Early 19C restored farmhouse with outbuildings, in an idyllic spot, set in 2.47 hectares (just over 6 acres) of beautiful parkland and prairie.
This lovely old farmhouse, the earliest part of the property dating from around 1830, is in an idyllic, peaceful setting in the heart of the Gers, with some splendid views. It is a comfortable, welcoming, family home, and is private but not isolated. It has been restored to a high standard with top quality fixtures and fittings. There is a long, wide, entrance hall. To the right is a breakfast kitchen with beams, modern tiled floor in traditional style, large fireplace with wood-burning stove, butler's sink with in-built water filter, and door to paved terrace. To the left is a sitting room - 2 rooms in one with a central archway (one half was originally the formal dining room). What is now the dining room was originally a study/library which has built-in shelving and cupboards. At the far end of the hallway a door goes to a WC with hand basin, and then a huge utility/larder/freezer room with adjoining workshop. A spiral staircase leads to an artists's studio. Upstairs is a wide landing with walk-in wardrobe and storage cupboard. There are 4 double bedrooms. The master suite is double aspect. Its bath room is beautifully tiled and has a generous, period-style bath with shower attachment, 2 basins set into a vanity unit, and a WC. French windows overlook the garden and pool. Bedroom 2 has an en suite shower room with WC. Bedroom 3 has a a fully tiled en suite WC and traditional hand basin. Bedroom 4, with built-in cupboards, is currently a study and has shared use of the en suite with bedroom 2, with its own access.
The property nestles in the middle of its own land of 2.47 hectares - about 6 acres - of immaculate and very attractive parkland with surrounding fields which are sometimes ablaze with vivid sunflowers. The property is approached by a well maintained country road and a private driveway, leading to gravelled parking and pathways. There is a swimming pool 6m x 13m - with paved terrace and barbecue - a well, and a large pond (or perhaps it is a small lake) with some serious carp. The pool house has power points for fridge, cooker, etc., and there is an adjoining covered dining terrace, illuminated, with a jacuzzi in one corner. There is a partial, automatic watering system. There are outbuildings to either side of the house. On the left is an old barn with colombage (half timbering) and typical 'charpente' (roof timbers) with 98m2 floor space; it is attached to the old hen house and piggery. On the right is another barn - the garage and workshop - with about 70m2 floor space. There are possibilities for development with both, subject to obtaining planning permission.
The property is in the heart of the Gers, in Gascony, SW France. It is 10kms from Vic Fezensac, a lively market town with all facilities. It is 80kms to Pau airport - a drive of 75 minutes. Toulouse airport is 90 minutes.
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An elegant maison de maitre which has been given a contemporary lift. The house offers large open living spaces with good proportions and plenty of natural light. The grounds include a renovated colombage barn and feature numerous lovely trees, a moat and formal garden. The heating is linked to town gas.