Located in rolling hills near Foix, This Beautifully refurbished stone villa on estate of 9.5 Ha woodlands and paddocks, large landscaped gardens, natural pond, well, stables and 2 gites.
With a stunning panoramic view of the Vallée de la Lèze and yet only 1 hour from Toulouse, this magnificent property offers tranquility without isolation. Excellent business potential.
This exquisitely maintained estate is located in the foothills of the Pyrénées Ariegeoises within the Ariège Pyrénées Regional Nature Park, a popular area of outstanding natural beauty
The main house is unique, having been commissioned in the early 1960s by a French Naval Commander as a summer residence and is built using stones from the River Ariège. Sheltered by the rock at its rear, the house and surrounding gardens have an unimpeded panoramic view with the stables, paddocks and village nestled below.
Reached by an electric gated driveway the house peers out like the bow of a ship. With 10,000 m² of landscaped gardens and surrounded by terraces all with access from inside, the house is a haven of peace and beauty.
Benefitting from both morning and afternoon sun, the house is very light and airy and yet at the height of summer is protected from the high temperatures.
Enter from the east terrace into the spacious lounge area with French windows to the large front terrace, past the sweeping designer staircase to the American kitchen and dining area (both with access to the terrace). The exposed stone walls and fireplace together with the tomette tiled floor exude style and luxury.
A door from the kitchen leads to a second fitted kitchen and utility room with underfloor heating, laundry room, shower room WC and the side entrance lobby with plenty of space for the golf clubs etc.
The graceful staircase leads to the large, light first floor landing from which the bedrooms are reached.
Master bedroom and en-suite bathroom with balcony with a stunning view perfect for watching the sun rise. 3 further bedrooms all with high quality parquet flooring and exposed beams. Bathroom and separate WC are also on this floor.
Below is a cellar with boiler room (aerothermal heating)
Full insulation, double glazing, electric roller shutters and security alarm system complete the house.
Beside the house are a wood store and garden shed. The landscaped garden with a natural pond and well open on to the paddocks, stables and woodlands which surround the house (mains water supply to all paddocks).
The American barn stable block includes 3 stables fitted with rubber matting plus another suitable for mare and foal which is currently fitted out as kitchen/utility area; tack and rug storage; feed, hay and bedding storage and a 25m x 15m all weather sand/rubber riding school. The stable area is connected to all mains services, has a surveillance camera system linked to the house and is accessed by electric gates.
Last but not least, the 2 gites (a renovated old stone property). Located below the house and with parking, each gite has a large private terrace/garden area; 2 bedrooms; large open plan living kitchen with open fireplace; shower room; WC and storage area.
Below the apartments are 2 large cellars / storerooms which could be used to increase the habitable space of each gite.
This magnificent estate is perfect for someone wanting a private, however not remote home in the country – it is just one hour from Toulouse and Carcassonne, 90 minutes to the Mediterranean coast ad 60 minutes from winter ski resorts. An added bonus is the proximity the an excellent eco-golf course, the first in France offering a stunning and challenging course with amazing views if the Pyrénées and lots of natural obstacles to test the best of golfers.
It already has proven its worth as a source of income (the gites) and would be ideal as an equestrian enterprise especially as the land leads to many easily accessible horse riding tracks.
Room Sizes – Main House
Lounge / kitchen / diner 66 m²
Utility / back kitchen 18 m²
Lobby 12 m²
Master Bedroom 20 m²
Master en-suite 12 m²
Front Bedroom 17 m²
Bedroom with balcony 13 m²
Front bedroom / office 9 m²
Shower room 7 m²
Landing 15 m²
Cellar 26 m²
Each approx 96 m²
Old barn / covered BBQ area 51 m²
American barn area 73 m²
Haystore / bedding 34 m²
- Tipo de Inmueble
- tipo vivienda
- Clase especial
- Caballos establos
- Tamaño Terrenos
- Residencia 5-10 HA
- Tamaño de la parcela
- 94.105 m²
- Tamaño de la vivienda
- 190 m²
- Cuartos de baño suplementarios
- Doble acristalamiento
- Casa de huéspedes