4 Bed Country House for sale

Mirepoix, Ariege, Midi-Pyrenees, France



Property Details

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3


  • Pool,Interior Courtyard,Views,Terrace,Land

Full Description

Looking out towards the Pyrenees over rolling countryside and everything you see is beauty …. First to get there you will need to drive up to a tiny, secret hamlet, tucked away, and a no through road with no passing traffic whatsoever – idyllic calm with just the sound of birdsong all around.

The Accommodation
It would have been tempting to be more conventional, to emphasize the rural situation, and, in fairness, it would have worked OK but the current owner, a professional designer, musician and artist,has had the courage to create he's vision, in one word, paradise .

The facade of the old farmhouse remains unchanged – but inside rooms have been totally reconfigured to provide a very unique ” flow ” a guest area that marries with the rest of the property yet enables the lucky invitees to have discrete space for themselves…. evening and daytime areas – each with their own, perfectly balanced ambience … the sense of calm within this property is a joy – pure lines, a disciplined color palette… and the way the exterior and interior of the property have been linked by inspired planting and spatial relationships makes it all a complex and extremely satisfying whole.

You will love the sheltered siting of the swimming pool, surrounded by decking, linking to the interior via a fabulous winter garden / conservatory that ensures the benefit of sunshine and a hugely intelligent heat barrier to one of the living areas – benefitting also another, linked, living area – currently housing a grand piano. All the spaces in this property are more than generous and just very well thought out.

For example, the way the pool ripples reflect above the Japanese style cactus garden or ... the totally different, Moroccan inspiration of the other vast conservatory / living space – lighthearted, warm, welcoming. The confidence and garden design knowledge is also apparent in the Infinity style planting leading from the ultra generous main terrace to the rear of the house. Dramatic plantings of Agaves and related, sun loving species produce a structured, dramatic garden that will involve virtually no maintenance...

Additional Information

BBQ area
easy maintenance
Designer Plantings
10 hectares of orchard, fields and woods

The Area and Access

Known for its lakes, mountains, winding country roads and excellent weather, the frontier between the Aude and the Ariège departments has been a vacation heaven for years! Biking, hiking, skiing, boating, and beach access are all within easy striking distance -

1 hour to airport in Carcassonne and 1 hour to skiing
1 hour to airport in Toulouse
2 hours to the beaches of the Mediterranean
Lovely touristic village with famous year round Monday market
15 minutes to Lac de Montbel

This property is stunning – and has been SO well thought out that you are not going to kill yourself with lots of gardening or maintenance work …. everything is new, everything is perfect.

The property encourages you to relax, to step outside of the workaday world, and just to enjoy.

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