October 31, 2007

House For Sale

front of the house

We've decided to put our house on the market. Actually, it's been on the market since early last summer, but this has been a very quiet year, real estate wise. We would prefer to sell the house ourselves, since agent's fees in France are around a whopping 10%!

So, here's our house. Now, who wants to buy it?


kitchen and corner of living room - cat not included

top floor

top floor, beams and skylight


On the main floor the house offers an open plan living room with a working fireplace, dining area and full kitchen with plenty of storage space. All appliances are only 3 years old.
On the first floor there is a landing, big closet, new, big, bright shower room and a large bedroom with built in storage cupboard.
The grenier has been renovated into a large room with visible beams, Velux window and two large closets. It is currently used as an office and spare bedroom. There is possibility of creating a roof terrace.
All of the windows are double glazed and have screens.
Some of the furniture may be included in the sale.
There is a private, 200 square meter, detached garden just one minute walk away from the house with an olive tree, plum tree, fig tree, apricot tree and table grape vines. It is secured with a door that locks and has power and a well.
The street is very quiet and the house is on the edge of the village. Walks into the vineyards and the hills are just around the corner.
The village has a small grocery store run by a very friendly woman where bread is delivered every morning. A library, a post office and a wonderful café/bistro, open all year, make it a perfect place to live or enjoy a holiday.
There is a lake 10 minutes away and 5 minutes up into the hills brings you to the stunning, medieval Cathar town of Minerve. Olonzac, which has a vibrant market every Tuesday morning, is just a few minutes away and the Canal du Midi is 10 minutes away. Carcassonne is a 35 minute drive and Narbonne is a 30 minute drive. Mediterranean beaches are only 40 minutes from the house and Spain is only 70 minute drive south.
If you like to play golf, there is a golf resort development underway within 10 minutes of the property, which will include a championship 18-hole course with club-house amenities.
It is a beautiful, ideal place to live year round or an easy holiday home which you can lock up and leave.
All this for only 115,000€!

And no, we're not leaving France! Pin It


My Melange said...

I would buy it in a heartbeat!!! Do you have a layaway plan ;) Seriously, you have a beautiful home....

Alison said...

How big is the house? Square meters is fine; The Google can convert for my fiancé!

Anonymous said...

Have a look at my how to sell a house in France blog entry....



Wendy said...

It's me again - Anonymous of above... sorry I don't know why it came out anonymous.

my blog if that link doesn't work is


Loulou said...

my melange,
I wish we could offer you a layaway plan! Thanks for the nice comment.

I need to add that...87 m2.

thanks, I'll have a look

Alison said...

Thanks for the info.

I think I told you that I have fond memories of that area of France. (I'm still trying to figure out exactly which town you're in.)

Loulou said...

I remember we discussed that you had lived down here. I've just never said our exact village's name...

wcs said...

Looks wonderful. Good luck, or should I say, merde!

We're staying in the Loire for now. Are you relocating in the same region or someplace else in France, or do you know?

I ask a lot of questions...

Loulou said...

we might look up north, along the coast. Thanks for the good luck! We're staying in France, though!