Houses like this do not come on to the market very often. Built in 1880 at the beginning of the "Belle Epoch", this "maison bourgeoise" has been in the same family for the last half century. The property consists of the main house and the coach house and a large garden of 2300 m2.
The principle house has some 500 m2 habitable space over 3 floors plus a full height cellar. The coach house, completely independent, currently with garaging on the ground floor and a 2 bedroom apartment on the upper floor.
The house is full of original period features, 3.5 m ceilings, double doors, parquet floors, marble fireplaces, 4 quirky little tower rooms. Accommodation comprises, ground floor; large entrance hall in the form of a T leading to French windows to east, impressive staircase, 3 large reception rooms (each approx 36m2), large family kitchen with small back kitchen and boot-room with back door to garden.
First floor; again, landing and hall in a T, leading to 4 large double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Second floor; 4 further bedrooms, 1 single and 3 doubles, and an attic room (that could be an 9th bedroom/additional bathrooms) with access to the roof space.
Plus there is a cellar covering the footprint of the house with internal stairs and access directly to the garden. It is divided into 5 rooms, houses the boiler, the laundry room, workshop and storage space , again the ceilings are all high, the floors are concrete and it is fully dry. There is central heating throughout.
This house offers enormous potential as a family house, secondary residence, bijou hotel or chambres d'hotes. The building is sound and perfectly habitable but there is no doubt that it is now time for a complete refurbishment, update and a new chapter in it's life. The house is also ideally situated, on the edge of the small Pyrenean town of Aspet, with all amenities in walking distance on one side and the countryside and mountain views to the other.
Aspet area is to be found in the heart of the Comminges, 90 kilometres from Toulouse, 40 kilometres from Luchon and 15 kilometres from Saint-Gaudens. The town boasts infants, junior and secondary schools, post office and with good medical and support services, all shops and services are represented with a Wednesday and Saturday market. Aspet also has a swimming pool, tennis court, sports centres and is less than an hour from several ski stations. The price of this property E 680.000 including agency fees.
This unusual 19th century mansion with 8 bedrooms has come to the market for the first time in half a century. many stunning original features, beautifully proportioned, enviously situated on the edge of small active Pyrenean town, walking to the market square and all local shops yet with the garden bordering the countryside. Throughout, almost all of the orinal elements remain and are in excellent condition; the parquet floors, the solid wood panelled doors, fireplaces, large windows, juliet balconies, the list is endless.
Entrance hall, very wide and high, parquet floor, leading to grand staircase opening to central passage forming a T shape giving access to all ' corners of the house and opening to a gaeden door to the west.
Drawing room l
Drawing room ll
Garden entrance hall
The cellar level, covering the footprint of the house, is accessible from and internal staircase and from the garden to the west, the floor is hardstanding, there are windows on 3 sides, the ceiling height here is also some 3m . At the moment it i sused for laundry, as a caxve, a garden room, boiler room and woodstore. It could easily be converted into additional accomodation, kitchens, workshops, gamesroom.
Double gqrqge on the ground floor, seperate entrance and stairs to first floor apartment with
Garden, on e levels, 2300 m2
Lundi: Salies du Salat
Wednesday: Aspet , orgganic produce.
Thursday: St Gaudens
Saturday: Aspet, Luchon, Cazeres
Primaire and college; 300m
Toulouse airport 95km
Bagneres de Luchon 46km
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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