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Bruniquel, Tarn and Garonne
€890,000

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  • Charming and susbstantial country property
  • Light and airy, well proportioned rooms
  • A calm setting with magical views
  • Extensively updated, yet retaining its character
  • Modern comforts in a classic setting
  • Convenient for Toulouse and Albi


Introducing a charming and irresistibly priced historic country house in SW France that has been painstakingly yet sympathetically restored to create a wonderful home! The main residence includes 5 en-suite bedrooms. Across a substantial cloistered courtyard (it was once a presbytery and chapel), stands a fine old stone chapel that is currently used for summer entertaining and overflow accommodation when not in use as a cool extension to the sheltered, large swimming pool!

The 3 acre park-like gardens boast a small lake by a willow tree with shade and ‘intrigue’ for visitors young and old. Garaging for up to 5 cars is accessed off the second of the two drives.

The surrounding area is a delight with the two chateaux of historic Bruniquel perched high above the River Aveyron as it enters its majestic limestone gorge. Village markets abound, yet there are excellent, nearby high-speed road, rail and international air connections that, with good shopping, are all conveniently located.


ABOUT THE AREA

Mediaeval Bruniquel is classified as one of France's "Most beautiful villages" . It is also the place where, buried underneath the village, the earliest evidence of Neandethal man was found. There is proof that he lived here 176,500 years ago. The region boasts stunning, peaceful country roads through forests and vineyards, all perfect for ramblers and riders, whilst the exciting Aveyron Gorge attracts climbers and kayakers. It is this wealth of wildlife and picturesque village views that inspires generations of artists.

Most local villages have good weekly markets (on different days!). Ten minutes distant is an excellent Boulangerie and larger supermarket whilst some 15 minutes away are a range of excellent supermarkets and most other required services. The town of Montauban is 25 minutes distant with access to high speed rail and the autoroute as well as a wide range of shopping options to satisfy most needs. The cities of Albi and Toulouse are both great cultural centres with Toulouse famous for Airbus, aerospace, medical and scientific research all helping to spawn a University population of 120,000 (10 per cent of which come from overseas!).


ABOUT THE AGENT

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GROUND FLOOR

Kitchen

18' 4'' x 38' 0'' (5.58m x 11.57m)

Pantry

12' 7'' x 19' 4'' (3.83m x 5.89m)

Games Room / Laundry Boiler Room

33' 4'' x 16' 3'' (10.17m x 4.95m)

Linen / Day Room

12' 2'' x 19' 4'' (3.70m x 5.89m)

Workshop

13' 8'' x 19' 3'' (4.17m x 5.88m)

WC Corridor

8' 4'' x 15' 6'' (2.55m x 4.72m)

WC

8' 4'' x 6' 11'' (2.53m x 2.12m)

Cloakroom

8' 2'' x 8' 2'' (2.49m x 2.48m)

Store Room 1

9' 9'' x 19' 6'' (2.97m x 5.94m)

Store Room 2

9' 9'' x 19' 1'' (2.98m x 5.81m)

Store Room 3

9' 10'' x 11' 1'' (2.99m x 3.38m)

Store Room 4 / Office

7' 9'' x 12' 2'' (2.37m x 3.7m)

Garage 1 (Main)

21' 4'' x 40' 8'' (6.49m x 12.39m)

Inner Garage 1

18' 4'' x 28' 5'' (5.59m x 8.65m)

Garage 2

28' 7'' x 18' 10'' (8.7m x 5.73m)

External Store

9' 3'' x 22' 5'' (2.83m x 6.84m)

FIRST FLOOR

Entrance Hall

16' 4'' x 19' 11'' (4.99m x 6.06m)

Inner Hall

8' 10'' x 16' 10'' (2.7m x 5.13m)

Study / Office

10' 11'' x 17' 0'' (3.34m x 5.17m)

Drawing Room

26' 8'' x 20' 10'' (8.12m x 6.34m)

Dining Room

22' 1'' x 16' 6'' (6.73m x 5.02m)

Bedroom 1

18' 2'' x 24' 3'' (5.53m x 7.4m)

Bathroom 1

14' 6'' x 14' 6'' (4.43m x 4.42m)

Accommodation Corridor

49' 3'' x 5' 10'' (15.01m x 1.79m)

Bedroom 2

15' 5'' x 18' 0'' (4.69m x 5.49m)

Bathroom 2

9' 2'' x 14' 1'' (2.79m x 4.29m)

Bedroom 3

13' 6'' x 17' 9'' (4.11m x 5.42m)

Shower Room 3

6' 0'' x 15' 0'' (1.82m x 4.58m)

Bedroom 4

13' 8'' x 16' 8'' (4.17m x 5.07m)

Shower Room 4

6' 2'' x 13' 7'' (1.88m x 4.13m)

Bedroom 5

14' 1'' x 15' 3'' (4.29m x 4.64m)

Shower Room 5

6' 2'' x 12' 11'' (1.88m x 3.93m)

ATTIC

63' 3'' x 38' 4'' (19.29m x 11.69m)

THE CHAPEL

Summer Dining Room

27' 8'' x 13' 11'' (8.44m x 4.23m)

Shower Room

6' 9'' x 9' 2'' (2.06m x 2.8m)

First Floor Reception

30' 11'' x 14' 11'' (9.42m x 4.54m)

Bedroom (W)

11' 2'' x 15' 1'' (3.4m x 4.6m)

Bedroom (E)

11' 11'' x 14' 5'' (3.62m x 4.4m)

Second Floor Reception

29' 2'' x 14' 5'' (8.9m x 4.4m)

For those who may want “more”, the main and secondary properties as described do offer relatively inexpensive options to utilize existing space and facilities to provide:

1. Further bedrooms.
2. An ‘expandable’ Gite or ground floor apartment for elderly relatives or staff.
3. An apartment with independent access for staff.

GARDENS AND GROUNDS

The gardens are mainly grassed but they include areas for games and recreation, a wide range of productive fruit and nut trees and shade from the spring and summer sunshine. Between the terraced lawn and the ancient ‘dependence’, is a summer kitchen with built-in barbecue and a large outside dining area under a bamboo awning cut from the gardens.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Closest shops and services

Bruniquel has a small supermarket and is 1 Km away on a straight-line walk but the terrain is tough and a bicycle or car may be more appropriate!

Heating

Oil and heat pump linked for maximum efficiency

Drainage - Septic Tank

Installed new, some 10 years ago

Habitable Accommodation -730m2

Approx Land Area - 1.29 hectares


REF: 10442
Bruniquel 82800
County: Tarn and Garonne
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 10442
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