more house past here..

Newly surfaced lane..

Parking for 30+ cars..

River the other side of wall..

View from end of top terrace.

Another terrace view.

Lounge view

Lounge view to hall and entrance.

Lounge view

Lounge view

Lounge view

Lounge view

View from fireplace.

View from office..

Bedroom 1. Doors onto mountain.

Bedroom 1

View from my bed..😸

Bedroom 2

Bedroom 2

Large bathroom ensuite to Bed 2

Large bathroom another view.

Kitchen view to lounge and stairs.

Mountain wall in kitchen.

Another kitchen view.

Another kitchen view.Door to lounge.

Stairs landing. Door to small bathroom.

Small bathroom. Sink & bath to right.

Small bathroom.

Stove in lounge.

View from office into lounge.

View from office window. Coffee seat🤗

View from office/lounge doors.

Down the terrace from inside kitchen.

View out to the terrace from kitchen.


Plan of caves.

Office with WiFi and landline phone..

Floorplan ground floor.

Floorplan first floor.

View from terrace..

Garden. Close to house.

Garden. View to west.

View of top terrace.

View from mountain above village.

View south from bridge.

View point looking north.

Nice viewpoint north, east & south.

Entrance from road by river.

Steps to other entrance.

Lac at Pradelles. 20 minutes drive.

View from mountain track south.

Small freshwater pool 1km away.

River that flows through Cabrespine.

Terrace view

Morning view from the terrace.

My favourite time of year..

Cave 2.

Caves. Wood for stove.

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Save Now 255000e ... Original price 295000
Region: Languedoc-Roussillon Department: Aude (11) Commune: Cabrespine (11160)

For Sale By Owner (FSBO)

For Sale Privately Private Owner
Currency Conversion provided by French Property Currency powered by A Place in the Sun Currency, regulated in the UK (FCA firm reference 504353)
€255,000 is approximately:
British Pounds: £216,750
US Dollars: $272,850
Canadian Dollars: C$374,850
Australian Dollars: A$420,750
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 (Village House, House), Business (Gîte), Investment Property, Maison Ancienne, Detached
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bath/ Shower Rooms: 2
  • Habitable Size: 214 m²
  • Land Size: 110 m²


  • Established turnkey rental business
  • Ideal holiday home or primary residence in a lively village in a lovely micro climate.
  • Great location: 30 minutes north of Carcassonne & airport, 25 minutes north of the Canal du Midi
  • Stunning terraces with a panoramic view down the valley
  • Established Airbnb business with 4.8/5 rating.


  • Bed & Breakfast Potential
  • Cellar(s) / Wine Cellar(s)
  • Character / Period Features
  • Countryside View
  • Furnished / Part Furnished
  • Garden(s)
  • Mains Drainage
  • Mains Electricity
  • Mains Water
  • Mountain View
  • Orchard(s) / Fruit Trees
  • Renovated / Restored
  • Renovation / Development Potential
  • Rental / Gîte Potential
  • Revenue Generating
  • Stone
  • Terrace(s) / Patio(s)
  • Vegetable Garden(s)
  • Woodburner Stove(s)

Property Description

If your interested in understanding and discussing more about my house or arranging a visit please feel free to contact me by phone or email.

A large charming detached property in a beautiful secluded idyllic location with two great south facing terraces enjoying a micro climate and terrific vistas. The property location is on a small dead end lane with only 2 houses including this one.

Welcome to your new house.. you've woken to that beautiful view from your bed with sun dappling the leaves in the vine and the sun's rising through the trees and warming the terraces ready for coffee. The view down the valley is clear bright with a gentle breeze thanks to Cabrespines micro climate. Breakfast in that large sun filled kitchen as you consider lunch in the Franco Brazilian restaurant in the village..A swim in a local freshwater lac.. or Later who knows.. dinner locally in a village, a party on your terraces and large lounge with friends (my daughter's 21 st birthday we had over 70) or a trip to Carcassonne to see a pageant or a famous star Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Jose Carreras, Tom Jones etc or even a trip to magical Toulouse with its great shopping centre history cultural events top rugby team and cool vibe for the night.. Easy to write these words but All are true! If you want to ring and ask more or arrange for a video walk through please contact me..

