This old stone house of great charm and character is situated in a quiet hamlet of 3 inhabited houses in the Montbel area.. It has extraordinary unspoiled views around a secluded wooded valley.
The hamlet is just outside the small village of Ste Colombe sur l'Hers, 6kms from the small, pretty town of Chalabre, 23kms from Mirepoix, and31kms from Limoux. The countryside is in the foothills of the Pyrenées, with rolling, wooded hills and small fields. The lake of Montbel is just nearby, with its sailing, canoeing, swimming, horse-riding and fishing, and of course the mountains are close at hand, for skiing and other winter sports as well as hiking, climbing, rafting etc. in the summer.
Lovingly renovated and extended, the house combines modern comfort with rustic charm. Landscaped and fenced garden, with meadow and orchard of total 4000m2. Swimming pool 10 x 4m. heated by heat pump. The house has a habitable area of approx. 247m2, heated and air-conditioned by heat pump. Ground floor: entrance, vestibule, toilet; large country kitchen (35m2) with newly installed cooking area, dining and sitting areas, fire place, pantry; dining room (20m2 ) and large living/drawing room (35m2) with insert fire place, both with double doors opening on to grassed terrace. Covered outdoor dining area, with summer kitchen; magnificent uninterrupted hill-side view.
First floor:landings, large main bedroom (44m2) with its own bathroom, 3 bedrooms, of which two open on to verandah (south facing, with view), bathroom (with bath and separate shower), toilet. Hayloft/laundry with mezzanine. Second floor: large bedroom (40m2). Double glazingthroughout; recent insulation; roofing re-done, solar hot water. Storage barn or stable at ground floor level.
Google Earth: 42°, 56', 36.74"N; 1°, 58', 0.86" E