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Romancing the Stone: Fawn Over This Enchanting Storybook Property

Step inside this perfect turn-key stone house in the heart of the South of France

Property Photos Courtesy of Andrew Guck, Leggett Immobilier - Carcassonne PROPERTY ID A19762AGU11-BHA
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Imagine strolling hand-in-hand along cobblestone streets, savoring the scent of freshly baked baguettes and the sound of church bells chiming in the distance. That may sound like a total cliché, but I bet you can now picture yourself in a charming medieval village where time seems to stand still, and every corner holds a story of old-world allure. Nestled in the heart of the picturesque South of France, Caunes-Minervois is a village straight out of a fantastical fairytale. And at its very heart lies an enchanting property that will capture your heart in an instant. This dreamy home, with its rustic wooden beams, hardwood floors, and sun-drenched terrace, is a love letter to the art of living. Whether you're dreaming of a permanent residence, a lock-up-and-leave getaway, or a captivating investment property, this house will sweep you off your feet. Let's delve into the enchanting story of this one-of-a-kind property and unravel the romance of Caunes-Minervois together…

Description Courtesy of the Listing Agent

Located in the heart of the highly sought-after village of Caunes-Minervois in the South of France, you’ll find this beautifully romantic Medieval character property. This charming & adorable home comes fully furnished and features two bedrooms and a sun-drenched terrace, perfect for outdoor entertaining. All the furniture and decorations are included, so what you see is what you get, making it a wonderful lock-up-and leave home, or if you wish to rent it as a B&B to earn a passive income.

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On the ground floor of this cute home, you’ll find a large entrance way leading to the WC area with a sink. There is a spacious kitchen with the necessary amenities and a gorgeous staircase leading to the first floor.

On the first floor you’ll be enticed by the first bedroom featuring beautiful hardwood floors, rustic wooden beams, and plenty of sunlight. There is a second bedroom/study with a single bed that features a second mattress ideal for short stays for an additional person. Also on this floor, you’ll find the shower room, perfect for everyday use.

Heading to the top floor, you’ll be awe-inspired by the spacious living space featuring stone walls, rustic wooden beams, and lovely hardwood floors. This stunning living space leads to the property’s sun terrace where you’ll spend your afternoons enjoying rosé with your favorite novel under the French sun.

The Details

Asking €160,000

2 Beds | 1 Bath | 60 m2

Location: Caunes-Minervois, France

Source: Leggett Immobilier International

Property ID A19762AGU11-BHA

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Location & About the Area

Caunes-Minervois is a small town located in the Occitanie region of southern France. It is situated in the department of Aude, near the foothills of the Pyrenees mountains. One of the town's most prominent features is its beautiful Romanesque abbey, the Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, which dates back to the 8th century. The abbey is a popular destination for visitors and is known for its stunning architecture, intricate sculptures, and beautiful stained glass windows.

In addition to the abbey, Caunes-Minervois is known for its rich history, charming streets, and picturesque countryside. The town is surrounded by rolling hills, vineyards, and olive groves, making it an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

Other notable attractions in Caunes-Minervois include the Maison du Banquet, a historic mansion that has been converted into a cultural center, and the Grotte de la Devèze, a fascinating underground cave system that is open for guided tours.

Although considered a “small” town (pop. 1600), Caunes-Minervois offers a range of daily services in its center. There are several small grocery stores in the town center where you can buy basic food and household items. There are also a few bakeries, a butcher shop, and a pharmacy. If you need to withdraw cash, there is a bank with an ATM in the town center. There is also a post office where you can send mail and buy stamps.

For dining options, there are several restaurants and cafes in the town center, offering a variety of cuisines ranging from traditional French cuisine to pizza and other international dishes.

In addition, there is a weekly market in Caunes-Minervois where you can buy fresh produce, cheese, meat, and other local products. The market takes place on Tuesdays in the town center.

Getting There

The nearest train station to Caunes-Minervois is in the city of Carcassonne, which is about 25 km (15.5 miles) away. Carcassonne train station is served by high-speed TGV trains from Paris, as well as regional trains from other cities in the region.

If you're flying to the area, the nearest airport is Carcassonne Airport (CCF), which is about 25 km (15.5 miles) from Caunes-Minervois. This airport is served by low-cost airlines, including Ryanair and easyJet, which offer flights from several cities in Europe. Alternatively, you can fly into Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (TLS), which is about 120 km (75 miles) from Caunes-Minervois. This airport is served by many major airlines, including Air France, British Airways, and Lufthansa, as well as low-cost carriers like Ryanair and easyJet. From Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, you can take a train or rent a car to reach Caunes-Minervois.


Caunes-Minervois has a Mediterranean climate, characterized by hot summers and mild winters. In the summer months (June to August), temperatures can reach highs of around 30°C (86°F) during the day, with occasional heat waves pushing temperatures even higher. Nights are usually cooler, with temperatures dropping to around 18-20°C (64-68°F).

During the winter months (December to February), temperatures are generally mild, with daytime highs averaging around 10-12°C (50-54°F) and nighttime lows around 4-6°C (39-43°F). Rainfall is more frequent during the winter months, but overall Caunes-Minervois has a relatively dry climate, with most rainfall occurring between October and March.

Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are usually mild and pleasant, with daytime temperatures averaging around 15-20°C (59-68°F). These seasons can be a great time to visit the region, with fewer crowds and pleasant weather for outdoor activities like hiking and sightseeing.

More Information

Caunes-Minervois is located inland, and the nearest coastline is approximately 50 km (31 miles) to the east, on the Mediterranean Sea. The closest coastal towns are Narbonne-Plage and Gruissan, which are both about a 45-minute drive from Caunes-Minervois.

Narbonne-Plage is a popular beach destination, with a long stretch of sandy beach and a variety of water sports activities available. Gruissan is a charming coastal town known for its historic castle, colorful harbor, and scenic beaches.

If you're looking to explore the Mediterranean coast further, other popular destinations within a 2-hour drive from Caunes-Minervois include the cities of Perpignan, Montpellier, and Marseille, as well as the stunning Calanques National Park.

Caunes-Minervois is situated in a region with several rivers and lakes that are within easy driving distance. The closest river to Caunes-Minervois is the Orbiel, which flows through the nearby city of Carcassonne and is a popular spot for fishing and kayaking. The Aude River, which is a larger river that flows through the region, is also within driving distance.

In addition, there are several lakes in the region that are popular for swimming, boating, and other water activities. The closest lake to Caunes-Minervois is the Lac de la Cavayère, which is located about 12 km (7.5 miles) away and features a man-made beach, water sports rentals, and hiking trails. Other lakes within driving distance include the Lac de Saint-Ferréol, which is about 35 km (22 miles) away and is a popular spot for swimming and sailing, and the Lac du Salagou, which is about 100 km (62 miles) away and is known for its stunning red rock formations and scenic hiking trails.

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