5 bedroom detached house for sale
France - Masseube, Gers, Midi-Pyrénées
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- Stunning Main Home
- 2 Holiday Cottages
- In Ground Pool
- Change of lifestyle
- Live & Earn Opportunity
HANDSOME COUNTRY HOUSE WITH POOL & TWO COTTAGES IN TRANQUIL ELEVATED LOCATION GIVING PANORAMIC VIEWS TO THE PYRENEES AND SURROUNDING COUNTRYSIDE.
ABSOLUTELY MUST BE VIEWED TO FULLY APPRECIATE THIS UNIQUE PROPERTY.
This elegant 18th century, south facing, 5 bedroomed Gascon Farmhouse has been fully renovated to an excellent standard and features high ceilings and exposed beams throughout. An extensive covered Terrace runs the full width of the Main house and gives access to the Entrance hall plus the 2, south facing , principal Reception rooms each of which has a fully fitted Kitchen/Diner to the rear. The spacious Entrance hall is split level and in addition to the Reception rooms leads to a utility room at the rear.
It also contains a majestic staircase in oak which gives direct access to all of the first- floor accommodation.
At the first-floor level there are 2 major Bedrooms with views South to the Pyrenees and each has the benefit of a full en-suite Bathroom. There are 3 further Bedrooms all with views over open countryside and sharing a family Shower Room.
In addition, the property has 2 independent 2-bedroom Cottages which can be used for letting/extended family. These offer the possibilty of a substantial income and the current owners have let them successfully for the last 22 years.
In addition, there is a substantial freestanding Barn which can be used as a Garage and, at one end of the Main house there is a partially completed 2-storey extension which could be used to create leisure/craft space or accommodation for letting/family if required.
The 13m x 8m Pool has a chlorine free water treatment system and is located to the rear of the Cottages in a secluded sunny area with extensive paving all round.
The grounds amount to some 4700m2 and contain a good mix of trees, shrubs, flower beds, grassed areas and a separate gravelled parking area for 8 cars.
The property is set in an elevated country location with uninterrupted views to the Pyrenees and is approached via a short cul-de-sac off a little country lane between the 2 villages which form the Commune.
It is less than 5 minutes from Masseube, an active market town with all facilities including, bakers , supermarket, grocer, hairdressers, banks, doctors, garages, all levels of schools , post office , cinema , bars , restaurants , chemist , newsagent , garden centre, public swimming pool and tennis courts, weekly market and vets .
The property is located close to the very heart of the beautiful Gers region of Gascony. As well as being particularly noted for its rich cuisine and fine wines, the region is also the centre for distilling Armagnac, the "Brandy of Gascony" and there are many small "degustations".
The whole area is steeped in history with many small Bastides (fortified towns/villages) and other interesting places to visit.
Worth a mention are Auch, the ancient capital of Gascony and birthplace of musketeer D'Artagnan, with its magnificent 500 year old cathedral. Also, Marciac, a pretty town famous for its International Jazz Festival in August but, really, the choice is endless.
For more extensive day trips - Lourdes, Toulouse, Pau, Spain, the Pyrenees and the Atlantic coast are all within 1 to 2 hours easy drive and are well worth the effort.
Markets are held in Masseube on Tuesday mornings and there are others in the surrounding villages or towns on virtually every day of the week.
Notwithstanding the un-spoilt nature of the area, you will find that the Gascons are very friendly and offer a warm welcome to all visitors and newcomers so making your choice of location even more enjoyable and rewarding.
If you tire of just soaking up the ambiance at Au Broca, there is much to do in the area with bars, restaurants, lakes, skiing, sailing, fishing, and horse riding all close by. Tennis is available in Esclassan and there are a number of excellent golf courses nearby.
Farmhouse: Ground Floor
Covered Terrace 15.00m x 3.00m with tiled floor and double doors to;
Entrance Hall 5.50m x 2.85m with tiled floor, oak staircase to first floor, doors to living rooms 1 and 2 and Utility Room at the rear
Living Room 1 – 5.20m x 5.00m with tiled floor, exposed beams and stonework, fireplace with Woodburner, double French doors to covered terrasse and 2 steps down to;
Kitchen/Diner – 5.20m x 3.60m with tiled floor, exposed beams, 2 windows, fully fitted Oak Kitchen inc. built in electric oven and refrigerator, gas hob, extractor hood and space for dishwasher.