Local Amenities

Doctors surgery Caunes minervois 20min
New hospital Carcassonne 30m

Historic sites
Abbey of Caunes Minervois (20mins)
Chateau De Rieux (25mins)
Château de Roquefère (30mins)
Les Quatre Châteaux de Lastours (35mins)
Carcassonne's Fortified city & ramparts (35mins)
Carcassonne Château Comtal (35mins)
Carcassonne Basilique Saint Nazaire (35mins)
Chateau de Pennautier (35mins)
Commanderie de Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon (40mins)
Château de Saissac (50mins)
Abbaye de Villelongue (50mins)
Abbey of Villelongue (50mins)
Abbey of Fontfroide (1hr)

Cathar castles & sites
Château de Villerouge-Termenès (1h05)
Château de St-Ferriol (1h15)
Rennes-le-Château (1h15)
Château de Termes (1h25)
Château d'Aguilar (1h25)
Château de Puivert (1h30)
Château de Quéribusc (1h35)
Château de Puilaurens (1h45)
Château de Montségur (1h45)
Château de Peyrepetuse (2hrs)

Caves / Dolmens /Menhirs
Goufre de Cabrespine (5mins)
Dolmen de la Jagantiere (20mins)
Menhir de Malves en Minervois (20mins)
Grotte de Limousis cave (20mins)
Dolmen du Palet de Roland (20mins)
Conques sur Orbieil stone huts (20mins)
Dolmen de Fades (30mins)
Dolmen de Pépieux-Minervois (30mins)

Pretty villages / towns:
Villeneuve Minervois (10mins)
Villegly (15mins)
Laure Minervois (15mins)
Caunes-Minervois (15mins)
Rieux-Minervois (25mins)
La Redorte (30mins)
Lavalette (35mins)
Olonzac (35mins)
Homps (35mins)
Capendu (35mins)
Alzonne (40mins)
Preixan (40mins)
Arzens (40mins)
Alairac (40mins)
Leuc (40mins)
Montolieu Book and Art village (40mins)
Montclar (45mins)
Aigne (45mins)
Bize Minervois (45mins)
Lézignan-Corbières (45mins)
Rieux en Val (50mins)
Minerve « plus beaux villages de France » (50mins)
Saint Hillaire (50mins)
St Laurent de la Cabrerisse (50mins)
Labastide en Val (55mins)
Lagrasse (1hr)

Towns & cities:
Carcassonne (30mins)
Mazamet (40mins)
Castelnaudry (50mins)
Narbonne (50mins)
Limoux (55mins)
Castres (55mins)
Mirepoix (1hr)
Beziers (1h15)

Nearby vineyards / wine areas:
Minervois (15mins)
Corbières (20mins)

Tourist attractions

Gouffre de Cabrespine
Villeneuve Minervois Truffle museum (10mins)
Villeneuve Minervois windmill Bénazeth (10mins)
Musée de Paléontologie de Villeneuve-Minervois (10mins)
Ecomusée Marbre et Terroir (20mins)
Le Paradis des Enfants Parc D’attractions (20mins)
Canal du Midi (25mins)
Parc Australien (35mins)
Musée de la Chevalerie (35mins)
Paper Mill Brousses (45mins)
Parc Animalier de La Matarelle (50mins)
Dinosauria (1h10)
Réserve Africaine de Sigean (1h10)

Outdoor activities
Montagne Noir & the Parc regional du Haut Languedoc (10mins)
O2 Aventure, Lac de la Cavayère (35mins)
Gorges de la Cesse (40mins)
Passerelle de Mazamet Suspended bridge (45mins)
Cascades de la Nielle (50mins)
Gorges du briant (1hr)
Pyrenees Foothills (1h15)
Pyrenees High Mountains (2hr)

