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House in Castex , Ariege , Midi Pyrenees

€890,000 £771,612**
Ref: 120682CMC09
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Stunning domain with spectacular views of the mountains, almost 1 hectare de terrain. Principal home with 3 large, beautiful gites and a 50 m2 studio. Private yet close to facilities with fantastic business opportunities. Must be seen to fully appreciate

Carole MCGREGOR, your local Leggett agent, says :

Siret number: 809450927
Price €890 000
agency fees to be paid by the seller
Ref 120682CMC09
Town CASTEX
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Dept Ariege
Surface 729 M2* Plot Size 9536 M2
Bathroom 11 Bedrooms 15
Location
  • Hamlet property
  • Village property
Type
  • House
  • Bed and Breakfast
Features
  • Electricity on site
  • Private parking
  • Woodburner(s)
  • Character property
  • Detached
  • Mountain view
  • Double glazing
  • Guest house / gite
  • Swimming Pool
  • Business potential
  • Water on site
Condition
  • Good condition
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Magnificent spacious property with great income potential. Impressive views towards the Pyrenees and surrounding countryside.

In brief, the property consists of a 6-bedroom main house, 3 gites, and a large, detached studio (currently a painting studio) with picture windows. Beautiful land with swimming pool, gardens, barbecues and quiet seating areas.

This property offers flexible accommodation including

• 4 homes ideal for an extended family
• A perfect investment opportunity for a group of friends
• Family home with gites and/or bed and breakfast
• Long term rental opportunities
• Retreat, art school, cooking school etc

Close to outdoor activities with beautiful walks, cycle routes, caves, lakes, and museums. Local villages with markets, cafes and restaurants.

The beautiful city of Toulouse and its International airport is an hour by car.

We have lots more photographs we can share with you, please just ask and look at the 360-degree panoramic views of the rooms to appreciate the quality, scope, and size of this beautiful property.


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The first thing that you will notice as you drive up the lane to this property is the magnificent views towards the Pyrenees, just a taste of things to come as you spend time visiting this lovely domain.

Situated in a calm, private and pretty location, it offers everything that you need and more, with numerous possibilities for income generation.

Besides the beautiful main house with 6 bedrooms there are also 3 Gites (2 bedrooms, 3 bedrooms and 4 bedrooms) and a detached studio, super for retreats or schools such as painting, cooking and yoga.

There is plenty of room around the large swimming pool for all guests, friends and family to relax and take in the views. It also has numerous seating areas around the garden.

Away from the house you can enjoy exploring the Ariège, one of the best kept secrets of southwest France. Relatively undiscovered, it offers an unspoilt landscape of rolling hills, mountains, valleys and lakes that you and all your guests will fall in love with. Truly your own piece of paradise.

PRINCIPAL PROPERTY (250 m2)

GROUND FLOOR

Through the main entrance, a, tiled hallway with doors opens to the various rooms and an impressive stairway leads to the 1st floor. To the left in the hallway is a doorway into a large (45m2) fully fitted kitchen/dining area with a relaxing lounge hosting a beautiful feature fireplace and wood-burning stove, great for cozy winter nights.

Around the corner from the living area there is the TV lounge (11 m2) where you can relax with friends and family. A glazed door leads into the garden and double half glazed doors take you back into the hallway.

To the right of the entrance in the hallway is the laundry and boiler room which has plumbing for a washing machine and also the mains electric box. The floor is tiled, and this space offers plenty of room for storage too. Off the hallway you will find a separate WC and a built-in cupboard ideal for outdoor clothing.

FIRST FLOOR

Walking up the impressive wooden staircase you arrive on the 1st floor which consists of 4 bedrooms (one with ensuite) and a bathroom. The hallway has wooden flooring and windows at each end letting in lots of light.

Bedroom 1 has 2 windows with fabulous views, wooden flooring, and a contemporary ensuite shower room with WC, sink with cabinet and large shower.

Bedroom 2 is currently used as an office, again with fabulous views, wooden floor and a washbasin.

Bedroom 3 has views towards the fields and a wooden floor.

Bedroom 4 has 2 windows, a wooden floor, and views overlooking the surrounding fields and countryside.

The bedrooms measure approximately 15 m2, 11 m2, 15 m2 and 16 m2.

Finally, a modern bathroom, with bath, corner shower, WC, sink with drawer unit, wooden floor and heated towel rail completes the accommodation on this floor.

SECOND FLOOR

Continuing up the wooden staircase you will go through the half-glazed door to the landing area. The staircase to this floor is stunning with original features. Off the landing you will find 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, plus a door with access to attic space for storage.

Bedroom 5 has lots of character with 2 windows and a Velux.

Bedroom 6 has 1 window and Velux and is home to the secret little room with original beams and a small stairway into a cute study area with window.

There is one bathroom on this floor that has a bath, wc, sink, Velux, tiled floor and original exposed stone wall. There is also a door into an attic space, great for storage.

GITE ONE (124 m2)

Enter through the patio glazed doors to a large open living/dining area (30.6 m2) with a woodburning stove and tiled flooring. With 3 windows you have some great views toward the garden and the Pyrenees.

Carrying on from the living room through an archway you will enter the kitchen (13.6 m2) which has a door leading to the garden and the stairway to the 1st floor.

There is also a downstairs WC with washbasin.

FIRST FLOOR

Going up the dogleg staircase there is a window which lets in light to the stairs. Off the hallway there are 2 bedrooms (14.5 m2 and 12 m2).

Bedroom 1 has 2 windows with views, wooden floor, vaulted ceiling, a glazed door leading to a private beautiful, tiled balcony with great views to relax and enjoy. A stylish wood and stone partition leads from the bedroom to the ensuite with bath, washbasin, window and wc.

