Gascony farmhouse with enormous potential

Gites for sale in SW France

 

 

 

Gascony - country house on 6 acres

plus

220m² barn to be renovated

€260,000 price reduced to €218,500*

 

This typical stone-built Gascon farmhouse, set in 6 acres of pasture and woodland at the head of a small valley, looks out over the rolling countryside around Mirande.

 

Renovation work on the house and adjoining barn has started: the original intention was to create a further 4 bedrooms for a B&B business.

 

With the enormous barn (220 m² living space possible) and the garage/workshop (60m²) the potential for a couple of gîtes and/or a B&B is obvious.

 

What's for sale?

- a stone-built two-storey farmhouse dated 1806.

- about 178m² of living space comprising: kitchen, living room, dining/utility room, laundry room, office, two bathroms with toilet, 4 bedrooms. The 'fifth bedroom' has yet to be renovated.

- a terrace/patio in front of the house shaded by magnificent wisteria

- a barn with two stories, the ground floor of 120m² and the first floor slightly less.

- a garage/workshop area - at present used for storage it could accommodate a generous 2/3 person gîte

- heating is by wood-burning stoves (2) and electricity.

- 2.56 hectares (about 6 acres) of land: this completely surrounds the house and contains flat fields, hilly sections and numerous 'old-style' fruit trees: medlar, fig, apple, pomegranate.

 

 

This property very much falls into the 'potential gîte or B&B' category. It has the charm, the location, the space and the out-buildings.

 

Not far from the town of Mirande, famous not only for its annual County & Western festival, but also its extensive market which attracts lovers of rich Gascony cuisine from all over the county, the farm lies in the southern section of the Gers département. The Pyrenees are, therefore, no distance to the south, the Gascon capital Auch is 20 minutes to the east and the village of Marciac, home to one of Europe's biggest Jazz Festival, is but 30 minutes to the west.

 

MAIN HOUSE

200 year-old stone house

HOUSE and convertible barn

two stories of 120 m² each to develop

Sheltered but great views

view from hill behind house

VIEW over the rolling Gascony countryside

that's a walnut tree

Living room

French windows opening on to terrace

Living room

wood-burning stove

KITCHEN

bright and spacious

KITCHEN

plenty of room

Master bedroom

bright and roomy

Bathroom

shower and bathtub

Office

of course it's untidy!

The Library

this is in the barn (groundfloor)

The barn

upstairs - roof is new - just needs insulating

The fifth bedroom

work in progress - this is above the kitchen

Every room has a view

 

 

Please contact us for further information and pictures. The best period for visiting the property is probably September-October.

 


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* agency fees included ____________reference n°: 008/82011

 

more information - viewing - info@gitesforsalefrance.com or +33 950 685 946

 

Legal details:

SARL GITES A LA FRANCAISE RCS Toulouse n°: 531 694 925

CARTE IMMOBILIERE HTE GARONNE N° 2197

RESPONSABILITE CIVILE: Assurance : Allianz 41404407

GITES A LA FRANCAISE ne manie pas de fonds. A ce titre, et en conformité de l’article 38 de la loi (n°2010-853) du 23 juillet 2010, elle est disposée de garantie financière

 

 

 

 

Gascony

 


Gascony in South West France covers most of the area to the south west of a line joining Bordeaux, Agen and Toulouse, that is, the western part of the Midi Pyrenees region, and the coastal section of Aquitaine.

 

It is one of the least inhabited regions of France, which contributes to its charm, the landscape features gentle river valleys, mixed woodland and rich farmland producing maize and sunflowers. Majestic views of the Pyrenees etch the horizon.

 

Pretty medieval villages of mellow stone nestle in the green rolling hills, many of them with arcaded central squares, perfect for a long lunch on a warm afternoon. Auch, the historical centre of Gascony, (and the town of D’Artagnan), boasts a magnificent cathedral, several museums, and a maze of attractive pedestrianised streets.

 

The climate is mild and warm and the wines of the region offer variety and quality, from the spicy red Madiran, the tannic Tursan, through to the elegant sweet Pacherenc which teams perfectly with foie gras. Then there is Armagnac, the digestif of the region, whose unique ageing process allows layers of subtle flavours to develop, and, its enthusiasts will explain, protects against heart disease and obesity.

 

Generally speaking, a liking for duck is useful when eating in Gascony, but there is much else besides foie gras, confit, magret de canard, and all the other iterations of that humble bird. The ‘jambon du pays’ is excellent and teams perfectly with the famed melons from Lectoure, whose fragrant juicy flesh bears no relation to their pale cousins beloved of the supermarkets. Local markets offer a vast array of excellent fresh fruit and vegetables.

 

The inhabitants of the area are amongst the most long lived in France, they attribute this to the high quality of their local produce, and they could be correct!

 

 

pros:

- solid house

- lots of out-buildings

- views

- secluded location

- 10 minutes markets, schools etc

- 90 minutes Toulouse airport

 

cons:

- no central heating

 

 

 
GITES FOR SALE FRANCE (Gîtes à la Française S.A.R.L.) 17 rue des Roseaux, 31400 Toulouse
Gîtes à la Française S.A.R.L. 2013