- Country house of standing
- 7 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms
- Extensive parkland views
- Spacious accommodation measuring 472m2
- Fitted kitchen with plenty of storage
- Lovely grounds of just under 20 acres
- Pool, tennis court and old golf course
- 35 minutes from Toulouse
This fabulous 7-bedroom Maison de Maître (or Gentleman’s Residence) is just 35 minutes from Toulouse, with both ski slopes and beaches about an hour’s drive. The house sits in just under 20 acres of parkland with a private beach on to the River Ariège.
The property is 45 minutes from Toulouse International Airport, an hour from the ski pistes and an hour and 10 minutes from the beaches of the Mediterranean. This fine residence, with habitable space of 470 m², has 13 principal rooms and sits in a park of 7.74 hectares (19.13 acres). The grounds are spectacular, with private access to a beach on the River Ariège and having many majestic, 300-year-old trees, ancient bridleways, an orchard, a secure swimming pool, an old golf course and tennis court, all of which give this property a very privileged character.
The accommodation consists of, on the ground floor, inter-connecting reception rooms of fine proportions with seasoned parquet floors and graced with original fireplaces and decorative woodwork, and, most important of all, a panoramic, Chinese-inspired mural which is listed. A study and a fully fitted an equipped kitchen complete this floor.
On the first floor with views over the park are 7 spacious bedrooms 3 bathrooms. The attics are readily accessible and provide plenty of cupboard space. The main accommodation is built over a basement which consists of a wine cellar, the boiler room and the pump room for the swimming pool.
Throughout this very special house there is a sense of serenity and light, generous-sized rooms, modern comfort with a cachet of old-world charm and grounds worthy of a house of distinction.
Toulouse is one of France’s most vibrant cities. It is often referred to as ‘La Ville Rose’ (the pink city), due to the rose-coloured buildings which give the city its famous warm glow. The city centre is a compact warren of winding cobbled streets and is a joy to explore on foot, especially since few cars brave the narrow streets. The Place du Capitole is the heart of the city and there can be few better places to watch the world go by.
Toulouse is known for its gastronomy and there are no less than 5 Michelin starred restaurants in the city, as well as countless less formal eateries of course. The Victor Hugo covered market is recognised as one of the best produce markets in the whole of France. The city is home to more than 50 art galleries and a dozen major museums, ranging from the cutting-edge to the traditional. The lively music scene ensures that every genre is catered for and there are many live events throughout the year.
The Canal du Midi runs through the city and this famous waterway adds a tranquility to the city. A gentle journey (by bike, foot or boat) along the tree-lined banks and a picnic provide the perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle.
One of the most attractive aspects of Toulouse is its position. Both Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts are accessible, as are the Pyrenees. Spain and the Basque Country. Toulouse International Airport is 7km from the city centre and Paris is only 4hrs away by TGV.
Habitable space: 472m²
Plot size: 77,437m² (19.13 acres)
Distance to shops: 5 minutes
Distance to airport: 45 minutes (Toulouse)
Please note: All sizes are approximate. La Résidence has made every effort to ensure that the details and photographs of this property are accurate and in no way misleading. However, this information does not form part of a contract and no warranties are either given or implied.