Beautiful stone 8-bed Maison de Maître in a very tranquil position with stunning views and pigeon loft, 1.7 ha of land, only 15 minutes from Auch
- Chateau & Prestige
This imposing stone house sits proudly on a plateau commanding stunning views of the Gers countryside expanding all the way to the Pyrénées. It is already a substantial property but there is the possibility for further development either to make a yet grander private dwelling or a top end of the market commercial concern. The property towers above as one approaches through the private entrance and lengthens away to be crowned with a majestic pigeonnier. It has been recently renovated and is in excellent condition.
From the front door, one enters into a very generous and beautiful hallway (77 m²) flooded with natural light from the vast window above the entrance. On either side at the front there are two large guest bedrooms (30 m² and 20 m² respectively) with en suite shower rooms. One then moves through the capacious hallway to a well-proportioned and nicely finished reception room (nearly 40 m²) with wood burning stove and facing south with French windows leading to the garden. Beyond that, there is an open area off to one side of the hallway currently used for dining which has large windows through which the light streams. Further on, one discovers an open plan kitchen with a stone fireplace where the current owners have also installed their day-to-day living space (30 m²). It is sufficiently large to extend the kitchen into the room to give the kitchen space itself more generous proportions should one wish. From here, one accesses the other end of the house and the back door which is separated from the main hallway by a glass-panelled door lending to the impression of light and space. This area (16 m²), where there is a pantry (3 m²) and toilet, could be re-organised the family Labradors currently reside there but it could easily be used for another purpose. There is also a large laundry / boiler room (16 m²) with sink etc. which leads into a separate barn for storage that houses the oil tank.
The first floor is accessed by a wide staircase situated in the hallway opposite the dining area mentioned above. This is a house full of very pleasant surprises and they continue to the first floor the landing is large (42 m²) and very luminous with magnificent views through the vast window at the front as well as a large window to the side (above the dining area just off the main hallway). At the front on one side, there is a suite of two rooms (28 m² for the bedroom and 20 m² for the sitting room) with access to the balcony above the front door. On the other side, there is a bedroom (27 m²) which also has access to the balcony. Behind this bedroom there is a shower room (6 m²) with separate toilet and a further double bedroom (17 m²) with plumbing for an en-suite shower room that is currently used as a box room. Back along the landing, opposite the head of the stairs there is a large bedroom (22 m²) looking south on to the garden which is at present used as a study. There is then a bathroom (4 m²) with a separate toilet and a further bedroom (15 m²). On the other side of the landing, facing south, there is another grand bedroom (31 m²) with fireplace and en-suite shower room leading to a dressing room (5 m²) and additional bedroom with exposed traditional timber roof beams (34 m²). This room has openings on two sides making it so light and airy that the current owners use it as the master bedroom. All rooms have excellent ceiling height, good luminosity, exceptional views and have been finished to a high standard. There is a total habitable surface area of approx. 540 m².
There is oil-fired central heating with under-floor heating on the ground floor benefiting from separately controllable areas to regulate the temperature in individual rooms. The hot water system has been installed so as to ensure immediate hot water in any of the houses numerous bath and wash rooms.
There is a large barn (approx. 67.8 m²) off the north of the ground floor of the house which is presently used as a garage and storage. There is the potential to develop this as well as additional adjacent outbuildings of approx. 86 m² into further accommodation. Some elemental work has already been done with such a conversion in mind.
Behind the house, there is a former wine-store (83 m²) which is presently home to garden implements and such. Finally, the buildings are completed by a former barn for complete renovation (of approx. 170 m² per floor over two floors) at the south-eastern corner of which there is a magnificent traditional pigeonnier in good external condition.
The property is surrounded by land of approx. 1.7 hectares consisting of landscaped garden with mature trees which slopes away gently from the plateau to the fields beyond.
The property comprises:
On the ground floor:
Main hallway (77.4 m²), Bedroom 1 (30.40 m²) and en-suite shower room (3.5 m²), Bedroom 2 (20.70 m²) and en-suite shower room (3.90 m²), Reception room (39.50 m²), Kitchen / living room (30.60 m²), Hallway at back entrance (16.90 m²), Pantry (3.20 m²), Toilet (2.30 m²), Laundry / boiler room (16.6 m²)
On the first floor:
Landing (42 m²), Bedroom (no. 3) of suite of rooms (28.80 m²) and sitting room (20.90 m²), Bedroom 4 (28.50 m²), Shower room (6.40 m²), Toilet (1.80 m²), Bedroom 5 (17.90 m²), study (22.20 m²), Bathroom (4.70 m²), Toilet (3.20 m²), Bedroom 6 (15.30 m²), Bedroom 7 (31 m²) with en-suite shower room (7.80 m²), Dressing room (5.30 m²), Bedroom 8 (34.10 m²)
Outdoor space and outbuildings:
Approx. 1.7 hectares of mostly landscaped and south-facing garden with mature trees.
Barn with oil tank adjacent to laundry / boiler room.
Former wine-store of approx. 83.30 m²
Barn used as garage (67.80 m²) and further outbuildings (87.60 m²) with possibility of conversion.
Barn for total renovation of a surface area of 170 m² per floor over two floors with pigeonnier.
Former pigsty in dilapidated condition.
Connected to mains water, electricity and telephone (ADSL)
Oil fired central heating with under-floor heating on ground floor (separately controllable areas)
Continuous hot water circuit
Drainage : septic tank
Amenities and other facilities:
10 minutes from Auch
1h15 from Toulouse and Blagnac international airport
1h45 from the Pyrénées and ski resorts
2h30 from the Atlantic coast
- Property type:Chateau & Prestige
- Condition:Very Good
- Amount of land:17,000m2
- Price€785,000 including agency fees (approximately £680,673.50)
Price€755,000 excluding agency fees
- Agency feesat the buyer’s charge 3.82% incl. VAT included in the list price
- Land tax: €1,829
Contact us for more information:Tel:+33-(0)5-62 28 60 48
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