Superb Country Residence Set In 5 Acre Parklike Gardens With Main House And Guest Lodge A Short Walk From A Charming Gers Village
A beautiful property, advertised for the first time in 27 years within walking distance of a characterful village with restaurant between the towns of Mirande and Auch. Beautifully and meticulously renovated by the current owners over the last 3 decades it offers a haven of peace and tranquility in the beautiful Gers department of SW France.Entered via a cypress lined paved avenue from the entrance gates the driveway sweeps down to a paved area between the house and the other buildings.Blending perfectly with its surroundings and offering a touch of restrained luxury the property wants for nothing but offers plenty of scope should new owners wish to rearrange things. The detached cottage is well equipped and there is potential to double or even triple the accommodation by converting more of the attached barn should this be required.Main House, with gas and wood fired heating and fully double glazed.Entering the ground floor from a small south east facing terrace into a spacious hallway, the fully fitted kitchen has been built in the renovated annex of the original building. It offers a 'Tulikivi' wood stove with pizza/bread oven, a electric/gas combination cooker and all of the usual appliances in a light and airy space with dining area. House w.c. and bathroom, large living room with central stone wheel from the original mill , stone 'Tulikivi' wood burner and direct access to the south facing covered terrace.1st floor- sitting room/reading room with wood burner, office area and bookshelves, two double bedrooms.The entire building is full of charm and character with original stone walls renovated with lime render showing the stone door and window reveals, beamed ceilings, wooden floorboards, custom made doors and windows in hardwood.Guest cottage, converted from one third of the barn this offers comfortable accommodation over two floors with private terrace and direct access to the garage/barn.The ground floor is entered via the south west facing terrace into a spacious open plan living room with kitchen diner. A central wood stove with brick chimney heats the cottage admirably. The kitchen has been custom made in solid wood with ample storage. A bathroom and w.c. completes the ground floor.1st floor, two double bedrooms and a w.c.The separate sauna block has a generous shower and drying area and fully fitted sauna, the natural swimming pond is a hop and a skip away for a refreshing dip.The swimming pond has a wooden deck area and stainless steel steps but other than that blends harmoniously into the surrounding gardens.The garage/barn has double full height garage doors allowing high vehicles to be stored and plentiful room for garden mowers etc. To the rear is a wine cellar and a separate kitchen which is currently equipped as a personal brewery area for the owners personal use, with separate storage areas. There is a larder for preserves and produce too.A large workshop area offers mezzanine storage and plenty of workbench space and storage with a separate carport/wood store.The gardens surround the buildings on all sides, with large trees, shrubs and fenced vegetable garden. The pasture land is kept natural and is full of wild flowers, 8 species of wild orchid have been counted there. There is direct access to the river via concrete steps which lead down to a deep pond area and a pump for irrigating the vegetable garden, well.
Characteristics* Bedrooms : 4* Bathrooms : 2* Living space : 185 m2
* Land surface24305 m2
* Living room surface : 49 m2
* Terraces : 2* Double glazing* Shed* Workshop* exposed frame* Land surface : 24305 m2
Financial aspect* Price: 395 000E* Property taxes : 1300 E TTC*
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