An impressive and substantial period home set on the ramparts of a 12th century bastide in Tarn et Garonne, with far reaching views to the countryside and superb terrace with swimming pool. Dating from medieval times and with many original features, this spacious 600m2 + residence offers a grand salon with fireplace, dining room with fireplace, kitchen, vaulted wine cellar and 10 en-suite double bedrooms. This makes the property suitable either for a large family or as a boutique hotel, or luxury B&B business. Easy access from Toulouse airport 1hour or Bergerac airport 75mins.
This handsome residence is situated in the heart of a 12th century, hilltop bastide village in Tarn et Garonne, with local shops and restaurants all in walking distance. The entrance is via a rather impressive wooden portal, leading on to the courtyard terrace. This is sunny, generous, with terracotta tiles and contains the 9m x 4.5m swimming pool. Many of the rooms look out onto this as you can see from the main photo. At the far end, you are on the ancient ramparts of the village with far reaching views over the countryside below.
Entrance hall (25m2) with beamed ceiling and terracotta tiled floor, exposed stone walls leading to the salon (60m2) with high beamed ceiling, blue and white tiled floor and huge inglenook style open fireplace, French windows to the terrace. A superb reception room. There is a separate dining room (30m2) with beamed ceiling, terracotta tiled floor and woodburning stove.The characterful kitchen (40m2) has a beamed ceiling, terracotta tiled floor and a dining area with Godin woodburner. Large utility room behind. Below the kitchen is a large vaulted wine cellar. The ground floor offers some 230m2 accommodation.
Wide stairs serve the first and second floors which offer altogether some 370m2 accommodation divided into 10 spacious suites of double bedroom and either bath or shower room, plus a laundry room. These rooms are well decorated and some have mullioned windows overlooking the valley or pool terrace. The number of suites lends itself to either a large family, or for conversion to a boutique hotel. However, if only 5 or 6 are needed, then the other rooms would make a library, study, music room, hobbies room etc.
The property offers some 600m2 accommodation in all, and is currently heated by fireplace and woodburning stoves. For year round living however, a proper central heating system will be required. We can put you in touch with artisans for this. Other than that, the property is presented in good order and ready to move into. If you are looking for something unique and historical, with generous rooms and super views, then do please contact us to arrange a viewing.
The department of Tarn et Garonne in Midi Pyrenees has many assets, a wonderful climate, cultural heritage, an interesting history, unspoilt nature and welcoming local residents.
Tarn et Garonne is composed of 30+ cantons and 190+ towns and villages all dotted around the rural landscape and in the hills that lead up to the Pyrenees mountains, the snow-covered peaks can be seen in the distance when the weather is good. A charming feature of the area are the historical monuments dating back to the Middle Ages: churches, ramparts, castles, abbeys, and bastides.
Set in the heart of the Gascony region, Tarn et Garonne was traditionally a hat-manufacturing area, you can buy them everywhere still and boaters are still made there, particularly in Sept-fonds which is worth a visit.
Climate is warm but pleasant and property prices are less than some neighbouring coastal departments, great 'second home' region due to the barmy summer weather but also a very popular place for retirees.
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