Farmhouse in Midi Pyrenees, Hautes-Pyrenees

Property sale, Farmhouse  in Lannemezan

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Location: In a village Number of rooms (excludes
halls, bathrooms and WCs):
Price of property for sale (Euros): 210000 Number of shower or bathrooms: 2
Minimum rental per week (Euros): 0 Number of WCs: 3
Condition: Fully renovated Property size (m2): 140
Local facilities include: Size of grounds (m2): 2500
Golf: Golf    Hospital: Hospital    ADSL: ADSL    

Description of Farmhouse in Midi Pyrenees:
Renovated, insulated and extended Gascony farnhouse currently running as a bed and breakfast
La Cassoulere is an unusual Gascony farmhouse. Unusual because, although the main house was completed in 1830, it has had an annex built onto it in 1969 which expands the number of bedrooms to four with an extra washroom and a full width garage below that also has a full pressure shower room in it.

Siutuated in the pretty village of Monlong in the Haute Pyrenees area of south west France the house is idealy located in the region being just 15 minutes from Lannemezan where you will find the hospital, main post office, TGV rail link and an array of nice shops and schools. Just ten minutes away in the other direction is the popular market town of Castelnau Magnoac with its splendid market on a Saturday morning, hotel, vetrinary surgery and state of the art medical centre. Toulouse airport is approximately 70 minutes, with Tarbes/Lourdes airport 40 minutes and Pau 65 minutes. Many ski resorts are within 60 minutes of the house as are many of the regions popular sights and sporting activities.

Over the past four years the house has been renovated, decorated and insulated to a high standard by the current occupants. This includes a beautifully fitted 5.5 metre square kitchen with maple doors and Corian style worktops throughout and a huge centre island. Even given the size of the kitchen it still has plenty of space left over for a large dining area. It also has a telephone connection. The kitchen has double french doors that open onto the terrace with another door that leads into the main hall area. From there a door leads to the 'cave' which is currently used as a music and craft room. Here you will also find the downstairs toilet. The kitchen, hall and toilet floors are tiled whilst the cave has a smooth concrete floor. All these rooms remain beautifully cool in the summer.

The entrance hall is a very good size with a cupboard under the staiway that leads to the first floor. The cave is approximately 4m x 4m. Immediately at the top of the stairs is what used to be the main door of the house which has a semi circular top and is mostly glass which gives the upper landing a light airy feel to it. Turning left takes you first to what was previously the old kitchen with a huge beam and french doors leading out onto a small balcony. The second door takes you into the huge lounge with oak beams and a stunning Juval wood burning fire. The lounge has windows front and back and is a light comfortable room despite its size. Here also you have telephone and internet connections All the rooms on the first floor of the older part of the floor have lovely chestnut floors whilst the newer part has concrete floors that have been laid with parquet flooring.

Turning right from the stairs and ancient oak door leads to a small hallway. Here is the first of the four bedrooms. From this hallway there is access via a staircase to the enormous loft area where the walls are 1.86m high before the roof begins so there is ample scope to further increase the number of bedrooms if required. The two main parts of the loft have windows and great views. Permission has already been granted by the mayor to fit roof windows and it is possible to re-instate windows that had been sealed many years ago so this area can be a bright living space. Electricity is connected in the loft.

At the end of the hallway is the shower room which has tiled walls and floor with a brillliant semi-circular shower. Here also there is a washbasin with integrated cupboard below and downlighters. The toilet is a macerating toilet. In the cupboard to the right of the shower room is the very efficient hot water tank that has a capacity of 150 litres and is set on a timer. This capacity means that the whole family can have a shower without running out of hot water. There is another 150 litre hot water tank that services the shower in the garage and the kitchen and this is located by the shower in the garage.

Turn right out of the shower room and you pass through what is currently used as a study and guest lounge. A light, very well insulated room that leads from the old part of the house to the new. Throught the door on the other side of the study there is another small hallway with the washroom to the extreme left. The washroom has a toilet, bidet and washbasin. Leading from this hallway there are three very good sized bedrooms and the bedrooms to the right has windows on two side with french doors that lead onto the balcony that extends around two sides of the room. A truly pretty room.

Below this room is the garage that extends to the full width and depth of the house being some 8.5m long and 5m wide. It has double garage doors and here also you will find the oil fired central heating boiler. The previously mention shower room is to the rear of the garage and next to it is a sink unit with cupboard below that encloses the gas botle for the range cooker in the kitchen. The system was recently refurbished with a new expansion tank being fitted. The door to the other side of the garage leads to the garden where to the right there is another brick built outhouse that houses the oil tank is is used as a garden shed. Here also is a water point for the garden.

The whole house has recently been re-painted using top quality british weathershield paint that has a 25 year guarantee.

The outside area has a concrete area with ample space for several cars, large black double gates, purpose built BBQ area and enclosed garden. A fully functional well and pump are situated to the left of the entrance door and to the right of this door are the doubloe french doors leading into the ktichen. Between the two is a marble garden wash basin with tap above. The well is deep and never dry and water for the garden can be drawn from here as it is free. It has a heavy iron cover so is perfectly safe.

A full diagnostic report is available as are all the other reports for the house which were prepared just four years ago. The timbers have been treated and the guarantee lasts for ten years. Sanitation is via two septic tanks, again unusual as most houses of this type only have one. The plot is around 2500 sm.

La Cassoulere is currently bieng run as a bed and breakfast or Chambres D'hotes as it is called here and is registered with the local mairie as such. However, it would also make a lovely, easily maintained, family home or holiday home. There is also the possibility of taking over the owners current occupation if required and this can be discussed on application.

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Contact information for Property sale in France:
Name:Norman Montefusc