4 bedroom character property for sale
France - Martrin, Aveyron, Midi-Pyrénées
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- Farmhouse dating from the 1500's
- Entrance/sitting room, dining room and French style kitchen
- Ground floor bedroom with en-suite and wheelchair access
- 3 bedrooms on first floor with two bath/shower rooms
- Separate barn with study/library and covered eating area under
- Separate barn with potential to create a 3 bedroom gite (subject to any consents needed)
- Gardens of 1/3 acre
- Edge of village situation with views over the village
- Short distance to Coupiac and 25 minutes to St Affrique
- REDUCED PRICE June 2017 SERIOUS OFFERS CONSIDERED
This 16th century edge of village house has been extended over the centuries and is set in about 1/3 acre of manageable, rural gardens. It overlooks the Mairie and beyond to forests and fields, and has a wonderful view of the village church with its famous Tour des Hospitaliers. The house, originally built as a one up, one down peasants' farmhouse, was extended twice in the 1800s. It was modernised in 2001 and has been fully maintained since then. Together with the two barns, this makes for a delightful ensemble.
The house is entered via the front door which leads into the ENTREE or LIVING ROOM (24.5m2) with beams, wood burner, stairs to the first floor and doors off to the ground floor bedroom, kitchen and dining room. DINING ROOM (18.7m2) Beamed with a door leading to the Juliet balcony with views to the village. Another door leads through to KITCHEN (11.6m2) A rustic, French-style kitchen with units, electric hob and oven, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine. Tiled floor. BEDROOM 1 (10.2m2) A wheelchair accessible double room with view over the village and door to EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM with shower, WC and wash basin, tiled in hand thrown, unglazed beige tiles. Window facing East, overlooking the garden and distant country views. FIRST FLOOR The stairs lead up from the entree to the first floor passageway with doors off to BEDROOM 2 (17.85m2) The master double room with A frame beams, windows facing East and South overlooking the fields and village. BEDROOM 3 (11.30m2) Another double bedroom with dual aspect windows facing East overlooking the garden and distant hills and North, overlooking the entrance courtyard. FAMILY SHOWER ROOM A shower room with beige, unglazed tiles on floor and walls.. Window overlooking the entrance courtyard and the study barn. BEDROOM 4: (11.75m2) At the end of the corridor is a door leading to a small lobby giving privacy to the fourth bedroom, with South facing window. The EN-SUITE BATHROOM, with unglazed green tiles. has a bath, basin and W.C.
Outside and services
There is a parking area off the lane which leads into the garden, which extends to about 1/3 acre of lawns, borders and grounds. The house is partly surrounded by fields , in one direction overlooking the village, one minute's walk away. All in all, this is a property that needs to be seen to be truly appreciated. SERVICES Mains water and electricity, septic tank drainage, broadband from Orange or other suppliers is available but wifi to the property is presently supplied by the Mairie. DPE/GES N/A Taxe Fonciere 408 euros pa and a separate rubbish collection charge of 94 euros pa. Taxe dhabitation: dependent on number of residents
MARTRIN is an ancient village that, like the house, dates from the 16th Century during the time of the Knights Hospitaliers, who succeeded the disgraced Knights Templiers. The village is lucky to have its own highly regarded bistro, the Caminada, which serves excellent food whether you choose the weekday lunchtime four course set menu, or eat there in the evening where the food is even better and a little more expensive. Martrin also has a commercial bakery providing produce for villagers as well as the local markets. The primary school is housed in a wing of the Mairie, a couple of minutes' walk away. Neighbouring COUPIAC has a range of shops providing everything you need on a daily basis. There is a patisserie, a pharmacy, general, simple clothing shop, a hairdresser, a beautician and an all purpose supermarket with fresh meat, cheese, milk and every other foodstuff and household product you may need. The village also has a well stocked bar which offers a snack style menu. During the peak summer season the imposing Chateau de Coupiac is the venue for a living pageant, staged by local residents, showing how people lived at various stages in the Chateau's history.
COUPIAC has a small day market on a Wednesday at the peak of the summer season. It also hosts a night market on a Monday in season where you can buy a large range of typical regional dishes which you can enjoy seated at trestle tables amongst a crowd of local and more distant visitors, nearly all of them French.
One of the best nearby Saturday markets is at ST AFFRIQUE, about ½ hour drive away. Nearly all of the vendors are local farmers from whom you can buy fruit, vegetables, meat, prepared dishes, cheese and fish. There are numerous restaurants in St. Affrique where you can sit at pavement tables and enjoy the passing parade.
Places of interest Plaisance, a village 12 km away with the hotel, Les Magnolias, whose new chef (2016) is justifiably acclaimed. For Euros 13.50 you can enjoy an excellent four course meal with wine and coffee. Brousse le Chateau, another chateau in another lovely village, also has a hotel serving good local dishes. Ambialet, with its ancient priory is often the scene of summer concerts. Albi 's Cathedrale de Ste Cecile is a must see on your list. Love it or hate it, you won't see anything else like it. Toulouse, the pink city, has numerous old churches and museums well worth a visit. Millau's viaduct, opened a few years ago by President Chirac, is spectacular, especially if you drive slowly across it. Until you have seen it you might wonder how a viaduct can be beautiful.
Price and disclaimer
PRICE Guide price 200,000 euros including agency fees but excludes Notary costs and charges for which the buyer should allow about 7% IMPORTANT NOTES All room sizes are approximate and the information has been supplied by the owner. Every effort has been made to ensure that the details and photographs are accurate and in no way misleading. No warranties are given or implied and the information contained within these details on this property, or any other that we are marketing, does not form part of a contract.
F961 Price reduced June 2017 Serious offers considered.
- Carcassonne (International), 51.9 miles
- Toulouse (Blagnac) (International), 65.4 miles
- Méditerranée (International), 71.6 miles
- Perpignan (Rivesaltes) (International), 83.4 miles
- Nîmes (Garons) (International), 90.1 miles
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