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House in Castres , Tarn , Midi Pyrenees

€1,260,000 €934,500 (HAI)** £800,493**
Ref: 74323CFO81
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Reduction from €1,260,000 to €934,500
Tarn: A spectacular, tranquil Domain - yet close to all amenities. Dating from 1680, now fully renovated and modernised throughout.

Clive Fowler , your local Leggett agent, says :

Price €934 500 (HAI)**
**agency fees included : 5 % TTC to be paid by the buyer
(€890 000 without fees)

Reduction from €1,260,000 to €934,500
Ref 74323CFO81
Town CASTRES
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Dept Tarn
Surface 600 M2* Plot Size 19245 M2
Bathroom 10 Bedrooms 10
Location
  • 0-2KM to amenities
Type
  • House
  • Country House
  • Family Home
  • Maison de Maitre
  • Manoir
Features
  • Business potential
  • Character property
  • Detached
  • Double glazing
  • Electricity on site
  • Garage
  • Guest house / gite
  • High speed internet
  • Mains Drains
  • Private parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Water on site
Condition
  • Excellent condition
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drapeau Français Voir l'annonce en français
Perhaps my most impressive property. Work of this quality and extent would

probably now cost twice this sale price to repeat. In this time of uncertainty, ……..

… if you seek a piece of timeless history in the land of the Cathars, look no further than this

superb house. No expense has been spared in this tasteful and total renovation of a classic

French Domain.

This is everything you could want in peaceful, elegant living within a short trip to town,

and with shopping and sporting facilities not too far to walk/cycle. Hard to achieve these

days! A rare opportunity to acquire a property of exceptional quality, in 5 acres, with

income potential, in one of the last affordable regions of southern France.
It is difficult to describe as its many features are all unforgettable. From the moment I

stepped through the gated entrance into the cobbled courtyard I stopped comparing it with

my other listings, as this stands alone. Read more ...

You'll understand immediately why it's named Mille Fleurs, as the informal flowing

gardens have an abundance of blooms which blend with the timeless stone and oak

timberframing of this historic Domain. The pigeonnier stands proudly at one end of the

main house, whilst, at the other end, the former stables and separate granary have also

been renovated to provide further living space if required.

The land to the rear adjoins a little-used section of the famous St Jacques de Compostella

Way, a historic pathway from Arles to Toulouse, and beyond into Spain.

I can, of course, provide all the room sizes, but by the time that we get to the last bathroom,

you may understand that this is not about rooms but about quality of living.

I will, nonetheless, set out an idea of the main spread of the, mostly south facing,

accommodation:

The Main House:

With overall 446m2 [4800sq ft] of living space, this has split-system air-conditioning in

many rooms, and also benefits from a huge double garage of 59m2 [638 sq ft]. There is a

wealth of exposed stone, oak beams and traditional tiling all blended with the ultimate in

pristine modern fittings.

Ground Floor:

Drawing Room of 60m2 [649sq ft]

Sitting Room of 14m2 [147sq ft]

Dining Room of 23m2 [245 sq ft]

Family Kitchen of 46m2 [490 sq ft] with bespoke English hand-made kitchen,

with a separate Utility Room.

These are the main rooms, (leaving aside the other service rooms) There is full

underfloor heating to all ground floor rooms. The house is well insulated

throughout and double glazed.

Upstairs:

Master bedroom suite: comprising Master Bedroom 36 m2 [390 sq ft],

Dressing room 10m2 [105 sq ft] and bathroom of 10m2 [105 sq ft], together with a

Sitting room in the second floor Pigeonnier of 21 m2 (224 sq.ft)

The rest of this floor provides a further 4 suites all with bathrooms, two with a sitting room

and kitchen each, and all with full central heating via modern radiators. There is ample

storage space.

The Old Granary:

This historic building mirrors the main house in the quality of work. It provides a further

240m2 (2583 sq.ft.) of apartments, all self-contained and renovated (with some areas

needing to be finished depending on the uses preferred) and also provides an office, gym,

boiler-room, wine cellar and garden workshop.

The Domain benefits from an 13m x 7m pool with concealed, floating, hard safety cover.

The 5 acres of grounds include a large, hedged, vegetable garden, together with additional

parking.

As with all my properties further photos, plans, and room size guides etc are available on

request.

This exceptional home will appeal to those who seek a gracious lifestyle and culture which

only the south-west of France provides in this secure, tranquil setting, close to the

important, bustling, old market town of Castres in the Department of Tarn.

I had a little trouble finding this Domain at first, it being hidden away behind a small hamlet,

close to Castres, but a reasonable distance to walk/cycle to local shops and a supermarket,

and a short drive to the centre of Castres, golf and other major sports facilities.

Apart from the railway line and recent tramway link, the long-awaited motorway from

Castres to Toulouse looks more and more imminent which will make this a shorter hop from

the international airport which at present takes around an hour. Carcassonne Airport is

around the same time and distance. There are also several flights a day from Castres Airport

to Paris, and other destinations in season.

In all, a stunning piece of history, renovated and modernised with fine taste for many

possible uses; from a prestigious family home to a small hotel, or a business running up to

perhaps 6 gites.

THE TARN

In the heart of the new Occitanie region, the department of Tarn awaits you, it will welcome you and you will discover and adopt its culture of good living anchored in its Occitan roots.
A land of discovery and conviviality, the Tarn offers you a formidable exploration ground for all outdoor leisure activities.
You will enjoy its vast natural rural forest areas. In the heart of the Montagne Noire, far from the tumult and urban heat, you will recharge your batteries by meeting authentic people who will share with you their art of living, a reflection of the South West.
The Tarn with 1000 faces, emblematic museums, such as the Toulouse Lautrec Museum in Albi, Goya in Castres Dom Robert in Sorèze.
Land of vineyards, the Gaillacois and its famous bastides, where passionate winegrowers will help you taste their wines, and will tell you their history.
Land of wide open spaces, the Sidobre near Castres, a world of legends, a granite concentration unique in Europe, poetic and exotic.
Land of flavours around the garlic of Lautrec, the cold meats of Lacaune, without forgetting the farm cheeses of Albine or Rodier !
The Black Mountain stretches from Castres to Labastide Rouairoux, everywhere it will surround you, let yourself be inspired by the magic it exudes, by the stories it tells, and by the heritage it shelters.
Closer to Mazamet is the medieval village of Hautpoul, you will plunge into its history.
Finally, it is in Labastide Rouairoux that you may put your luggage,
City of crafts and industry, by passing through the doors of the textile museum installed in an old factory, you will relive the flourishing textile era, which made the village famous, and follow the technical path of wool processing and the production of fabrics for haute couture.
Labastide-Rouairoux has a weekly market, as well as the neighbouring town of Saint Pons de Thomieres, capital of the Parc Naturel Régional du Haut Languedoc, whose location dates back to the Stone Age, as shown by its museum of prehistory.
A little further away, the vineyards of the Minervois and Saint Chinianais are accessible in less than half an hour's drive, the Mediterranean beaches in less than an hour and a quarter.
The plateau of the lakes only thirty minutes away, like a cool stopover, will offer you the pleasures of swimming and sailing.
The sumptuous city of Carcassonne is one hour away , a visit that never gets tired , a journey back in time...
Toulouse airport being a little further (1h30mins) Castres airport at only 20 minutes.

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