Living Room 2 – 5.50m x 5.50m with Oak laminate flooring, exposed beams and stonework , fireplace with Woodburner, single French door to terrace, window and 2 openings leading down to;
Kitchen/Diner – 5.80m x 3.00m with tiled floor, exposed beams and stonework, two Windows , single French door onto side garden , fully fitted Oak Kitchen incl built in electric oven and refrigerator, gas hob, extractor hood and space for dishwasher
Utility Room – 3.00m x 2.90m with tiled floor, exposed beams, window, electric hot water tank, gas fired central heating boiler, Sink, space for washing Machine and Freezer, and plumbing for a Toilet if required
Upstairs Hall – 7.20m x 2.85m with Oak floor, galleried landing, exposed beams and stonework, window, doors to all Bedrooms and Family Bathroom.
Bedroom 1- 5.05m x 4.70m with Pine floor, exposed beams and stonework, fireplace, window , double fitted wardrobes and door to;
En-Suite 3.55m x 1.9m with tiled floor, exposed beams, high level window, part tiled wall, heated towel rail, linen cupboard, fittings incl. Bath, separate Shower, Basin and vanity unit, Toilet and Bidet, all in white
Bedroom 2 - 5.85m x 3.45m with Pine floor, exposed beams and stonework, window. Linen cupboard, walk in wardrobe and door to;
En-Suite - 3.75m x 1 80m with split level tiled floor, exposed beams and stonework, window, part tiled walls, heated towel rail, fittings incl. Bath, Basin, separate Shower, Toilet and Bidet, all in white
Bedroom 3 – 3.50m x 3.25m with carpeted floor, exposed beams and stonework, window.
Bedroom 4 – 3.00m x 3.00m with carpeted floor, exposed beams and stonework, window and door opening to;
Bedroom 5 – 3.00m x 2.85m with carpeted floor, exposed beams and stonework and window.
Family Bathroom – 2.85m x 1.80m with tiled floor, window, part tiled walls, fittings incl. Shower, basin and Toilet, all in white.
Cottages Internal Details
Shared Terrace – Leading to Glazed Front door
Entrance Hall - 4.50m x1.65m with tiled floor, exposed beams, pine stairs to first floor, cupboard with water heater, doors to bedrooms Shower room and adjoining Cottage
Bedroom 1 - 3.50m x 3.00m with carpeted floor, exposed beams, window, fitted wardrobe
Bedroom 2 - 3.40m x 3.00m with carpeted floor, exposed beams, window, fitted wardrobe
Shower Room – 2.35m x 1.75m with tiled floor, exposed beams, window, part tiled walls, fittings incl. Shower, Basin and Toilet.
Cottages Internal Details – First Floor
Lounge/Kitchen/Diner – 5.70m x 4.80m with Pine Floor, exposed Beams, vaulted ceiling, 2 windows, fitted corner kitchen with refrigerator and gas cooker and double French doors leading to;
Covered Terrace - 5.00m x 2.00m with tiled floor and supurb views over the surrounding countryside and to the Pyrenees.
Grounds: Largely grassed with many varied trees spread around. Grounds are split into several areas with, a specific car parking space for up to 8 cars, Pool and surrounding terrasse, side garden associated with the Farmhouse, flower beds with shrubs etc .
Although quite flat there is a general overall slope towards the South.
Not fenced but there are established, rustique hedges on most boundaries.
Overall area of the property is 4712m2
Pool is approx. 13.00m x 8.00m with a shallow end depth of 1.20m and a deep end of 2.40m and was constructed in 1996. A new liner was fitted around 2005 and remains in good condition.
The water treatment system is Copper/Silver Ionisation is is, to all intents, Chlorine free.
- Lourdes (Tarbes) (INTERNATIONAL), 33.5 miles
- Toulouse (Blagnac) (INTERNATIONAL), 42.4 miles
- Pyrénées (INTERNATIONAL), 49.9 miles
- Carcassonne (INTERNATIONAL), 88.6 miles
- Bergerac (INTERNATIONAL), 96.3 miles
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