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A Stunning Maison de Maitre with 2.97Ha (7.33 Acres), Cottages for Renovation, a Barn and Arena. South-facing aspect on the Pyrenean Mountains. More land available to purchase.

Equestrian Property France Ltd
Location: Near Trie-sur-Baïse, Département of Hautes-Pyrénées, Midi-Pyrénées.
Price: UNDER OFFER €249,950
Status: For Sale
ID: 738

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

 
The property is approached via a tree-lined private drive and surrounded on all sides by its own lands. This character property is a rare find. Renovated with care using natural materials, the house has been brought into the 21st century but maintained in the traditional style.

The nearest village is Trie-sur-Baïse (7km) with a supermarket (Intermarche), small shop, hotel, pharmacy, garden/farm supplies (Pont Vert), building supplies (Gedimat and BricoTrie), vets, doctors, 3 café/restaurants, Place du Nuit, plant/machinery hire, 2 banks, solicitors, post office, fashion outlets, Tabac, pizzeria (with award-winning chef), 3 local bakeries, garage and auto repair shop, butchers, local market every Tuesday and an annual pig festival.

The nearest large town is Tarbes, 30 mins away. It is a university and market town, “the gateway to the Pyrenees” and has the 2nd main airport of Midi Pyrenean region. It is steeped in history being a centre of the resistance during the 2nd world war with many lovely parks to explore, great shopping, large supermarkets, health food stores, fashion outlets, cinema, weekly market, hospital and museums. The railway station offers direct connections to Paris, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Bayonne and more.

Toulouse, 1hr 45mins, is the fourth-largest city in France and hosts the main airport in the Midi Pyrenean region. It is the centre of the European aerospace industry with the headquarters of Airbus. Toulouse is a city of fashion, art and heritage, with a world-renowned university, one of the oldest in Europe. A city with unique architecture made of pinkish terracotta bricks, which earned it the nickname la Ville Rose ("the Pink City"), Toulouse boasts two UNESCO World Heritage Sites; the Canal du Midi and the Basilica of St. Sernin.

Tourist facilities
Feast your senses on the food and music of the medieval town of Marciac (30 mins), which hosts one of the world's finest jazz festivals for two weeks each year. Take a stroll through the scenic town of Auch, just 45mins away, steeped in history with the famous statue of D’Artagnan. Bathe in the relaxing waters of the Spa town Bagneres De Bigorre in the foothills of the mountains. Go shopping in the chic city of Pau (1hr) with its University, horse racing and bespoke designer outlets. Relax on the beach in the Basque region of Biarritz or the surfing mecca of Saint Jean de Luz, just 2 hours away on the Atlantic coast.

Walking, horse riding and biking are available right from the doorstep with a green path directly into the woods above the house, linking to a vast network of horse riding, biking and walking trails without ever needing to set foot on a road. Outdoor swimming pool in Trie-sur-Baïse (7km). Scenic lake walks only 6km away, beautiful swimming lakes at Castelnau-Magnoac (20km) and Saint-Blancard (40km). Large amount of fishing lakes and rivers in the local area, closest 6km away.

1hours drive to the closest ski station in the Pyrenees, La Mongie. With thirty-eight stations in total throughout the range to choose from, the region has become known for its particularly relaxing experience. You can mix the pleasures of skiing with that of relaxing in one of the many health spas such as Aquensis in local Bagneres De Bigorre (40 mins).

Small local cinema in Lalanne-Trie, 5km, larger cinemas in Lannemezan and Tarbes. Annual Summer Fete (fair) in Lubret and Trie Sur Baise.

Schools
Schools covering Primary to College in Trie-sur-Baïse (7km). School buses run from every village to take kids to school. Travel and school is free. Lycée (2nd stage of Secondary Education) in Lannemezan (30mins), Tarbes (30mins), Mirande (30mins), Vic en Bigorre (35mins), Auch (1hr), etc.

