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Location: Auch
Department: Gers
Region: Midi-Pyrenees

Description:
Situated in the centre of Auch, 1 hour from Toulouse, is this superb cut-stone 300m Manor House offering 170m of living space including an entrance hall, spacious dining room with open-style kitchen, large sitting room, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, wine cellar, laundry room, garage and pillared awning. The leafy grounds measure 3000m and include a pond and well. An exceptional and historic property offering numerous possibilities for your new life in France. With all commerce and services within walking distance, this historic dwelling was once the country retreat of Admiral Villaret de Joyeuse, an Admiral of Napoleon Bonaparte, constructed in 1802 from local stone, the same material used to construct nearby Auch cathedral. This eye-catching home is surrounded by a garden filled with several varieties of trees to the north, south and west. A pond and well are located in the northern part of the garden. From the gateway to the property you will be captivated by the majesty of this building. The splendid 5-metre high entrance has the date of construction and initials of the first proprietor engraved in the stone and is capped off by a dormer window with bull's eye window frame. The 7m entrance hall leads you to the immense and very bright sitting room, the dining room and open kitchen with bar, all totalling 79m. The sleeping area is comprised of 4 bedrooms (9, 10, 13 & 16m) with two bathrooms of 7 & 10m all served by a 9m hall. A 5m room houses the plumbing and electricity installations with a 3m storage cellar. To the west, an attached 57m space could easily accommodate a swimming pool, the floor having already been prepared. This space could also provide more living space. A 55m garage can comfortably house two vehicles whilst a covered terrace to the north could act as a summer kitchen for barbecues, complete with bread oven. The roof is covered in tile. The walls are of local white stone. The interior floors are also of stone, marrying perfectly with the walls, whilst the bedrooms have Versailles-style wooden flooring. All windows are double glazed with Tryba wooden frames. The De Dietrich condensation heating boiler is connected to the gas mains. The property is connected to the town sewage mains. You will be in the centre of Auch in a beautiful bungalow-style property just 5 mins from the train station, 1h from Toulouse and it's airport, 1h40 from a days' skiing and 2h45 from the beach.



Price: € 432000
Beds: 4 Baths: 0
Land: 3000(m²)
AF22275