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(32) Gers

For sale 18th Century Chartreuse with views

property reduced

Reception Rooms: 3
Bedrooms: 8
Bathrooms: 7
Land: 7.6 ha

Reference: E5-685
£ 649,386
$ 837,791

Beautiful fully renovated 18th Century Manor house for sale, built in the heyday of Marie-Antoinette in the Chartreuse style, . Ideally located, this represents a great business opportunity, perched elegantly above the Gers countryside with extensive views of the Pyrenees

Between the town of Nogaro and Marciac, famous for its annual jazz festival, the property is at the end of a private gated driveway, the sweeping grounds bordered by fields on one side and private woodland to the other. Peace and quiet and the warm tones of the sandstone building, not to mention the mountain views, are the immediate impressions upon arrival. Through open windows,the Pyrenees rise in magnificent splendour.

All 500 m² of the living accommodation has been faithfully restored, employing the finest craftsmen to restore the house to its former glory. An authentic 18th century colour scheme, together with faithfully recreated wood panelled cupboards in the kitchen are examples of this. The original Chartreuse is believed to date back to the 1770s. The property underwent extensive renovations in the early 2000's, including a complete re-roofing, rewiring, a remote monitoring and alarm system, and oil fired central heating.

Arranged over two floors, the property boasts eight bedrooms, six en suite bathrooms, an art studio situated in the 19th century tower and three reception rooms.
Ground floor the original kitchens, now used as a reception room for welcoming guests, a sewing room, office, utility room and bathroom. 
The tastefully laid out Salon and dining rooms feature faithfully restored stucco panels redolent of the 1700's.
First floor the master suite, which enjoys superb views across the gardens, benefits from a dressing room and a large ensuite bathroom.
A delightful first floor east facing terrace with 18th century style balustrades ideal for entertaining. 
Of the sleeping accommodation, 5 of the 8 bedrooms can be used as luxury B&B guest rooms, benefiting from a separate stone staircase and entrance.

There is also the potential to expand into a further 95m² of upstairs space to create a further two suites or games room.

Grounds: Unique features of the main house in the grounds include the original fenced oblong pond, now filtered and clean enough for bathing; gardens laid out in the French style.The grounds extend to 7.62 hectares of meadows, groves and woodland.

The house comes with separate timbered stables, complete with six boxes and a former groom’s apartment, together with two immense outbuildings formerly used as Armagnac distillerie.

20 minutes drive from Aire-sur-Adour and the motorway, 45 kms from Mont-de-Marsan and 50 kms from Auch.
Nearest Airports - Pau-Pyrénées, 46 km, Tarbes 65 km.