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OR 1038

southwestern france

A unique property of great charm, comprised of:
an elegantly converted 18th/19th Century « maison de maître » with walled garden,
a poolside complex consisting of a stone cottage,
a large covered barn and a handsome listed « pigeonnier »,
plus ample storage and garage space.

Approximately 1.5 hectares of meadow and woods.

The property is located in the department of the Tarn, in South-West France
It enjoys a secluded position, surrounded by vineyards and agricultural land,
yet is only 5 minutes' drive from a substantial village with all shops,
bank, doctor, and an excellent restaurant.
Located 50 km from Toulouse and its international airport.

The carefully restored 18th/19th century stone house provides spacious and elegant accommodation
on two floors, with a floor area of 300m² and gas-fired central heating throughout.
It is set in an enclosed garden, designed by the present owner, consisting of a gravelled courtyard,
stepping up to a raised lawn, itself surrounded on two sides by raised beds,
planted « à la française » with evergreen shrubs.

The self-contained swimming-pool complex is accessible from the second level of the house,
on the South side, but is protected by child-proof iron gates.
It consists of a large heated pool with Roman steps, a 2- 3 room converted stone cottage,
a covered open-fronted barn and an impressively tall dovecote.

There is another barn, on two levels, with a combined area of about 300m²
The upper is currently used for storage, and the lower as a garage, with ample space for three cars.

Services : mains water and electricity, 1000-litre gas storage tank, septic tank, two wells.

Entrance hall 18m², stairs leading off to 1st floor.
Pantry 12m², with french windows to paved terrace.
Kitchen/family dining-room 20m². Comfortable sitting-room 25m², with vast stone fireplace,
french windows leading to courtyard and walled garden.
Sumptuous reception/ formal dining room 50m², with original roof timbers,entirely glassed-in on one side,
with sliding glass doors leading to terrace, attractive glass-fronted wood-burning stove.
Cloak-room . Laundry/boiler room. Large cellar/storeroom 21m².
The floors are tiled throughout, the original tiles having been preserved wherever possible.
Vast master bedroom 28m², with high beamed ceiling, 2 tall windows,
spacious en suite bath/dressing-room 20m², with bath, shower, 2 wash basins, WC , hanging cupboards.

Bath room, shower, wash basin, WC.
Shower room, wash basin, WC .

Double bedroom n°2 of 22m² , with alcove.
Large double bedroom n°3 of 25m², with original ornate plaster ceiling.
Bedroom n°4 of 20m², with four beds, used as children's dormitory.
Double bedroom n° 5 of 20m².
(Bedrooms 4 and 5 were refurbished last year, and double-glazed windows installed.)

Every room in the house is generously equipped with radiators, heated by a gas-fired boiler.
A 300-litre electric immersion heater provides ample hot water.

12.5 m x 6 m swimming-pool with Roman steps, underwater lighting,
floating cover, heating by heat exchanger.
Wide concrete surround, for comfortable sunbathing, lined with flower-beds.
Large open-fronted covered barn, for sitting/lounging in the shade, occasionally houses a ping-pong table.

Stone 19th century cottage, recently converted to provide :
On ground floor :
large bed/sitting-room 40m², shower room with basin and WC, electric heating.
On first floor :
spacious landing 18m², leading to large, light room 25m²,
fully equipped with power and phone outlets, currently used as a study, gas heating.

Impressively tall, listed, Gaillac-type dovecote, early 19th century, erected on much earlier stone base.
(N.B.- The roof, which was damaged in last winter's gales, is due for complete re-tiling in September 2000,
at which time the plaster will be stripped from the base, to reveal the fine original stone).

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