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Fontraille, Haute-Pyrenees €590,000

  • A Traditional Gascoin Cours de Farm
  • Mountain and Country Views
  • Quiet Courtyards and Orchards
  • Heated Swimming Pool with terrace
  • Income Potential from Separate Cottage


This charming property is on the edge of a peaceful farming village and comprises two separate dwellings; the main 3- bedroomed farmhouse and a smaller 2-bedroomed independent farmhouse known as the Cottage. Double gates lead into a pretty, gravelled courtyard which is bordered by both properties and an old barn

From the first floor of the house and gardens there are open country views to the East and to the mountains of the Pyrenees to the South. The property has been well-maintained by the present owners who have owned the house for 23 years. The Cottage, an older farmhouse, has been completely renovated by the owners and sits at the Eastern edge of the courtyard. Both houses have traditional well-maintained roof tiling. Set in grounds of 1 hectare there is also a heated swimming pool with pool house. The large old barn, forming part of the courtyard, needs renovation. The property has generous grounds with two orchards and a heated swimming pool all of which are maintained by the owners who are in residence in the main farmhouse from time to time.


ABOUT THE AREA

Our village holds an annual fete. Our French neighbours are friendly and welcoming. The village is 1.5; hours by road from Toulouse Airport and 40 minutes from Tarbes Airport near Lourdes. The Pyrenees, where one can ski in winter and walk in summer, are about an hour away. The Spanish border is approximately 60 miles (97 kms) away. Escaladieu Abbey founded 1142, a Cistercian Monastery, 30 minutes away, holds concerts and exhibitions. Mauvezin Castle towers above with wonderful views of the Pyrenees. Trie-sur-Baise, a typical Bastide founded in 1323, is 2.4 kms away. It was an old pig market town known for its annual pig squealing contest and enormous lunch! The myth surrounding the Church, built around 1355, was that snow fell on the town in 1355, except for one spot in the shape of a cross where they built the first chapel, dedicated to Our Lady of the Snow. The Carmes Monastery holds music festivals and other exhibitions. Trie is a busy little town surrounded, as our village is, by farms. The town has a flourishing market every Tuesday morning, shops, a post office, doctors, vets, a couple of small bistro-type eateries, a pizzeria, a supermarket, a building merchant, hardware store, laundry, hairdressers, post office and tennis courts. The local rugby club is very active.

ABOUT THE AGENT

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Ref 10231
Fontrailles 65220
County: Hautes-Pyrenées
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 10231
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GROUND FLOOR

Entrance Hall

With under-stair storage and wine racks leads to living room and dining room and stairs lead to the first floor.

Living room

15' 9'' x 14' 9'' (4.8m x 4.5m)

With beamed ceiling, Gascon fireplace with wood burning stove and encaustic tiled floor.

Dining room

15' 9'' x 14' 9'' (4.8m x 4.5m)

With beamed ceiling, Gascon fireplace with wood burning stove and ceramic-tiled floor.

Kitchen

14' 1'' x 13' 1'' (4.3m x 4m)

Painted base and wall units on three walls, double ceramic sink, dishwasher, gas hob, wall oven, 2 fridges, deep-freeze and microwave. Terracotta ceramic-tiled floor. French windows lead to the Courtyard.

Shower room

With shower, WC and basin.

FIRST FLOOR

A traditional oak staircase leads to the front landing and to a further small staircase leading to the bathroom. A back spiral staircase leads from the kitchen to the first floor and third bedroom.

Bedroom 1

16' 9'' x 12' 6'' (5.1m x 3.8m)

Windows to the East and South, exposed colombage (beams) on one wall and two exposed beams on the ceiling. Two large built-in cupboards.

Bedroom 2

17' 5'' x 9' 10'' (5.3m x 3m)

One window to the South, two exposed ceiling beams and exposed colombage on one wall. Two large built-in cupboards. Door with access to the third bedroom.

Bedroom 3

9' 10'' x 9' 6'' (3m x 2.9m)

One window to the South, two large built-in cupboards, one containing a washing machine. A separate door leads to a small landing & spiral staircase down to the shower room and kitchen.

Bathroom

Accessed from a small staircase the beamed bathroom has a Velux window, bath, bidet, WC and washbasin.

