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Views southwards across open countryside towards the mountains. Near Monléon Magnoac (5 mins) a village with local bar, general store and post office, and around 8km from Boulogne sur Gesse with its range of shops, supermarkets, bars and leisure facilities. 1h from the nearest ski station, 1h from Toulouse Airport. No works to be done, ready to move in. Read more ...
Bazordan is a small, rural village, set in the foothills to the north of the Pyrenees.
The house is a detached property set on the outskirts of the village, and benefits from views southwards across open countryside towards the mountains. It was bought by the current owners in 2003 and has been renovated over the years. It retains its original character, but includes such modern features as double glazed windows with hard wood frames, a log-burning stove and gas central heating. It now provides comfortable accommodation for a family or has the potential to be used as a holiday home / rental property.
Unusually for Bazordan, this property is in the ‘Gascogne’ style, and probably dates back to the mid-1800s. There is a lovely pair of front doors leading into the central hallway. As you enter the property, the staircase is truly impressive – both in its width and its height. There is cupboard space under the stairs; this is currently used to store a variety of items from an ironing board to DIY equipment. Two doors lead off from the hallway to the original ground floor accommodation.
To the right there is the living room . This is approximately 5 m by 4 m, has a ‘terracotta’ coloured tiled floor and a very efficient log burner. During the renovation of the property, the spaces between the joists were plaster-boarded, to reduce the flow of noise between the downstairs and upstairs rooms. There is also a radiator which is heated by the recently installed gas central heating system. The east facing, tall, double-glazed windows ensure that the room is bright in the early part of the day but prevent it from becoming too hot in the summer.
The other door in the hallway leads into the kitchen. This is even bigger than the living room and, as such, is a great ‘family space’. Like the living room, it has a ceiling almost 3 m high. The floor in the kitchen was replaced during the renovation of the property, in this case with beautiful, irregular, solid oak boards. There is a range of base units around two walls plus the boiler for the gas central heating and an enclosed, electric hot water storage tank. There is a lovely, old white-glazed double sink which matches the decor perfectly. The current owners have a large, old, farmhouse-style dining table in the centre of the room which has space for six people or more to sit around – and yet the room still feels spacious.
A door leads off from the kitchen into part of a long-established extension to the house. The current owners use this as a second sitting room – a place to enjoy the tranquillity of the building and its surroundings. It could easily double up as a fourth bedroom, however, or perhaps a study-bedroom for a teenager. Unlike the ‘original’ rooms of the house, the heating here is provided by an electric wall heater.
There are ‘French doors’ leading out of this room to the garden area and the barn / garage. A large patio faces south, with views over the surrounding hills and down to the Pyrenees. Beyond the patio there is a ‘green lane’ which, although belonging to the village, is seldom used; the whole outside space is a great place to sit and enjoy life. While some houses in the area have hectares of space outside – which some people like but which requires dedication to maintain - 4 Route de Balesta has an outside space which is big enough to enjoy without requiring so much input.
Back to the hallway, the stairs lead up to the three bedrooms. The smallest of these – still a substantial, double room, is through a passage off from the top of the first flight of stairs and, like the smaller sitting room, is part of the extension. Its window faces directly south, providing a beautiful view over the surrounding countryside. There is a bathroom with a shower, sink and toilet just outside this room – convenient for those using this bedroom but also providing the house with a toilet etc. which guests can access without going into bedrooms.
Carrying on up to the top landing, there are two further bedrooms. These match the sizes of the rooms beneath for space. Each has an ‘en suite’ and built-in wardrobes with ‘rustic’ doors, in keeping with the style of the house. Both of these bedrooms have wooden floors, double-glazed windows and radiators supplied from the gas central heating system.
When renovating the roof, the owners managed to retain all of the original roof timbers and use many of the original ‘roman’ style tiles, but added a modern underlay system to ensure that it is able to withstand the weather at all times of the year. The loft space, which is accessed from the landing, benefits from insulation and much of it has been boarded out, providing a large storage space.
The current owners installed a fosse septique when renovating the property in 2003; this was last serviced just before Christmas in 2017. A gas tank (to fuel the central heating boiler) is located at the front of the property to allow easy access for the suppliers; it was only installed at the end of 2017 and has added greatly to the comfort of the house over the past winter.
This is an ideal property for someone who is looking for an easy-to-manage family home in a peaceful environment. Schools, shops, markets, bars and leisure facilities are all just a short drive from the village and there is a G.P. surgery about 10 minutes away in Arne. The house is characterful and has been sympathetically renovated over the past 15 years, providing all the modern facilities one might want while care has been taken to remain true to the original style of the property.
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