Aveyron. A three bedroom country home with heated pool and vineyard.

Reference: 5074

See video Prestige €365000
3 2 1 211 sq m Vabre Tizac Rodez Marcillac airport 54 minutes, 57kms. Toulouse Blagnac airport 2 hours, 131km.

The House.

The house was totally stripped back to its shell and tastefully linked to the barn.  Then, a new home was created incorporating these two buildings The property has new electrics, plumbing waste system, double glazing, high levels of insulation and oil-fired central heating. In addition a first floor terrace has been created with access from the sitting room (formerly the barn), and supported by what has become a new garage and boiler room.

The house is approached along a tree lined private driveway leading to a large parking area and the garage.

Lower Ground floor.

A glazed door leads into a bright and spacious entrance hall, 7.35m x 2.8m, with tiled floor, and an imposing staircase leading up to the sitting room. Openings with feature dressed stonework either side of the hallway lead to two bedrooms and the bathroom.  At the far end of the hallway is a door a covered courtyard.

Bedroom 1, 5.1m x 4.37m, solid oak floor, double aspect with part glazed door out to pool area. Door into:  En-suite, 4.3m x 1.8m, tiled floor, walk-in shower area, 1.8m x 1m, with tiled walls and glass screen, close-coupled W.C., two inset basins set into a marble top with wooden cupboards under. Heated towel rail. Extractor fan.

Bedroom 2, 4.7m x 4.5m, oak floor, original beamed ceiling,

Family bathroom, 2.9m x 2.7m, with tiled floor, beamed ceiling, large, enclosed shower cubicle, modern wall hung wash basin with mirror and tiled surround, contemporary close-coupled W.C..

Store room, 2.9m x 1.28m.

Upper Ground Floor.

The staircase from the lower ground floor leads up to an impressive sitting room created out of the former barn with a ceiling extending the full height of the barn.

The Sitting room, 7.4m x 7.4m, with an oak floor and restored original timber frame supporting the slate roof.  The room is triple aspect with a pair of glazed doors opening out on to the paved Terrace, 7.5m x 5.3m, with views over open countryside and the pool area.

From the sitting room a door leads into the Kitchen / Diner.

Kitchen / Diner, 7.9m x 4.8m, with an oak floor, painted beamed ceiling and an L-shaped fitted oak kitchen. The kitchen/ diner is triple aspect and features on one external wall the remains of an original stone evier (sink) . The fitted kitchen includes a built-under anthracite oven and a gas hob. As well as the central heating radiators, there is a free-standing wood burning stove for those spring and autumn evenings.

A staircase leads up from the Kitchen to Bedroom 3.

First Floor.

Bedroom 3, 8m x 5m floor space (including en-suite). The room has been constructed in the roof space and, thus, has two well insulated mansarded walls.  Four velux style windows allow a flood of light into both the bedroom and the en-suite.

The En-Suite offers a bath with shower attachment and splash screen, a vanity unit with inset basin and huge mirror and a close coupled W.C..

Exterior.

The Garage, 7.2m x 4.8m, concrete floor, wide double doors for vehicular ace, plus, on the opposite wall, a door giving access to the swimming pool. In addition the garage houses the Chappee oil-fired boiler, plumbing for washing machine, and a work area with bench and shelving. On the outside wall of the garage, facing the pool, is an open air hot and cold shower.

Steps up to the Heated Pool, surrounded by security barriers. The pool is 12m x 5m with wide steps down for access. The pool is heated by a heat exchange pump.  All around the pool is a very wide, paved terrace area with magnificent views over the valley and the three monumental sequoia trees, behind which is situated the slopes on which the 200 vines have been planted. In addition there is a 5m x 4m covered pergola with a paved area for pool-side dining.

Alongside the pool area is a row of three raised vegetable beds constructed from old oak beams rescued from the barn during the renovation works. The 3000 litre fuel store for the Chappee boiler is located underground between two of the raised beds.

The land around the house is mainly grassland with the exception of a vineyard with 200 vines planted on a south facing slope.,  

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