A fully modernised 19th Century 5 bedroomed farmhouse, in the greater Castres area, Occitanie, South of France. There are 3 further self-contained apartments with 5 additional bedrooms which, like the main house, all benefit from a high standard of renovation, electric blinds, and reversible air-conditioning. This very charming property is perfect for hosting and entertaining an extended circle of family and friends who can enjoy the outdoor shaded spaces by the pool and games area. The property is situated on the edge of a village, close to local amenities with good transport links and is on the main train line to Toulouse. A visit will surprise you!
Description of Building
The main house offers about 518m² living area over 2 floors.
Ground Floor: The large and spacious, tiled, open-plan living and dining area, 123m², with partial double height ceilings reveal the upper mezzanine level. From the fully equipped, modern kitchen, 15m², laundry room 7m² and open-plan informal breakfast room one can step into the spectacular conservatory 50m². Electronic overhead blinds allow you to control the amount of sun/shade and glass sliding panel doors really bring the outdoors in. Throughout the property there is a reversible heating/ cooling system and electric blinds to ensure a perfect temperature whatever the time of year. A second fully equipped kitchen 23m² is reached from the laundry room and could be easily reattached to the single level, self-contained, one bedroomed apartment that is part of the main house, containing a living room 21m², kitchen, bathroom 11m² and bedroom 16m². All immaculately decorated.
Wine cellar 18m² with a cooling system maintaining a constant temperature
1st Floor: The mezzanine level 66m² comprises of 3 spaces all for entertainment: a cinema room, a games area, separate seating area, and a Jacuzzi and gym set in the eaves . 4 double bedrooms between 13 - 15m² each, dressing room, an office 13m² and a modern shower room 12m² are also accessible on this level. The wooden floors, beams and exposed brickwork in the mezzanine area give this space plenty of character.
Attic space of 106m².
Offering about 112m², a self-contained space offering 2 bed rooms 10m² and 13m², the apartment benefits from a generous covered outside terrace 66m². Inside a modern, fully equipped kitchen and open-plan dining/ living space 44m², leads onto a snug 21m². There is also a laundry room and two bathrooms 6m² each.
Connected by a mezzanine terrace, 42m², the third apartment is also an excellent space to accommodate extended family.
Offering about 91m² , an open-plan living and fully equipped kitchen area 33m², gives access to the WC, and bedroom with a shower and sink, 14m². On the first floor, past a landing 10 m² is a second bedroom, 18m² with built in wardrobes and a bathroom 9m². There is also a ground floor covered terrace, 17m² perfect for outdoor dining and private garden area.
Both apartments benefit from exposed stone walls, double glazing, reversible air-conditioning/heaters and electric blinds and mosquito nets resulting in comfortable living all year round.
A brightly coloured, traditional caravan of 17m² (a so called 'Roulotte') with all the mod-cons is set in the grounds and is perfect for visiting guests. With air-conditioning, shower, kitchen-dining. Capable of sleeping 4 people.
Swimming pool of 11 x 4.5m is heated, with an electric cover, salt water treatment and a recently installed new pump.
The stone-clad pump-house also contains a shower and WC. An open, yet covered area with a bar, 29m² exposed stone walls and tiled floors is next to the pool, providing a shaded space for poolside dining.
Garage 58m² a secure space for two cars.
There is also a separate covered parking area of 26m², space for a further two cars, next to a brick and glazed greenhouse of 17m².
A delightful romantic chapel 15m² is attached to the main house and it’s exposed stone walls means this is a lovely cool space.
The spacious boiler room houses a highly performing Bosch hot water system and the heating system.
A well-kept garden of 5244m² with some mature trees, olive trees and an immaculate lawn surround the property. An automatic sprinkler system - from a bore hole - is in place which maintains this lush landscape. There is a sandy boules - petanque area, perfect for a bit of friendly competition! Outside lighting gives a lovely ambiance. Entirely fenced.
This property is in an excellent decorative state, with no work required. It is very well insulated and has double glazing throughout. This property benefits from automatic electric blinds and mosquito nets on every window and reversible air-conditioning system. A Bosch hot water system is in place; the central heating is by oil. Generating unit in case of electricity failure. The property also benefits from electric gates and video camera with interior and exterior controls. In brief: a smart home.
This is a fully renovated, expansive property and has a number of features to ensure your comfort while enjoying the sunshine in the South of France. It is a wonderful space for entertaining family and friends, both indoors and out. It has excellent transport connections and close to all amenities. Also suited for gites and-or B&B.
Price: 1 950 000€ - £1 656 096 - $2 123 745 (Agency fee paid by seller)