A country house with pool, three gites and stone barn on almost 4 acres of land.

Reference: 5112

See video Prestige €595000
5 2 2 225 sq m Martiel Toulouse Blagnac, 1 hour 30 minutes, 126kms. Brive-Souillac, 1 hour 30 minutes, 122kms.

Situated a couple of minutes from the lively village of Martiel, and 15 minutes from the centre of Villefranche de Rouergue and the bastide village of Villeneuve, this well-presented proprerty is ideally located to explore this wonderful part of rural France.  The inclusion of three beautifully presented gites, one with one bedroom, one with two and one with three, and a large communal pool, offers the possibility of a life in France with an immediate income.

The main house is located away from the gites and enjoys total privacy. The gites are all close to the pool and each benefits from private outside space.

The Main House.

The house is constructed from stone, rendered in part, and dating back to the early 19th century. It has been tastefully extended and now offers five bedroom accommodation with a huge living area. The house is wel insulated and is almost completely double glazed and benefits from oil-fired central heating. In addition there is a large wood burning stove in the salon.

The house is built over three levels.

Ground Floor.

Small entrance lobby, 1.4m x 1.2m, with Cloakroom, 1.7m x 1m fully tiled with W.C.,wash basin and heated towel radiator.

Open plan living area with:

Kitchen, 6m x 4.7m, double aspect with tiled floor and beamed ceiling.Full range of beech effect fitted units, with two built in single ovens, a5 ring gas hob with canopy extractor over, inset double bowl stainless steel sink, range of built in matching larder units, breakfast bar, and lots of space for a large table and chairs. An opening in the wall leads into a Larder/storage area, 2.8m x 1.3m, with three fitted 600mm base units with worktop.

Lounge/dining room, 6.2m x 4.9m, with additional recessed area of 4.3m x 2.4m. beamed ceiling oak floor, feature exposed stone work, and Jotul wood burning stove.Staircase to First Floor. Wide french doors to the rear open onto a large formal terrace area with views over the land.

A wide opening from the dining room and two steps lead  up to a second Lounge, 5.2m x 3.5m, double aspect, oak floor, beamed ceiling, 2 stone eviers (sinks) and a stone niche set into the walls.

First Floor.

Landing/stair well, 3m x 3.5m, wood floor, and beamed ceiling. Stairs to Second Floor.

Family Bathroom, 2.9m x 2m, wood floor, bath with shower mixer, vanity unit, W.C., heated towel radiator.

Laundry Room, 2.75m x 2m, wood floor, plumbing for washing machine, and tumble dryer, base cupboard with work top, two tall storage units.

Bedroom 1, 5.3m x 5.3m, triple aspect, timber floor, beamed ceiling, two small windows to far wall, to the left a stone wall with glazed door onto small terrace wih stone steps leading down to the garden. To the right, French doors with Juliet balcony. Hanging recess.  En-suite Shower room with wood floor, beamed ceiling, traditional porcelain wash basin, W.C., shower cubicle and heated towel railradiator.

Bedroom 2, 4.9m x 3.5m, double aspect, wood floor, beamed ceiling.

Bedroom 3, 4m x 3.7m, currently used as an office,  part-beamed ceiling, wood floor, professionally built-in rustic floor to ceiling storage cupboards.

Second floor.

Landing 2.9m x 1.1m.

Bedroom 4, 3.7m x 3.3m, double aspect with window and velux type window, wood floor, beamed ceiling.

Shower room, 3.3m x 1.5m, wood floor, velux window, part beamed, pedestal wash basin, W.C.,shower cubicle and towel radiator.

Bedroom 5, 6m x 3.6m, (to include the en-suite). A character bedroom with sloping ceilings supported by oak A frames., velux window and small dormer window, and two niche windows. The En-suite, wood floor,  4m2, bath with shower mixer, W.C., pedestal wash basin, and towel radiator.

The Gites.

Gite 1

Constructed from stone over two floors, each floor approximately 25m2.

Ground Floor. The living area with exposed stone walls,  a Jotul wood burning stove, and corner kitchen with dishwasher, gas hob with fan over, and built under electric oven  Glazed doors to terrace.

First Floor.  Directly into the bedroom with sloping ceilings, exposed beams  and built in oak wardrobes, dormer window.

Shower room with W.C. and wash basin.

The gite has a small garden the west side and a terrace on the south east with a rear gate giving easy access to the pool.

Gite 2,

Constructed from local stone over two floors. Total surface area approximately 80m2.

Ground floor is open plan, triple aspect with three sets of french doors, exposed stone walls , beams and a tiled floor. Large corner kitchen with built in single oven, gas hob, extractor, dishwasher and washing machine.

First floor comprises two bedrooms and a bathroom.

To the rear of the  gite is a private terrace and an enclosed garden, from which there is easy access to the pool.

Gite 3

Constructed from stone over two floor, each floor approximately 68m2

Ground floor. Divided into  living and sleeping area with a wet room in between. The living room with kitchen is approximately 46m2 and benefits from a large wood burning stove. The ground floor bedroom is approximately 20m2.

First floor has a large bedroom with en-suite featuring a corner bath, a second bedroom and a shower room with W.C. and wash basin.

Outside at the rear is a private courtyard and garden.


The land which surrounds the house and gites is mainly given over to grass with areas where there are flowers and shrubs and some tall horse chestnut trees (at a safe distance from house and gites).

A large stone Barn, 16.8m x 5.7m, and in very good condition, plus several large trees, screen the house from the pool area. In addition, there is  a bread oven which creates a lovely outdoor dining area and great pizza!

To the front of the property, between Gite 3 and the lane is another, smaller stone barn with a corrugated metal roof which functions as a GARAGE.


The Pool.

The pool is situated to the rear of Gites 2 and 3, and a very short distance from Gite 1.

The swimming pool is 12m x 6m with a shallow end of 1.2m. It is surrounded by wide, paved terracing and security fencing. A permanent shower has been installed on the terrace.  It is screened on three sides by tall bushes and shrubs. At the far end a large timber pavilion has been constructed to offer welcome shade.