Charming 200 m2 Village House with garden, courtyard, sun terrace and views of the Pyrenees - 3 receptions, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Situated in the historic, hilltop village of Castelnau Magnoac with its weekly market, attractive village square and beautiful church, this charming house is set in a quiet location, yet less than 5 minutes walk to the shops, incl. bakers, butcher, post office, bank, and pharmacy. The house is full of character with many period features - original fireplaces, oak floors, carved wooden doors, columbage walls, decorative cornicing. Panoramic views of the Pyrenees are seen from the sun terrace, garden, bedroom and attic.
Entrance to the house is through the "Porte Cochère"; traditional carriage entrance. The Porte Cochère leads into the front section of the house and also opens out onto the courtyard.
At the rear of the house, columbage/half timbering walls give a lovely rustic feel and the L-shaped layout encloses a spacious courtyard also accessed from the kitchen/dining area. The courtyard leads to a peaceful, secluded garden and lunch can be enjoyed here under the cherry tree, in the courtyard or on the first floor sun terrace.
The house gives peace and tranquility, yet its village position means all amenities are close at hand and you are welcomed into an eclectic local and international community with a number of local artists. Castelnau also provides the perfect base to explore the surrounding areas, which have an abundance of cultural activities - music festivals, art exhibitions, traditional celebrations and fêtes throughout the year. The nearby Pyrenees, forming the border with Spain, are perfect for skiing and hiking.
Ideal as a family home, this property is also well-proportioned and situated for business purposes such as B&B, table d'hôtes or other.
Port Cochère/Entrance Hall: (20m2 + 5m2)
Two living rooms, one facing towards the street (22m2) and the other looking onto the courtyard and garden (17m2)
Bathroom: Walk-in shower, basin and WC. (6m2)
Dining/ Kitchen: Free standing solid wood kitchen units, range stove, old-fashioned farmhouse sink, original fireplace with Godin wood burner, and dining area at far end. (36m2)
First floor (above kitchen)
Office/library/playroom: Above the kitchen are two adjoining rooms, the second of which, with columbage wall, leads onto the sun terrace. (18m2 & 15m2)
Sun terrace: Spacious terrace sheltered by west wall and with view across garden and valley to Pyrenees. (28m2)
First floor (above living rooms)
Bedroom 1: Overlooks the courtyard, and has period fireplace, interconnecting door to bedroom 4 and en-suite bathroom. (15.5m2)
En-suite bathroom: Period roll top bath, separate shower cubicle, WC and basin, (10.5m2)
Bedrooms 2 and 3: Facing towards the front of the house (18m2 and 10m2)
Bedroom 4: Overlooking courtyard, view towards mountains. (8m2)
Second Floor: Large loft area with exposed beams and columbage walls, ripe for renovation to allow for additional living space or self-contained holiday let (60m2)
Long paved courtyard: leading to garden, very sheltered and ideal for outdoor living for much of the year (70m2)
Secluded, south-facing sunny garden with fruit trees, flower borders and small vegetable plot (175m2)
Large Cellar with new economic, environmentally friendly central heating unit and extensive storage space (40m2) as well as a smaller cellar for storage etc.
Outhouse/Laundry room: Equipped with washing machine and freezer, also suitable for storage and/or as workroom (17m2)
Wood store. (4m2)
Classe Energie E.
Airports: Lourdes/Tarbes 45 mins, Toulouse 75 mins, Pau 75 mins
Train: Lannemezan 20 mins
Schools: Ecole Maternelle and Primary school in village, International School 5 km
Mountains for skiing/walking/cycling/canoeing/rafting 60 mins
Tennis courts and rugby pitch
Village lake with walking tracks ideal for jogging etc
Small private aerodrome just outside village
Golf club and recreational park with boating lake, 20 mins
Several Thermal Water & Spa centres from 40-90 mins