- Type: House
- Living surface: 284
- Plot size: 900
- Bedrooms: 5
- Total rooms: 9
- Bathrooms: 2
- Closest neighbour in m.: 2
- Close By: Recreation lake
- Special features: Pool
- Languages spoken: Français, English, Spanish
Charming house with two lodgings near Toulouse - Airbus
Price: € 355 000 | Ref.: 3665 | Views: 1 574
This charming house dating back to the 17th century was renovated to keep its authenticity. It has two separate entrances and can be easily divided for two families or for renting. It can be immediately habitable, but some renovations will have to be done in the not too distant future. Located in the center of a small typical village of the Gers, Surrounded by historic villages and small towns, each have their own appeal, including festivals, markets and restaurants. 40 minutes from Toulouse (Airbus) and its airport, 10 minutes from L'Isle Jourdain with its train station and its shops, 5 minutes from Lake St Cricq with nautical activities.
The house was built in 1692 as a a convent for the Church in the village. It was extensively restored by the current owners when they bought it around 40 years ago. Traditional features such the thick colombage walls, which run along the exterior and interior of the house, beamed ceilings and a large fireplace are still very much evident in most of the rooms.
Entrance hall with a flag stone floor and wood staircase to the upper levels. Stone sink that dates back to the construction of the convent. Original Living room (32m2) with wood beamed ceilings and supports, and strutted wooden walls. The original fireplace currently houses a wood burning insert, but can be re-opened into a full fireplace. From the windows a pleasant view of the village green and church. Office (12m2) with access to the main bathroom and wooden staircase into the renovated barn. Bathroom (14m2) with bath, shower and WC
From the original wooden staircase up to the open landing that captures the essence of this house with its high ceilings and colombage walls. Master bedroom (37m2) comprises of a large and open space with wood beams and a shelving recess created from the fireplace. It overlooks the village and church. Single bedroom (10m2) good light, overlooking the garden and views of the countryside. Double bedroom (18m2) with the same countryside view. It also has a quirky access to a small terrace. WC.
Renovated Barn with it's own access door
Mezzanine level (9m2) is a versatile space which looks down onto the main. This could be a living area, a novelty bedroom, a play area or office. Living room (50m2): gorgeous and huge open plan space with little of everything: stone walls, wood beams, large garden sliding doors, a large and very effective wood burning stove. Large second entrance hall (15m2) with high ceiling and ornate archway into the living room. Bathroom. Galley style kitchen overlooking the garden. Large double bedroom (18m2)- a large double room. Storage room (6m2).
Garden of 900m2 with a sunny patio terrace accessed from the large downstairs sliding doors. A mature garden with lawn, shrubs and trees. Completely private and enjoys the sun for most of the day. There is a swimming pool which is in need of repair. It has a frame to put a cover over, so it could be used in the cooler months.
Central heating with radiators throughout. Internet throughout. Good insulation and either hardwood or PVC double glazed windows.
This is an unusual property with a very interesting history. If you are looking for something with charm, character and tradition, then this house provides it all. It has been a loving home for many years but it does need to be modernized.