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(81) Tarn

Detached four bedroom house.


Reference: LCP
Reception Rooms: 1
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Land: 0.92 ha

£ 275,524
$ 384,710

Spacious four bedroomed house with wonderful views across the countryside to the Pyrenees, overlooking the Agout River valley.

Built in 1989 it has been refurbished throughout to offer excellent modern facilities. The accommodation is on two floors with a total habitable area of 170 m2. In addition there are covered terraces on both the north and south sides. The large basement is a great facility for cars, workshop, storage [including the wine], etc.


Living area 48 m2
Kitchen 16 m2
Hall 10.5 m2
Bathroom 7.4 m2
Bedroom 1 11 m2
Bedroom 2 11 m2
Bedroom 3 13 m2
Mezzanine 16 m2
Parental suite 25 m2
Basement 158 m2

Total terraces 85 m2
Decking 45 m2

Oil-fired central heating and double glazing throughout. Scandinavian wood-burning stove (self sufficient in wood from garden)

The ground floor offers an excellent layout permitting ease of movement from room to room and to the outside terraces.

The front door opens into a hall with immediate views of the garden beyond, and entry into the main double height living room with wood burning Jotul stove. This room is luminous, with glazed doors on three sides giving access to terraces front and back. Adjacent is the kitchen which also has access to the front terrace.

A short corridor leads to three bedrooms and family bathroom with bath, 'walk-in' shower, handbasin and wc. Each bedroom has glazed double doors, those on the south side leading to a terrace. One bedroom has a small 'en-suite' comprising a shower, handbasin and wc. Each bedroom is readily adapted to a study, if preferred. Perfect for guests.

The door giving interior access to the basement is located off the hall.

Stairs to the open mezzanine are from the living room. The mezzanine is a fine space to be semi-private within the living room and gives access to the master bedroom which has a modern 'open ensuite' in a private corner. The bedroom has a glass door leading to a private south facing balcony which overlooks the 'Japanese' style courtyard garden.


Plot area is 2,3 acres (9200m2) part of which could be built upon. Mainly pine and oak woods enabling self-sufficiency in wood for the stove. There is a small raised pool to cool off in the summer. A large deck joins the covered south facing terrace giving a great space for entertaining.

A wonderful home for nature lovers with 5 species of wild orchid in spring, champignons, etc. Wild life includes many birds, deer pass through the garden, sanglier in the adjoining woods, pine marten, red squirrels, etc.

The house is situated at the end of a tar macadam road, which then becomes a bridleway. This is the start of a circular walk, just one of many footpaths to explore in the area.

Locally there are several riding stables and an 18 hole golf course.
The Tour de France regularly visits the area and the local towns of Lavaur and Castres. Both towns have large markets on Saturday mornings. There are other markets locally on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

Airports at Toulouse 50 mins and Carcassonne 70mins
Mediterranean coast 2 hours.
Pyrenees 2.5 hours