Home & Business in south France

Listed by Jennifer GEERTS

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Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Dept.: 11Aude
Price: 420,000
Total rooms(exc.bath): 10
Bedrooms: 2
Bath/shower rooms: 2
Floors: 3
Year Built: Unknown 18th or 19th century stone building.
  • mainly restored,more to do


Dreaming of living AND working in France? This project is for you! We have a home & two shops (brocante/antiques & a wine shop) in our building. A salaried job is available which would get you into the French securité sociale system immediately.

Our property is a large stone building on the river Aude. It is situated on the D118 just outside the medieval village of Alet-les-Bains (11) in the Languedoc-Roussillon, between the road and the river. An ideal situation for our businesses as well as providing a lovely private and peaceful setting in the house and garden on the riverside.

Our comfortable living accommodation consists of a tiled entry hall with built-in cupboards and stairway leading up to the large living/kitchen area of approx. 55m2 with double glazed hardwood sliding windows (9.5m. wide) overlooking the river! The windows face west, so you will receive the last rays of the sun until it goes down behind the hill. We have electrically operated sun blinds on the windows To regulate the sun. The living room also has sliding hardwood doors to a tiled and roofed balcony overlooking the garden and river. We have used Cedar wood in our ceiling construction which gives the room a warm chalet-like feel to it, (as well as giving it insect protection). This is also accentuated by the oakwood floor boards. A lovely old stone arch with a glass door brings one to the dining room (6 x 3.50m). To one side of the dining room is the master bedroom (27m2) and en-suite bathroom (6m2) and a separate toilet. To the other side of the dining room is the office area (20m2). There is a guest bedroom of 14.3m2 with wash basin and shower unit leading off the office area. The rest of the space on the first floor has yet to be finished and may be filled in as desired. There is room to build another 4 bedrooms.

From the office area there is a stairway leading down to the commercial area of the building on the ground floor. We have two businesses. 1. an antiques/brocante shop and 2. a wine shop. The price of the property includes the stock and inventory of the shops as well as the company vehicles. As well as this commercial activity, there is also a salaried position of caretaker to the small, privately owned electric plant nearby if desired. The position involves 25 hours of work a month, consisting of noting down the meters and checking that all is functioning as it should and reporting this back to the owners who live elsewhere. This position will get you straight into the French social security system. Back to our building. There is also a 2nd floor. The whole area is yet undeveloped and can be developed to suit your own needs - it consists of two separate spaces - approx. 180 m2 in total. We have a delightful small secluded garden behind the house, overlooking the river. The total area of the land we own (parkings etc.) is 3,400m2 including the land the house is built on. The building is multi-functional and should you not wish to continue the shops many other possibilities may be envisaged, e.g. a restaurant, chambres d'hotes or gites etc. FOR PHOTOS, please see: http://picasaweb.google.com/geertsja/LIVEWORKINTHESOUTHOFFRANCE?feat=directlink Getting there is simple - it's just a short flight from the UK to Carcassonne, our local airport (1 hour 30 min. flight) and there are many airlines and airports to choose from: Ryanair London/Liverpool/East Midlands to Carcassonne/Perpignan Easyjet London/Bristol to Toulouse BA London to Toulouse Flybe Southampton to Perpignan. Please contact us tel. +33 468 69 94 97 or by mail: geertsja@gmail.com. Hope to see you soon! Contact: Email: geertsja@gmail.com Home tel: +33-468699497

Property size, m2: 640
Land m2: 3,400
Tax Foncier: 1,300
tax d'habitation: 1300
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  • broadband
  • cellar
  • detached
  • rural setting
  • stream

Listed by: Jennifer GEERTS
Phone: +33 468699497




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