€265,000 Mountain village house Nistos
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- Pyrenees - Haute Garonne
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agency fees included: 6 % TTC to be paid by the buyer (€249,000 without fees)
- Beds / Bath
- 7 / 4
- Land M2 / Hab M2
- 1632 / 300
Superb opportunity to purchase a XIX century house with lots of original features, a large barn and a fully operational gite set in a beautiful private garden, completely enclosed with entrance gates. Easy access via motorway, train station and close to
- 30 minutes drive to ski resort
- Open fireplace.
- Garage or covered parking.
- Balcony, terrace or garden providing an area large enough for dining.
Situated in a lovely village of approximately 500 habitants and 250 houses, close to the mountains and just a short walk to the Garonne River, this is a large house with lots of potential. Just 1.5 km to the train station (access to Toulouse, Tarbes, Pau), supermarkets, restaurant and other shops and services and 7 km to the motorway yet you would never know it, it is a very quiet and private location. Within easy reach of
• Toulouse airport (one hour)
• Tarbes/Lourdes airport (45 minutes)
• Val d’Aran, Spain with a huge choice of restaurants and tapas bars (30 minutes)
The house has 5 bedrooms and there is an income generating gite with 2 dormitories. It is possible to extend the accommodation into the barn and create a further gite or bed and breakfast accommodation. The house can be purchased with or without the solar panel EDF buy-back contract. The advertised price includes this contract but, if you wish the owner will retain the contract and reduce the price by 27,000 euros.
• Just 20km and 30 minutes to the cross-country ski resort and snow shoe resort of Nistos
• 34 km and 40 minutes to the Ski Resort Le Mourtis
• 37 km and 42 minutes to the Ski Resort Superbagneres (Bagneres de Luchon)
Built in 1882, this large home and gite is situated on the corner of a quiet road, a short walk away from the Garonne River, ideal for fishing. Full of character, the owners have retained many of the original features including:
• Wooden doors
• Elm staircase and flooring
• Entrance door
• Wall cupboards
• Fireplaces and even a little sun dial on one of the window ledges.
The gated entrance leads you into the pretty private courtyard and beautiful front gardens with lots of different fruit trees and a barbecue area. The house, gite and gardens are completed enclosed and all can be accessed via the courtyard but the gite also has an independent access via the rear garden/gate. The house has village gas central heating plus a wood burning fire. The water is heated via the solar panels on the roof and gas. The gite has an open fireplace, a gas heater on the ground floor. The bedrooms can be supplemented by electric radiators if required. The accommodation consists of the following:
You enter the house via the original wooden doors into the entrance hall with a wide elm staircase that leads up to the different floors.
To the right of the hallway is the large kitchen/dining room (27 m2) with a beautiful tiled terracotta floor, original wooden wall cupboard, exposed beams, fireplace and free standing units. A door from the kitchen leads into a pantry area and through to the large workshop, under the gite. To the left of the hallway is a large living room (30 m2) with an open wood burning fire/chimney, wooden floor, exposed beams and two double glazed windows making it bright and airy. A door from this room leads through to a double bedroom (22 m2) with wooden floor and new double-glazed windows plus the en-suite shower room (large shower cubicle, wash basin and WC). The hallway on the ground floor leads down to the small laundry room, a separate WC and a bathroom (bath and wash basin).
As you climb the elm staircase, there is a half landing with steps leading to:
• Bedroom 2 (15 m2) with a mezzanine (6 m2) which can be used as an office, dressing area or for an additional bed. This room has a large Velux window.
• Office (12 m2)
Both these rooms have double glazed windows. Continue to the first floor where you will find two huge bedrooms left and right of the hallway. Both rooms are approximately 30 m2 and have original elm wooden floors. Attic The stair then lead up to the attic floor where you will find bedroom 5 (15 m2) and access to the large attic space. BARN The house has a large barn (240 m2) which can be renovated to provide additional accommodation. The ground floor is used as a garage with space for 5 cars. There is room to the side that is currently used to store garden equipment and furniture and a small ‘cave’ A wooden staircase leads to the enormous first floor (120 m2), ready for renovation. This floor has a door that leads into a small corridor through to the gite.
GARDEN AND COURTYARD
In front of the house and barn is a beautiful, completely private, walled garden and courtyard with a vegetable patch, orchard and a barbecue area. If you wish, it would be easy to add a large swimming pool to this area.
The gite can be entered via the courtyard but it also has its own, private entrance gate to the rear of the property. With approximately 87 m2 of accommodation and a 250 m2 garden this is a spacious property which is currently rented out to groups and individuals and is very popular with cyclists and walkers.
There is a large living room (35 m2) with seating, a dining table, kitchen and an open working fireplace.
A spiral staircase takes you to the first floor where you have
• A large dormitory sleeping up to 11 guests
• Smaller dormitory sleeping 5 guests
• 2 shower rooms (each containing a shower, 2 wash basins and WC).
The gite is heated via the open fire and a gas heater on the ground floor. There is a separate private garden for guests and a stone shed for storing outdoor equipment (bikes, skis etc).
• The wood in the property was treated in 2016 (the owner has the invoice)
• The roofs have been redone
• There is double insulation in the ceilings and walls
• Most windows are double-glazed
• The stone walls are built of Garonne pebbles and are 40 – 80 cm thick
• The house has high ceilings measuring between 2.50 and 3.00 meters
The following attractions/activities are close to the house:
• Downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing 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
• A renowned spa resort in Bagneres de Luchon with sulphurous hot springs, spa and swimming pool
• Shops, cinema, restaurants and historical sites
• Spanish border just 30 minutes away where you can enjoy tapas for lunch
• St Bertrand de Comminges with its famous cathedral
This is a super opportunity to purchase a large property with many original features carefully safeguarded. An excellent location with easy access to all the local activities, attractions, amenities, services and shops. Realistically priced, a visit is a must to appreciate the lovely south facing garden, courtyard and the opportunities that this property offers either as a family home or a potential business (bed and breakfast or gite).
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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Nistos Ski Resort
Situated close to Valcabrere and St Bertrand de Comminge, Nistos is known as the “Domain of the Gods” and is a magnificent cross-country skiing area at an altitude of between 1600 and 1800 metres.
The resort offers 8 cross country and skating routes and 50 km of trails for snow shoeing (1 green, 2 blue, 4 red and 1 black). The circuits are named as follows: Erge (3km), Sylvain (5km), Cybele (7.5km), Abelio (9km), Belisiama (10km), Ageion (2km), Arixo (6km) and Fagus (with black trails).
Whether you are on foot, using snowshoes or cross-country skiing, Nistos is ideal for those who like hiking. It offers classic skiing and ice-skating, snowshoe tours, sledding and activities for children.
Toulouse – 87 miles
Tarbes/Lourdes – 50 miles
Carcassonne – 136 miles
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