THE COTTAGE

A charming cottage in the grounds ideal for a writer or someone who likes peace. The Cottage has been renovated & equipped to a high standard. The ground floor opens onto a small hall leading, on one side, to a large half-galleried vaulted salon and, on the other, to a large well-equipped kitchen-diner. Both rooms have French windows leading to a terrace and small garden. The shower room, with WC, basin & bidet is also on the ground floor. The bedrooms are accessed by an open wooden staircase leading from the salon to a gallery with a single day-bed. There is a further WC and basin on this floor. The two double bedrooms (the larger of which is half-timbered) have high quality comfortable pocket sprung mattresses.

Entrance hall

Off which runs the downstairs shower room, kitchen and living room. Terracotta ceramic-tiled floor

Shower room

WC, basin, shower and bidet. Terracotta ceramic-tiled floor

Kitchen-dining room

16' 5'' x 14' 9'' (5m x 4.5m)

A well-appointed kitchen with storage cupboards on one wall and base and wall units on two other walls with integrated dishwasher, washing machine and fridge, gas top cooking range with electric oven. Tiled worktops. Terra cotta ceramic-tiled floor. Two windows to the North and two windows and French doors to the South, lead to a paved terrace, running the length of the cottage and a small gravelled courtyard.

Living room

18' 1'' x 14' 9'' (5.5m x 4.5m)

Double height to roof beams and a half gallery accessed by wooden stairs leading to the gallery and first floor. A large window to the East, high windows to the South at gallery level, running the width of the room. A French window leads to the terrace and gravelled courtyard. Wood burning stove and terracotta ceramic-tiled floor.

FIRST FLOOR

Gallery

9' 10'' x 6' 7'' (3m x 2m)

With wooden floors overlooks the living room, can be used as a study or bed alcove and leads to:

Washroom

With washbasin and WC.

Bedroom 1

16' 1'' x 11' 2'' (4.9m x 3.4m)

A timbered bedroom under the eaves with two windows, one to the North and one to the South. A Velux window and wooden flooring.

Bedroom 2

10' 6'' x 8' 10'' (3.2m x 2.7m)

Has a window to the South, a Velux window and wooden flooring.

THE GROUNDS

Around 10000m2

The Courtyard is protected on all sides by the main house, a barn, a wall and part of the cottage. Outside the main house is a sheltered ‘morning-sun’ covered barn area with views over the lawn and fields to the east. There is also a further small courtyard outside the sitting room window of the main house. The Cottage has a large covered/dining area with a table and seating for twelve people, overlooking the main courtyard. In total there is about 1 hectare of land. The main house can be accessed through the main gates, a side gate, or from the hidden parking area which is reached via a drive, bordered by ash trees and the two orchards. This drive also leads to the Cottage’s main entrance and the pool area. A lawn leading off the courtyard has views to the east and a small pond. There are two fields either side of the swimming pool area.

Barn

3' 3'' x 16' 5'' (1m x 5m)

In need of complete renovation, serves as a tool store and garage, with a hayloft above.

Heated swimming pool

36' 1'' x 16' 5'' (11m x 5m)

The pool area (20m x 14m) is surrounded by a wall on two sides and a laurel hedge on the third. The east end of the pool has wire-fencing to capture the east view. The pool, with a Roman end, is set in a paved area with grass on two sides.

Pool house

15' 1'' x 8' 6'' (4.6m x 2.6m)

Has a traditional well-maintained tiled roof , contains the filtration system and is used for changing. The heat pump lies behind the shed which

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Drainage

Each house has its own fosse septique. Both have recently been inspected.

Heating

Farmhouse : Gas-run central heating throughout. New combi-boiler fitted in 2016. Cottage : Woodburner and mounted wall electric heaters. Portable gas for cooking range hob. Electric water heaters.

Two T.V. Satellite Dishs

The dish for the main house is attached to the barn near the main house. A second satellite dish is attached to outside of the Cottage.

Habitable area = farmhouse approximately 105m2 and cottage approximately 80m2

Total land area = approximately 10000m2

Tax Fonciere = around 1470 euros per year


Ref 10231
Fontrailles 65220
County: Hautes-Pyrenées
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 10231
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Fontrailles 65220
County: Hautes-Pyrenées
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 10231
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