€157,000 Mountain village house Superbagneres
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agency fees included: 8 % TTC to be paid by the buyer (€145,000 without fees)
- Beds / Bath
- 2 / 2
- Land M2 / Hab M2
- 144 / 120
- 30 minutes drive to ski resort
- Mountain views.
- Balcony, terrace or garden providing an area large enough for dining.
Situated in the centre of the picturesque village of Mauléon Barousse, the “Pink House” as it is known, overlooks the river Ourse. It is a large, bright, and airy house, about 300 years old, that has been lovingly renovated. It offers a very big living/dining room, a large fitted kitchen and utility room with toilet, 2 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a mezzanine office space (which could be used as further sleeping accommodation), a large terrace, a wooden balcony, a garage and a large cellar. The house also benefits from double glazing and new wiring throughout, and there is potential to extend into the attic to create further bedrooms if desired. This property would make a fabulous ‘lock up and leave’ holiday home, or a beautiful permanent home in a very popular location, within walking distance of a number of amenities.
Entering the house, the original double wooden door opens onto a large triple aspect living room. The 4 windows and 2 glass doors leading onto the balcony makes this spacious room (60m²) very bright. There is a wood burning stove, original beam and floorboards. A covered wooden balcony is running the length of the living room and offers views over the river below. The kitchen is accessed directly from the living room and is fully fitted and includes a gas hob, an electric oven, an integrated fridge, microwave oven and a solid fuel Rayburn. It has beams and sweet chestnut floorboards. Adjoining the kitchen are a utility room and a separate toilet. From the kitchen, there is a large staircase leading to the spacious roof space.
Immediately off the top of the stairs, there is a small room with a Velux window and a glass door leading to a sizeable terrace. The room is currently used as an office but could convert to a small bedroom or a summer living room. It has large fitted storage space and the airing cupboard. On the same level there is a door leading to the unconverted loft. New Velux windows are in place and the insulation is ready to be installed. There is ample room for conversion. The terrace is L shaped and has room for a large table and chairs, a BBQ and a couple of loungers. It is fitted with wooden flower boxes and trellis, as well as decking and small gravel on the floor. From the living room there is a staircase going down to the floor below. To the left there is a bedroom with fitted wardrobe, radiator, original beam & floorboards and a very large and bright en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom is at the end of the corridor and has a radiator, original floorboards and en-suite shower room. The garage has large double doors, a window with a small balcony, a built in wood store, a trap door to a small basement, and an access door to the kitchen.
The property is located in Mauléon Barousse, which is a small lively village in the Hautes Pyrénées. It has a post office, a bakery/food store, a small hotel/restaurant and a self-service petrol station. Just a short distance away on the outskirts you can find a fishing lake, picnic area and tennis courts. The village of Sost, a few kilometres up the mountain, is famed for its cheeses, while a few more kilometres the other side is the Port de Balès, the excruciating long route taken by the Tour de France. The Tour has passed the Pink House 3 times in the last 5 years and you can enjoy watching it from the balcony. Toulouse airport (EasyJet, BA) is just over an hour’s drive. Lourdes airport (Ryan Air) is an hour away. Bagnères de Luchon and its ski slopes are only a 40 minute drive. Luchon is also a Spa town which specialises in the cure of chest complaints amongst other things. At the Baths, you can enjoy a heated swimming pool, hydrotherapy, massage and more. The Spanish border is only 40 minutes away with its tapas bars and restaurants. There are primary and secondary schools, doctors, pharmacies, and 2 large hospitals within a short distance.
Pyrenees - Haute Garonne Ski Area
The department of Haute-Garonne borders onto Spain in the south and forms part of the French Midi-Pyrénées region and is surrounded by the departments of Hautes-Pyrénées, Gers, Tarn-et-Garonne, Tarn, Aude, Ariège and the Val d’Aran in Spain.
