Quietly situated, detached house with swimming pool located close to the banks of the “Orb” river. The property is close to lively Lamalou les Bains with its Thermal Baths, restaurants shops and golf club. The historic town of Béziers (TGV and international airport) is about a 30-minutes’ drive...
... away and the Mediterranean beaches are about a 40-minutes’ drive away.
Lamalou les Bains has good roads and is very well reachable by car, bus or .........by bike because it's close to "La Voie Verte" : a cycle track on a former railway where one can cycle around 70 miles in complete freedom. It is also part of the natural park "Parc Naturel du Haut Languedoc" with its many recreational facilities and offers.
The property finds its origins in the mid ‘60’s when it was still possible to build on a privileged spot. It features 2 levels, several terraces and storage space.
It offers a build area of about 290 m² including the habitable surface of about 176 m². At the garden level there’s a big garage, storage space and a (guest) apartment (of about 64 m²) including a living room with open plan kitchen, 1 shower room, 2 bedrooms and terraces. On the first floor there’s the (main) apartment (about 112 m²) with its large ding-living room (42m²) with an open fire stove, an equipped kitchen with attached storage room and a terrace offering nice views, 2 bedrooms, 1 shower room and a separate toilet.
Each apartment has its own entrance. The access to the apartment on the upper floor is provided by an exterior staircase. Furthermore, there’s an interior staircase providing the possibility, in a rather easy way, to join the 2 apartments in order to make it one big house with at least 4 bedrooms, if desired.
The property is well maintained and directly livable. It offers several charming features and a fine level of comfort with a central (oil-fired) heating system and recent bathrooms.
The beautiful park garden (1.998 m²) is mainly flat and is composed by two levels. It’s accessible by a metal car gate or by a metal pedestrian gate. The lower part of the garden borders the Orb river and is mainly in a natural state of maintenance.
The second, higher, part of the garden is located at the same level as the house. The garden here is nicely landscaped and cultivated with an adult Mediterranean vegetation offering, among others, oleanders, hydrangeas, hibiscus, roses, bamboo, yucca, but also an apple tree and olive trees.
On this level is also set the “espace piscine” offering a very sustainable and free-shaped swimming pool, terraces and solar heating system.
Despite their large sizes, both the garden and the house, stay rather easy to maintain. This is also thanks to the fact that the gravel covered parts of the garden have been equipped with a “geotextile” cover. In the garden, one can fully enjoy the quietness and the Flore and Fauna of the riverbanks.
The quiet and unique setting near a lively small town with a large scale of amenities, make the property very suitable as a permanent residence. The property is also very well usable as a care friendly holiday home with fine (seasonal) rental potential in prospect…….thanks to the nearby Thermal Baths, there’s a letting demand during about 40 weeks a year.
Available from September 2020
Viewings by appointment.
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