A beautifully restored and presented spacious detached residence comprising of 4 to 6 bedrooms with 3 reception rooms, plenty of character and charm with parts dating from 1800s. A former farm & village restaurant, the home will suit as a superb full time residence, with B&B potential or holiday home where children and grand-children can come and enjoy the outside space. Panoramic views of Pyrenees to front & countryside views over your own gardens and paddocks to the rear. Standing in over 3 hectares of grounds with meadows, orchard, small lake & wood.
Facilities include swimming pool, spa, terraces & workshop. The large converted attic currently serves as an art studio & craft space, suitable for a variety of uses, including B&B offering residential courses.
Character features include exposed beams throughout, internal exposed stone wall in attic, several feature fireplaces. Large reception rooms & dining room. One en suite bathroom with corner spa bath, WC & shower, additional bathroom with WC & shower and further separate shower room.
The house is approx. 15 Km (15minutes) from the towns of Boulogne sur Gesse, Aurignac & L’Isle en Dodon. All these have shops, weekly markets and a full set of services. Saint Gaudens is the nearest major town & is half an hour (29km) away. The nearest airport is Toulouse 85km, just over 1 hour away.
The property is located in the countryside; the Pyrenees are visible from the house & easily accessible – the nearest ski resort is Le Mourtis 1 hour (50km). There are several rivers and many lakes/forests in the surrounding local area for walks & other outdoor activities including the Pyrenees national park
Accommodation Comprises: (all measurements are approx.)
Entrance: 12.4m2 with tiled floor & staircase. Understairs wine racks
Living room: 25.5m 2 Fireplace with woodburner, double glazed window to front & door to exterior, tiled floor
Dining: 25.75m2 Feature fireplace, double glazed window to front, tiled floor, access to kitchen
Kitchen: 17.7m2 Fitted cupboards, stainless steel double sink, large gas cooker, fridge freezer, table & chairs. Tiled floor & walls
Reception room: 65.7m2 with feature fireplace & woodburner; tiled floor, double doors & windows to front terrace; external awning.
Study: 32m2 double doors to reception room, double glazed patio doors to rear garden. Tiled floor
Bedroom 1: 17.4m2 Double glazed full length windows, external balcony rail. Wooden floor
Bedroom 2: 12.6m2 Double glazed full length windows, external balcony rail. Built in wardrobe with shelving & hanging rail. . Wooden floor
Bedroom 3: 15.1m2 Double glazed full length windows, external balcony rail. Built in wardrobe with hanging rail. . Wooden floor
Bedroom 4: 11.2m2 double glazed window. Wooden floor; leading to
Dressing room 15.6m2 with built in wardrobe, wooden floor & leading to en suite bathroom 11.6m2 including shower, wc, washbasin & corner spa bath
(Additional bedroom facilities in converted attic – currently double bed, 2 sofas, 4 double wardrobes)
Landing 12.m2 Wooden floors, hatch access to loft. Door to converted attic 100m2 including bathroom with shower, handbasin & WC. Wooden floor
Art Studio / Converted attic – also currently contains art studio & craft space, exposed stone wall.
Shower room 3.4m2 washbasin & shower; tiled throughout
Corridor & Utility room 17m2 corridor to double glazed back door, utility room with gas boiler, washing machine & dishwasher.
Storerooms: 3 rooms total 11.6m2. 1 with coat racks, freezer & cabinets; second under-stairs with shelving & third shelved larder with hot water heater.
Downstairs WC with handbasin
Gardens / Outside: Exterior gardens and grounds total approx. 3.6ha or approx. 9acres
Opposite house – former petanque courts hard standing, fenced; trees (including cherry & walnut) & shrubs. Uninterrupted panoramic view of Pyrenees
Front of house – Parking area, low wall; terrace with trellis & retractable awning; access to serre & workshop etc
Garden: Flat area of lawn to rear of house with gravel path leading to serre, terrace & swimming pool. Pergola with grapevines over gravel area 12m2. Garden contains roses, hibiscus hedge & is bounded by hedge. Further areas of orchard with approx 25 fruit trees, nut trees, vegetable garden & vines. 2 large fields (meadows) forming 2 sides of valley with small lake (approx 40x20m, 4m deep) & woods.
Parking – Covered parking next to house under tiled carport, car/boat tent next to outbuilding (included) further parking spaces outside front of house & on hard standing opposite
Salt swimming pool – In-ground measuring approx. 4 x 5 m with countercurrent swim pump, solar shower, rolling shutter. Heated with solar mat & heat exchanger. Approx 10 years old
Serre – 38m2 enclosed with double glazed patio doors with vertical blinds to front & rear. Multigym, fridge. Lemon & orange trees, bougainvillea & climbing geraniums.
Spa – 4 Person Spa, Hot Tub (included)
Terrace 24m2 with panoramic view of countryside, pergola, tables & chairs
Workshop 67m2 Former stable/animal accommodation – access front & rear. Includes 10m2 woodstore at front. Workbench, storage for tractor mower, tools etc. Also houses pool & spa equipment.
Sanitation – the property is served by a modern fosse septique system.
Features – double glazing to majority of property. Gas central heating (external gas reservoir), satellite dish, security alarm. Beams throughout, exposed stone wall in attic, tiled floors on ground floor & polished wood floors upstairs. Large feature fireplaces, 2 with wood-burners.