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4 bedroom character property for sale

France - Midi-Pyrénées, Tarn, Montirat


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Key features:

  • High level of restoration
  • Garage

Full description:

Situated in the historic riverside village La Garde Viaur, this property has been in the same family for almost 150 years. It has been tastefully restored and improved over the years to offer a magnificent four bedroom home with two large reception rooms, a generously proportioned kitchen/diner, bathroom, shower room, wine cave, cellar, and large garage. All doors and windows are hand crafted in chestnut. Alongside the house is a small stone barn incorporating a large workshop and storeroom. Next to the barn is a deep well with stainless steel encased pump providing unlimited water for the garden.

The Property.
The property is situated at the entrance to the village and is discretely located in a narrow lane, just off the road that runs through to the church and beyond.

Access to the house is via a wrought iron gate leading onto the original courtyard which runs the length of the house.
The house is made up of three parts. The part furthest from the lane dates back to the late 18th century, followed by an addition in about 1810 and finally, the section closest to the lane , in 1872.

Ground Floor. 1872
The main door leads into a large Salon, 6.4m x 5.8m, with a quarry tiled floor and wood panelled ceiling. The room is triple aspect with fireplace with inset wood burning stove, chestnut display cabinets set into the wall, and a staircase up to two bedrooms. Door to Kitchen/Diner.

First Floor.
Landing, 2.7m x 2.4m. Timber floor and door and stairs to renovated loft space.
Bedroom 1, 3.9m x 2.7m, timber floor, tall original built in wall cupboard, unusual fitted timber headboard using original wood from the old house (pre-renovation).
Bedroom 2, 4m x 2.7m, timber floor, built in cupboard, French windows with guard rail.
Shower room, 2.4m x 1.4m, shower cubicle, macerater W.C., hand built wooden vanity unit with inset basin and wooden work surface.

Second floor.
A large triple aspect, mansarded room with two skylights, timber floor and insulated, panelled walls, used in the summer as a children's over spill bedroom.

Ground Floor. 1810.
Kitchen/Dining room, 5.5m x4.5m, Quarry tiled floor, beamed ceiling, large stone evier, grand stone open fireplace with heat diffuser system. A fitted custom-made chestnut kitchen with built under oven, domino electric and gas gobs, integrated refrigerator, integrated dishwasher and a new washing machine. A door leads out on to the courtyard. From the kitchen/Dining room, the room narrows to a 2.5m x 2.6m Hallway. To one wall is an original fitted vaissellier and doors to the Bathroom and the Cloakroom. A chestnut staircase leads down to a small wine cave with a door to the Lower Ground Floor.
Bathroom, beamed ceiling, quarry tiled floor,corner bath, vanity unit with inset basin.
Cloakroom, quarry tiled floor, W.C. and a small wall mounted wash basin.

Ground Floor. Late 18th century.
Bedroom 3/second Salon, 5.7m x 4.3m, beamed ceiling, quarry tiled floor, double aspect with door to far wall leading out to garden. Recess with wide vanity unit with wash basin. The room is double height extending into the roof space. In the far right corner a staircase leads up to a suspended galleried walkway with large window out to garden, which runs centrally across Bedroom3/second Salon and arrives at a mansarded room directly over the Bathroom, Cloakroom and Hallway.
Mansarded Room, 7.7m x 3.6m, chestnut floor, 2 small windows and rooflite. Used as a relaxation room or occasional bedroom.

Lower Ground Floor.
Garage,6.3m x 5.4m, compressed soil floor, electricity control panel, double doors leading out to the lane. Doorway through to Cave, 8m x 3.8m maximum with modern septic tank system, hot water cylinder, storage shelving, door to wine cave and Ground Floor, door out at far end to a pathway leading to rear garden area, workshop, barn, and garden and courtyards.
Workshop, 3.8m x 3.7m, concrete floor, exposed stone walls, electric light and sockets.
Barn, 4.3m x 3.3m, contains to additional fosse tanks. Double height with upper level accessed from the garden and used as a storage area for garden equipment.

The Garden.
The garden is divided into various areas, there are three adjoining terraces, each at a slightly higher levels, and each offering welcome shade. The remainder of the garden is mainly grassed with well established trees, with one large area walled off and offering an almost secret garden quality.

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Nearest Airports*

  • Toulouse (Blagnac) (International), 51.5 miles
  • Carcassonne (International), 66.7 miles
  • Bergerac (International), 89.5 miles

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Forgotten France, Najac

29 Le Faubourg, 12270, Najac France
03339 396714  Local call rate
About Forgotten France, Najac

Forgotten France is the English speaking side of Action Habitat, a french real estate agency located in Toulouse, south west France, with agencies in Najac, Aveyron, and Villemur sur Tarn, Haute Garonne.

Here at Forgotten France we are able to cater to all your property needs. If you are searching for a French home , be it as a principal residence, holiday home or as an investment opportunity, our centrally located agencies are on hand to help you every step of the way. We are fully registered holders of the “carte professionelle”.

Set in the south west corner of the Aveyron, close to the Tarn and Tarn et Garonne departments, our Najac estate agency is an english speaking agency ideally located for those wishing to buy a property in the Aveyron, Lot,Tarn or Tarn et Garonne region. We offer a selection of French rural properties ranging from renovation projects, village and town houses, corps de ferme to water mills, maisons de maitre, gite complexes, bed and breakfast businesses and chateaux.

To make the whole process much easier our staff speak english and french, and will not only help with the purchase of a french property, but can also organise introductions to local banks, help choose the right notaire, and help you with all the day to day situations that could occur whilst settling in.


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29 Le Faubourg, 12270, Najac France
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