5 bedroom farm house for sale
Marciac, Midi-Pyrenees, 32230, France
like this property?Call: 03339 396575
- Hectare +
- Swimming Pool
This traditional Gascon farmhouse, circa 1850"s has been renovated to accommodate a modern lifestyle but still retains the character and charm of rural French living. The current owners have made the property into a comfortable 5 bedroom home but there is still scope for further development to take it to the next level.
The Entrance hall with original turned staircase leads into the open plan living space. The cosy sitting room has a huge inglenook fire place containing a Godin wood burning stove. french doors open out to the front of the property. The sitting room space flows into the dining space and french doors open on to the rear of the property and out to the summer kitchen. To the right of the dining area is a large, extremely well fitted kitchen. The units are German made Hacker and all work surfaces are granite. The sink is ceramic and the dishwasher is integrated. The wood burning range cooker is a particular feature. It is practical as well as very attractive and not only provides heat in the kitchen but also fires 7 radiators in the rest of the house. All hot water in the house comes from solar power. A door from the kitchen leads to a wine cave/pantry
A door from the dining room gives access to the ground floor bedroom wing. A long hallway gives on to 3 guest bedrooms, a shower room and separate WC. In addition there are 2 unfinished rooms, which could easily be made into further bathrooms. French doors lead out from the hall to the garden and pool area. This wing is self contained and could easily be converted into a gite. The space above the bedrooms has already been divided into rooms and is ready for conversion into more accommodation. A balcony with beautiful views is a feature or this first floor level.
On the first floor of the main house is the master bedroom, with feature fire place and en suite toilet and wash basin. There is a further bedroom and spacious bathroom on this floor.
The property sits in just under 3 acres of easily maintained flat grounds and is approached along a very long gravelled driveway. The pool area is very private and is in full sun all day. The pool has recently had a full overhaul with new liner and surround. It is fully fenced with attractive wooden fencing and planting, which meets French safety regulations. There are various outdoor eating areas around the property and the summer kitchen is a perfect space for outdoor dining. It is equipped with cooker, fridge and dishwasher! Various mature trees including fruit trees are situated around the property and there is a small stream, which runs around the outer perimeter. A well provides water for the garden and a recently installed fosse septique provides drainage. Water is from the mains. Solar panels in the roof provide all necessary hot water.
The property also benefits from a garage and a workshop both of which are contained in the adjoining barn.
Situated in the rolling hills of the Gers. Within easy walking distance of a very pretty village with restaurant and basic shops. There is a golf course very close with open membership and good restaurant. Only 10 minutes drive from Marciac, home of the world renowned annual Jazz Festival. Less than an hour and a half from Toulouse Airport and 30 minutes from Auch.
The Healey Fox Service
With more than 30 years experience of the French property market the team at Healey Fox offer an efficient and professional service to anyone looking to buy a home in France. The company is based in Surrey in the U.K., where we are always happy to meet with prospective buyers. In France, we work with carefully selected bi-lingual agencies who have intimate knowledge of their areas and properties and will be on hand to assist you during your visits and throughout the purchasing process.
The team in the U.K. is headed by Dan Brewer who was educated in France and has lived and worked there. We have huge knowledge of the country and are always happy to help you to choose the right area for your personal needs and to help you select properties to suit your requirements. Once all that is sorted we will make viewing appointments with our partner agents who will show you selected properties and help you find the right one to buy. Throughout the purchase process both the team in the U.K. and the agents in France will work with you to ensure a safe, efficient and pleasurable buying experience.
If this is the service you are looking for, not only have you found it with Healey Fox but the good news is, it is free! You pay exactly the same commission to the French agent for the purchase as if you walked in off the street, the agent then shares that commission with us.
If a professional, free service is what you would like, call us, email us or check out our houses online.
The Healey Fox website has over 3,000 property listings across France, as well as a comprehensive news section covering the different aspects of buying, owning a property and living in France. There are also sections covering French mortgages, money transfers to France and other useful information about buying in this magical country.
Occitanie Regional Description
This is the new region formed by the amalgamation of Midi-Pyrenees and Languedoc Roussillon. In 2016 the French government decided to amalgamate some departements of France to save administrative costs and these two departements become one, under the title of Occitanie. Whilst recognising this change, for regional information purposes we will continue to describe each area separately as they tend to have more differences than similarities.
Midi-Pyrenees Regional Description
The Midi-Pyrenees regionwas one of the largest regions of France being nearly the size of Austria.It spans the area from south of the river Dordogne right down to the Spanish border and as such offers an enormous diversity of landscape, lifestyle and property prices. The area includes the departements of Lot, Aveyron, Tarn et Garonne, Tarn, Gers, Haute Garonne, Ariege and Haute- Pyrenees. The climate throughout the area is warm and sunny for most of the year and access via Toulouse airport or TGV station is easy from most of the UK. The slow pace of life and low population density brings with it a quality of life so many of us are searching for these days. Buying a house in Tarn et Garonne is likely to bring you as much pleasure as buying a house in Gers or buying a house in Haute Garonne. The departments are fairly interchangeable and it will just be a matter of finding the very best house to suit your needs.
