Tarn, South west France. Viaur valley. Character 18th/19th century stone and lauze village house for sale.

Reference: 5169

See video Prestige €190000
3 1 1 150 sq m Montirat Toulouse Blagnac 1 hour 35 minutes, 114km.


Situated in the historic riverside village La Garde Viaur, this property has been in the same family for almost 150 years. It has been tastefully restored and improved over the years to offer a magnificent three bedroom home with two large reception rooms, a generously proportioned kitchen/diner, bathroom, shower room, wine cave, cellar, and large garage. All doors and windows are hand crafted in chestnut. Alongside the house is a small stone barn incorporating a large workshop and storeroom. Next to the barn is a deep well with stainless steel encased pump providing unlimited water for the garden.

The property is situated at the entrance to the village and is discretely located in a narrow lane, just off the road that runs through to the church and beyond.

Access to the house is via a wrought iron gate leading onto the original courtyard which runs the length of the house.

The house is made up of three parts. The part furthest from the lane dates back to the late 18th century, followed by an addition in about 1810 and finally, the section closest to the lane , in 1872.

Ground Floor. 1872

The main door leads into a large Salon, 6.4m x 5.8m, with a quarry tiled floor and wood panelled ceiling. The room is triple aspect with fireplace with inset wood burning stove, chestnut display cabinets set into the wall, and a staircase up to two bedrooms. Door to Kitchen/Diner.

First Floor.

Landing, 2.7m x 2.4m. Timber floor and door and stairs to renovated loft space.

Bedroom 1, 3.9m x 2.7m, timber floor, tall original built in wall cupboard, unusual fitted timber headboard using original wood from the old house (pre-renovation).

Bedroom 2, 4m x 2.7m, timber floor, built in cupboard, French windows with guard rail.

Shower room, 2.4m x 1.4m, shower cubicle, macerater W.C., hand built wooden vanity unit with inset basin and wooden work surface.

Second floor.

A large triple aspect, mansarded room, 6.1m x 4.9m, with two skylights, timber floor and insulated, panelled walls, used in the summer as a children's over spill bedroom.

Ground Floor. 1810.

Kitchen/Dining room, 5.5m x4.5m, Quarry tiled floor, beamed ceiling, large stone evier, grand stone open fireplace with heat diffuser system.  A fitted custom-made chestnut kitchen with built under oven, domino electric and gas gobs, integrated refrigerator, integrated dishwasher and a new washing machine. A door leads out on to the courtyard.  From the kitchen/Dining room, the room narrows to a 2.5m x 2.6m Hallway. To one wall is an original fitted vaissellier  and doors to the Bathroom and the Cloakroom. A chestnut staircase leads down to a small wine cave with a door to the Lower Ground Floor.

Bathroom, beamed ceiling, quarry tiled floor,corner bath, vanity unit with inset basin.

Cloakroom, quarry tiled floor,  W.C. and a small wall mounted wash basin.

Ground Floor. Late 18th century.

Bedroom 3/second Salon, 5.7m x 4.3m, beamed ceiling, quarry tiled floor, double aspect with door to far wall leading out to garden. Recess with wide vanity unit with wash basin. The room is double height extending into the roof space. In the far right corner a staircase leads up to a suspended galleried walkway with large window out to garden,  which runs centrally across Bedroom3/second Salon and arrives at a mansarded room directly over the Bathroom, Cloakroom and Hallway.

Mansarded Room, 7.7m x 3.6m, chestnut floor, 2 small windows and rooflite. Used as a relaxation room or occasional bedroom.

Lower Ground Floor.

Garage,6.3m x 5.4m, compressed soil floor, electricity control panel, double doors leading out to the lane. Doorway through to

Cave, 8m x 3.8m maximum with modern septic tank system, hot water cylinder, storage shelving, door to wine cave and Ground Floor, door out at far end to a pathway leading to rear garden area, workshop, barn, and garden and courtyards.

Workshop, 3.8m x 3.7m, concrete floor, exposed stone walls, electric light and sockets.

Barn, 4.3m x 3.3m, contains to additional fosse tanks. Double height with upper level accessed from the garden and used as a storage area for garden equipment.

The garden is divided into various areas, there are three adjoining terraces, each at a slightly higher levels, and each offering welcome shade. The remainder of the garden is mainly grassed with well established trees, with one large area walled off and offering an almost secret garden quality.