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🏢#2 🥇88%   €250k • commercial • town • 1500m² hub • Town centre yet calm with easy access. Appealing balance of criteria with towns and countryside, plus potential for good facilities with uncomplicated works. But very poor winter climate due to frequent showers so would be very affordable off season.
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southern France: Mazamet, Castres, (Toulouse)
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GOOD  🔨 effort
DODGY  💰 cost
GOOD  🚌 transport
GOOD  ✈️ access
GOOD  🛒 shops
GOOD  🏙 towns
GOOD  🧗 activities
DODGY  ☀️ climate
GOOD  ⛰️ nature
GOOD  🌷 garden
GOOD  🏠 building
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Environment ✧ quiet just off centre, slightly disheveled town, 5mins from hills and hikes, 30mins from diverse countryside

Services ✧ everything; 15 mins train to good town

Access ✧ 10mins walk station; 1h15 train to Toulouse, +30mins airport

Notes ✧ shouldn't be regarded like other candidates, rather as a dynamic base having semi-independant units, and at less desireable times (winter) one would be most likely to travel rather than spend time here; for the rental rooms these would be desireable in-season, else very affordable off-season to cover costs
✦ despite the bad off season climate change is significantly altering and improving it, unlike the Cevennes it is likely to remain green
✦ was listed at 170k ages ago, sale fell through then relisted at 250k, and briefly 190k
✦ the pretty market town of Revel is a 45mins drive, and Carcasonne is a reasonable daytrip
✦ there's a fairly varied environment with varied attractions, including some very close such as a suspended walkway only 15mins walk away, a small lake 10mins drive
✦ hikes 15mins along lanes, extending for hours and climbing to 1200m mainly through forest
✦ 70km greenway (4h bike one way, past great swimming/kayak spots)
✦ two buildings joined into a large L, with an east-west building with a 350m footprint, and a north-south section of 115m, plus 90m of garages
✦ because of the shape, it would easily permit many common areas supporting distinct uses (lively/calm)
✦ parking/courtyard could be cleared for good 550m2 south facing patio garden (keeping 100m2 parking), with at least a 75m2 south facing orangerie created along the neighbour's wall
✦ 360m+ on each of 3 floors plus cave
✦ p339; 3 Rue de la Republique
✦ mostly north facing but upper floors look onto historic building and its gardens, some west facing
✦ could create 80+m2 1st floor south facing terrace over old garages, though mostly south-west as only 1.8m back from lane
✦ due the limited depth of the main building, a corridor on each floor would be wasteful of space, on the ground this would be avoided with interconnected common spaces, whilst the first floor could have a corridor for mezzanine units with their own spiral staircases to the 2nd floor
✦ 15 windows; 41m depth 7.3/8.5 2 windows
✦ two floors already have good windows
✦ next door there's a also a 280m2 full-height garage building with interesting facade and a 2-storey 160m2 office/house and 70m2 courtyard
✦ aside: the old Societe Generale building is 1000m2+ for 300k, with 750m2+ garden, and apparently has parking places (parcel 574?)
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