To LET/ for SALE: Please discuss.
Available now. 6 month let minimum, prefer long term such as 12 months or more.
This characterful house was converted from 1700's farm buildings and is also for sale, see separate advert. It is homely and very convenient for the shops and fabulous Sunday market. the train stop and bus stops, the dinosaur museum, cafés, and river sports, Cathar trails and chateaux.
No garden but a nice outlook at the back. It's a cosy compact furnished house of character yet the bedrooms are of good size. You will need to add your own individual touches to suit your own style. Furniture differs from photos in some rooms.
You can sit in the courtyard at the front which is a real sun-trap. The house dates back to the 18th century when it was part of farm buildings.
Double glazing has been newly fitted on all windows and front door. Inside there is a terrazzo floor which sweeps through to the back, a large wood-burner supplying heat to the lounge with featured stone wall and open terrazzo stairs. There is a television with English Sky television provided. It would be easy to connect your router from Broadband to get full coverage. The kitchen diner is at the back. The kitchen is fitted with a fridge and a free-standing upright freezer, a double fan oven, large double sink, microwave and modern cupboards. A good-sized table and chairs provides space for eating, etc. There is a washing machine and a bathroom with shower over a small bath, a wc and a washbasin. Windows to the back have open views over an agricultural field to the hills.
Two bedrooms with a table and small desk, with double beds, good mattresses and good sized wardrobe to the back one, and a bathroom with shower, standard bath, wc and washbasin, are on the first floor. This is where the hot water cylinder is. The floors are wooden, nearly all original. There is a mezzanine level for storage above the back bedroom. The back bedroom has a window to a good view over land and low hills. The converted attic (bedroom) is rustic and has a window to the front and a velux window, also a double bed.
Further heating is provided by small panel electric wall heaters.
It has a telephone line and broadband which would have to be arranged on contract.
Espéraza is a thriving and vibrant market town, and the railway station is very near to the house, with regular buses. The markets are colourful and very busy, with cafes off the square. There are large supermarkets close by, a community centre with classes, and there's a wide river running below through the town. This provides for a lot of activity centres nearby, with canoeing a popular sport. There is rock climbing and a huge scope for rambling on trails. Ski slopes are easily accessible and the nearest airport is Carcassonne, with Perpignan, Toulouse and Girona being within easy reach. The beaches of the Mediterranean are an hour away, and a large prehistoric park and other caves, inland lakes and sailing, rivers, animal parks and the castles of this wonderful Cathar region close by. There is a huge gorge which attracts many visitors, about 30 mins' drive away. Local villages often have fetes and theatrical groups, and Esperaza is host to many musical events and much family entertainment. Nearby towns of Limoux and Quillan have leisure centres and swimming pools. Rennes le Chateau (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rennes-le-Ch%C3%A2teau) is very close by. Anyone interested in the deep history of the area will find plenty to fascinate them. http://www.crystalinks.com/rennes.html
This is an easily-managed house, with parking on the street at the end of the alley, though personal transport is not necessary.
Non-smoking, working professionals only with good reference, no children.
Considering a buy? I had plans drawn up to erect a roof terrace but consent needs to be applied for through the Mairie. The roof terrace, if built, would provide a great outside area with a lovely view. This is for sale, see separate advert and enquire please.
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