Gascony – Detached & Historic Home, Fab Gardens & 2 Build Plots


Gascony – Detached & Historic Home, Fab Gardens & 2 Build Plots


Property Features

  • Striking Residence
  • High Quality Throughout
  • 5/6 Bedrooms
  • Inc. 2 Build Plots

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Tel: +44 (0)1803 469 367
  • Ref: ARB500596
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: For Sale
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Reception Rooms: 2
  • Parking: Double Garage, Driveway
  • Outside Space: Enclosed Gardens, Views
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • ARB Ref: ARB500596
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Property Summary


This impressive property is set off the main square in the sought after and active village of Masseube where the bakers, bar and restaurants are all within a 2 min walk. This beautiful home was constructed in the early 1930’s comes steeped in history having been previously owned by 2 of France’s most decorated medal of honour hero’s. The property offers spacious rooms with high ceilings throughout and retains many original features and comes with plenty of charm. Comprising of 2 reception rooms, modern kitchen, office, conservatory, 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms plus a lower level with storage, garaging, workshop and boiler room. The property comes with 2 build plot permissions.  

Ideally placed for easy walking distance to the centre of Masseube, an active village with shops, bakers, bar, restaurants, chemist and more. Close by are numerous pretty villages to explore, nestling in the Gascony countryside where there are plenty of walks, cycle paths and picnic spots. Bustling Auch is 30 mins drive, while Tarbes and Lourdes are about an hour. With distant views of the mountains from all directions, hiking and skiing are available within an hour and half. Spain is just 2 hours’ drive away.

For those who need easy access to and from the UK there are ferry crossing to Portsmouth from Santander, while low cost flights fly year-round to Toulouse (1hr 20 mins) making the home convenient for visiting friends and family.

Accommodation Comprises:

Entrance Hall: Built to impress the entrance hall has the wow factor, with high cathedral ceiling, curved original wooden stairs to the first floor, mosaic tiled flooring, wash hand basin and doors to the 2 reception rooms and kitchen. Door to the rear gardens. Access to the lift.

Dining Room: Glazed Parisian style doors open on to the dining room with views to the front of the home. Ample space for a large table and plenty of space for entertaining. Measure approx. 14m2 Glazed fully folding doors open onto:

Living Room: Approx. 4.5m X 6m with wooden flooring, fireplace, beamed ceiling and half panelled walls. Doors open on to the conservatory.

Conservatory: Approx 9m2. With panoramic views of the gardens. The perfect spot for morning tea or relax with a cool glass of wine while you take in and enjoy your new surrounds. Doors to terrace and steps down to the gardens.

Kitchen: Modern fitted kitchen of approx. 3m X 7m with a good selection or fitted eye and base level units with ample work surface over, breakfast bar, tile flooring, sink, cooker point, fridge space, garden aspect.

Lift – to basement and lower level – ideal for bring in the shopping!

Shower Room with shower, basin and WC

Office: Approx. 3m X 4m Panel glazed door, front aspect, plenty of built-in storage and heavy duty safe.

1st Floor – Stairs with half landing and doors opening on to a stone balcony with views across the square. Landing with door s to all main rooms.

Double Bedroom with en-suite: Approx. 4.3m X 3m with dual aspect views over gardens. En-suite of approx. 2.3m X 2.5m comprising WC, basin and shower.

Double Bedroom with en-suite: Approx. 4m X 3.6m with views over the gardens and distant mountains. En-suite approx. 2.5m X 2.5m with shower, WC and basin.

Double Bedroom: A garden aspect double with French doors opening onto a balcony with views across the gardens and with distant mountain views. Measures approx. 3.6m X 3.0m

Double Bedroom: Further spacious double with French doors opening onto the balcony. Measures approx. 3.8m X 3.6m increasing to 4.2m – Built -in cupboard

Double Bedroom – front aspect, built-in cupboard and measuring approx. 4m X 4m

Family Bathroom: with bath, WC and basin.

Basement Area: Lift from the floor above opens onto the basement area also accessible from the gardens and garage. The basement area comprises of a workshop area, utility recess with plumbing for washing machines, 2 garages, storage, 2 rooms and garden potting room with doors to the gardens.

Gardens / Outside: The property sits on a plot of approx. 3000m2 with gated entrance and driveway leading to the basement level garage. There is space to park 2 or 3 cars on the drive way and plenty of room to keep a motorhome or caravan. The gardens run all around the home and there is a couple of spots that would suit a swimming pool (STP) A small garden pond and terraces offer a good combination of shade and sun ideal for entertaining, BBQ’s and garden parties. Within the grounds is a ramshackle shed and store that could be replaced with a new build development if desired. The gardens are enclosed and safe for pets and ideal for children.

BUILD PLOTS - The local commune has given permission for 2 build plots within the gardens and grounds. One is to replace the ramshackle store and the second is for a new build. Each property would have ample garden leaving plenty for the main home.

The property benefits from having been re-wired, has been re-roofed in part by the current owners and has ultra eco Aerotherm heating, is mostly secondary glazed and comes with the benefit of being connected to mains drains - so no fosse septic issues.

The property may be available fully or part furnished.
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