Outstanding Gascon farmhouse in delightful private location
Set at the end of a private drive and with open views to the Pyrenees, this noble farmhouse dating from 1760, combines splendid period features with modern comfort. The grounds have an established, timeless feel with centenarian trees and a 15-metre swimming pool set in a generous swathe of lawn.
Floor Area: 350 m²
Land Area: 1.4 ha
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Double period style doors to entrance hall with splendid original staircase.
Dining room, 21sqm, double aspect, broad Gascon fireplace with original stone sink & alcove features.
Kitchen, 11sqm, with french window, Brazilian granite worktops with polychrome enamel tiles, Smeg five-burner stainless steel cooker with extractor, double stainless sink.
Pantry with storage racking. (The kitchen could be enlarged by incorporating the pantry and utility room, plan available.)
Study, 16sqm, with lime washed exposed stone walls.
Living room, 41sqm, with exposed beams, glazed bay to courtyard and library alcove.
Rear of stairs, utility room, 7sqm, with connections for laundry appliances.
Downstairs WC, with feature Starck wash-hand basin. Cloakroom for coats, boots & storage.
The ground floor has period terracotta tiling with under-floor heating, lime wash & stucco wall finishes.
A delightful period staircase rises to galleried landing.
Master suite, 23sqm, double aspect, with fireplace and display alcoves.
Bathroom, 19sqm, with Starck double ended bath and twin basins in white marble top.
Shower room/dressing room with walk-in multi-jet shower, WC and clothes hanging alcove.
Bedroom 2, 18sqm with beamed ceiling. Box room with access to insulated roof space.
Family bathroom, 9sqm, with shower, bidet & double vanity unit. Separate WC.
Bedroom 3, 19sqm, double aspect with feature half-timbered wall.
Bedroom 4, 24sqm, with glazed door to hobby room.
Timber floors have been re-laid throughout using broad boards in oak, poplar & maple.
Wing first floor
Hobby room or children’s bedroom, 16sqm, with fully glazed wall over courtyard.
Bedroom 5, 17sqm, with Velux roof light. Shower room, with basin & WC.
Upper living room, 40sqm, a splendid space with exposed beams, kitchenette and glazed end wall.
Stair down to lobby with access from courtyard.
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The property was reworked in its entirety in 2000 by the master builder owner using the finest traditional materials and techniques. The ground floor has period terracotta tiling with under-floor heating and lime wash & stucco wall finishes. The first floor has been re-laid throughout using wide boards in oak, poplar and maple and has Philippe Starck bathroom fittings.
The main façade has appealing ochre and cream detailing and overlooks an attractive graveled courtyard with water fountain feature. The L-shaped wing has a splendid upper living room with kitchenette that can be run as an independent unit. Near a market town with excellent amenities for children and adults. Golf course 18kms. Skiing 90kms.
A Entrance lobby. Boiler room, with oil CH unit. Solar panels for domestic hot water.
B Workshop and garden tools store with smooth cement floor.
C Tall covered barn, an ideal entertaining area beside the pool, part laid river pebbles.
E Former poultry shed provides a quaint storage area and carport for two vehicles.
Swimming pool, 15x4m, attractively set with broad paved surround. Filtration shed and storage cabin.
1.4 hectares approx. The driveway is private from the country lane and turns below a spreading oak to reveal an enchanting first view of the house facing into an attractive graveled courtyard. The grounds form a long rectangle leading away from the house, framed by centenarian trees and a mixed hedge to the rear and ending in a delightful oak coppice.
NB. For 16 years the property has been a treasured family home. A buyer should budget for interior redecoration and repairs to the base of the main facade. Plans exist for the kitchen to be enlarged incorporating the pantry and utility area.
Distance to nearest airport: 98 Km
Distance to nearest train station: 20 Km
Distance to nearest commerces: 4 Km