Equestrian
Equestrian centers at Chelle Debat (8mins), Aubarede (15mins), St Michel (20mins), Rabastens (25mins), Mirande (30mins), Bassoues (40mins)

Feed suppliers - Point Vert and Copydis in Trie-sur-Baïse, Mirande (30mins). Lot of local farriers in the area. Vets in Trie-sur-Baïse, Tournay (25mins). Competitions via every equestrian center. Outriding right from the doorstep with a private green path leading from the house up into the woods above the house and linking to the vast network of off-road riding with panoramas of the Pyrenees. Outriding here is superb and extensive; one can ride all day without ever the need to set foot on a road.


The House

Enter through the wooden double doors into a grand hallway (18.5m²) with traditional tomette tile flooring and the stately high ceiling, found throughout the house. Doorway to:-

Farmhouse Kitchen 22m². Tomette tile flooring, wood-burning range cooker, original grand wooden fireplace and French-style full height south-facing window with views onto the garden and the Pyrenees. An adjoining larder, 3.6m², hosts an original stone basin and stacking shelves.

Across the hall from the kitchen is the dual aspect lounge, 20.8m², with suspended timber flooring, wood-burning stove mounted on an original slate hearth and again sporting views onto the garden and mountains to the South, and to the fields and the driveway to the east.

Bedroom 12m². Windows facing east and north. This room could easily be converted into a dining room.

Wet-room style bathroom 7m². Tiled flooring, a basin counter-top and shelving carved from the original oak boarding found onsite from when the sawmill was still active. Disabled-friendly with walk-in shower, toilet and basin.

A grand, curving wooden stairway leads to the spacious first floor landing, 15.8m², with double french windows opening onto a Juliet balcony with spectacular mountain views. Original wooden floor boarding and raised ceilings are present throughout this floor.

Bedroom 21.5m². Dual aspects and en-suite bathroom, 4.8m², with shower, toilet and basin.

Bedroom 21.5m². South-facing, with views over the grounds and onto the mountains.

Bathroom 8m². French-style freestanding bathtub in front of a north-facing window.

Storage/box room 8.4m² with north aspect window.

3rd floor vaulted loft space 98m². This space has endless potential for conversion into a studio, office space, apartment or another 2 en-suite bedrooms.

Two wood-burning stoves in the kitchen and lounge provide heating through the winter. The bedrooms sit above on the same chimney chutes and benefit from the fires below.

Outside

Cottages adjoining the main house with newly-installed roof providing excellent potential for conversion into gites, 144m2. A large barn with new roof. Limecrete flooring and grated internal drainage forms the basis of open American-style stables, 78m2. Together, the house, cottages, barn and a covered car port and tool store all form a private walled courtyard, which encloses a sheltered garden.

A field shelter (32m2) with gravel floor also sits at the head of one of the fields.

Land
The grounds, just slightly under 3 hectares (2ha 97a 60ca), consist of 2 separate level and flat meadowland fields (approx. 1 ha each) bordered by timber post and electric tape fencing, a flat orchard with plum trees, and a fenced manège (40m x 20m). Protected from rain run-off by way of a French-style ditch, and consisting of a sand and recycled plastic surface, the manège is useable year round, with views overlooking the property and the mountains.

The fields have produced 18 round bales of hay for the last 3 years; more than enough for the owners needs with surplus to sell. There is an option to purchase some more adjoining land as the farmer who owns it is very willing to sell.  Small Mar (pond) at the back of the house; no fish.

Services
Property is on the mains water (feed to the main house and the cottages). Existing well in the courtyard, well water has been used for watering the garden for the last 5 years, water not yet tested for drinking quality. Independent water supply to the fields

Current septic tank needs updating to bring up to new standards.


The house has been renovated and newly decorated using eco-friendly materials and new plumbing, boiler and electrics (installed by certified French electrician) and a new roof.

Cottages and barn have had new roofs installed. The barn has had a new limecrete floor laid and structural re-building/reinforcement to the walls.

Taxes Foncières approx. €59/month
Taxe D’Habitation €44/month

 

Note: For further details or an appointment to view, please call our office on 01799 543211


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