Renovated farmhouse with 4 bdrms & large garden in Gers, SW France

  • € 159 000
  • House For Sale
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3
  • Floor area 152 sq m
  • Lot size 2 800 sq m
  • Total square 3 000 sq m
  • Year of build 1890

Description

The property for sale, "Au Berrète ", is a charming large old renovated Gersois farmhouse, typical of the south west of France. It is located in a tiny hamlet, being semi-detached on one side, and enjoying beautiful views of forest, lake and mountains. The accompanying land comprises a large garden (2,000 m2), including porch, terrace, pergola, lawns and a pond.

Layout:

Garden level: south terrace (64m2), south pergola (21 m2), east porch (13 m2)

Ground floor: Kitchen/dining room with french doors onto east porch (38 m2), living room with large fireplace insert housing wood stove (26 m2), utility room which was original kitchen (17 m2), bathroom (5 m2)

First floor: Main bedroom (19 m2), shower room with toilet (4 m2), spacious bedroom located on mezzanine (10 m2), ensuite shower room with toilet (4 m2), attic bedroom 1 (19 m2), attic bedroom 2 (18 m2).

Main characteristics:

152 m2 of habitable surface (1636 sqft)
2,800 m2 of land (30,139 sqft)
A total of 10 rooms
4 bedrooms (including one located on a large mezzanine)
3 bathrooms
Wood heating with two wood burners and also electric radiators.
Good structural condition
Beautiful old beams exposed throughout much of the house

Background:

We bought this house in 2002 and slowly renovated it over a period of several years. We then carried on to renovate a nearby barn, in which we now live. The property has come a long way from when we first took it over, when cow pats splatted the inside walls and the current kitchen had a resident toad! Having rented the house out as a holiday gite for many years we are now wishing to split the property, selling the original farmhouse and continuing to live in the nearby barn conversion.

Location:

Magnificent situation overlooking a river and forest to the East beautiful lake to the North and the Pyrenees to the south .

Close to good nursery, primary and secondary schools. St Blancard, with its beautiful chateau and water sports on Lac Gimont are 10 minutes away. Well-serviced by airports in the region and also about an hour from nearest ski resort. A bit over an hour to get to Toulouse.

Energy rating : E
Green house gas emissions rating: C

Details

  • Listing status: Active
  • Available from: Sep 01, 2013
  • Listing #: 11615
  • Floor: 2 / 2
  • Heating System: Radiant
  • Fireplace: Wood

Utilities

  • Electricity
  • Hot water
  • Water

General facilities

  • Porch
  • Satellite

Indoor facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Bathroom with window
  • Freezer
  • TV
  • Wood flooring

Outdoor facilities

  • Garden
  • Pond
  • Terrace

Energy efficiency

More efficient
A ( 92 - 100 )
B ( 81 - 91 )
C ( 69 - 80 )
D ( 55 - 68 )
E ( 39 - 54 )
F ( 21 - 38 )
G ( 1 - 20 )
Less efficient

Keywords: renovated, farmhouse, spacious, views, picturesque, traditional, stone, terrace, garden, pond, lake, beams, gers, southwest france, pergola, villa, authentic, large, rural, quiet, scenic, land

Map

Address: Berrete, Route de Cabas, Bezues-Bajon, 32140 Masseube, Gers.
Latitude / Longitude: 43.384400 / 0.598210

Neighborhood

Fabulopus views in a quiet rural location. To the north there is a view of the full length of "Lac d'Astarac", considered to be one of the best fishing lakes in this part of France. To the east is a wooded hillside teaming with bird life and to the south a dramatic view of the Pyrenees (best seen from garden). Although especially visible in winter, in the high summer they are often obscured by a heat haze, but can usually be seen in the early morning, snowy peaks catching the rising sun even in July.

The house is located in a tiny hamlet, being semi-detached to one house with another, an owner-occupied renovated barn (i.e. occupied by us), located across a wide courtyard. The semi-attached house is occupied by a retired French and Spanish couple and we are a retired Irish couple, so it is a quiet hamlet.

There are numerous picturesque villages in the area which are enjoyable to visit, especially when there is a local market or brochante on. There is a constant stream of festivals during the summer, for jazz, Latin, dance etc. which can be great fun.
This old renovated property for sale is five minutes drive from the picturesque village of St Blancard, which, besides a beautiful abandonned chateau, has a hotel, restaurant and shop. A little further beyond this also brings you to Lac Gimont with its various recreational and water sports facilities.

It is 10 min from the centre of Masseube, where there is a supermarket, restaurants, golf course, tennis courts and public swimming pool. You will also find doctors, vet, garden centres, nursery and schools at Masseube.

It is 15 min from Boulogne sur Gesse where there is a range of supermarkets as well as another recreational lake and public swimming pool with water slide.

• Infant/junior school 3km
• Secondary school 7km

A complete change of culture is only an hour and a quarter away in Spain, and an hour away in the same direction are the wonderful Pyrenees. Some ski lifts are still operated in the summer, so one can easily hike in the high mountains. The nearest ski resort is Saint-Lary-Soulan, which is 73km (1hr11min) away.

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