WOW That was the first thing we thought when we arrived at this magnificent manor house.
Once through the gate, the sweeping driveway leads you to this magnificent residence built in the 18th century. The property is set in its own park with ancient trees, rose gardens, a swimming pool and even an ornate bird cage. You may be lucky enough to be greeted by a family of peacocks You can't help but fall in love with the surroundings.
Behind the property you have a forest with a path leading to a beautiful river and a small pond. In the park, there is also a separate building currently used as an artists studio, with water and electricity. There is an old caretaker's house currently used for family parties and events with a dance hall, bar, kitchen and even a toilet block. There is a huge marquee and parking for up to 100 cars accessible via a separate entrance from the main road. The whole area could be perfect for hosting events and weddings and therefore has a lot of potential to do so in such beautiful surroundings.
On entering the manor house, the grand entrance hall divides the property. To the right you will find the large lounge and library with double aspect windows creating a wonderful light and airy space. To the left you will find a fully equipped kitchen which opens onto a beautiful terrace, ideal for having breakfast overlooking the rose garden. This is where you will find the main staircase to the upper floor. Also on the ground floor, the dining room opens onto a corridor with a secondary staircase which was probably the former servants' quarters. There is a bedroom with a shower room and separate WC which has its own private access through an external door and corridor.
On the east side of the property there are two further self-contained units accessible from the outside. The first is a bedroom with a shower room and the second is a one bedroom apartement with a kitchen.
The main staircase leads up to the 1st floor to a long corridor where there are 5 wonderfully bright bedrooms, one of which is a master suite with a wrought iron balcony and views over the park and pool.
On the 2nd floor, the attic has been beautifully converted into spacious living accommodation including a bedroom, shower room, master suite, kitchen/dining room, lounge and further sleeping areas. The volume of this room is complemented by the beautiful roof structure which resembles the inverted hull of a wooden boat. What an ideal space for entertaining friends, family or even paying guests, as this loft is independently accessible via the secondary staircase
The estate is set in over 5 hectares of land including an orchard planted with apple, pear, cherry, plum and almond trees. A 40 minute drive in either direction will take you to the centre of Toulouse or the centre of Albi.
This property could be a beautiful family home with an adventure playground for the children to explore or it could be coupled with the potential of a successful events centre. Either way, it's the perfect place to create many happy memories.