Beautiful character stone housewith woodland, orchards and a lake
on over 3,5ha of land
This character stone house sits in over 3,5ha of land which includes woodland, orchards and a lake. Alongside the main house is a separate gîte or maison d’amis, and behind it are spacious stone barns which could become extensions of the house itself or developed in to workshops, studios, the list is endless.
The style of the main house
The main house is a typical Gascon house, the rooms leading off its central hallway. Originally there would have been two rooms on each side, but the current owners have opened up the rooms to allow more modern living. The renovations have been done in keeping with the character and charm of the old.
The property is located on a quiet lane, with little passing traffic. The main entrance brings us to the front of the outbuildings with the main house at the end and the gîte to the right. There is a separate entrance for the gîte if required.
The Dining Room
This is a fantastic area in which to entertain, with views to the front of the property overlooking the lake, and access directly to the kitchen.
The kitchen has been newly fitted and equipped, and leads directly in to the dining room.
The Boot Room
At the end of the hallway there is a ‘back door’ which is used more frequently than the front door. It is the perfect place to kick off the outdoors and to bring in the shopping or the dogs. Behind this is the utility room.
The Sitting Room
This south facing sitting room is cosy and inviting with its fireplace and old stone sink.
The Office Library
Up one step from the sitting room is a lovely office or library.
The First Floor
Upstairs there is a landing which leads to two double bedrooms, a family bathroom with a view, and the master suite. There is also access to a mezzanine area which could become another bedroom if required.
Other useful spaces!
Back on the ground floor, there is an undeveloped 30m² room with a beautiful arch window and door giving access to the outdoors. For those needing a ground floor bedroom, this would be the place to create one.
Attached to the main house are a series of outbuildings which could either be converted to extend the living quarters, or used for workshops, yoga or artist studios, or to create another gîte or maison d’amis …. The possibilities are too numerous to list.
The Guest House
Close to the house but completely separate, is the guest house. There is a large open plan kitchen/living room with its fireplace, two ground floor bedrooms both with ensuite bathrooms, and upstairs is a large dormitory, another bedroom and two shower rooms. The gîte has previously been used for walkers as well as holiday makers and needs a bit of modernizing to make it more comfortable.
Our thoughts here at Bliss
This property will appeal to anyone looking for a traditional Gascon house in a peaceful location, with a guest house and a lake. The property is immediately habitable, with potential to develop other areas, such as an artist’s studio, a yoga retreat, a welcoming hideaway for family and friends …..
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On a technical note!
(All technical information has been provided to the agency by the vendor to the best of their knowledge and has not been tested or verified by BLISS )
According to the owners:
Since 2000, successive owners have used eco-friendly materials such as sanded lime slabs on the ground floor, and formaldehyde-free floor tiles upstairs, cellulose wadding insulation, and lime finishes and paints.
The drainage system for the guest house is a phyto treatment system which is self-sufficient and uses plant-based purification. A cascade of pools equipped with plant filters has been designed to function for up to 14 people. In terms of upkeep, all that is required is weeding and the removal of plants that proliferate every year.
Each bathroom in the gîte offers the dual option of dry or conventional toilets.
There are 20m² of solar panels which supply hot water from March to November.
A wood pellet heating system was installed in 2019. This ensures that both the guest house and the main house are heated automatically, efficiently and economically.
(Approximate measurements which may vary, la loi carrez being non applicable)
Entrance hall: 17,15m2
Living room: 19,69m2
Dining room: 19,45m2
Boot room: 11,67m2
Utility room: 11,97m²
Spare room: 30,33m2
Master suite: 32,83m2
Family bathroom: 6,23m2
Bedroom 2: 17,55m2
Bathroom 3: 17,69m2
Studio T2: 44,96m²
Utility room: 8,45m²
Kitchen/living room: 46,92m²
Bedroom 1: 18,23m²
Ensuite shower: 8,06m²
Bedroom 2: 19,80m²
Ensuite shower: 5,60m²
Bedroom 3: 27,50m²
Shower room: 3,39m²
Bedroom 4: 8,96m²
Shower room: 5,47m²