This is just such a fabulous house – everything is utterly top quality, brilliantly plannned, and, as far as Jo and I can see, caters for everything. Location, location, location – views across to the foothills, yet within easy distance of Foix, the ” County Town ” of the Ariege, brilliant restaurants, wonderful markets, incredible shops with a castle perched above the old town just to put the dramatic ” icing on the cake “.
And the house… ( actually viewable as 2 houses – 2 kitchens/ living areas split by a generous corridoor – so could be used as one part income stream, one part Owners Acommodation – both incredibly high quality ) ….plus an independent Studio adjacent to the gorgeous pool area……this is an utter gem…
But, best of all, the design,, both of the property and the mature gardens is stunning – The gardens are split into clearly defined “garden rooms”..and just look at the photos of the pool area, bliss …. there is also your own ” petanque ” court for playing the ultimately French game – “Petanque ” is to France wha “Croquet ” is to England – seriously good fun, no need to be super fit, and great for all ages, add a proper BBQ (conveniently sited ) to the mix ( as the current owners have ) and you have a recipe for sun soaked afternoons with family and friends…
And there is more:
Indoors you have ” pub sized Babyfoot ” where you twist handles to play football – hugely competative – and enormous fun …. For more ” grown up ” players there is a dedicated billiard room – ideal for a game post dinner… but, perhaps the ” icing on the cake “, the ” cerise sur le gauteau ” – is the cinema rooom – that can only be described as sumptious…..
In our experience, most cinema rooms are deeply disappointing…. Not this one…. installed by experts it is positively ” Marie-Antoinette” in its luxury level…. A proper private cinema, fully insulated so that you can listen at vast volume ( if you want to ) without disturbing the rest of the house. Seating that is luxurious, swagged decorations, footstools for the first row seats – this has to be seen to be believed. We dread to think what this must have cost – but it has been worth every centime – it is jaw dropping in its gorgeousness….
Jo and I were also in awe of the master bedroom… it looks as though it has sneaked off from a seriously serious hotel…. and come on holiday to Southern France….. again, the last word in luxury….. All the bedrooms are generous, beautifully decorated…. but this one is just stunning …
If you want either a large family home, or a property that you can use to generate income this could be for you…. It is magical… combining a rural location with wonderful views plus the last word in life style luxury. If you want to really maximise income you could move in to the studio accommodation adjacent to the pool and let the entire property to large groups or two families that want to holiday together… in high season this could bring in very serious income indeed…..
Very rare product, very unusual to find this level of quality, and Joe and I utterly adore it. Any questions do not hesitate to contact us, we will be delighted to help in any way we can…..
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