Surrounded by vineyards, this prestigious 18th century manor house and estate holds a dominating position in the middle of a valley, not far from the city of Narbonne, which from 121 BC served as the capital of Roman Gaul in what is now part of Languedoc–Roussillon. With its remnants of buildings from the Middle Ages, beautiful parkland, water features and 30 hectares of grounds, this domaine is truly a peaceful haven in a busy world.
The majestic entrance to this exclusive property leads down a private driveway, bordered by cypress trees and colourful oleanders, with stunning views over the vineyards, woods and mountains.
The property has been restored using high quality materials under the direction of an architect, balancing contemporary style with original features, which include wooden parquet flooring, exposed beams and a superb staircase with wrought iron railings.
The former outbuildings have been harmoniously integrated into the main property, to provide a unique family home. The rooms are bright, of a good size and offer views of the surrounding countryside. There is a further 150sqm of convertible space, which could be used to install an indoor swimming pool, to complement the existing outdoor facility, which is set in landscaped gardens.
Other notable features include a home cinema, a two-level library, a lounge of 90sqm with a 4.5m-long fireplace, a guest house with two independent suites, a guardian’s house and a chapel. The grounds include a 6.5-hectare vineyard, 500 olive trees and 12 hectares of meadowland, woodland and garrigue, bordered by a small river. The estate also has its own wine label, which is being sold with its prestigious appellation under Vin de Pays. The agricultural equipment for the vineyard is included in the sale and production can be extended considerably.
This superb home and vineyard estate has been featured in a range of interior design publications.
PRICE: € 3,950,000
LOCATION: NARBONNE AREA, LANGUEDOC-ROUSSILLON
LIVING SPACE: 1,000 SQM
LAND: 30 HECTARES