Traditional stone farmhouse with outbuildings and land in Aveyron, Aveyron, Occitanie
Traditional stone farmhouse with outbuildings surrounded by beautiful countryside in an estate of 7 hectares enjoying magnificent vistas of the entire valley in this part of the Aveyron in south west France. The landscaped grounds are a particular feature with an infinity swimming pool , tennis court, ponds, fruit orchard as well as fenced paddocks for horses. No expense was spared during 3 years of renovating to the entire property. Many original features and character were preserved through important improvements made under the direction of a leading Architect and landscaped designer, and period reclaimed materials were used. A cobblestone courtyard separates the main House from the four bedroom guest wing complete with living/breakfast room, kitchenette and en-suite bathrooms. In the open feel restored barn, fantastic for entertaining , the magnificent dining room with exposed beams adjoins a gorgeous and huge reception room making it a superb venue for large gatherings. The three bedroom staff cottage allows for on-site caretakers. The Main house consists of :
A farmhouse kitchen (4.3 x 5m) with dining area opening on to a paved courtyard, fully fitted and equipped with double electric ovens, a 5 ring gas hob, extractor hood, and double refrigerator. Back kitchen / utility area (2,5 x 5.5m) with back door to conservatory and independent wing. Lounge (7 x 4.7m) with a corner fireplace with insert, French doors to a sunny terrace of 53 sqm, which is partially covered. Another pair of French doors leads out to the courtyard.
Stairs lead up a little landing with doors off to:
Main bedroom suite (7 x 5.2m) with limed floorboards, fantastic views. En suite bathroom with island bath, bidet, basin in tiled unit with cupboards below, and toilet. En suite dressing room Study (3.75 x 2.8m) Bedroom 2 (4.85 x 4.55m) with fireplace and windows overlooking the courtyard with en suite shower room (3.24 x 2.6m) with tiled shower, corner basin and toilet.A closed staircase from the main bedroom leads to an insulated attic of about 85 sqm, which could be converted into additional living space.
On the ground floor with independent access is:
Study / Bedroom 3 (6.3 x 5.4m) with French doors to the garden, exposed ceiling beams and an en suite bathroom. Across the courtyard is a guest cottage with a kitchen diner with fitted units, marble worktop, 2 ring gas hob and a double bowl sink. There are 3 bedrooms each with an en suite bathroom and French doors leading out to the garden.
On the ground floor of the old barn linking the house and the guest cottage is a hallway (20 sqm) with a small bedroom (2.7 x 3.5m) and a shower room with toilet. Stairs go up to a magnificent summer dining room / lounge (13 x 6m) converted from the old hay loft, open on the courtyard side, with glazed openings overlooking the garden and the view. At the far end is a bar with barbecue. Through from here is a magnificent lounge (16 x 6.5m) with a monumental fireplace with wood burning stove and glazed panel barn doors to the driveway. Finally there is an independent guardians’ cottage comprising an open plan fully fitted kitchen diner (30 sqm), a utility / store room (5 sqm), a bedroom (10 sqm) with fitted wardrobe, a second bedroom / office (8 sqm) and a bathroom with bath, basin and toilet. Separate toilet. Upstairs there is an attic bedroom (45 sqm) with fitted wardrobes and an en suite shower room with a shower cubicle, toilet and basin. The cottage has its own paved dining terrace with access directly into the garden.
Below the terrace is a boiler room with independent heating systems for the guest rooms, barn and swimming pool. There is another boiler room in the cellar of the main house and a wine safe cellar with climate control. And there is a double garage off the courtyard.The land consists of a magnificent landscaped garden with lakes, and meadows suitable for horses. There are also two stables in the courtyard.
This gorgeous estate is offered with all its furnishings and is situated few kilometres from Villefranche de Rouerge and Najac in the Gorges de l'Aveyron.