|Les Laurieres||Self Catering||Saturday||4||8||4||Cot|
Set on the outskirts of a beautiful Corbiéres wine producing village this modern 4 bedroom villa offers great indoor and outside space as well as the comforts of home.
Spread over 3 levels the ground floor is tiled throughout, has a spacious fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar and dining area, a utility and shower room.
A few steps down take you into the large lounge with flat-screen tv, dvd, cd player, wood burning stove and the entrance hall with a small library.
Leading from the hall down further steps there are the 2 ground floor bedrooms and a large bathroom which has a separate shower and bath.
From the dining area a quarter turn staircase leads to the first floor, which has master bedroom with super king size bed, extensive wardrobes, an en suite bathroom, frenchdoors leading to a south facing roof terrace, overlooking the garden and pool with further views over the countryside.
The second bedroom has 2 single beds and a separate shower room.
Outside there is a kitchen area with a built-in wood-fired pizza oven, a gas barbeque and gas ring for all outdoor cooking.
Terraces surround the building, including a south facing terrace for early morning sun, perfect for an al fresco breakfast and a very private terrace for evening entertaining.
The newly constructed salt water private pool has patio areas for sunbathing, a small changing room with toilet and a solar shower for rinsing off.
This property is ideal for 2 families sharing or a group of friends
The kitchen dining area is on the upper ground floor, the modern kitchen has an American fridge-freezer, 5 ring gas hob, electric fan oven, dishwasher, microwave oven, and numerous appliances that make up the fully equipped kitchen.
There is a fully equipped laundry room off the kitchen which has a double bowled sink, washing machine, storage cupboards and a beer/wine refrigerator.
The middle ground floor has a large lounge with two sofas, tv with surround sound system and hi-fi system, this opens into the hall with library
The master bedroom is located on the first floor, with en suite bathroom and private balcony, fitted wardrobes and super king size bed.
Bedroom 2 is also on the first floor with 2 single beds and served by a shower room across the landing.
Bedrooms 3 and 4, both with kingsize beds, are on the lower ground floor served by a large bathroom with shower and bath.
There are 4 bathrooms, en suite to the master bedroom with shower over bath toilet and wash basin, first floor shower room with shower, toilet and wash basin,
Lower ground bathroom with shower, bath toilet and wash basin, there is a shower room of the utility room with shower, toilet and wash basin, all bathrooms have heated towel rails
The house is heated by a wood burning stove situated in the lounge, with warm air ducting to bedrooms 1and 2, there are electric wall mounted heaters in bedrooms 3 and 4 and electric heated towel rails to all the bathrooms, the utility room also has an electric wall heater
There is a large flat screen tv with surround sound system dvd player with numerous dvd's, french satellite tv, hi-fi system with large selection of cds and a large vinyl collection, a library is also available
The house is surrounded by gardens with a large gravelled courtyard with ample parking for 4 cars.
There is a 10m x 4.5m salt water pool enclosed by walls with sunbathing areas with sun loungers and a pergola with outside sofa and chairs.
The garden has several terraces with dining areas in shade and under cover with an outside covered kitchen with gas barbecue, tiled worktop and sink and a wood fired pizza oven,
There is sufficient parking for 4 cars in the gravel courtyard
This property is ideal for 2 families sharing or a group of friends, the pool has a shallow end (90cm deep) which is accessed by steps in the corner so smaller children can get in and out easily
Originally from just outside Sheffield, Phil has worked most of his life in the construction industry, originally as a Carpenter/Joiner but before moving to France in construction management. Fran was born in Northern Ireland but as a teenager left to live in Australia returning to the UK to make her home in England, moving to Lincolnshire, where she met Phil after being introduced by a mutual friend and business colleague of Phil's, they moved to France in 2004
|Year property purchased||2003|
|Why this location?||When we bought the field it was the first place we visited, in April 2003 in the middle was a white horse (who we later learnt was named Duncan ) we visited numerous other building sites and renovation projects but we had a good feel about the plot and were drawn back and bought in the Autumn of that year, the rest as they say is history.|
|Unique benefits of property||Although we say we bought the house in 2003, actually we bought a field, We built the house over a three year period on a rolling design basis, the internal layout changed as the construction developed. So the house today is a design that embraces our style of living, that is out door cooking and catering from May to October. The recently added pool finished off what we feel is the perfect home.|
The village restaurant, great food and wine with a great welcome.