The Garonne river rises from across from the Spanish border, descending for some 500km down through the Pyrénées mountains, via Toulouse into the Atlantic ocean at Bordeaux, leaving in its wake, beautiful lakes, powerful rapid waters and challenging peaks to explore.
In the summer, the region offers an amazing choice of activities including rafting, potholing, paragliding , climbing, golf, fishing, horse-riding, gliding, adventure parks, fabulous hikes, mountain bike and of course many Tour de France climbs for cyclists and bikers. Visitors are always amazed at the choice of activities, tourist attractions and friendly welcome on offer here right in the centre of the Pyrenees.
The proximity to Spain is a lovely extra little touch with the opportunity to experience two different cultures and sample the local tapas, sangria and rioja wine.
Toulouse is the main, international airport for the region, with daily flights to the UK and other European and long-haul destinations and Tarbes/Lourdes airport offers access in under an hour.
Motorway access to the villages is easy with routes from Bordeaux, Paris, Lyon and Marseille and you can also cruise overnight via ferry to Santander and Bilbao in Spain.
There is a choice of excellent ski resorts in the area catering for all abilities, including; Luchon Superbagneres (the second ski resort to open in France after Chamonix) with its excellent après-ski facilities. Imagine relaxing after a day’s skiing in the thermal spa, having a massage before enjoying a lovely meal with friends or even an English film at the little cinema in the centre of town! In 1854 Luchon received the title of "Queen of the Pyrenees" and it is easy to see why with its beautiful boulevard and impressive villas, spa, casino and mansions.
The resort of Le Mourtis is really geared towards families, looking for the facilities and activities that ensure their children are happy and entertained. Situated just 10km from St Beat, an historical Pyrenean village famous for its marble an just 5 minutes to the border of Spain.
If you’re a more advanced skier or snow-border, you will enjoy the resort of Peyragudes with its Vallee Blanche and fabulous snow record. You can drive to the resort or take advantage of the free bus from the centre of Luchon.
Bourg d’Oeuil is a charming small village nestling at the bottom of the Oueil valley and is the starting point for a variety of hiking trails. In Winter the village is a favourite for those looking to alpine ski and participate in snowshoeing.
And whilst here, why not sample skiing in Baqueira/Beret in Spain – a favourite with the Spanish Royal family.
Leggett have highly experienced Sales Agents who both live and work in the region and can provide you with invaluable advice and guidance to help you purchase your perfect property here in the heart of the beautiful Pyrenees mountains.
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Superbagneres Ski Resort
Superbagneres resort is situated above Bagneres de Luchon, the “Queen of the Pyrenees” with an exceptional concentration of peaks over 3000m. The lift from the center of Luchon allows you to access the slopes of Superbagneres in just 8 minutes. Divided into 3 sectors, Superbagneres offers a wide variety of slopes and a spacious snow park.
Techous Sector is accessible from the gondola with gentle slopes and a KidiPark. This area is ideal for beginners and children and hosts the Glisses snowpark. Superbagners has introduced special access for beginners to this area allowing them to practice the rudiments of skiing.
Lake Sector offers blue and red runs for skiers in the heart of the forest. Super for beginners who are ready to progress from Techous and the baby slopes.
Céciré Sector is the highest part of the resort. It has long blue runs (including a 5km long piste) red and black runs, making this sector ideal for all skiers and, as a bonus, has unparalleled views of the Pyrenees.
In total, Superbagneres has 32 km of slopes including 4 green, 11 blue, 7 red and 6 black runs. There is a snow park, cross-country skiing area and places where you can toboggan. Every Wednesday the gondola stays open until 20.30 hours.
In addition to downhill skiing, visitors can experience other activities including paragliding and snow shoe walking. A new activity ”Airboard” has been introduced and is a popular choice with many visitors.
Luchon is a beautiful spa town and offers an abundance of shops, cafes, bars, restaurants, cinema, disco, casino and the famous spa with its underground natural caves and pool.
Toulouse – 97 miles
Tarbes/Lourdes – 69 miles
Carcassonne – 147 miles
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