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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
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
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.
Click here for photos of the house and village.
Living Room/Dining Room/Kitchen: 21ft x 13ft
Bedroom 1: 13ft x 11ft
Bedroom 2: 11ft x 11ft
Bathroom: 5ft7 x 4ft9
The house has mains water and electricity.
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.
- 1 hour 30 mins away at Carcassonne, with Ryanair flights to London Stansted,
Dublin, East Midlands, Liverpool and Charleroi (Brussels).
- 1 hour 10 mins away at Perpignan, with Ryanair flights to London Stansted.
- 1 hour 30 mins away at Toulouse, with flights to London Gatwick and Bristol.
Click here for a map of France showing the location of Joucou.
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
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
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
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.
Additional to this will be the taxes and fees payable to the Notaire (lawyer) of approximately
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
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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