Country House For Sale Near GRAULHET, Tarn, Occitanie
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The property is approached by a long winding and private driveway which runs through the superb and attractively laid-out grounds with many mature trees.
The Manor House has all the classic features, is restored to a very high standard together with full oil-fired central heating and double glazing.
The spacious, light and bright accommodation comprises:
ON THE GROUND FLOOR
A superb Entrance Hallway (9.9m x 2.2m) (21m2) with original exposed wood beams, part-panelled walls and beautiful original tiling runs centrally from front to back with part glazed doors at either end.
Charming Sitting Room (4.5m x 4.5m) (22.8m2) with parquet flooring, window to courtyard and coved cornices.
Fitted Dining Kitchen (4.1m x 4m) (16.4m2) with tomette tiled floor, exposed wood beams and original open fireplace with copper canopy. Tiled top units, electric oven, 4 ring induction hob and extractor, wall cupboards and wall tiling.
Elegant Dining Room (4.7m x 4.3m) (20.2m2) with double aspect windows, parquet floor and encased wooden beams. High ceiling with plaster frieze.
Study/Office (4.4m x 3.3m) (14.5m2) with tiled floor, exposed wood beam and double glazed door to covered dining terrace. (Note: If required this room could provide an extra bedroom).
Utility Room (7.2m x 4.6m) (33.1m2) including the central heating boiler, hot water tank, plumbing for washing machine and many power points for other white goods. Doorway to rear courtyard.
A sweeping and handsome staircase leads from the hall up to a central landing (9.9m x 2.3m) (22.8m2) on THE FIRST FLOOR with parquet flooring. There are double part glazed doors to a balcony overlooking the courtyard at one end. Leading off are:
Bedroom No. 1. (5m x 4.5m) (22.5m2) with double aspect windows, parquet flooring and encased wooden beams. Fitted bed-head feature with wardrobe to either side.
Bedroom No. 2. (4.8m x 4.3m) (20.6m2) with parquet flooring, double aspect windows and encased wooden beams. Fitted bed-head feature with wardrobe to either side. This room has a southerly aspect.
Bedroom No. 3. (4.7m x 4.3m) with parquet flooring and encased wooden beams. Bed-head feature with wardrobes to either side. There is a communicating door to the shower room for here.
Bedroom No. 4. (4.7m x 3.4m) with exposed wooden beams and communicating door to the bathroom.
Shower Room (2.4m x 2.3m) (5.5m2) with shower cubicle, WC and washbasin.
Bathroom (3.5m x 3m) (10.5m2) having bath with shower, separate shower cubicle, washbasin, bidet and heated towel rail.
Note: The shower room, bathroom and W.C. are all accessed by a short corridor off the landing.
Staircase up to additional rooms (totalling about 50m2) which could provide further accommodation if required.
Note: New wood framed double glazing has been fitted throughout the property including glazed doors to the outside. The house is centrally heated throughout. A new “De Deitrich” oil fired condensation boiler was fitted in November 2009.
At the front of the property is a delightful large covered dining terrace with views over the grounds and to the rear in a sunny sheltered courtyard are two further open terraces. There are double doors to the wine chai currently used as a garage.
The adjoining building in stone includes the SPACIOUS SELF-CONTAINED APARTMENT which has central heating and double glazing and comprises:
Hall with Separate W.C. and staircase to the FIRST FLOOR with Kitchen/Dining Room (4.8m x 4.1m) (16.4m2) with brand new fittings comprising stainless steel sink unit, 4 ring gas hob, extractor canopy, floor cupboards, worktops with tiled surrounds, fridge and washing machine.
Sitting Room (4.2m x 3.5m) (14.7m2) light and bright
Bedroom No.1. (4.1m x 3m) (12.3m2) with view and access to
Bedroom No. 2. (4.2m x 2.5m) (10.5m2)
Bedroom No. 3. (3.5m x 2m) (7m2) with sliding door wardrobes.
Shower Room with tiled shower, pedestal washbasin and tiled floor.
Note: some re-decoration is required throughout most of the apartment.
It would be possible to extend the apartment by integrating a presently unused room of about 30m2.
THE INDEPENDENT BARN of about 90m2 has plans to construct either 5 loose boxes with a tack room or 6 loose boxes with a hay loft above.
THE SECOND BUILDING comprises:
An original Forge with original equipment and staircase to excellent area above.
A Tack Room with tiled floor, power and light.
A large Equipment Store with concrete floor, gas central heating boiler for the upstairs apartment.
The Stables comprising three block built loose boxes (4m x 3.7m; 4.3m x 3.3m; 2.8m x 2.5m) with light and water. All boxes are fitted with kicking boards and have rubber flooring which can be left by negotiation. There is a hay loft above the boxes.
An Open Front Barn of approximately 50m2 currently being used as a hay store and tractor garage.
Access from the boiler room to roof space to convert.
The private grounds of about 20 acres (8 hectares) include several excellent features. A field shelter (5m x 4m) has been constructed. An underground stream rises on and flows through the land creating a large natural pond. Water is pumped from here to a sprinkling system. It is also connected to the house so it would be possible to run the house on the source water (subject to having it tested). There is also a well.
There are attractive garden areas to both the front and back of the house ~ all landscaped with a variety of shrubs and trees and high hedges. Also south facing terraces adjoin the house.
At present five paddocks have been created with electric fencing. It would be possible to create several more. Most of the woodland is a pine plantation. The horses use this for grazing in the shade during hot summer days.