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- Pyrenees - Haute Garonne
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- Land M2 / Hab M2
- 1337 / 262
Elegant 3 bedroom house, small outbuilding, lovely garden, a colonial style large balcony. Excellent view.
- 30 minutes drive to ski resort
- 45 minutes drive to ski resort
- 60 minutes drive to ski resort
- In ski resort
- Walking distance to ski shop.
- Ski locker or storage
- Walking distance to restaurant.
- Walking distance to bar.
Property DescriptionAs you approach this lovely home the first thing you notice is the pretty arched entrance with the name, framed by the trees and bushes. The gate opens into the front garden, completely enclosed and your first view of this statuesque home. To the side of the house is the colonial style long, covered balcony supported by 4 columns with the date 1881 etched on the bottom. Below is the covered terrace, an ideal spot to relax away from the hot summer sun. At the rear is the larger garden with a wood store, old ‘evier’, barbecue, a separate gated entrance and a small building in the bottom left hand corner that would make a super little gite to rent. At the moment it is simply used as storage, but it has two floors and could easily be converted. GROUND FLOOR You enter the house under the first-floor balcony, walking into the grand entrance hall with two tone wooden floor, high ceiling and the lovely wooden staircase that winds up to the first floor. On your left is the first reception room, currently used as a sitting room with: • Stained glass window • Stained glass patio doors opening out to the side terrace • Large clear window overlooking the garden and entrance at the front of the property • Impressive, grand marble fireplace • Two-tone wooden floor • Large tall wall radiator and a second radiator under the window • Orange ceiling • Wooden panelling around the door • Original wooden door On your right, the second reception room is used as a dining area and small reading area/office with • Original wooden door • Wooden floor • Two patio doors, one leading out to the side terrace, the other to the terrace at the rear of the property • Beautiful marble fireplace • 2 radiators A second door on the right leads into the WC with tiled floor and built in storage cupboards. At the rear of the entrance hall is the spacious kitchen with: • Tiled floor • Door to the left leading out to the garden at the front of the property • Fitted units • Door to the right leading out to the rear garden and terrace An additional door underneath the staircase in the hallway opens to the staircase leading down to the large basement, the same surface as the ground floor of the house with 4 rooms offering additional storage, a potential wine cellar and home to the gas central heating boiler. FIRST FLOOR The wooden staircase and balustrade winds up and opens into the hallway on the first floor where you will find two extremely spacious suites each having a: Spacious Bedroom with • Wooden floor • Marble fireplace • Patio door onto the smaller balcony overlooking the garden • Patio doors on to the wider, long balcony • Two radiators En-suite Shower room: This spacious shower room has a wooden floor, 2 wash basins, tiled walls, radiator, WC and an extremely large walk in shower. Dressing Room: A small area off the bedroom with build in wardrobes and a wooden floor. Suite one overlooks the garden and suite two has a superb view of the Venasque mountain. SECOND FLOOR The wooden staircase continues up to the top floor of the property where a door opens into this lovely renovated space which could easily convert into a separate apartment. At the far end there is a: • Large bedroom with a balcony overlooking the front garden and a large radiator. • Dressing room • Shower room with Velux window, WC, wash basin, radiator and shower. At the opposite end is a large living room with: • Wooden floor • Built in deep wall cupboard • 2 radiators • One of the most wonderful views over to the Venasque mountain • Patio doors leading out on to the balcony overlooking the rear garden The space is currently a living area with an office space at the rear. REGION Bagneres de Luchon is a charming and charismatic spa town and ski location with cafes, bars, restaurants, casino, boutiques, golf course, lake and a range of outdoor activities on offer including: • Downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowshoe walking and cross country skiing • Walking and hiking trails at all levels • Mountains and lakes • Cycling (mountain biking and Tour de France climbs) • Paragliding, rafting and fishing • Golf, tennis, climbing wall and Segway. Luchon is a renowned spa resort with sulphurous hot springs, spa and swimming pool. From Luchon you can go over the Col de Portillon and cross into Spain and visit the pretty little village of Bossosst and the new animal park where you can observe the different animals of the region in their natural habitat. SUMMARY A fabulous, renovated character property dating back to the 1800’s. The roof, electricity and plumbing have all been recently renovated. The house has: • Gas central heating • Main drains • Marble fireplaces • High ceilings throughout • Wooden floors • Original features • Double glazing • Balconies with views of the surrounding mountains Must be viewed to fully appreciate the quality and charm of this lovely home.
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.
Contact us now and take advantage of our award winning buying service and start the search for your dream property today!
Peyragudes Ski Resort
Situated just 15 minutes from Bagneres de Luchon, Peyragudes ski resort is split into two areas – Agudes and Peyresourde. Together they have 60 km of pistes (5 green, 20 blue, 20 red and 4 black slopes) that cover an area of 1500 hectares at an altitude of between 1600 and 2400 metres.
There are now 3 circuits for snow shoe walking, ideal for discovering the scenery, wildlife and the magnificent mountains. The resort also has the Vallee Blanche, an fabulous off-piste route consisting of 6km of groomed pistes.
At 2000 metres the snow park has everything you need to enjoy a great holiday with 6 tables (4 – 12m long), a hip and slide bar and is sponsored by Horsefeathers (King of Snow).
Other activities at Peyragudes include husky rides, paragliding, speed riding (combining paragliding and skiing), air boarding (inflatable sled) and if you wish you can spend a night in an igloo!
A bus (navette) takes you from the center of Bagneres de Luchon directly to the resort and it is possible to purchase a dual resort weekly pass, giving you the best of both worlds.
Toulouse – 101 miles
Tarbes/Lourdes – 55 miles
Carcassonne – 151 miles
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