Beautifully renovated property – close to Toulouse

CHATEAU STYLE PROPERTY IN MAGNIFICENT PARKLAND

Luxurious family home in rural location

545,000 €

PROPERTY REF: BLISS-102
Agency Fees included (4.5%)
Fees payable by vendor.

14

ROOMS

5

BEDROOMS

250 m²

LIVING AREA

13650 m²

LAND

This beautiful restored property is set back from a quiet road, in elegant grounds over 1.3 hectares. From the wrought iron gates, we glimpse the property’s striking architecture which resembles a chateau, with its tower, and ancient walls of cut stone.

The driveway accentuates our sense of privacy as we cut through the parkland, bordered with ancient oaks, and a pond with a sandy riverbank.

The house has been fully restored in recent years, and if the outside is reminiscent of a château, with its impressive stone walls, the inside is warm and cosy, and everything a family home should be.

The beautiful terracotta floors have been carefully maintained, and gleam in welcome. The stone walls are exposed, and there is a pleasant mix of old and new.

We enter the property directly into a charming reception room (26.57m2) with an open fireplace, original terracotta floor, and windows to the rear garden. Ancient beams have been sanded to a light shade of brown and are exposed both on the ceiling, and with feature columns to support the upper floor. The ambiance here is cosy and warm, rustic but elegant, with light from both sides of the property.  There is access to the front of the property here a summer sitting room has been created on the spacious terrace area.

The kitchen/dining room (26.47m2) has been fully refurbished and fitted and makes a fantastic family room/breakfast room. A black Aga pumps out heat, on a cold winter’s day, but with an electric thermostat can be regulated during the warm summer months. Any kitchen with an Aga feels as if it has a pulsating heart! – which draws the whole family to its side, and this property is no exception. The pale grey-blue wooden units contrast beautifully with the shining black Aga and are fresh and contemporary.

The kitchen is open plan to the dining-room, a separation formed from the central island, with its work-tops and a double stone sink. This space works well, as when seated in the dining room, the working elements of the kitchen (and the washing-up!) are hidden from view, and yet it is possible for the chef to work and still chat with friends and family at the table in the dining-room, creating a very sociable space. There is access from the kitchen to the front terrace which runs the length of the property, for outdoor dining.

On the other side of the main reception room a second salon, painted in dark warm tones, has been converted into a television/home cinema room, leading to a snug office area and downstairs cloakroom with separate WC.

On this side of the property, there is a downstairs independent (second) kitchen/laundry room which has been beautifully designed with a stone sink and worksurfaces and contemporary light grey units. This wing of the property could be divided up separately from the rest of the house, as on this level, beyond the laundry room (accessible independently from the gardens and side terrace) there is a downstairs double bedroom with en-suite shower-room, and a space currently used as a separate home-office working space with exposed stone walls. This entire space could be used as a separate gîte, or guest appartment.

A wooden staircase leads to a spacious first floor landing. The sense of space here is impressive and thus the bedrooms are nicely separated each from the other. This space was perhaps once the main reception room in days gone by, as there is a central period fireplace in original stone and terracotta.

Two beautiful bedrooms currently used as children’s bedrooms, with original oak doors with latch-key, and characterful colombage walls sit at the top of the landing and share a family bathroom with a roll-top bath and shower room.

The master bedroom is a bedroom fit for a prince and princess! Spacious, light and elegant and beautifully decorated, this is a fabulous space. This room has a somewhat magical feel. There is also a dressing room next to it.

At the end of the hallway, there is a guest bedroom tucked in the corner, with a private landing.

Outside there is a large and useful outbuilding, where once horses were stabled, offering a great outdoor space.

The condition of the property is pristine throughout.

Outside there is a large and useful outbuilding, where once horses were stabled, offering a great outdoor space.

This is the perfect property for anyone wishing to avoid a renovation project. There are no works required, no draughty dusty corners to restore. There is comfort and warmth throughout!

Although tucked away in a quiet rural backwater, with a gently bucolic air, this is a popular area, close to Gimont with easy access both to the touristic Gascony to the North and to Toulouse city and international airport.

WHAT WE THINK

HERE AT BLISS:

Here at Bliss we particularly like:

The large parkland and long private driveway, with the many different seating areas in the garden according to the season.

The quirky architecture; the stone walls on the outside, with ancient engravings cut into the stone hinting at how many centuries this property has stood here.

The beautiful fixtures and fittings within. The internal doors are solid oak, and throughout there is evidence of good taste in the choice of colours, and quality materials used for all the fittings and fixtures.

The gleaming black Aga…… on a cold winter’s night.

The summer terraces on a hot August day.

DETAILS…

14

ROOMS

250 m²

LIVING AREA

1200 €

PROPERTY TAX

5

BEDROOMS

13650 m²

LAND

Oil

HEATING

CLOSEST TOWN

GIMONT

Toulouse Airport: 46 kms
Nearest train station: Auch 31 km

Auch

DIAGNOSTIC

DPE/GES

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PROPERTY REF: BLISS-102

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Opening Hours of our Lectoure Office
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and 2.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Saturday mornings: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm
Closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Viewings by prior appointment only.

Reg. Office: 54 Rue Nationale, 32700 Lectoure
License No. CPI 3201 2017 000 018 266

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