Pyreneean Ski resorts
Les Monts D'Olmes (1h55)
Beille (2h15)
Ax 3 Domaines (2h25)
Formiguères (2h25)
Andorra (2h30)
Les Angles (2h30)
Porté Puymorens (2h30)
Font-Romeu/Bolquère Pyrénées 2000 (2h45)
Cambre d'Aze – Eyne/Saint-Pierre-dels-Forcats (2h50)

Swimming locations / Beaches:
Centre aquatique Les Bains de Minerve (20mins)
Pôle Aqualudique de Carcassonne (35mins)
Parc Aquaviva & Lac de la Cavayère (35mins)
Lac de Jouarrres Homps (35mins)
Montolieu Swimming Pool (40mins)
Lac de Buzerens (45mins)
Bize Minervois river beach (50mins)
Plan d’Eau Les Fargues (55mins)
Lagrasse river beach (1hr)

Nearby coastal resorts:
Peyriac-de-Mer (1h10)
Narbonne Plage (1h15)
Gruissan Plage (1h15)
Port-la-Nouvelle (1h15)
Leucate Plage (1h20)
and the Catalan resorts resorts further south.

Fishing, canoeing / kayaking and boat rides
Base de Loisirs / Canoeing / Boat hire / Fishing on the Canal du Midi and the rivers of the Aude, L' Orbiel, Orbieu, La Rougeanne, Argent Double

Golf courses
Golf Club de Carcassonne (35mins)
Golf Mazamet La Barouge (50mins)
Golf Santa Rosa Narbonne (1hr)

Horse riding
Ecurie Saint Pierre (20mins)
Ecurie le Thou (30mins)
Equi Passion (35mins)
Centre équestre L'Orge Sucré (35mins)
Ferme équestre du Pech de Bragos (35mins)
Jessie Equitation (35mins)
Cheval par nature Montirat (40mins)
Ecurie de Festes (40mins)
Centre Equestre La Goutarende Village du Cheval (40mins)
Equestrian Center Le Parc (45mins)
Ferme équestre du Plo (45mins)
Le Petit Paradou (45mins)
Le Centre équestre Domaine de Fraisse (45mins)
Ferme Equestre de Pommayrac (50mins)
Cheval Malepère Equitation (55mins)

Local walks, gr routes & bike rides.

Cabrespine has many walks that originate from the village tha range from 2/3 to 15+ Kms.

Many cycle routes also originate from Cabrespine or are a stopping point en-route to other panoramic destinations. The tour de France passed through Cabrespine last year.
Sentier botanique de Cabrespine (5mins)
Sentier Géologique de Cabrespine (5mins)
Sentier des Capitelles de Laure-Minervois (20mins)
Sentier des Capitelles de Conques-sur-Orbiel (25mins)

Sunday - Trebes (25mins), Conques-sur-Orbiel (20mins), Limoux (50mins), Castelnaudry (55mins), Saint Laurent de la Cabrerisse (50mins), Mazamet (40mins)
Monday - Castelnaudary (55mins), Mirepoix (1hr)
Tuesday - Carcassonne (30mins), Caunes-Minervois (15mins), Rieux-Minervois (20mins), Olonzac (35mins), Mazamet (45mins),
Wednesday - La Redorte (30mins), Villeneuve-Minervois (10mins), Laure-Minervois (20mins), Bram (40mins), Lézignan-Corbières (40mins), Bize Minervois (45mins)
Thursday - Carcassonne (30mins), Caunes-Minervois (15mins), Alzonne (40mins), Rieux-Minervois (20mins)
Friday - Azille (30mins), Fabrezan (45mins), Limoux (50mins), Paraza (45mins)
Saturday - Carcassonne (30mins), Caunes-Minervois (15mins), Rieux-Minervois (20mins), Lagrasse (55mins), Saint Laurent de la Cabrerisse summer market (50mins), Mazamet (45mins)

