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Chartreuse Located 20 Minutes From Aire Sur L'adour - 1hr 40 Min South Of Bordeaux
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  • 8 bedrooms
  • 5 bathrooms
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Tastefully renovated and upgraded 18th century coach house in a quiet country location.

Dating back to the late 18th century, this restored coach house oozes authenticity and charm. It provides a comfortable family home, shady terraces and delightful gardens and magnificent views over the Pyrenees. Above the former chai with its own stone staircase there are 5 en suite letting bedrooms and childrens' rooms which provide income. The grounds extend to 7 hectares and an outbuilding with 4/5 stables and aviary. There are additional areas ripe for development for a variety of uses.

From a minor road the gated entrance and tree lined driveway, with a paddock on one side, leads to a large courtyard with abundant shrubs where the buildings can be appreciated. They have been carefully restored by master craftsmen and overseen by the current owners over the last 18 years. They have been reroofed, rewired and a new oil fired boiler fitted to heat the main rooms. Some double glazing has been installed, all the shutters have been refitted and ensuite bathrooms installed in 6 bedrooms. Great attention has been paid to the detail in the plasterwork and colour schemes to fit in with the period. The original fireplaces remain in each room and the furnishings complement the style.

On passing through the original oak doors there is a large bright hall with a wide wooden stair to the upper floor. To the left is a large room with an imposing fireplace currently used with visitors for the tasting of local Armagnac wine, then through to an equally large office and store and then to the ancient kitchen and bathroom. To the right there is a sewing room and a large store and service area which could be developed. An internal double door leads to the vast chai where Armagnac used to be distilled. The vats are embedded into the wall and could be a feature if this area is developed or reopened and large arched doors to the courtyard.
On the first floor hallway original doors lead to the carefully preserved feature garden and pool with views to the Pyrenees. On the left is the owner's accommodation - a beautifully restored lounge, leading through to an equally impressive dining room and a fully fitted dining kitchen with doors to a shaded dining and sitting terrace with steps down to the garden and courtyard. To the right is the master suite with an ensuite bathroom and a fitted dressing area. To the front is a smaller room currently used as an art studio and through an internal alarmed door to a letting bedroom with its ensuite shower room. Up a few steps to above the chai are 2 smaller rooms suitable for children and 2 character filled bedrooms with ensuite facilities. The hallway is used as a guest lounge and there are steps down to a separate entrance in the courtyard. Finally there is a 2 bedroomed suite, one which highlights the wooden frame and between them a shower room. At the far end is an area suitable for development into further bedrooms.
In the grounds there is another building which resembles a house. There is a large open area used by horses and 2 internally partitioned areas with 6/7 wooden stables with potential groom's apartment above. The stables open out on to the enclosed pastures. There are pig enclosures and an aviary above.
Chartreuse located 20 minutes from Aire Sur L'Adour - 1hr 40 min south of Bordeaux, Midi Pyrenees, France
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