Fully renovated 'Old Village Presbytery' in an authentic local village, Ariège, Occitanie
Having lived in this part of France for many years, our agent was still charmed by the authenticity and friendliness of the lovely village in which this super property sits. The sound of 'petanque' boules clanking together and card playing in the square waft in through the windows. The trout fishing river passes 100 meters from the front door and the streets are alive with children playing. Small winding streets, more suitable to bicycles than cars take you along the old pathways to the nearest village for all of your shopping needs and 10 minutes away is a Rudolph Steiner school and garden. Important villages for markets, crafts and arts such as Montbrun Bocage and Carla Bayle are a short cycle ride away, and the important caves of Maz d'Azil. Offering accommodation on 3 levels with potential in the attic and a large room on the 2nd floor which could be divided back into another 3 rooms there still remains potential to exploit if the new owners need to. The ground floor:
Entered from the small 'place' beneath the plane trees into the original living room with original floor tiles, open fire, beamed ceiling and plasterwork this is a lovely room, made bigger by demolishing some of the partitions and with glazed doors to the lovely kitchen.
The kitchen/diner with its lovely dual fuel wood/electric cooker and opening out onto the enclosed garden, a real family room, with butler sink, larder , painted wooden beams and tiled floor.
The office overlooks the square and a house cloakroom complete the ground floor.
The first floor:
Three lovely, well sized bedrooms open off of the generous landing, with original stripped floorboards 2.8 meter ceiling heights and house shower room.
The second floor:
A surprise is in store here with a loggia style room complete with sliding aluminum double glazed windows and stripped original floorboards. At 44 square meters the room has been used as a yoga studio but would equally well make a stunning artists workshop/hobby room or master bedroom suite.
The potential to make two bedrooms remains as there are still two doors into the room from the well sized landing. A bathroom or shower room could also be added. Finally the master bedroom suite which overlooks the garden and tiled rooftops and onto the Plantaurel mountains with a lovely double ended bathtub overlooking the same view.
has been insulated and dry lined and offers 20 square meters of habitable space with room for lower level cupboards and storage.
Outside: The garden is fully enclosed with a large and productive cherry and fig trees with the vegetable garden. A beautiful authentic house which is right up to date, very well situated and sure to appeal to a wide audience.