This gascon farmhouse is something of a tardis, the interior space belying the exterior impression, It has been beautifully restored and cleverly extended, retaining many original featiures and using high quality materials to create a lovely family home with flexible pootential use. Originally 2 houses with integral stables and barn, now a single dwelling with generous living space, 4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, farmhouse kitchen, large sitting room, study/lbrary, second kitchen/breakfast room. Situated on a small promontary with fabulous views across pretty rolling countryside to the mountains, just 5 minutes from L'Isle en Dodon and 50 odd minutes from Toulouse. The house is lived in as one but has guest bedrooms with kitchen/living room that could easily be let seperately as an independent house or holiday cottage. Plenty of roof space that could be converted to 2-4 additional bedrooms with bathrooms.
Principle house, ground floor
Principle entrance hall, 11.1 m x 1.7m terre cuite tiled floor.
Kitchen / dining room, 5,1m x 4.5m, with woodburner in old fireplace.
Bedroom l, 5.1m x 4,5m
Bedroom ll, 5-1m x 4.5m
Family bathroom, 3.3m x 2.5m, bath, basin, shower and wc
Seperate wc, 2.5m x 0.9m
Laundry room, 3.2m x 3m
Study, 4.4m x 3.5m
Sitting room, 11.2 m x 4.8m
Second part, also ground floor, accessed from sitting room or own front door.
Hallway ll, 10.7m x 1.7m
Kitchen ll, 22.5m2. L shaped with fitted kitchen, dining table, small sitting area with woodburner. Bedroom lll 15m2. L shaped.
Bathroom 3, 2m x 2.5m
Bedroom lV, 4.8m x 3.2m with ensuite shower room
Shower room, ensuite 2.7m x 2.5m
1.07 hectares, lawn, garden, small pasture, pond.
Swimming pool 12m x 6m
Large pool shed
Workshop/storage 7m x 4.2m
Barn, open sided, with water and electricity, independent, summer living.
Toulouse airport 64km
The Department of Haute-Garonne, despite its ever growing population, still boasts beautiful scenery of undulating hills and valleys.
The region as a whole is a popular choice for an active holiday and the Haute-Garonne is ideal for mountainous activities including biking and walking and of course skiing during the winter. The department has four ski resorts.
If religious buildings are of some interest then the Haute-Garonne will not disappoint. Sites including the Toulouse basilica, the Saint Bertrand-de-Comminges cathedral and the Saint-Just basilica of Valcabrere are on the door-step.
Gascony plays a big part in the department and dishes are based on goose fat or oil flavoured with garlic, shallots, and spices. Goose and duck farms produce foie gras, which is then sold fresh or made into pate and terrines. Nothing is wasted, and the rest of the bird is made into confits, preserves used to make stew and soups.
Life in the mountain villages and farms of the Pyrenees has remained largely unchanged. Their southern climate means that it can be warm and sunny from as early as February. Roads are good and generally well sign-posted, although snow lies on the higher peaks until May and some of the highest passes may be closed. The climate is a cross between Atlantic Maritime and Mediterranean.
Toulouse is France's fourth biggest city and has a very lively atmosphere with a strong student presence. Stroll around the historic centre, walking alongside the Garonne and the Canal du Midi, or stop in one of the many pavement cafes for a delicious cup of coffee.
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