Charming Village Property 1806
Advert Reference: AF24328
For Sale By AgentAgency Name: Abafim Immobilier View Agent's Microsite Find more properties from this Agent
|€175,000 is approximately:|
- Type: Residential (House)
- Bedrooms: 4
- Habitable Size: 157 m²
- Land Size: 385 m²
Situated in a pleasant Pyrenean village 15 mins drive south of Lourdes is this handsome and historic home for sale. Constructed in 1806, it has retained all of its original charm and features. You will have 157m² of living space spread over three floors including four spacious bedrooms, each with private facilities and which are served by an original and unique wooden staircase. Outside, you will have a lovely terrace and garden which are complemented by a barbecue, as well as a two-vehicle garage. You will enjoy the view of the surrounding countryside from the first floor balcony bookended by noteworthy twin turrets. This remarkable property is perfect for a chambre d'hôtes and for your new life in south-west France.
This house is notable as the childhood home of the Bishop of Tarbes and Lourdes at the time of the apparitions in 1858.
The cut-stone entrance with the date of construction chiselled above its oak door welcomes you to this home, the 8m² entrance hall and the surprising carved newel post of the splendid staircase. To the right is the 11m² kitchen area and to the rear is a 4m² laundry and storage room with a toilet. To the left of the entrance hall is the 25m² living room which is dominated by the imposing fireplace with wood burner, suggesting cosy evenings after a day skiing nearby.
The beautifully carved and unusual staircase leads up to a landing and a door leading out to the rear of the house. The stairs continue up to a 4m² landing with doors opening to the first floor balcony running the length of the house where you will enjoy views of the surrounding Pyrenean foothills. To the right of this landing is a first bedroom with bath and toilet, measuring 25m² in total. To the left of the landing is a 21m² bedroom, also with facilities and with direct access to the balcony and its twin turret-style storage cupboards at each end.
Continuing up this exquisite staircase to the second floor and a 10m² landing, which could serve as office space, and which serves, to the left, a 23m² bedroom and finally a spacious suite with two sleeping areas of 13m² and 12m² with a washroom and toilet.
All the rooms enjoy lots of natural light. The ground floor has tile flooring and the upper floors elegant wooden flooring.
Outside, you will enjoy relaxing on the terrace or taking meals cooked on the permanent barbecue. A wisteria colours the main house whilst a magnificent magnolia tree welcomes you to the garden which is perfect for cultivating fruit and vegetables or perhaps adding an above ground pool or jacuzzi.
The 25m² garage will allow two vehicles and to the rear are two storage units perfect for housing firewood, skis, bikes and hiking boots, with many trails directly accessible from the village.
Construction is traditional of the region and from stone. The roof is covered in slate. There is double glazing throughout. The property is connected to the village sewage mains. Heating and hot water are provided by electricity.
You will be 15 mins from Lourdes for all commerce and services, TGV and the Sanctuary of Lourdes. You are on the doorstep of the Pyrenees National Park with the famous mountain passes of the Tour de France and skiing...Cauterets, La Mongie, Hautacam, Gavarnie, Luz-Ardiden, Col du Tourmalet, Aspin, Soulor, Aubisque...Lourdes-Tarbes airport 25 mins. Access to the A64 motorway is 25 mins away and takes you to Toulouse in 1h30 and Biarritz in 1h30. The Spanish border is 1h30 away.
|€175,000 is approximately:|
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