- Detached House
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 3
- Reception rooms: 3
- Property size: 500 sqm
- Land size: 2 Acres
- Year built: 1600
12m x 6m saltwater swimming pool
Rustic and charming farmhouse, 10km from Cordes-Sur-Ciel
Beautiful elevated views
Very large functioning bread oven
Air conditioning - warm and cold
18m deep water well
Gîte potential holiday lettings
Established beautiful gardens
Stunning private courtyard with views
2 separate paddocks
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Beautiful 400 year old stone farmhouse near to Cordes-Sur-Ciel with stunning elevated views over rolling countryside.
PRIVATE SALE - NO AGENT FEES TO PAY
- Beautiful private courtyard
- Large 12 x 6 meter swimming pool with winter cover
- Existing Gîte holiday rental income
- 18 metre deep water well, large working bread oven
- Approximately 2 acres of garden, including 2 separate paddocks.
- Multiple outbuildings including tobacco barn and stone barn
- 4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
- Much more potential to renovate house and convert barns
Situated in a secluded location whilst only 10 minutes from the nearest town - the beautiful 13th century 'Bastide' of Cordes-Sur-Ciel.
The house is only one hour from the city of Toulouse (with Airport), and 30 minutes from the beautiful city of Albi with its fantastic cathedral and red brick buildings sited on the river Tarn.
The region boasts an abundance of nature, as there is little pollution and wonderful fresh air.
One can enjoy swimming in local lakes and rivers.
The area has much to offer as a tourist destination or as a relaxing getaway.
The renowned wine region of Gaillac is also only 20 minutes away.
1st FLOOR ACCOMMODATION:
2 Bedrooms with ensuites
Large open plan kitchen and reception room
Triple aspect Main lounge area, which can be opened up to the reception room
Outdoor terrace over courtyard
Outdoor terrace over garden
GROUND FLOOR ACCOMMODATION: Currently a holiday rental
1 bathroom with WC
Large open plan living area and kitchen
The gardens are mostly laid to lawn, south and southwest facing and in an elevated position providing jaw dropping views over the countryside.
There is easy access to the two paddocks.
On the south facing lawn there is a raised timber pergola seating area with views towards the pool and fields.
The house is mostly dual aspect which means easy access to the gardens on one side and the courtyard on the other.
The swimming pool is a saltwater pool measuring 12m x 6m with a stepped roman end.
The saltwater (much less than the sea) is ideal for people with skin irritations and does not sting the eyes.
The Saltwater is efficiently chlorinated via the electrolysis unit which gently turns salt into chlorine. It can easily be bypassed and one can just add chlorine if preferred.
The pool is tiled with light blue mosaic tiles.
The pool depth is sloping towards a deep end but there is an unobtrusive shallow ledge all the way around the pool, ideal for the safety of smaller children learning to swim.
The pool equipment and pumps are located in the adjacent tobacco barn.
The pool is equipped with Autodrain - excess water after heavy rain can simply drain off.
It also has an Autofill - it will automatically top up if evaporation causes water levels to drop.
The pool is equipped with a sand filter to give crystal clear water.
The courtyard is accessed from all parts of the house including the large oak double door entrance gate.
It is flanked by the house on two sides and a barn on the third side.
The entrance is under dappled shade provided by an old mirabelle plum tree, whose fruit is delicious.
The ground surface is a mixture of pea gravel and charming ancient cobblestones.
The courtyard opens out to the southwest where a rustic path leads you onto the swimming pool area which is tiled and with enough room for plenty of loungers, tables and chairs etc.
There is a welcome shady seating area under an ancient chestnut tree which is an ideal spot for dining by the pool. A stone BBQ is built in to the little wall that surrounds the swimming pool area.
The courtyard barn surrounds the courtyard on the eastern side.
The ground floor is concreted and at one end has a large open archway framing a fantastic vista over the pool and with far reaching views.
Attached to the barn is a separate room with the very large bread oven which would have provided cooking facilites for the entire village in times gone by.
It is still fully functioning and a joy to use.
Separating the two paddocks is a large partially open-sided barn which also houses the pool equipment room. It would make an ideal stable for anyone with horses or livestock.
It is beautifully constructed.
PLENTY OF FURTHER DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL:
Currently only around a third of the house and barns have been renovated leaving a lot of scope for further development.
The most obvious potential is the part of the house with its own existing separate entrance, accessed from the courtyard.
This could offer the following options:
1st floor - 2 large bedrooms and bathrooms
Ground floor - Lounge and kitchen area
Another 2 ground floor rooms (currently wine cellar and store room for garden machinery)
could also become bedrooms or living space.
18m deep water well
Large volume septic tank for multiple occupants
Private parking area
Large functioning bread oven