Stunning Restored & Extended Detached Stone Built Home

€280,000 PRIVATE SALE

Stunning Restored & Extended Detached Stone Built Home

€280,000 PRIVATE SALE

Property Features

  • High Quality Home
  • Stunning Views
  • Pool
  • Fab Gardens & Grounds

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Tel: +44 (0)1803 469 367
€280,000 PRIVATE SALE
  • Ref: ARB500562
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: For Sale
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 2
  • Parking: Off Road Parking
  • Outside Space: Balcony, Gardens, Pool, South Facing Garden, Views, Waterside
  • ARB Ref: ARB500562
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Property Summary

PRICE REDUCED

This detached stone built property has been restored and extended to now boast 3 double bedrooms one of which, the newly created Master Bedroom in the former loft, has a modern en-suite bathroom, a 2nd family bathroom, a fully fitted kitchen with local granite worktops, cosy lounge with log burner & newly constructed bespoke terrace and conservatory which affords space for both a dining room and sitting room, the views from which are quite beautiful and for ever changing with the seasons.

Access to the large Cave, which has been divided into 2 separate spaces one now houses both a fully fitted Gymnasium and utility space. Set in extensive landscaped terraced gardens, various stone and hardwood terraces and heated pool. A further plot of land opposite has been rejuvenated to include re-built old dry-stone walls, a good-sized vegetable plot, orchard, additional soft fruit bushes and chick coop and has at its centre a natural water feature, pond and 2 hand built wooden bridges.

We are within walking distance of a wonderful restaurant and bar that overlooks the River Tarn, the Chateau De Lincou now called ‘La Table d’Orphee’.  For the active there are numerous walks and cycle rides to be had, be they easy along the river side or more difficult hill climbs.  Fishing is also available throughout the length of the River and the Village Square, which backs onto the River Tarn. The bustling towns of Albi (24 miles) and Rodez (30 miles) are an easy drive and offer plenty to do all year round. For those who need easy access to and from the UK Toulouse airport is 1.5 hrs drive making the home convenient for visiting friends and family.

Entrance  - The house is entered through the wider than usual hand built wooden door with glazed panels which reflect the style of the property, in both terms of its age and location, into a small entrance hall that contains a radiator, stairs (original wooden) leading up to the first floor and a panelled glazed door leading into the kitchen.

Living Room -  The cosy living room, measuring 5.10m x 4.05m, retains much of the old character of the building having exposed wooden beams and a log burner.  As with the kitchen, the floor is tiled in off white ceramic tiles.  The room benefits from having double aspect windows one of which is a set of French Windows opening up to the newly constructed terrace and conservatory.  All windows, throughout the house, are double glazed UPVC in a style which complements the building. There are 2 radiators, sized by the installation engineer, to best suit the room and to afford maximum efficiency.  A further internal glazed panel door leads out from the kitchen.  As with all of the rooms in the house there are ample power points.

Dining  -The dining room is currently sited in one half of the conservatory (hand crafted and made of local Oak. Fully double glazed. Dining area Measures approx. 4.20m x 3.10m. The space is of ample size and can accommodate up to 10 people seated. The area is fitted with a fan assisted radiator run off the geothermal heating system. As with the adjacent sitting room (2nd half of the Conservatory) the dining area is fitted with overhead lighting and fan.  Being sited in the conservatory means that whilst dining you are rewarded with the wonderful views of both the historic village of Lincou, the River Tarn and of course the landscaped gardens and pool area.  The Conservatory is constructed in such a way that with the use of Bi-folding doors, the space, as with the sitting room area, can be fully opened up during the summer months to bring the outdoors indoors.

Kitchen - The kitchen which measures 5.10m x 3.90m, was given a complete make over and now comprises a range of fully fitted base and wall units of a Hygena Muscade design following the conservatory build. The worksurfaces are made of a locally sourced black granite which incorporates a white ceramic double ‘butler’ sink and draining board unit with a flexible multi spray tap, a 4 ring Induction hob above which there is sited a stainless-steel extractor. The kitchen also benefits from having a built-in dishwasher, glass fronted 18 bottle ‘Haler’ wine chiller, fan assisted double oven and a large free standing American style fridge freezer which dispenses both cold water and ice. Further base units are provided which also allow for additional worktop and a Breakfast bar area, all of which are of the same locally sourced black granite. Additional storage is provided via cupboard doors to a built-in unit under the stairs. Lighting is provided by inset LED lights in the ceiling with further lighting strips beneath the wall units. As with the lounge, the kitchen benefits from having dual aspect windows, one of which opens up to the dining area within the conservatory.  The kitchen floor is covered in the same ceramic tiles which run through into the lounge and is fitted with 2 radiators sited below each of the windows.

