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Secluded 'Maison Gascogne' - Superb views of Pyrenees.


Reception Rooms: 3
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 4
Land: 0.6 ha

Reference: Q2-002
£ 572,845
$ 739,044

Delightful 'Maison Gascogne' for sale in a commanding position, with extensive rural views in all directions and particularly stunning views of the Pyrenees. With no near neighbours and not overlooked, the house is set in its enclosed grounds of 6033m2. Electric gates framed by stone pillars give access to a short driveway- approximately 80 metres with fruit trees on either side. A palm tree and an 'Albizia julibrissin rosea' or persian silk tree border a gravelled turning circle in front of the house. Additional parking space to the side and rear in front of the garage. As well as shrubs and herbs, there are a variety of other mature trees in the grounds including lime, poplar, fir and oak and the rear terrace is shaded by vines and wysteria. Mature hedging surrounds the grounds and there are two statues on the lawns to the front of the house.

Ground Floor: A stone above the transom surmounting the double wooden doors is inscribed with the date 1813. The doors open onto an entrance hall, 22m2, East facing with original terracotta floor tiles, half timbered walls and a wooden turning staircase at the far end as well as a door through to the downstairs W.C. and the garage. To the left is the study, 25m2 with one half timbered wall and exposed beams, windows to the East and South and a recent terracotta tiled floor. To the right is the salon, 28m2 with windows facing East and North. Original terracotta floor tiles. Large feature open fireplace, original wall cupboard and exposed beams. To the right of the fireplace, an opening leads through to the 'Snug' 28m2, with door to the north to the garden and windows North and West. Tiled floor. Fireplace with wooden mantelpiece and wood burning insert. Door to shower room with shower and basin on the left, before the door leading back into the hall. On the opposite side of the hall is the dining room, 25m2, with a South facing window. Original fitted cupboards with wooden doors, pink brick fireplace (not working) and exposed beams. White tiled floor continuing through archway opening into family room/kitchen, 68m2 with plaster walls and two exposed stone walls. Off this room are two flagstone terraces, one to the East and one to the West shaded by a pergola, as well as a South facing wooden balcony with decking offering uninterrupted views of the Pyrenees - the perfect spot for a 'sun downer'. All three are ideal for 'al fresco' dining.

Pool Area: The West facing terrace is bordered by a hedge and gate leading to an enclosed area with lawns and a 12 x 6 metre salt water system swimming pool with roman steps and underwater lights. The pool can be heated using the central heating system. Pool room, bar area and a garden tool shed as well as a wood shed under the trees.

A door from the family kitchen leads directly into the garage, ideal for unloading shopping. This space can also be accessed via the hall and is 40m2 with a boiler room housing the oil fired C.H. boiler and various fridges and washing machines.

First Floor: Landing 20m2. French doors to East facing balcony above the front door. Wood floor, exposed stone and half timbered walls. To the right, master bedroom, 25m2 with South facing window, fitted wooden cupboard with double doors and a second set of cupboard doors leading to a dressing room/walk-in wardrobe and a full ensuite bathroom with rolltop bath, bidet, W.C., shower and basin. Bedroom 2, 25m2 windows to South and East, parquet floor, original wall cupboards with wooden doors, marble fireplace and exposed beams. Bedroom 3, 26m2, Windows East and North, Door through to Bedroom, 4, 18m2. Adjoining is a walk-in shower with basin ( also accessible from the hall) and opposite a Separate W.C. with basin. Door connecting to the landing.

Second Floor: Turning stairs from the first floor landing continue up to the second floor landing with wooden floor off which is, to the right, a full bathroom with velux window to the south with bath, shower, w.c. and basin. Adjoining to the right is a dormitory with two single beds and velux windows to the south and small windows to the east at floor level. To the left are two double bedrooms with windows to the North and smaller windows at floor level. All rooms have wooden floors and plastered white walls.

Rare opportunity to acquire a character property with authenticity, offering spacious rooms and glorious views. Conveniently located for the annual Marciac Jazz Festival. Shops and all facilities within ten minutes drive. Charming local small town with restaurants, small supermarket open to 8 pm, chemist, post office, hairdresser bank and church. There is also a larger town with bigger supermarkets and facilities. Toulouse airport -1 hr 45 minutes as are the ski resorts. 2 hours to Bordeaux and the coast.
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