- 384 m2
- 12 rooms
- 6 bedrooms
- land 2 488 m2
An old, fully renovated farmhouse and its annex building in a lush garden just a stone's throw from Bonnefont Abbey facing the Pyrenean mountains.
In the region of Comminges, an hour from Toulouse (international airport and TGV train station), 20 minutes from Saint-Gaudens and 10 minutes from Saint-Martory (all shops, infant and junior schools, SNCF train station), in protected countryside which has been declared a Natural Area (green belt). The ruins of Bonnefont Abbey, at the end of the lane, are an obvious place to take a walk. The gently undulating relief and the ideal distance from the Pyrenean mountain range, near but not too close, make the site a natural belvedere where views and sensations are enhanced by their contrasts, resulting in a theatrical, profound serenity.
This property has two entrances: one via a rural, tarmacked and immaculately kept lane, the section suitable for cars ends a few metres further on; the other via the garden.
The north facade of the main building is laid out alongside the lane, most of the openings facing south. Hydraulically-operated, wrought iron gates open on to a little paved area, intended for parking, which provides access to a recently and traditionally constructed garage and workshop. Further away is a gently sloping garden with an arbour and numerous species of trees, flower beds, a swimming pool and ornamental pools.
An old farm building, perpendicular to the main house, has been transformed into a guesthouse. This house is now totally self-contained as, in addition to bedrooms with shower rooms and toilets, it has a large kitchen which is also used as a dining room.
Both buildings are constructed at right angles to one another, an open section on the west side acting as a covered area and thus marking a short distance between the two houses. These buildings are constructed from quarry stone blocks and the roofs covered with Roman tiles laid on under tiles.
The inhabitants of a small farm with several sheep, apart from when the animals are moved to summer grazing grounds, are the nearest neighbours.
The main residenceThis 2-storey building, topped with attic space which cannot be converted, has always formed the centre of the property. It is entered via its two original entrances. A main door, in a very good state of repair, dates from the original construction period, around 1800. Finely wrought, it opens on to the garden. Yellow ochre-coloured sandstone framing reflects the classical style and pleasantly contrasts with the quarry stone block construction: fanlight with a Tuscan order capital and an architrave featuring toothing and triglyphs with corner ornamentation. A single door with all of its original studs and ironwork. The second original entrance is at the east end and provides direct access to the kitchen via a little forecourt in use as a summer kitchen. A third entrance has been recently created in the covered area between the two houses; it provides access to a room with a mezzanine landing adjoining a lounge. A double overhanging cornice goes all around the house. There is also an arched gateway on the south side of the house providing access to what was a courtyard and to what is now laid out as a garden with a lawn and flower beds.
All the conversion works are of a good quality and new window frames house double-glazing.
As is traditional with the regional architecture, the ground floor is predominantly composed of living rooms, the bedrooms almost exclusively being laid out upstairs. The main door opens into an entrance hall, housing a stairway going upstairs. A wild cherry wood bookshelf unit is built-in on the right-hand side when going up the stairs. On one side of the entrance hall, a lounge with a recently constructed fireplace, fitted with a cast iron wood burner, is followed by an adjoining kitchen ...
reference : 463692 - Le Figaro Properties reference : 23119503
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