This fine ensemble of stone buildings is arranged around a pretty courtyard, and consists of a three bedroom three bathroom farmhouse, a one bedroom guest house, and a barn. There is also a swimming pool, another small barn and grounds of 1.5 hectares.
The property has been completely renovated in the past ten years, and to a high standard with new roofs, insulation, central heating and electrics. It sits on its own with no close neighbours, reached by a short private driveway from a quiet lane. The nearest village with shops and other facilities is about 5km away.
The main house is entered via stone steps from the courtyard to a covered porch, and thence to a spacious kitchen / dining room (4.6 × 9.8m) with an inglenook fireplace with Godin wood-burning stove at one end, and a modern well-equipped kitchen at the other. The kitchen has two Neff electric ovens (one single and one double), a large Halogen hob, a Wok gas ring, two dishwashers, a sink and waste disposal unit, wine cooler, freezer and large refrigerator – all built into the units.
A stable door leads out to a decking terrace and to the garden to the rear. Through from the dining area is a living room (4.6 × 7.15m) with double aspect windows and glazed door to the rear terrace, a carved timber fireplace with Godin wood burning stove. Painted timber floor, and beamed ceiling with recessed spotlighting.
An open wooden staircase leads up to two large attic bedrooms, both with their own en suite bathroom and exposed timberwork, and dormer windows.
A staircase also leads down to the spacious main bedroom (7m x 4.4m) with two glazed doors to the courtyard, tiled floor and beamed ceiling.
En suite luxury bathroom with tiled floor, tiled panelled bath, walk in shower unit, twin washbasin unit with storage cupboards below and mirror and medicine cabinets above, W.C. and heated towel rail.
Doorway through to Dressing Area Passage through to the laundry/utility Room (6.5m x 4.6m) plumbed for a washing machine and a sink, with a tiled floor, beamed ceiling, separate door to courtyard and wood store. Also central heating boiler. Separate W.C. with washbasin. Also off the courtyard is an independent guest cottage with its own central heating.
On the ground floor is an living Room/Dining Room (5.37m x 3.92m) with beamed ceiling and recessed ceiling lighting. Triple aspect windows and tiled floor. Also Godin wood burning stove.
Through an archway is a fully fitted Kitchen (4.13m x 3.2m) equipped with a range of matching base and wall mounted cupboard units, twin sinks, 4 ring ceramic hob, extractor canopy, electric oven, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge and microwave. The room has a beamed ceiling and tiled floor, and also houses the gas central heating boiler. Stable door to gravel dining terrace.
An open wooden staircase from the lounge leads up to the first floor where there is a large bedroom (6 × 4.2m) with double aspect windows, and a beamed ceiling with recessed spotlights.
En suite Luxury Bathroom (3.9 × 3.2) with panelled bath, tiled surround and hand shower, 2 white glazed washbasins with tiled surround and mirror above. Also large tiled walk in shower and W.C.
The cottage also has a doorway from the courtyard leading out to a part tiled dining terrace with good views. Original stone well to one side.
Across the courtyard from the main house is a covered dining terrace with a tiled floor and stone pillars.
Adjacent is an unconverted stone barn has two floors of about 60 sqm each with the old stables on the ground floor and an upper floor currently used as a workshop, with great potential for additional accommodation if required, especially as the roof has been redone and insulated with just such a plan in mind. The top floor is accessed via barn doors from the garden
A 12 × 6m swimming pool with solar-powered cover, salt water treatment system and Roman steps. There is a paved terrace surround and steps up to a dining terrace. A little stone outbuilding houses a shower room with tiled shower, pedestal washbasin, W.C. and tiled floor.
Separate Stone Barn / Garage (7m x 5.2m) with a concrete floor housing the pool treatment equipment.
The Grounds of over 1.5 hectares surround the property and are mainly laid to grass with a driveway and turning area to the front adjacent to the entrance to the courtyard.
The Midi-Pyrenees in the heart of south west France is the largest region in the country. From the Pyrenees to the valley of the Dordogne and from Gascony to the Gorges du Tarn, the diversity of its landscape is equalled only by the wealth of its heritage. This stunning area is renowned for its innate sense of celebration and visitors are often surprised by its friendly spontaneity.
Midi-Pyrenees is only 1.5 hours by plane from London and the Toulouse airport connects to many internal and international destinations. Paris is a 5 hour journey by TGV train, and as in most of France, the road network of motorways and dual carriageways is very good.
If you are looking to escape from todays' 'rat race' and looking for an easy going and more gentle way of life in preserved surroundings, look no further than the majestic Secret Soul of France.
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