€470,000 Mountain village house Nistos

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Thierry Cavellec
This lovely old Cistern Abbey is an oasis of calm in the centre of St Gaudens. You have the best of both worlds, a beautiful historic home with a private and peaceful garden and courtyard and as you step out of the door, access to all the shops, services
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Ski Area
Pyrenees - Haute Garonne  
Ski Resort
Price / Ref
€470,000 / 75602CMC31  
agency fees included: 4 % TTC to be paid by the buyer (€450,000 without fees)
Beds / Bath
5 /   3  
Land M2 / Hab M2
1253 /   640  

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Property Description

Currently a family home, an apartment and 4 office buildings this beautiful building has the flexibility to be transformed into many different options depending on your requirements, the choices are endless:

• Family home, apartments to rent

• Family home, offices to rent/shops to rent

• Apart/Hotel with restaurant

• Family home, apartment(s) and bed and breakfast

• Yoga and spa retreat

• Hotel with conference facilities

Located in the heart of Saint Gaudens you are just under an hour to Toulouse airport, 50 minutes to Tarbes airport, 5 minutes to the motorway and the train station, making it one of the most accessible locations for a business/enterprise. The owners currently rent two of the offices and usually have a rental income between 1500 and 2700 euros each month. Only 45 minutes from the slopes in Bagneres de Luchon (Superbagneres) and Le Mourtis and the same to the Val d’Aran in Spain where you can go and enjoy tapas for lunch and take advantage of the different range of goods in the shops and supermarkets. A fabulous opportunity for someone who is looking for a historic building in a central location for a home and/or business venture. As you walk up the avenue with bars and commercial premises and open the beautiful arched entrance door into the spacious, porch with original mosaic tiled floor, you are transformed into a different world. It really is a little oasis of calm yet in such a super business location. At the end of the porch is a gated security entrance that leads into the square courtyard where you will be instantly attracted to the character and architecture of this old Cistern Abbey with the square lawn and statue in the centre. The property is currently split into a:

• 4-bedroom family home

• 1-bedroom apartment

• 4 offices

But each of these buildings connect via doorways (currently locked) making it possible to use the accommodation in a whole host of flexible ways depending on the home or business you wish to have. Each of the office buildings are accessed via the porch and courtyard (one office can also be accessed directly from the road.

OFFICE 1 This office is 36 m2 and accessed via the porch. All the accommodation is on the ground floor and the owners have retained many of the original features including half-timbered panelled walls, marble fireplace and wooden floors. The accommodation consists of

• Room measuring 24 m2

• Room measuring 8 m2

• Independent wash basin with sink

• Storage area

The heating is electric, there is main drainage, manually operated and marble window sills.

OFFICE 2 Measuring 105 m2 this is a large office premises and was, until recently, rented to a local business organisation. The main accommodation is on the first floor of the building and consists of: Ground Floor – entrance hall, storage area, cave. First Floor – a lovely staircase leads up to a spacious hallway (12 m2) with doors leading off into 5 offices ranging from 6 – 30 m2. This building has been renovated with double glazed windows, main drainage, electric heating and exposed beams. The rooms are bright and spacious. There is a small WC and separate wash room.

OFFICE 3 This building is rented, measures 43 m2 and opens out onto the central courtyard. The accommodation consists of: The ground floor has an entrance hall with a small WC room with wash basin. A lovely wooden staircase leads up to the first floor with 2 rooms each measuring 18 m2. There is a balcony that overlooks the pretty courtyard below.

OFFICE 4 This is the largest of the 4 offices available measuring 141 m2. It has been beautifully renovated and offers superb business accommodation over three floors. The building can be directly accessed from the road or via the courtyard and consists of: Ground floor

• 2 entrances with a hallway between the two.

• Reception area/office (13 m2)

• Waiting room (13 m2) with two doors (one to a WC with wash basin) and one to a small storage room First floor A lovely staircase leads up to the first floor with a beautiful exposed stone wall. This floor has 5 rooms of varying sizes from 7 to 16 m2. A second wooden staircase leads up to the converted attic with additional accommodation:

• Meeting room (12 m2)

• Office (17 m2) Offices 3 and 4 are currently rented by the same company. They both have electric heating, main drainage and double glazed windows.

APARTMENT This ground floor apartment is entered via the courtyard and measures 80 m2. The accommodation consists of:

• Kitchen (12 m2)

• Dining room (24 m2) with a beautiful marble fireplace, wooden floor and two high double glazed windows

• A semi-circular door leading into the lounge (24 m2) with wooden floor, large marble fireplace, high ceiling, electric shutters and double door leading out into the porch • Shower room (5 m2) with shower, wash basin and a door leading into a separate WC with wash basin.

• Bedroom (14 m2)

A second semi-circular door leads into a small storage cupboard (3 m2). The apartment has main drainage and gas central heating.


The family home has habitable space measuring 235 m2 and over three levels as follows:

Ground Floor

There are two entrances into the house from the courtyard. One leads into two rooms currently used as an exercise room and children’s play area. These are the only two rooms in the house with electric heating, the rest have gas central heating. The second entrance is next to the covered wood store and leads into the spacious, fully equipped fitted kitchen with dining area. The kitchen has 2 patio doors, one opening onto the courtyard and the other the private rear garden of the house. A door leads from the kitchen into the office, again with patio doors out to the courtyard, tiled floor and half-timbered walls. This room could be used as an office or would make a beautiful dining room From the office, a door opens into the living room (lounge and dining area) with stone fireplace and insert fire and large original patio doors out to the courtyard. From the living room, you enter the hallway with a WC independent and beautiful original wooden staircase winding up to the first floor.

First Floor

Climb the stairs and you enter the landing with a lovely wooden floor. The first-floor corridor overlooks the courtyard and is vented from the insert in the living room to provide heating. The hallway leads into:

• Bedroom 1 with a window overlooking the courtyard

• Bedroom 2 with wooden floor and window overlooking the garden. The insert fire in the living room is vented to provide heating for this room

• Bedroom 3 with wooden floor and a patio door facing the courtyard with Juliet balcony.

• Spacious bathroom with bath, WC, wash basin and separate shower. A patio door with Juliet balcony overlooks the courtyard.


A door on the first floor gives access to the staircase up to the attic floor. There is a small storage area at the bottom of the stairs. The attic has:

• Bedroom 4 – this is a huge room with views of the snow-capped mountains, 3 windows and a vent from the insert fireplace providing additional heating.

• Shower room (shower, WC and wash basin with new double glazed window)


The house has its own private, walled garden (415 m2) with a vegetable plot, barbecue, hedge rows, patio area with garden table and chairs, little wood store and a gate that takes you out to the little lane at the rear and the two garages. It is possible to have a swimming pool added to the garden if required. There are two garages measuring 20 and 16 m2 accessed via the little lane at the rear of the house. From the courtyard, there are two locked storage rooms and the boiler room.

Communal Area

All the properties have access to the central courtyard (210 m2) a perfect spot for relaxing, reading, having afternoon tea etc. The 37 m2 porch has a beautiful ornate mosaic tiled floor and is open to the road but has a locked gate ensuring privacy and security to the premises. Here you will find the communal waste bins, letter boxes and access to all the utility meters for each different premise.

REGION The following attractions/activities and amenities 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)

• 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

• St Bertrand de Comminges with its famous cathedral

• Schools, doctors, hospital

If you are looking for a large premise with lots of character and historical interest, this old Abbey with 640 m2 of habitable flexible space may be the perfect property for you. Additional photographs are available on request.

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!

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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