This character property in the COUNTRYSIDE with many OUTBUILDINGS is not so much in a HAMLET LOCATION as it occupies the entire Hamlet, a family feel to the stunning FARMHOUSE that has been the home farm until recently, with an almost timeless atmosphere retained in the abundance of original period features.
The vast outbuildings include two former farm workers cottages and form an impressive courtyard.
The property sits beyond a small hamlet, just ten minutes from three active market towns, and has superb views of the mountains, across open countryside and towards its own copse of woodland.
There is a river-stone pond that could be adapted to become a pool or kept for animals.
The original farmland still belongs to the same family and so a future owner could obtain more land for grazing or farming. Must see.
Entrance, 13m2, unusual gated second hall to traditional stair, original tomettes
Kitchen, 24m2 door east to breakfast terrace and window north
Dining, 29m2, encaustic floor tiles, windows south and east, fireplace, original cupboards
Salon, window south, fireplace, original tomettes, built in dresser and cupboards, 24m2
Anteroom, 7m2, original tomettes
Utility room for laundry machines, 14m2
Shower room, WC
Cave, vaulted door through to garage, 23m2
Full floor above, 23m2
Access to loft space
Lovely old wide shallow traditional Gascon stair, wooden floor throughout, mainly original
Bedroom 1, red room, windows east and south, 22m2, dressing room or future ensuite
Bedroom 2 above kitchen, window east and north, fireplace, 23m2
Bedroom 3, middle, 16m2, south window, with dressing room or future ensuite with south window
Bedroom 4, pink, window south, 17m2
Bedroom 5, unrestored, window north, 11m2
Bedroom 6, unrestored, north window, 11m2
Bedroom 7, south window, 17m2
2 Hectares to be confirmed
Courtyard created by square two storey barn, enclosed room on first and second floors then open to eaves on east, 35m2
Adjoining garage, covered terrace with river stone walls, 65m2, south and east facing
Large barn 32m long including 14m stables, open storage, hayloft, cottage and metairie
Schools: Primart schhol in village and College/lycee with bus service 14 & 15km
Airports: Toulouse airport 103km and Tarbes/Lourdes Airport 60km (from Stansted)
Ski Resorts: Saint-Lary-Soulan 79km
The department of Gers is often described by those who know France as an excellent area to visit, if not the best area of France for Brits who want to relocate. It is not over-run however and indeed, the department has a diverse array of assets to discover, some of them are obvious; the rolling countryside, very mild climate, the Pyrenees mountains, whilst others remain more subtle like the hearty food, local culture, street markets and Gascon traditions. Foreigners often refer to the area as Gascony, referring to the former French province.
The department is generally an agricultural area where the local gastronomy is highly regarded by both French nationals and foreign expats. The most cultivated crops in Gers are Colza, Grain, Sunflowers and Corn. Some of the older locals may speak a Gascon patois, but its usage remains in decline among the younger generations. The largest Gersoise towns in terms of number of inhabitants are Auch, Condom and Fleurance but even these are not overly large.
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