Nestling between Toulouse and Biarritz is the delightful medieval bastide village of Tillac. We are offering for sale two properties, each purchasable separately or the two together as one sale.
The Main House - “Touchat” - 340,000€
This Gascon farmhouse, “Touchat”, has been sympathetically renovated to retain much of its original light and airy character and traditional features. It has a habitable area of 193.4 sq m. It is available with surrounding parkland, gardens and lake Entering the house through the original solid oak double doors leads you to a spacious foyer (15 sq m) and a double turn staircase in poplar and a floor of traditional terre cuite tiles. Here there is also a downstairs w.c. with wash basin under the staircase. To the right is the drawing room (25 sq m) with unusual patterned decorative floor tiles, double outlook windows and functioning fireplace. To the left of the foyer is the living room (23 sq m) with a powerful wood-burning stove set into a large classic dark oak fireplace. The stone evier (washbasin) on the outer wall hints at the room's former use as the family room.
The kitchen (29 sq m), with dining area delineated by an island unit with tiled food preparation surfaces and double sink, is conveniently situated next to the living room, with ease of access for outdoors eating both front and back. The well appointed kitchen is large enough for all modern equipment. A door from the kitchen leads to the walk-in larder, boiler room, workshop and an enormous garage (69 sq m) with wood store. Outside the garage is a functioning well. Another door from the kitchen leads to a south-west facing 400 sq m pebbled terrace with an 8m x 4m pergola well covered with flowering plants for al fresco dining whilst watching the sunset. There is a stone wall and solid wood double gate giving a second access to the property. The large back garden is mainly laid to lawns with flowering bushes and trees, fruit trees, a large lake and a rockery. The double side door of the kitchen leads to a covered, paved area which, in turn, leads to a garden accessories room and huge barn (formerly a cattle shed/milking parlour) awaiting development. This is at right angles to the main house forming the L-shaped layout of the traditional Gascon farmhouse
Upstairs, the landing (8.3 sq m) is airy and bright and leads, on the left, to a large double bedroom (22 sq m) with en-suite shower room (8.2 sq m), large built-in wardrobe and exposed wooden ceiling. The spacious Master Bedroom suite (50 sq m) has a well appointed bathroom (11.5 sq m) and a dressing room with substantial built-in storage facilities. Beyond these we have created a huge room (35 sq m) which we currently use as a study but could equally be used as a bedroom. There is further space for another bathroom and w.c. and possible access to the main staircase, currently designed but not yet implemented. Finally there is more space available, above the garage, for two more bedrooms to be constructed.
The house has double glazed and shuttered windows and oil-fired central heating, with capacity to heat further developments if required, many walls and ceilings have extra insulation, and there is loft insulation and a new roof. Oh, and you don’t need to worry about dealing with a septic tank as we are on mains drainage!
The Gîtes – “Maison Tillac” - 340,000€
The house and grounds of Touchat are adjacent to a converted farmworkers’ cottage and barn that we currently use as gîtes (holiday homes) - “Maison Tillac” and include a swimming pool 11mx5m. Maison Tillac consists of two separate gîtes - "Le Cottage" and "La Grange". However, it could easily be converted into one large home with up to six bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms or shower rooms, according to your requirements.
Maison Tillac combines the best of the old with the best of the new. In the conversion we strove to retain as much of the traditional character as possible, but combined this with a level of comfort and range of facilities that will appeal. It is approached via its own entrance off a quiet rural road and has parking for upwards of 15 vehicles. The large enclosed front garden has trees, shrubs, lawns, flowers and seating area. Each gîte has a rear covered terrace with al fresco dining facilities from where you can watch the sun setting. The swimming pool, 11m x 5m, has a sunbathing terrace and is surrounded by oleanders and other flowering shrubs. Both gîtes have open plan living, dining and kitchen areas, ceramic tile flooring and fireplace or wood-burning stove. All windows and doors are double glazed. The upstairs bedrooms have vaulted ceilings with original beams and "colombage" (half-timbered walls) and polished pine floors. All have en-suite bath or shower rooms. There is a new roof. The whole building has a habitable area of 201.8 sq m.
“Le Cottage” is the smaller of the two gîtes and has an open plan living, dining and fully equipped kitchen area (45 sq m) with ceramic tiled floor, exposed stone walls and a wood burning fireplace. There is a door leading to the rear terrace and swimming pool. There is also a downstairs toilet with washbasin. Up a short flight of stairs there are two bedrooms with polished pine flooring, original vaulted ceilings and colombage. The Master Bedroom (13 sq m) has an en-suite bathroom with bath and shower attachment, toilet, washbasin, mirror, shelves, electric point, etc. The other bedroom (18.7 sq m) has an en-suite shower room with tiled walk-in shower, toilet, washbasin, shelves, etc.
“La Grange” has an open plan living, dining and fully equipped kitchen area (31 sq m) with ceramic tiled floor and some exposed stone walls. There is a traditional wood burning "Godin" pôele (stove), a storage area which houses the electricity control unit and hot water system with room for cleaning and ironing utensils. A door leads to the rear terrace and pool. Through a double (soundproofed) door there is a ground floor double bedroom (12.8 sq m) with exposed stone wall and an en-suite shower room with tiled walk-in shower, toilet, washbasin, mirror, shelves, electric point, etc. There is a separate front entrance to this room. From the main living area, a flight of wooden stairs leads to a corridor with exposed stone walls giving access to 3 bedrooms, all of which have polished pine floors, original vaulted ceilings and colombage. The first upper bedroom (14.5 sq m) has an en-suite shower room with tiled walk-in shower, toilet, washbasin, mirror, shelves, electric point, etc. The second upper bedroom (12.2 sq m) has an en-suite shower room with tiled walk-in shower, toilet, washbasin, mirror, shelves, electric point, etc. The Master Bedroom (17.2 sq m) has a tiled en-suite bathroom with a bath with shower attachment, toilet, washbasin, mirror, shelves, electric point, etc.