PRICE REDUCTION: Now Euros 595,000
This is a versatile development offering a beautiful family home and the opportunity to earn substantial income from a Gite business with fully established and on-going marketing and management infrastructure, rated 5* on TripAdvisor.
It also includes a well-equipped gym and secure pool in landscaped gardens and provides lots of opportunity for further development and expansion of the gite business.
The property is a substantial part of the small rural hamlet of “Pont Jalbert” and is located 5 minutes from the charming small town of La Fouillade which has excellent shops and social amenities.
It is a former traditional farm complex comprising 3 substantial detached buildings, (a farmhouse and 2 barns) arranged around a central courtyard but each with their own access. The farmhouse has been tastefully renovated and is currently used as a gîte.
One of the barns has been beautifully modernised and converted into a family home and the second barn is used as a workshop and for storage but also includes a modern and well equipped gymnasium.
Both the farmhouse and the family home have the benefit of oil-fired central heating supplemented with wood-burning stoves.
With its separate drive the entrance on the opposite side of the house from the courtyard is from a private raised terrace and opens into a large SITTING ROOM (43m2) with wood burning stove.
Leading to the KITCHEN/DINING ROOM (27m2)
and ground floor BEDROOM 1 (25m2) with en-suite BATHROOM (3.6m2).
There is also a small CONSERVATORY (8m2) leading to the pool.
On the first floor are 3 further BEDROOMS (17m2), (12m2) (18m2).
The main bedroom has a separate dressing room and en-suite SHOWER ROOM (3.6m2).
There is also a BATHROOM (6m2) with a shower over the bath.
Below the house is a UTILITY ROOM containing a fully equipped laundry and toilet facility plus a CELLAR (21m2).
The Family Home
A former 1845 barn which has been renovated in mixture of modern and traditional styles and converted into a high quality family home currently used by the owners.
Accessed from the courtyard, the hall (9m2), leads into the open plan spacious
SITTING ROOM/DINING KITCHEN (64m2) with wood-burning stove, and doors onto the terrace.
Off the main room is an OFFICE/BEDROOM (15m2) also with doors onto the terrace, and a WC.
On the first floor is the MASTER BEDROOM (20m2) with dressing room (4m2) and en-suite SHOWER ROOM (5m2) and
2 further BEDROOMS (18m2 and 9m2) both with en-suite bathrooms.
There is an unfinished part of the house which would serve as either a 4th en-suite BEDROOM or small self contained apartment (25m2) with it’s own external access.
A large 2 storey barn (280m2 overall) is substantially undeveloped and is used as a Workshops and storage area.
It does contain a fully fitted and very well equipped GYM (26m2) on the first floor. Power and water installed.
This barn has obvious potential for development to form additional letting accommodation. On the lower floor is a log store.
has a selection of shrubs and trees with lawns sloping gently down to a small stream.
The 10 x 5 POOL with roman steps has a very large tiled terrace, surrounded by open countryside.
The buildings and gardens cover more just over 1 Hectare and has a 100m frontage onto the river Serene.
La Fouillade, a buzzing and expanding village, is 3 miles away and has, amongst other things;
- 2 bakeries
- 3 cafes
- 1 restaurant
- 1 takeaway pizza shop
- Large InterMarche
- Large Pharmacy
- 2 Doctors
- 1 Dentist
- Dairy Shop
- 2 Banks
- Post Office
- 3 schools
- Bio grocery
- 2 Hairdressers
- Garden and Household Store
- 2 Petrol Stations
- Large Plant Nursery
6 miles away is a 13th Century village with castle and church with acoustic dome. The Aveyron river runs along the bottom of the village and there are loads of very well marked walk.
Trains North and South.
Lots of restaurants, some very smart.
Potteries and craft shops
Markets and lots going on in the Summer
Villefranche de Rouergue, the nearest large town is 20 km away and has many huge supermarkets, builders merchants, hospitals – everything you’d expect to find in a large town.
Aveyron Gorge is a beautiful unspoiled area of France. Lots of walking, cycling, kayaking, horse-riding and outdoor sports for the adventurous.