Marches au Truffes Noires - December, Januuary & February Villeneuve Minervois
Festival de Carcassonne
Limoux Carnival
La fête de la Saint-Vincent Carcassonne
Truffle and wine festival Cabardès
Cassoulet Festival Castelnaudry
Truffle markets in December & January Talairan
Convivencia Canal DU Midi Music Festival
Tastes en Minervois Wine Festival Villegly
Jazz à l'Hospitalet Festival
Les Fanfares Sans Frontieres Mazamet
Carnaval Vénitien castres
Night markets, producer markets, Pottery Markets & other popular musical and cultural event.

Carcassonne Airport - 30mins

Beziers airport - 1h30
Perpignan airport - 1h30
Toulouse airport - 1h30
Montpellier airport - 1h55

A61 Narbonne Toulouse - 30mins

Carcassonne Train Station (RER, TER, Intercités & TGV) - 30mins

Please see the attached Room layout and sizes photos.

The house has 2 large bedrooms. The bedroom overlooking the valley is easily converted to 2 bedrooms by installation of a simple stud wall with door. This bedroom currently is 4.8m by 6m so division creates 2 rooms of approximately.. 4.8m by 3m each with a panoramic window.
The large bathroom also could be simply divided/modified thus creating another bedroom... (this originally existed).
The other bedroom with its dimensions has great potential to install a mezzanine floor with its high apex ceiling (bedroom/lounge area etc) with a kitchen area beneath but still leaving a large bedroom or general area for whatever purpose. This room contains a Pompe a chaleur. See picture..

All dimensions in Metres

Please see the 4 detailed images of floor plans of rooms and essential information.

Kitchen 7.9 by 5.5

Utility room adjoining kitchen 1.9 by 5.5

Bedroom one - 7 by 5.5

Bedroom two - 7 by 5

Large Bathroom - 5.9 by 3.3.

Smaller Bathroom - 2.2 by 3.2

Lounge - 5.9 by 8.2

Office adjoining lounge 3.9 by 2

Entrance hall - 2.4 by 1.9

Small toilet & basin adjoining entrance hall - 1.1 by 1

There are 2 caves adjacent to each other. ( See attached photos for approximate dimensions)

Garden- The garden is 10 metres square roughly. It's a well maintained bio
plot and grows great vegetables fruit berries a fig and a pear tree. The earth is very fertile and is irrigated by an adjacent water channel fed from the river. (See attached images)

The house is fully furnished with Bosch dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave, gas cooker and handmade oak dresser in the kitchen Inc all fittings.
The lounge has a handmade oak table and chairs seating 10, handmade oak dresser,large wood stove etc.
The office is fitted with a leather settee and IKEA display cabinets etc
The bedrooms have 2 queen IKEA beds 2 double beds and one single bed. There are pine shelves, drawers, large mirror, leather settee and large armoire and new washing machine.

There are 2 terraces of 110 m sq approximately. There is also a garden of 10 metres sq about 300 Metres away that can be seen from the terraces.

Additional Details
The property is mains connected for sewage electricity and water. I use bottled gas for cooking.

Revenue Generation
The house is let complete at a rate dependent on season and demand. This varies from 125e in the autumn winter (Xmas and new year has been let at 250per day) and from approximately May 200e and currently 250e p day in June through to end September. This house is walk in ready as a business and or a combination as required.

Energy Consumption Energy Consumption (DPE)
Co2 Emissions CO2 Emissions (GES)

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Now 255000e ... Original price 295000
Currency Conversion provided by French Property Currency powered by A Place in the Sun Currency, regulated in the UK (FCA firm reference 504353)
€255,000 is approximately:
British Pounds: £216,750
US Dollars: $272,850
Canadian Dollars: C$374,850
Australian Dollars: A$420,750
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

Aude (11), Languedoc-Roussillon
Region: Languedoc-Roussillon Department: Aude (11) Commune: Cabrespine (11160) View Large Map

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