€244 000 (HAI)**
**agency fees included : 6 % TTC to be paid by the buyer
(€230 000 without fees)
Reduction from €265,000 to €244,000
|Surface||180 M2*||Plot Size||2079 M2|
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The spacious villa has accommodation on three floors and would make a wonderful
• Permanent family home or
• Holiday rental property
The annexe could be a second family home, guest house for friends or a second holiday rental.
Together this lovely property would be a perfect family business with potential for a B&B and gite due to its location, the pool and large mainly private mature gardens.
• Cross country skiing at l’Etang de Lers just 16km (25 minutes) drive from the house
• Downhill skiing at Guzet, 39 km from the house and just a 46-minute drive
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This south facing property is situated on the edge of a quiet village with a local shop and restaurant. Built at the beginning of the 20th century using large stones from the local stream loaded onto donkeys – a truly authentic home.
In this quiet location, you will wake to the sound of birds singing and each day the refreshing fresh and clean air comes through the valley so you can breathe in the wonderful clean air.
You have direct access to many cycling and walking routes and skiing nearby making this a perfect home with business potential.
The facade of the property has a 'Parisian' feel yet is set within beautiful surrounding countryside - it is a very unique style in this area and gives a feeling of grandeur and charm with its lovely ornate 'Juliette balconies'.
The impressive double wooden doors open into the entrance hall and immediately displays the character of this property.
A door from the hallway leads into the spacious living room measuring 34 m2 with double aspect windows of large proportions providing lots of light into the room, a fireplace and wooden flooring.
On the opposite side of the hallway is the 13 m2 kitchen with double aspect windows, large storage cupboards and a tiled floor. There is a small storage area and separate WC just to the side of the kitchen and access down to the large basement providing storage and which is home to the oil central heating system for the property.
A wooden, sweeping staircase takes you to the first-floor landing and into two large double bedrooms of 18.45 m2 and 22.6 m2 both with double aspect windows creating a feeling of light and space. There is a well-equipped family shower room on this floor.
The wooden staircase continues up to the second floor with two double bedrooms of 18.45 m2 and 22.6 m2 and there is a family shower room serving the two bedrooms.
ANNEXE GROUND FLOOR
The annexe can be accessed via the ground floor of the principal home. It also has its own private entrance currently used as a lovely reading area in Winter.
Set over two floors the living area is 41.37m2 and has a lovely characterful and cosy stone fireplace in situ. This room is bright and airy, with new double-glazed windows covering most of one wall.
Stairs lead from the living area to two first floor bedrooms.
The annexe has great potential to be converted into a holiday rental Gite. You could reap financial rewards with very little effort or cost.
The villa is surrounded by its own private, well established gardens with many shrubs, flower beds and fruit trees. The large swimming pool (13 m x 7 m) is situated in the sunniest spot of the garden.
There is both front and rear access to the property, with the front access allowing for the parking of 2 – 3 cars.
In July 2015, the property had a new slate roof fitted which of course will benefit enormously any new owners and in 2012 and 2013 the owner completed various renovations.
The villa is situated in the heart of the Parc Naturel des Pyrenees Ariegoises and is frequented by holiday makers from all over the world.
There is a separate 229 m2 orchard in the village which would make a wonderful vegetable garden.
The road outside the property is regular host to the Tour de France and numerous outdoor activities are on offer including horse riding, rock climbing, kayaking, downhill and cross-country skiing.
Commerce and amenities are just 3 km away and include an infant and junior school, a doctor, pharmacy, supermarket, DIY shop, post office, restaurants and bars.
Both local villages come alive in the summer with regular Fetes and markets both in the daytime and at night.
The village is just two hours away from both Toulouse and Carcassonne airport with budget airlines from the UK. The Mediterranean coast is 3 hours away and the Spanish border can be reached in 1h30.
The villa is located in the glorious Massat Valley with breath-taking scenery. The roads from St Girons or Foix provide wonderful scenic tours.
The Pyrenees rise dramatically all around the valley providing an unrivalled setting on the banks of the glorious River Arac.
The wildlife and flowers are everywhere in this unspoilt area host to prehistorical caves, kayaking, horses or donkey treks, and many places of interest.
Each of the wonderful towns and mountain villages have their own and they are just a short drive from your doorstop.
The lively village of Massat is just 5 minutes away, with shops, bars, restaurants and a hairdresser.
St Girons which is 30 minutes away has events, fetes, music festivals and craft fairs and Guzet Neige ski season is just 49 minutes away.
In the village of Biert, 30 meters from the house there is a grocery store, bakery, and a hotel, café restaurant so you do not have to drive unless you want to.
Some popular places to visit include:
• Grotte de Lombrives
• Saint Girons
• Saint-Lizier cathedral
• Ax les Thermes
Situated in one of the most beautiful areas of the Pyrenees with access to villages, activities and places of historic interest, it is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the climate and air in these special mountains.
A visit is strongly recommended to fully appreciate the region and this lovely home.
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