Midi-Pyrenees: Stunning Detached Former Forge


Midi-Pyrenees: Stunning Detached Former Forge


Property Features

  • High Quality Home
  • 2 Reception Rooms
  • Detached
  • Superb Gardens & Views
  • Heart of the Madiran wine region

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Tel: +44 (0)1803 469 367
  • Ref: ARB500566
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: For Sale
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 2
  • Parking: Driveway
  • Outside Space: Gardens
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • ARB Ref: ARB500566
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Property Summary


"The Forge" is located close to Madiran village. The property is an extensively and tastefully renovated former blacksmith’s cottage, between 150 and 200 years old, situated in the old French region of Gascony, enjoying a quiet, elevated, south-facing situation with panoramic views across the attractive, green, rolling countryside to the Pyrenees mountains about 50 miles away

It is within easy reach of several small towns with good shopping facilities, while the larger cities of Tarbes and Pau are within 45 minutes (both with airports), and the major centres of Bordeaux and Toulouse are about 2 hours away, making the property well situated for those who need easy access to and from the UK and ideal for visiting friends and family. Santander with ferry crossings to the UK is just a 4 hour drive.

Set in the heart of the Madiran wine region, with more than 20 individual producers located within 10km of the house.  The house is 4km from Chateau Viella, 5km from Madiran, 17km from Maubourget, 10km from Riscle, 22km from Aire-Sur-L'Adou. Both the Spanish border and ski resorts are around a 2.5hr drive.


Interior: Large lounge with fireplace, good-sized dining- room, both having original exposed beams.  Spacious, well-fitted dining kitchen, with limed oak cupboards and granite work-tops.  Walk-in pantry.  Rear hall leading to shower room and two double bedrooms, one with fitted wardrobes. Stairs lead to a large landing and office area / possible 4th bedroom, bathroom and double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and dressing-table. Door to loft space.

Gardens/Outside: Mature, landscaped gardens and orchard.  Front and rear terraces giving a delightful area for alfresco dining.  Very large barn giving covered parking for at least 2 cars, log pile and drying area and former animal pens now used as a garden storage area.  Door leading from barn into very spacious workshop / studio / garden store (recently renovated).

At the rear of the house is a WC / utility room, and adjoining it is the boiler room.


The Forge has a land area of 1465 sq m, with a living area of 130 sq m downstairs, and 65 sq m upstairs.  In addition there are utility areas (outside WC/utility room, boiler room, shed/workshop, walk-in pantry) with a total area of 40 sq m.  Outside there is an orchard of 660 sq m, which was added to the main garden at a later date.

The Barn has a floor area of approx. 180 sq m and is used as a covered parking area for at least 2 cars.  There are some brick-built former farm animal sheds which are now used as a garden store.  The barn is approx 6m high, and could be converted into further livable space if required.

Oil-fired Central Heating

Radiators in each room.

Wood-burning fireplaces in Kitchen and Lounge.

Satellite Dish 120cm, Dual 0.1 dB LNB.

Gas hob in kitchen (butane/propane).

Fridge, electric oven and dishwasher in kitchen.

Ventilation system (VMC) in kitchen, shower room and bathroom.

Alcove next to kitchen with shelving, and plumbing for washing-machine.
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