Elegant Traditional Maison De Maitre In Peaceful Surroundings
This large and elegant traditional Maison de Maitre has, over a number of years, been the subject of a sympathetic and stylish renovation.
The current owners must be congratulated on having produced a wonderful home with all modern conveniences, whilst retaining a myriad of classical French features to supplement its comfort and appearance.
In a beautiful secluded location, but still close to local villages, markets, restaurants and commerce, with dramatic views of the Pyrenees as a backdrop (skiing less than 1.5 hours drive away); the property is accessed, via electric gates, by a stunning tree lined avenue of traditional French plane trees and offers a wonderful setting for both relaxation and recreation.
Superb leisure facilities are all to hand within mature, extensive grounds of just over 14 hectares, including an all weather tennis court with practice wall and floodlighting, a fabulous, stylishly designed, 18 m x 7.5 m swimming pool with large tiled terrace, and a competition standard petanque court.
The spacious accommodation comprises the main house with 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (3 with bath, walk in shower and WC, 1 with walk in shower and WC and one further cloakroom with WC and hand-basin) a large kitchen and dining area with fireplace, laundry room, impressive entrance hallway and adjoining salon, both with elegant stone fireplaces. On the top floor of the house is a spacious well-insulated attic area, offering perfect potential for additional bedrooms, bathrooms, home office space etc.
Outside, there are various areas for entertaining and dining, including a large, beautifully shaded terrace beneath a mature vine. A second terrace with dappled shade provided by mulberry trees is a peaceful setting for long late lunches; and an additional dining area on the balcony of the pool house, overlooking the pool, fountains and surrounding gardens (floodlit at night), provides a perfect evening supper spot. Beyond the swimming pool a peaceful and secluded lilly pond, with original river stone walls, offers a lovely setting for early evening drinks.
On the north side of the property the extensive grounds border a stretch of the river Arize.
The separate two-storey pool house has a large games room, shower room and wc, with a sitting room and bedroom on the first floor, offering further flexibility of accommodation.
Additional rooms within the main house and five stone outbuildings provide excellent storage solutions, with garaging for several vehicles.
An adjacent self-contained two bed-room guardians' cottage provides independent staff (alternatively, gite) accommodation.
The property is fully equipped for rentals.
Located less than an hour from Toulouse International airport, close to motorway connections and with skiing viewing is highly recommended to appreciate all that this very special property offers to the discerning buyer.
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