Toulouse is the only large town in Midi-Pyrenees with one third of the whole population of the area living there. The rest of the area consists of small towns and villages and enjoys the lowest population per square kilometre of any French region. If you are looking for a rural lifestyle in the sun then looking for a home in Midi-Pyrenees is to be recommended. The area is mainly an agricultural one with fields of sunflowers, wheat and maize plus orchards full of plum trees around Agen. There are very good vineyards to the north and to theeast livestock, especially sheep, live on the causses - the dry, limestone plateaux. The Midi-Pyrenees has so many navigable waterways, with two canals and four major rivers that there is enough boating in this region for everyone who loves the idea of slowly floating through the watery countryside. If you tire of boats, fishing and swimming you can enjoy any of the twenty plus traffic-free green cycle routes which wend their way through the countryside. It's a region of leisurely boating and cycling, nothing is too rushed in Midi-Pyrenees, even your French house hunting trip will be gentle.
Despite its rural nature the departements of the old Midi-Pyrenees have a lot to offer culturally. Amongst my favourites are the amazing red brick cathedral of Saint Cecile in Albi and the Toulouse Lautrec museum nearby but you can choose to come right into the twenty first century with a visit to the Cite de l'Espace in Toulouse. Feeling energetic? Then you can climb the 374 steps of the Escalier Monumental in Auch, go climb a mountain or two, swim in a lake or choose to visit some of the numerous abbeys and churches along one of the three routes to Santiago de Compostella. There is always plenty to do in this enormous area and when you need to refuel you will surely delight in the many gastronomic specialities of the area.The Midi-Pyrenees, especially the departments of Tarn et Garonne, Haute Garonne, Ariege, Haute Pyrenees and Gers are certainly good places to start your search if peace, beauty, sunshine and easy access from the UK are on your list of 'must haves' for your house in France.
Languedoc-Roussillon Regional Description
So often people think of the South of France as being the destination of the privileged. The very sound of it conjures up an image of the Cote d'Azur, Nice, Cannes, St Tropez and a superbly decadent lifestyle. Lovely as this part of the south of France is, there is another part which is often overlooked, Languedoc-Roussillon which adjoins Provence to the east and Spain to the west. For anyone looking to buy a home in the south of France it is well worth investigating this less popular and less expensive part of the south.
The area offers a very diverse landscape with the Pyrenees mountains to the west and the marshlands of the Camargue, at the mouth of the Rhone river, to the east and many long stretches of sandy beach inbetween. There are lively and interesting towns such as Nimes, Montpellier, Beziers, Perpignan and many more, so when you tire of the sea and countryside there is much to keep you busy in these and many other towns in the region. Whatever you are looking for when you search for French property it is likely that you will find it in this area.Not only does Languedoc Roussillon boast coast, mountains, castles and culture but it also has the Canal du Midi wending its way through the vineyards to the sea at Sete. There are also heather covered hills, enormous lakes and spectacular gorges. If you are looking for a property in Languedoc-Roussillon you will certainly be spoilt for choice of landscape and lifestyle.
Another major attraction of the area is the climate. With 300+ days of sunshine a year and wonderfully long, warm summers it is not surprising that people from all over the world have chosen to buy property in Languedoc-Roussillon. This does mean that property prices are higher than further north but there still remain many village houses for around £100,000, small coastal apartments at the same price and then incredible villas and farmhouses from £250,000 upwards, making property in Languedoc-Roussillon much more affordable than in the adjoining Provence.
Before buying a house in France it is important to consider the lifestyle your new home will offer you. The joy of being in the south is that for most of the year life is lived outside. On the beach, walking in the heather covered hills, cooling in the mountains or simply sitting in the numerous delightful village squares with your early morning coffee and croissant or sipping Pastis as you watch the sun go down, most of your days will be spent outside. Winters are short and usually sunny but do not be fooled, they can be cold. However, as so many of the locals are busy with the tourist trade the rest of the year, winter is a time for carnivals and festivals, for sharing meals with your friends and neighbours or simply for sitting by a log fire preparing for the long, hot summer days which are never far away.
- Lourdes (Tarbes) (INTERNATIONAL), 24.5 miles
- Pyrénées (INTERNATIONAL), 31 miles
- Toulouse (Blagnac) (INTERNATIONAL), 61.2 miles
- Parme (INTERNATIONAL), 85.3 miles
- Bergerac (INTERNATIONAL), 91.7 miles
*Distances are straight line measurements. This feature is currently in beta.