Reception Room 2 - The 2nd reception room, measuring 4.20m x 3.10m, currently a sitting room, occupies the left-hand side of the conservatory and is accessed from the lounge via the French Doors.  As with the adjoining dining room space the sitting room benefits from having glorious views over the village, the gardens, River Tarn and surrounding countryside.  The space is fitted with an independent overhead light and fan along with a number of electrical sockets.  A door from the reception room leads out onto an aluminium spiral staircase from which access to the pool and gardens is made.

Master Bedroom - The master bedroom, which measures 7.40m x 3.0m, is accessed via a door from the 3rd bedroom / study which opens up onto a hand crafted solid oak stairway leading to the loft space. The stairway is offset to one side which meant that the room division within the loft space was ideally suited to accommodate the bedroom and a large en-suite bathroom.  The loft conversion was engineered to ensure that the structural integrity of the roof was not only maintained but enhanced.  Upon reaching the top of the stairs turn right into the bathroom, a space that is light and airy given the dual aspect dormer windows (Chiens) constructed in a style that reflect the buildings age and region. As with the bedroom, the bathroom floor has been levelled to within a millimetre and is covered with black ceramic tiles which benefit from underfloor heating.  The ensuite consists of a modern stand alone large bath, with hand held shower, a larger than average shower stall comprising a Concealed Thermostatic Valve with Diverter, Fixed Shower Head + 4 Body Jets having a coloured acrylic sheet ‘splash back’ rather than tiles, as does the bath. The modern wall hung vanity unit and additional wall hung 3 draw unit are of a matching colour to the shower and bath ‘splash back’.  The bathroom suite is completed by the wall hung macerator toilet and automatic humidity control extractor fan.  The space is also fitted with a wall mounted electrically heated and fan assisted combined radiator and towel rail.

To the left of the stairs lies the Master bedroom which comfortably takes a double bed.  As with the ensuite bathroom (all open plan) the bedroom benefits from having dual aspect double glazed dormer windows affording fantastic views over the village, river. gardens and surrounding countryside.  The bedroom floor flows seamlessly from the bathroom and is covered in a very hard wearing ‘amtico’ grey fleck vinyl tile.  There stands a half height wardrobe and 2 separate cupboard units which are included in the sale, along with the double bed and bedside cabinets.  Lighting to both the bedroom and ensuite is provided for by 3 separate dimmable lighting circuits, including personal bedside reading lights built into the bed frame.  Numerous power sockets are available throughout both bed room and bathroom and the whole space is heated via a fan assisted wall mounted heater which runs off the geothermal heat pump.

Bedroom 2 – The 2nd bedroom, which measures 3.85m x 3.10m, sits just off the upstairs lobby to the left of the main stairwell and has been refurbished and decorated to reflect the character of the house, including the original wooden floor.  Along with the good sized double bed, bedside cabinets and dressing table we commissioned a bespoke hard wood built in wardrobe space which provides for ample storage be it for guests and or family member.  The room is fitted with a suitably sized radiator and also benefits from a warm air heat source derived from the lounge fire during the winter months.  The double-glazed window looks out upon the large rear vegetable plot and orchard.

Bedroom 3/ Study – The bedroom / Study measures 5.15m x 2.85m and is accessed from the stairs leading up from the entrance hall through the refurbished original wooden door.  The room once again benefits from dual access double glazed windows, the views from which can be a distraction if you are trying to work, each with suitably sized radiators beneath the sills. As with the landing and bedroom 2 the room retains the old wooden floor boards and beams providing a richness of colour and comfort.  There is a range of bespoke built-in hard wood cupboards, wardrobes and book shelves throughout the length of one of the longest walls.  The room also benefits from having ample power points.  A further original wooden, refurbished, door at the far end of the room leads up to the newly constructed Master Bedroom via a bespoke hard wood staircase beneath which is a large well-lit storage cupboard that makes good use of the original loft stairway.

Family Bathroom – The family / guest bathroom, with small window overlooking part ofthe garden, measuring 1.80m x 1.75m, has been completely revamped to now include a large bath with shower over, glass shower screen, wall hung toilet and a glass bowl hand basin unit with mirrored cupboard above, including light, and a draw unit below.   The room is tiled throughout having grey marble effect ceramics on all walls and large black ceramic floor tiles.  The bathroom also has a wall mounted heated towel rail and an electric extractor fan.

 

Utility Room – The utility room, which measures 4.85m x 4.0m, makes up one half of the old cave.  The floor has been concreted and raised in part and now houses the geothermal heat pump, used to heat both the house and pool, a glass bead pool filtration system, washing machine and tumble drier, separate W.C. a number of refrigerators and freezers, the hot water tank, shelving units and the all-important wine chillers.

