Gascon Manor House With Stunning Views In Gers, South West France
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- 7 bedrooms
- 4 bathrooms
Property descriptionDelightful 'Maison Gascogne' for sale set in enclosed grounds of 6033m2 in a commanding position in a very peaceful location with extensive rural views. Not overlooked and with no immediate neighbours, the house benefits from stunning views of the Pyrenees.
Electric gates framed by stone pillars give access to a short driveway of approximately 80 metres with fruit trees on either side and a palm tree, leading to a gravelled turning circle in front of the house and plenty of parking space to the side of the house and in front of the garage.
The front door opens onto an entrance hall, 22m2, east facing with double doors with a transom window, Original terracotta floor tiles, half timbered walls and wooden turning staircase leading to first floor. Doors to the left to the Study and the dining room and to the right to the Salon and to the Snug and beyond the staircase to the Cloakroom with basin and W.C. and a door into the Garage. Salon 28m2 windows east and north. Original terracotta floor tiles. Large feature open fireplace, Original wall cupboard, exposed beams. Opening through to Snug 28m2 with door to the north to the garden and window north and west. Tiled floor. Fireplace with wood burning insert. Door to shower room with shower and basin. Door through to hall.
To the left inside the front door is a study, 25m2, Windows to the south and east, half timbered wall, exposed beams, new terracotta tiled floor.
Dining room, 25m2, Window south. Original fitted wall cupboards, red brick fireplace (not working) exposed beams. White tiled floor leading through to archway opening into family room/kitchen, 68m2 also with white tiled floor, plaster walls and exposed stone walls. Off this room are two tiled terraces, one to the East and one to the West with shade provided by a pergola. and a south facing wooden balcony with uninterrupted views of the Pyrenees. All three are ideal for al fresco dining or sundowners.
Beyond the West facing terrace is an enclosed area with lawns and a 12 x 6 metre salt water swimming pool with roman steps and underwater lights. The pool can be heated using the main central heating system. There is an outbuilding with a pool room, bar area and a garden tool shed as well as a wood shed at the bottom of the enclosed area.
A door from the family kitchen leads directly into the Garage, ideal for unloading shopping. This space can also be accessed via the hall and is 40m2 with a boiler room housing the oil fired C.H. boiler and various fridges and washing machines.
First Floor: Landing 20m2 . French doors to the East to the balcony above the front door. Wood floor, half timbered walls with exposed stone. To the right, master bedroom, 25m2 with window to the south, fitted wooden cupboard and through a second cupboard door, access to 40m2 of space above the garage providing a full bathroom with bath, W.C., shower and basin, and a dressing room/walk in wardrobe area. Bedroom 2, 25m2 windows to the South and East, parquet floor, original wall cupboards, marble fireplace and exposed beams. Bedroom 3, 26m2, Windows East and North, Door through to Bedroom, 4, 18m2 with ensuite shower room with basin and separate W.C. , also with basin, and door to the landing.
Second Floor: Turning stairs from the first floor landing continue up to:
landing with wooden floor off which is, to the right, a full bathroom with velux window to the south with bath, shower, w.c. and basin to the right, a dormitory beyond that with two single beds and velux windows to the south as well as very small windows to the east at floor level. To the left are two double bedrooms with windows to the North and smaller windows at floor level. All rooms have wooden floors and plastered white walls.
The grounds are enclosed by mature hedging and there are a number of established trees and shrubs as well as areas of lawn and two statues.
Rare character property which has retained its authenticity and offers spacious rooms and glorious views. Conveniently located for anyone wishing to attend the annual Marciac Jazz Festival. Shops and all facilities within 10 minutes drive. 1 hr 45 minutes to Toulouse airport. 2 hours to Bordeaux and the coast. 1 hour 45 minutes to ski resorts.
Gascon Manor House with stunning views in Gers, South West France, Midi Pyrenees, France
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