Property for Sale


11140 Joucou
Aude, France


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Background

Rare opportunity to purchase 2 properties in the much sought after village of Joucou in the Languedoc Roussillon, France. Nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees these 2 properties, each with own outdoor space, consists of a three-storey renovated 2 bedroomed village house in stone, with the potential to create a further bedroom in the attic.

The two-storey barn opposite has the same status as the house and is perfect for renovation, with a new roof, and can easily become another 2 bedroomed home, ideal to generate an income.

This must see property also includes 625m2 of non-attached land bordering the river, here there is a small orchard and large open area ideal for garden parties, bbqs and paddling.

The village is situated on the Rebenty river, full of pure Pyrennean trout which can be fished from the garden. Spring water flows from the tap and is very pure and untreated. The village also boasts a willow reed sewage system. There is no commerce but the village is serviced daily by mobile shops to meet all your needs. There are bars and shops within 10mins and 2 towns with supermarkets within half an hour.

For those wishing to re-locate to France this really is an ideal opportunity to have a home ready to move into with the potential for a second income. For those looking for a holiday home you will be ideally positioned for walking (at least 5 trails starting in the village), skiing (20mins by car),kayak rafting (15mins by car), cycling or simply lying by the Mediteranean Sea.

Situated an hour and a half from both Toulouse and Carcassonne airports and an hour from Perpignan with its beaches, town and airport, this really is well worth a visit.

Photos

Click here for photos of the house and village.

Dimensions

Living Room/Dining Room/Kitchen: 21ft x 13ft
Bedroom 1: 13ft x 11ft
Bedroom 2: 11ft x 11ft
Bathroom: 5ft7 x 4ft9

Utilities

The house has mains water and electricity.

Location

Joucou is located in the Departement of the Aude in the South West of France and is situated 10km southwest of Quillan.

The nearest airports are:
Click here for a map showing Joucou at a local level.

Click here for a map of France showing the location of Joucou.

Surrounding Area

This is the ideal place for those who love nature. The area is rich in footpaths which offer many opportunities for walking. If you're a birdwatcher, there are larks, short-toed eagle, shrike, nightingale and oriole amongst others. There is a profusion of wild flowers, including orchids. In Autumn one can find edible wild mushrooms such as ceps (porcini).

40 minutes away is the hilltop village of Rennes le Chateau has inspired numerous books, including The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail and, indirectly, The Da Vinci Code.

There are many other stunning castles and historic sites to see in the Languedoc, an area proud of its Cathar heritage. At Carcassonne you will find the only fortified town in Europe still inhabited.

Also in the area there are opportunities for rafting and canoe-kayaking on the river Aude.

In one of the local villages, Esperaza, a dinosaur is being excavated, although normal fossil hunters usually settle for something a little smaller.

Within 90 minutes you can be on a sandy Mediterranean beach or, travelling in the opposite direction, in the mountains of the Pyrenees. It is also 90 minutes to the Spanish border.

Useful Information

General Information regarding the procedure for purchasing a property in France

Once a property has been viewed and the price settled between the seller and the purchaser, here are the stages which follow:

1. Surveyors, as such, do not exist in France. although there are plenty of builders/architects (or foreign surveyors who have moved to France) who will look over a property for you if you feel it necessary - the majority of people will buy a house without a structural survey.

2. Inheritance Laws - The French inheritance laws should be taken into consideration when deciding on how you will buy your house.

3. Gazumping does not exist under the French system. Once a sale has been agreed and the first signing effected it is exceptionally rare that a sale falls through.

4. Both parties will then go to the Notaire (Notary). He will draw up the contract and do all the legal work. In France it is normal that both parties use the same Notaire. Both parties will sign the "Compromis de Vente" (agreement of sale). At this point the buyer will pay a deposit of approximately 10 percent of the asking price - this is non-refundable. The date for the final signing is usually specified at this time.

5. It is the responsibility of the seller to arrange for surveys for termites, asbestos and lead.

6. Approximately 60 to 90 days after the first signing there will be the final signing of the "Acte de Vente" where the contract will be signed again by both parties. The Notaire should show the buyer a copy of the "Cadastre" (land record) detailing the number(s) of the property to be purchased. Also the results of the three surveys stated above. The total amount outstanding will be payable on this date.

Price

97,500 Pounds
108,000 Euros
143,500 Dollars

Additional to this will be the taxes and fees payable to the Notaire (lawyer) of approximately 10 percent.

Contact

Julie

Telephone number: 00 33 4 68 69 90 12 (International)
Telephone number: 04 68 69 90 12(within France)

Telephone number: 00 33 6 08 66 54 55 (International) - Mobile
Telephone number: 06 08 66 54 55 (within France) - Mobile

e-mail: jushiatsu@hotmail.com

We are happy to answer any questions you may have, so please don't hesitate to contact us by either phone or e-mail.


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