Gymnasium / Multifunctional space – The gymnasium, which measures 4.85m x 3.70m, makes up the 2nd half of the old cave, the space incorporates a combined shower and steam cubical, along with under floor heating in way of the shower. The gym has been designed so that it retains much of the old stonework to 3 sides, 2 of which have pine cladding to half height, and has a feature full depth and length mirror to the 4th wall.  The pine floor has been sealed and polished to a high level and is accessed via a short stairway from the stone clad floor. A polished stainless-steel chrome and safety glass rail separates the gymnasium from the shower area.  The old cave door has been replaced by a double glazed full height ‘one way’ glass window which afforded a view of the terrace and village whilst working out.  The window panel has been enhanced to provided complete privacy at nights with the addition of an electrically charged film which when switched on turns opaque creating an effective screen. A small bespoke pine bench sits in front of the window.

The dropped ceiling incorporates a number of different lighting circuits, both fluorescent and LED, which enables various ‘mood’ lighting.  As well as having adequate insulation the space above the ceiling has had sound proofing material installed which reduces the noise effects from the gymnasium.  The entire space is fitted with an automatic de-humidifier and ventilation system along with numerous electric power points, internet connection and satellite TV aerials.

Garden / Outside

The house sits in a plot of some 690m2 with a second plot of land opposite of some 4300m2.  Parking for 2 cars is available adjacent to the property on a newly constricted hard standing with additional free parking available on public land nearby.

The gardens around the house have been terraced and landscaped to make the most out of the available topography and now comprises no less than 4 terraces, multiple fruit trees, including fig, cherry, plum, greengage, apple and pear, and mature shrubs along with a wide variety of ground cover plants.  Whilst landscaping the grounds around the house we happened upon a well which has now been built up and sports a small stone wall with a locally sourced slated stone tiled roof in keeping with the main house.  The well incorporates a submersible pump which allows for the water, not fit for drinking, to be used for both watering the garden and topping up of the pool. The gardens have been designed to provide for a variety of colour and ease of maintenance. The entire garden around the house has been fitted with an automatic irrigation system which can be run off the mains water or the Lincou Village supplied water which comes at no cost.  As well as the large poolside area the gardens offer ample space by way of an additional 3 terraces to sit and enjoy the grounds in either full sunlight or in the shade provided by the cloister like stone terrace beneath the conservatory. The ornamental gardens around the house along with the terraces and steps are all well-lit individually and can be switched from both the lounge and utility space in the cave.

Further garden space has been created across the road from the house in a larger plot of land. Over the years we have rebuilt a number of drystone walls, added tonnes of top soil, created a stone water feature and pond from the natural water run-off and provided safe access to all parts of the land with the installation of 2 wooden bridges.  Ease of access to the plot is provided for by a short set of stairs with hand rail which leads on to a fenced vegetable plot, ‘potager’. The useable land now provides for another orchard, which boast apples, cherries and plum trees. A further garden shed, (accessed by the 1 of the 2 bridges), alongside which there are a variety of soft fruit bushes, sits in the higher section of the plot.  Beneath the shed, and accessed via the 2nd bridge which spans the pond and water fall, lies the chicken coop and run.  The chicken coop, as with the vegetable plot, is supplied with both fresh water and electricity.  The remaining land above the highest dry-stone wall is currently not worked but could well be bought into good use with some clearing of the trees.

Swimming Pool – Installed in August 2009 the above ground swimming pool, which measures 8m x 4m, presents, as a result of making the best use of the topography and poolside hardwood decking, as an in-ground pool.  The pool area is accessed from the adjoining terrace via a few steps and is well lit and spacious.  There is ample room for a variety of recliners and garden furniture as well as being provided with a solar powered fresh water shower.  The pool area is protected from view by a mature 2m high ever green laurel hedge to 3 sides but benefits from having a fantastic view of the village, river and countryside.  The pool is further equipped with both a summer and winter protection cover.  The pool is heated by the main geothermal heat pump system and is set to a temperature of 28 degrees Celsius.  The temperature of the pool is governed by a thermostat so the temperature could be raised or lowered as desired.

Outbuildings – There sits a brick built garden shed in the lower garden, approx. 2m x 4m atop of which sits a 1.5m x 3m green house.  Atop the garden shed sits a 1.8m satellite dish.  In a further plot of land opposite the house there is another garden shed (metallic) of approx. 2m x 2m and a bespoke wooden chicken coop also of approx. 2m x 2m, the coop is fully enclosed to allow for the hens to run.

Sanitation – The home is connected to a Fosse septique class 1 – Will require work or replacement in due course. To this end the owners have requested a quotation for the work from a local builder and we are willing to pay the costs of same, by deducting from the asking price.

 

The property benefits from being Double glazed throughout, Central heating via radiators and geothermal heat pump.  Log burning stove in lounge, exposed stone floor in conservatory space, exposed wooden beams throughout with wooden floors to both 2nd and 3rd bedrooms.

The home may be available part furnished.

DPE RESULTS



Energy Consumption: E - 235 kwhrs pa pm2

CO2 Emissions: A - 4 kgrms pa pm2



 
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