Gascony - 17th century farmhouse + 2 gîtes
Hill-top Farm House - 2 gites - heated pool
5000m² of gardens and orchard
Thriving gîte business - B&B possible
€566,000 * (ref 163) SOLD
Just a few minutes from Gascony's foie gras capital - Samatan - and only 30 minutes west of Airbus HQ and Toulouse airport, this hill-top property has a lot to offer in both exceptional lifestyle environment and business opportunity.
Currently exploited as a gite complex throughout the high season to complement income from other sources, the property was originally a farmhouse dating back to 1675 where geese and duck were raised on the hills.
The property is on a secluded hill-top with no near neighbours, surrounded by wheat and sunflower fields, with views over the rolling Gascony countryside and the distant Pyrenees. There is over 5000m² of land - gardens, orchards, veg patch, old barn and heated 14 metre swimming pool. It's a wooded estate at the end of the road: no through traffic.
The farmhouse has been divided into three main components: the main house where the owners live and two gites, one on either side. Depending on their family circumstances they sometimes use one or other of the gites to accommodate family or friends: they are all inter-connecting.
The main building covers over 370m²: the owners enjoy a big farm kitchen with range, spacious living room with open fire in a superb pink brick fireplace, dining room/salon, master bedroom with a vast bathroom with bath and separate Italian shower. The flooring is a mixture ofl original terracotta 'tomettes' and high quality Italian floor tiles. Gas-fired central-heating, double-glazing, open fires, ample insulation and thick walls ensure warmth and comfort through the (short) winter. Upstairs there is over 80m² of attic space with fittings in place for a bathroom and two bedrooms. Fully insulated and ready to finish
The big gite, to the left when facing the house, is on two storeys. Downstairs is the kitchen, dining room and lounge as well as the master bedroom and bathroom. Upstairs thare are two more bedrooms. Possibility of a third bedroom or bathroom.
On the other side, at the back of the farmhouse, is a smaller gite with two bedrooms, big lounge and kitchen. Both gites have private terraces and barbecue areas.
Both gites and main house are finished to a very high standard: equipment, fittings and fixtures have all been installed by expert artisans. The 14 metre pool too is a work of art, covering 56m² and heated to 28° in the 'shoulder' months of May, June, September and October. The pump house is in the enormous 18th century agricultural hangar which covers 120m² and boasts a new, insulated, roof.
Finally, there's a well with automatic pump and a massive septic tank which meets all current norms.
This is a property with a lot of potential: it's near to Toulouse (the economic hub of the region and home to Airbus and the French aerospace industry) and one of the few cities in France to have weathered the economic downturn. It's also near to Samatan - home to the finest foie gras and duck market in Gascony. Lombez - with its cathedral and ancient mediaeval streets - is also nearby. Although it could be used as a simple gite business bringing in €20k-€25k pa to cover costs, the property lends itself to a double B&B/Gite usage given the unexploited space on the first floor.
Pice reduced to sell quickly: a beautiful property in an excellent location: no hesitation.
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* 3% agency fees included ____________reference n°: 163
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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!
- between Toulouse and Samatan
- secluded setting: no near neighbours
- gite and B&B capacity
- pool (14X4 m)
- quality décor and fittings included
- 30 minutes Toulouse airport
- great views
- well with unlimited water supply
- barn with development potential
other properties in region:
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