Charming propertyin the heart of the countryside
with just over 3 hectares of land
This traditional old farmhouse with its adjoining stable has been renovated and turned in to a delightful, much loved, family home, combining charm and cosiness with the practicality of every day living. Sitting in just over 3ha of land, close to the thriving market town of Mauvezin, and only 45 mins from Toulouse airport, the property is perfectly situated in the peaceful countryside.
The property is in immaculate condition with a vast kitchen/diner, utility room, pantry, large living room, office, bedroom and shower room on the ground floor and a further four bedrooms, bathroom and master suite upstairs. The property is spacious, light and airy, plenty of room for entertaining, or escaping the bustle and finding a quiet corner to lose yourself in the pages of a good book.
Let’s take a look in more detail:
The Kitchen and Main Reception Room
The kitchen is a lovely room, very much the heart of this home, with its beautiful, oak, central island, custom built by a very skilled carpenter, perfect for the children to sit and do their homework, as a spacious workspace for the preparation of meals; or simply a convivial area in which to hang out and enjoy an aperitif before dinner.
Originally the stable, the kitchen has doors leading onto the south facing garden and to the covered terrace. Practicality reigns here too, with a utility room and a pantry off the kitchen.
The Main Reception Room
This spacious room was once two separate living rooms joined together to create a fabulous space off the entrance hall. The original fireplace is a focal point to the room for those cosy winter evenings, or as an attractive feature in the summer months.
The Entrance Hall
This is the main entrance into the property, where we see the traditional layout of two rooms off a central hallway. For the current family in residence, the kitchen door is adopted for every day use and ease.
To the left of the hall is the room currently used as an office but could be a second downstairs bedroom, a music room, a library ….
The Downstairs Bedroom
A double bedroom overlooks the garden terrace and is situated at the end of the hall next to a separate shower room.
The Shower Room
A lovely, light, shower room with sink and WC, and an external door leading out to the garden.
The First Floor
A wooden staircase leads up to a landing, from which we access the five upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms.
The Master Suite
Luxurious, spacious, a perfect place for mum and dad to relax and enjoy some well earned peace, with their own shower and dressing rooms.
The Four Double Bedrooms
All bedrooms have been built in the eaves so they all have sloping ceilings and beautiful cross beams, great rooms for growing children or friends to claim as their own.
Well designed, this bathroom boasts a claw foot bath as well as a walk in shower, WC and sink.
There is a large covered terrace outside the kitchen which houses the boiler room in one corner. The family use this as the summer dining room, another great entertainment area, capturing those welcome cool breezes on a scorching hot day and offering valuable shade.
Every property has need of storage space and this is no exception! This 240m² hangar can house machinery, vehicles, animals, the list goes on…..
With a mixture of lawn and gravelled and stepped gardens in a Provençal style, with plenty of potential for expansion here. Currently easy to maintain, there is plenty of space to install a pool if required.
Our thoughts here at Bliss
This is a property which we have known for many years and since purchase, having seen it develop over time thanks in most part to the renovations of its current owners.
Internally the house is in excellent condition, externally there is scope for someone with animals, or a passion for gardening.
This property would make a fabulous principle residence. It is a fine house that provides accommodation for a large family. There is a sense of this being a ‘real year-round house’, solid in structure, and well maintained, as opposed to a lock-up and leave holiday home. This said, the gardens are designed for ease, and the property could also be used as a family home in the summer, and put to bed for the winter.
The property is warm and welcoming – with the vast kitchen as our favourite part. An invitation to cook, eat, play and entertain together, all in the peace of the gascon countryside!
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On a technical note
3ha + of land