Elegant maison de maîtrewith outbuildings
Pool, Stunning Views
For lovers of Jazz this delightful 6 bedroom manor house is just 20km away from Marciac, which attracts visitors from all over the world to its renowned festival, in this idyllic and sleepy corner of the Gers.
With easy transport links to Toulouse and Pau by plane or rail, this property is easily accessible offering a tranquil rural existence with far-reaching views, that is perfect for year round residence or as a second home.
With a fabulous and spacious guest house in the grounds providing separate accommodation with an extra two double bedrooms, a large guest salon and kitchen, this property is ideal for a large family (with 8 bedrooms in total) or for anyone looking to develop a chambre d’hôte or holiday lettings business.
This elegant maison de maître sits in elegant parkland of just over 4000m2, with far-reaching views to the rear.
In addition to the delightful garden, with its mature trees, there is a walled courtyard which houses the swimming pool, with a separate guest house.
The main house will appeal to anyone in search of a characterful manor house in-keeping with the style of the region, with four bedrooms in the main house, and two in the guest house. It offers over 350m2 habitable space.
The property is in excellent condition throughout with grand rooms, high ceilings and a grand turning staircase with a generous hallway on both the ground floor and the first floor.
The main house comprises: a spacious kitchen/breakfast room, a grand reception room, a dining room, a summer room, a wine cellar, two separate studies three bathrooms and four bedrooms, with a very large undeveloped attic space.
The guest house also benefits from a reception room, a kitchen, and two bedrooms, and is situated at a discreet distance from the main house, with just over 250m2 habitable space.
This property will appeal to anyone looking for a spacious family home, with the flexibility of guest accommodation, in the heart of Gascony. Plus points: Period charm, wide-reaching views and a glorious garden.
The entrance & Gardens
The property is located on a quiet lane, with little passing traffic. An elegant stone wall runs the length of the garden and separates the road from the park. There is a grand entrance with an old-fashioned wrought iron gate.
The property is eye-catching from the exterior, with its quintessential Gascon air of elegance and grandeur. This is accentuated by the lovely and elegant parkland.
The Guest House & Pool
Before we follow the pathway to the front door of the main house, we turn to the right of the entrance, to a walled courtyard, in which the swimming-pool shelters. This is a tremendous area in which to entertain, having a covered terrace area, where two wine barrels are positioned to form an informal bar area. It is easy to imagine summer parties here, and guests gathered around the pool. It is a nice aspect of the property that the pool is not visible from the garden, preserving the authentic feel of the parkland.
In this section of the garden there is also a generous two-bedroom guest house, providing visitors to the property with all the privacy they require.
The style of the main house
The main house, or maison de maître, is a symmetrical square house, with a grand central hallway on both the ground floor and the first floor. It offers all the elegance of the 18th century with its tall window frames, affording views onto the gardens front, and rear with a lovely view over the countryside and the valley on one side.
The Reception Room
This is a fantastic area in which to entertain, with a central fireplace and over 35m2 living space. The room is in lovely condition, with views to the front, and high ceilings.
The Dining Room
The property offers further space for entertaining with a separate 15m2 dining room. The room is decorated in a similar elegant and traditional style to that of the main reception room.
The Summer Room
At the end of the hallway there is a west facing summer room, which is bright and filled with afternoon sunlight, providing an extra 7m2 habitable space, like a veranda in style, and currently used for storage.
Wine cellars and other useful spaces!
Our tour of the ground floor continues, with a visit to the well-stocked wine cellar, passing by a room used as a storage cupboard, the laundry room, and the boiler room.
The First Floor
Upstairs there is a spacious landing, at the top of the original turning staircase. The rooms are distributed around the central landing space, and down a hallway to an outside door and the gardens to the side of the house.
The configuration of the rooms around the upper hallway lends the property a spacious feel.
The upper floor is currently configurated with a study, three grand double bedrooms and three bathrooms.
The Second Floor Appartment Studio
On the second floor there is an additional spacious, which is particularly attractive to a young adolescent, or anyone wanting separate accommodation, providing a large fourth bedroom and top floor sitting area.
To whom might this property appeal?
This property will appeal to anyone looking for a grand country home, with a guest house and pool, in the traditional manor house style so sought after in Gascony. The property is immediately habitable, in excellent condition, and provides a comfortable year round home with stunning views over the surrounding countryside.
On a technical note!
Taxe foncière : 2650 euros (last bill)
Septic tank: Installed in 2018, Ecoflex
Roof: In state of good repair
Insulation in the loft
Wooden windows, mostly single glazed, some double glazed.
Shutters: manual and in wood
Oil central heating
Fireplaces (wood burning stove, open fireplace, insert)
2 electrical metres, one in the main house, one in the guest house
Smart Metre LINKY installed in March 2021
One Hot water tank
6 smoke detectors
ADSL internet connection
Swimming pool: 8m x 4m (Chlorine)
Pool security cover / pool declared with local authorities
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(Approximate measurements which may vary, la loi carrez being non applicable)
Entrance hall: 26,19m2
Reception room: 35,65m2
Dining room: 15,91m2
Boiler room: 9,1m2
Laundry room: 6,84m2
Storage room: 25,38m2
Wine cellar: 14,37m2
WC (1): 3,95m2
Summer room: 7,19m2
Study (1): 16,67m2
Bathroom (1): 12,28m2
Study (2): 18,78m2
Bathroom (2): 3,82m2
Bedroom (2): 16,95m2
Bathroom (3): 4,85m2
Studio/Chambre (4): 35,97
Bedroom (5): 23,69m2
Reception room guest house: 45,65m2
Hallway incorporating shower room & WC: 26,41m2
Bedroom (6): 15,57m2
Kitchen & Hallway: 30m2