Solar panels for hot water and heating the pool, Ariège, Occitanie
A lovely, well looked after house and garden with good views. This large traditionally built 5 bedroomed house dating from 1976 is set in 7260 m2 of landscaped gardens offering a beautiful outside space. The property has been significantly improved by the current owners over recent years with the addition of solar and photovoltaic panels for hot water, pool and personal electricity consumption. This, together with new top quality double glazing, makes the property very economical (and ecological ) to run. The accommodation of around 220 m² is as follows : on the ground floor a spacious entrance hall open plan living room with woodburning stove and french doors onto a covered terrace, fitted kitchen with woodburner and doors to garden and pool area, cloakroom with wc and washbasin, hallway to 2 bedrooms and bathroom. On the first floor there are 4 further bedrooms, 2 with a balcony with great views, a family bathroom plus a walk in attic providing plenty of storage space and scope to create more accommodation, if required. On the lower ground floor a double garage, part of which is used at present as a workshop and laundry room, further storage that also houses the solar hot water tank and equipment. Outside a covered terrace runs along the one side of the house giving plenty of space for outside dining and living whatever the weather. A sun terrace, which surrounds the heated swimming pool, has a separate BBQ area and direct access to the kitchen. This is a spacious and well laid out family home with beautiful gardens and all mod cons, everything in excellent order. The village has a shop and café and nearby is the popular Lake Montbel. The historic town of Mirepoix and the local ski resorts are within easy reach. The airports of both Toulouse and Carcassonne are only just over 1 hours drive away.