Here’s a lovely little country home with loads of period character as well as far-reaching views over rolling farmland and a tranquil location, just a five minute trip to the nearest village (with amenities) and a ten minute drive away from the shopping delights of Carmaux, and its popular market every Friday. Toulouse is 90 mins away, Albi 30 mins and Gaillac 45 mins.
There is also easy access to the Toulouse – Rodez rail line with their airports with direct flights to the UK and elsewhere.
This traditional old stone farmhouse has been significantly improved and modernised with central heating and it is full of character with original period floor tiling, beautiful old floorboards, exposed beams and stonework. It is comfortable with spacious light rooms and forms an ‘L’ with the main façade facing south, and the side facing west.The land (1400 m²) wraps around the property on three sides, and is mainly lawned with quite a few fruit trees, a pine, a spruce and a willow giving it a shady secluded feel. There is a neighbouring property to the rear, attached at the far end, but with no vis-à-vis from the house or garden except along the driveway.
The (new) front door leads you into a spacious hallway with an exceptionally wide wooden staircase, a tommette tile floor, and nice antique doors off to the left to the kitchen, to the right to the living room, and straight ahead through to the workshop.
The kitchen (23.7 m²) is a charming room with French doors leading back out into the garden, a new tiled floor, exposed ceiling beams and some walls of exposed stone. It is simply equipped with a double sink with storage below screened by curtains.
The dining room (27 m²) has a stone fireplace, exposed ceiling rafters, two windows to the front, and an arched window to the side. It has a lovely tommette tiled floor with inset wooden beading.
Upstairs is a spacious landing with a window overlooking the garden, and a door off to the left to the living room (27 m²) situated above the dining room with a feature fireplace, polished floorboards, and two windows overlooking the garden to the front.
Off the lower landing are the bedrooms:
The main bedroom is of good dimensions (24.7 m²) situated above the kitchen with exposed painted ceiling beams, and French windows to outside steps to the side.
There are two further bedrooms, one leading off another: the first (16 m²) has a shower room and separate toilet off, and an enclosed wooden staircase leading up to the attic, which has been insulated, but has limited potential for conversion. The second bedroom (16.5 m²) has a feature fireplace and a window to the side.
Off the downstairs hallway is a larder / store leading through to a large workshop/garage (c. 40 m²) with double doors opening out to the side of the property. The central heating boiler, oil storage tank and hot water cylinder are all housed in here.
INTERIOR DETAILSCondition: Renovated
No. of floors: 2
No. of rooms: 6
Living rooms: 1
Habitable size: 145 m²
Living room size: 27 m²
Kitchen: Fully fitted
Heating: Oil central heating
Taxe Fonciere: 621 € pa
Property type: Country house
Date of construction: 1850
Roof type: Tiles
Outbuilding size: 40 m²
Land size: 1450 m²
Drainage: Septic tank
Mains water and electricity