19th century Maison de Maitre style farmhouse and outbuildings, full of character, recently renovated to a very high standard to make a spacious family home with income potential. 6 en suite bedrooms. Impressive kitchen and dining room with fireplace. Over 2.5 acres of land. Lovely pool area with covered terrace and far-reaching views of beautiful countryside.
This 19th century Maison de Maître style farmhouse is full of character and has been renovated over the past 2-3 years to make a spacious family home with income potential. It would be suitable for holiday lets, chambres d'hôte, and there is further potential for development in the outbuildings. With this in mind, a second fosse septique of 4,000 litres has been installed, the first one taking care of current needs. There is the possibility of corporate entertaining, official receptions, conferences, etc. The house has new oil-fired central heating, double glazing, plenty of insulation, new electricity, new plumbing, new floors, and new roof. There is telephone with ADSL. The renovation is done to a high standard with good quality sanitary ware and kitchen ware, and it retains its character with period features such as an original fireplace, old beams, charpente, colombage, and elegant, curving staircase. To give a brief summary, accommodation comprises:
GROUND FLOOR - hallway with original staircase; double aspect sitting room; newly converted reception room over 145m2 with fireplace and smaller reception room beyond - in process of being finished to include oak flooring, new windows, French doors, woodburner; large, split-level kitchen/dining room with beams and fireplace; utility/freezer room; small shower room/WC; bedroom 1 with en suite bathroom/WC. FIRST FLOOR - bedroom 2 with en suite bathroom/WC; bedroom 3 with en suite shower room/WC. SECOND FLOOR - bedroom 4 with en suite shower room/WC; bedroom 5 with en suite bathroom/WC. WEST WING first floor: large master suite - bed/sitting room, walk-in wardrobe/dressing, en suite bathroom/WC, glass-filled colombage overlooking dining room.
There is land of 1.04 hectares - just over 2.5 acres - with lawns, orchard, meadow, young vines, and gravelled courtyard and pathways. There is a heated swimming pool 12m x 5m with a salt system, surrounded by a paved terrace, and below a covered terrace 88m2, ideal for relaxing and for outdoor dining and parties. Immediately outside the kitchen/dining room is an open dining terrace. Most outbuildings are attached in the traditional L shape and are partly converted. The rest are in very good condition and currently used for storage, garage, workshop, and games room, but give scope for further development of some 200m2 floor space. There is one detached outbuilding, formerly a barn and milking parlour, with over 600m2 floor space, which stands well away from the house.
The property is set on a country lane, on the edge of a tiny village in the SW corner of the Gers, close to the border with the Hautes Pyrénées. It is 5kms to the nearest shops in a small market town with other facilities, and there is easy access to similar towns and villages. The property stands on a hill with commanding views of beautiful rolling countryside. Tarbes, with TGV, airport, and access to the A64 autoroute between Toulouse and the Atlantic coast, is about 55kms. Pau airport is about 70kms.
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Renovated to a high standard this property is designed for comfortable living with underfloor heating and large entertainment areas. There is a sitting room, dining room, bureau, laundry, shower room and two bedrooms on the ground floor and a gym, office, living area, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the upper floor.