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With 8 Ha (19.8 Acres): A Grand and Spacious Maison De Maitre with Independent Apartment, Stables, Tack Room, Forge and Outbuildings in a Rural Setting.

Serious Offers or Part Exchange Considered.

Equestrian Property France Ltd
Location: Near Gaillac, Département of Tarn, Midi Pyrénées.
Price: €545,000
Status: For Sale
ID: 593

A figure of approximately 6.5% should be added to the purchase price to cover Tax, Registration and Notary Fees.

Gaillac 18 kms
Albi 28 kms
Toulouse 58 kms
Carcassonne 100 kms

A classic, perfectly proportioned Maison De Maitre of 250m² current habitable space with a further 50m² under the same roof to be developed if required. The house was constructed circa 1820 and then remodelled in the early 20th century. It is in extremely good condition and no renovation is required. Many traditional features have been retained such as beamed ceilings, parquet or tiled floors and exposed woodwork.

A second building, also of about 250m² was added in about 1920 to the rear of the property, giving the ensemble an “L” shape. A long sweeping driveway (about 300m) runs through the land up to the main house

Local Information
The nearest village is about 1 km away. Here are to be found a bar/restaurant, small hotels, church, primary school and a tennis club.

The nearest town is about 3 kms away. You can find all facilities here including a choice of five supermarkets, saddlery, feed merchants, swimming pool, park, doctors, dentists, schools and a thriving commercial park satisfying most requirements. There are several farriers in the immediate area.

The busy town of Gaillac is about 18 kms away with a railway station on the Brive – Toulouse line. Toulouse (and airport) is 45 minutes away. Albi (now a world heritage site) is 20 minutes away. The area is also served by the airports at Rodez and Carcassonne.

The forest of Gresigne, one of Europe’s largest accessible forests, is less than 30 minutes away. Here are to be found many kilometres of well-maintained forestry tracks. It is a very popular area for endurance riding with frequent national events. Closer to the property are several “routes randonnees” offering up to 50 kms of well-maintained pistes open to walkers and riders.

International show jumping takes place in Toulouse and Castres every year with many smaller shows held all over the region. There is also a large, annual three day show in Albi.

Outriding from the property requires a small amount of road work to access the local countryside, which is well provided with many tracks.

An opportunity to enjoy a substantial property in a beautiful piece of rural land and remain close to excellent facilities and cultural centres.

Main House
New wooden-framed double glazing has been fitted throughout the property including glazed exterior doors. The house is centrally heated throughout; a new “De Deitrich” oil-fired condensation boiler was fitted in November 2009

To the front of the property is a large and delightful covered dining terrace with views over the grounds, and to the rear, in a sunny, sheltered courtyard are two further open terraces.

Ground Floor

Entrance Hallway: (9.9m x 2.2m), with original exposed wood beams and beautiful, ornate original floor tiling; runs centrally front to back with part-glazed doors at either end. All rooms are accessed off the hall, two on each side.

Lounge: (4.5m x 4.5m). Parquet flooring

Kitchen: (4m x 4.1m). Tomette tiled floor, exposed wood beams and imposing, original open fireplace with copper canopy. Induction hob with extractor fan and electric oven.

Dining Room: (4.3m x 4.7m), with double aspect, parquet floor and encased wood beams.

Office: (3.3m x 4.4m). Tiled floor and exposed wood beam, double-glazed door to covered dining terrace (35 m²)

A short corridor leads to the utility room (4.6m x 7.2m). The central heating boiler, hot water tank, plumbing for washing machine and many power points for other white goods are to be found in here. There is a doorway to the rear courtyard.

First Floor

A sweeping wooden staircase leads from the hall to a central landing with parquet flooring (9.9m x 2.3m). The landing runs front to back, providing access to all bedrooms, and with double part-glazed doors at one end onto a balcony overlooking the courtyard.

Bedroom 1: (5.m x 4.5m). Double aspect, parquet flooring and encased wood beams.

Bedroom 2: (4.8m x 4.3m). Double aspect, parquet flooring and encased wood beams.

Bedroom 3: (4.7m x 4.4m). Parquet flooring and encased wood beams. Communicating door to the shower room.

Bedroom 4: (4.7m x 3.4m). Exposed wood beams. Communicating door to the bathroom.

Shower Room: (2.4m x 2.3m). Shower enclosure, toilet and wash hand basin.

Bathroom: (3.5m x 3m). Bath with shower over, shower enclosure, wash hand basin and bidet.

Independent W.C

The shower room, bathroom and W.C. are all accessed by a short corridor off the landing.

It would be possible to break through at this level to two additional rooms, totalling about 50m², which have never been integrated into the house.

Second Building (approx 250m²)

Original forge (still equipped)
Tack room
Large equipment store

Stables comprising three block-built loose boxes
     Box 1 4m x 3.7m
     Box 2 4.3m x 3.3m
     Box 3 2.8m x 2.5m

All boxes are fitted with kicking boards and have rubber flooring (available through separate negotiation). There is a hay loft above the boxes.

Open-fronted barn (approx 50m²) currently used as a hay store and tractor garage.

Equipped with gas central heating, but currently in need of redecoration, the apartment could potentially be used as an independent gîte, and comprises:
     Kitchen/dining room: 16.4m². Brand new fitted kitchen.
     Lounge: 14.7m²
     Bedroom 1: 12.3m²
     Bedroom 2: 10.5m²
     Bedroom 3: 7.0m²
     Shower room
     Independent W.C

If desired, the apartment could be extended by integrating a presently unused room of around 30m².

Independent barn (approx. 90m²), for which plans have been drawn up to construct either 5 loose boxes with a tack room or 6 loose boxes, with a hay loft above.

Former wine chai (approx. 120m²), currently used as a garage and storage area.

The Land
The property sits in 8 hectares of flat land, of which 1.5 hectares are plantation woodland and about 5.5 hectares are pasture. There are pretty garden areas to both the front and rear of the house.

An underground stream rises on, and flows through the land, creating a large natural pond. Water is pumped from here to a sprinkling system. It is also connected to the house so it would be possible to run the house on the source water, subject to the appropriate tests (the house, however, has mains water). There is also a well.

At present, five paddocks have been created with electric fencing. It would be possible to create several more. One field shelter 4m x 5m has been constructed

Most of the woodland is a pine plantation. The present owners’ horses use this to graze in the shade during hot summer days.

There are no near neighbours.

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