Bedroom 2 has a wooden floor, vaulted ceiling, window and partition to the ensuite with bath, sink, Velux and a wc with a separate door.

GITE 2 (208 m2)

Outside there is a large covered terrasse with archways for dining etc. 2 sets of double patio doors lead you into the large open kitchen/dining area (43 m2).

GROUND FLOOR

Open plan kitchen/diner with a large island that has a sink, plumbing for washing machine and a tiled floor.

Hallway leading to bedroom (12 m2) and a doorway that connects to a large, communal hall shared with Gite 3 with WC and sink.

Bedroom 1 has a unique and lovely arch-shaped window, recess storage/wardrobe area, tiled floor and en-suite with shower and washbasin. This room has a separate wc and sink.

FIRST FLOOR This gite has a wonderful spacious feel with a staircase leading to the impressive living room (26 m2) with plenty of space for seating, a gallery landing area, exposed beams, woodburning stove, and 2 double patio doors leading to a superb covered terrasse balcony, tiled seating area.

The hallway leading to spacious bedroom 2 and staircase to 2nd floor.

Bedroom 2 has a vaulted ceiling, closet space, wooden floor, ensuite area and wc independent.

SECOND FLOOR

The hallway has doors opening into the 2 bedrooms, bathroom, and another door connecting to Gite 3.

Bedroom 3 has a sloping ceiling and 2 Velux.

Bedroom 4 also has a Velux, wooden floor and recess for storage.

Finally, a bathroom with bath, washbasin, wc and sloping ceiling completes this accommodation.

GITE 3 (147 m2)

A glazed door leads into the open plan kitchen/diner (32 m2) which is tiled throughout. There is also a window letting in lots of light, a woodburning stove, and exposed beams.

Through an archway you walk into the cosy and welcoming living room area (27 m2), also tiled and with a patio door leading to the garden and a staircase to 1st floor. A door connects to the communal entrance hall shared with Gite 2. Here you will find ample storage space and a separate wc complete with original bread oven.

FIRST FLOOR

There is a hallway with doors leading into 2 very spacious ensuite bedrooms (21m2 and 28 m2) and a staircase to the 2nd floor.

Bedroom 1 has a wooden floor, exposed beams, a window and ensuite bathroom (bath with overhead shower, wc, washbasin, window and wooden floor)

Bedroom 2 has a Juliette balcony with double patio doors, wooden floor, exposed beams and ensuite shower room (corner shower, wc, washbasin, wooden floor).

SECOND FLOOR

There is a hallway with a window and door to an ensuite bedroom.

Bedroom 3 (12 m2) has 2 Velux, sloping ceiling, exposed beams and ensuite bathroom (7 m2) with a bath, wc, washbasin, window, Velux, exposed beams and sloping ceiling.

Gites 2 and 3 can be connected providing accommodation for large groups of friends or families.

STORAGE

At the end of gite 3 is an attached building with a separate entrance for storing the lawn mower and garden equipment.

SEPARARTE DETACHED STUDIO (50 m2)

Separate from the house and gites you will find this amazing, detached studio. Currently used as artist studio, it has 2 patio doors, large picture windows that face towards the views of the Pyrenees and has a tiled floor throughout.

The studio has a sloping ceiling, wood burner, and a sink area. Outside there is a covered terrace. The studio offers lots of different business opportunities.

EXTERIOR

The Domaine has lots of outside space which has been cleverly divided into different areas to allow privacy and quiet areas to relax. Wherever you sit, you have superb views of the snow-capped mountains in the distance.

Let us begin with the large swimming pool with roman steps, a seating area and room for tables and chairs too underneath the pergola. There is also a pool house/technical room for the pool.

In the large garden there are two separate built-in seating areas, one with a fire pit super for spring and autumn nights. These are super areas for relaxing with friends and family.

The grounds have many other areas for sitting and relaxing including BBQ areas. You will also find an allotment area for growing your fruit and vegetable and a composting area too.

When each of the properties are full, there is ample space for everyone to relax in the peaceful, relaxing grounds.

PROPERTY FEATURES

The 4 properties on the domain each have their individual character but also share:

• Impressive views
• Proximity to villages with restaurants etc.
• Quality materials and high standard finish
• Exposed beams
• Wooden floors
• Ground floor and first-floor terraces/balconies with exceptional views
• Woodburning stoves
● A separate studio (painting, yoga, gym and many other possibilities)
• Swimming pool
• Large garden with different individual seating areas
• Car park area.

REGION

The Ariege is becoming increasingly popular with those who love the outdoors.
There are many small villages with little cafes and larger towns such as St Girons, St Lizier and Foix offering a range of shopping experiences, restaurants, services and train stations.

History is everywhere; the local village has a 12th Century church and the nearby caves and museum have pre-historic artefacts. It has national parks and an abundance of bird life and flora and fauna too.

From the Domain you have access to lots of interesting places to visit, things to do.

• Several ski resorts offering downhill, cross country and snow-show walking like Ax-les-Thermes, Plateau de Beille or Andorra
• Dog-sleigh
• Lakes and rivers
• Cafes, Restaurants to please everyone including La Tomate du Jardin, our successful local restaurant.
• Walks at all levels on the flat, in the hills or mountains.
• Horse-riding, golf, fishing and hunting (depending on the season)
• Cycle rides including the high peaks and flat paths along the rivers.
• Farms and markets full of local, organic produce
• Museums and caves.

There really is something for everyone in this beautiful region.

Contact us with your questions, for more photographs and to organize a visit to this beautiful property

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