|An 18th Century Manor, Bruniquel, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi Pyrénées, France.|
|An impressive and historic 18th century former Presbytery with a fully converted Chapel, Swimming Pool and Lake in over 3 acres of gardens and grounds. Situated in a peaceful, rural location near St. Antonin Noble Val in the department of Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées.|
Situated between Toulouse and Bordeaux in the Midi-Pyrénées, the Tarn-et-Garonne area offers a myriad of remarkable natural sites, including the Aveyron Gorges. The area is well known for its fruit, foie gras, duck, vineyards and garlic. The atmosphere of mediaeval times can be found in numerous villages that, like Bruniquel, have been classified 'Most beautiful villages of France’.
Toulouse, the 4th largest city in France, is only 40-50 minutes away, while Bordeaux is within 3 hours’ drive. Toulouse Airport is under an hour's drive, while Rodez and Carcassonne Airports are within 2 hours' drive.
This region in Tarn-et-Garonne is steeped in history and provides a vibrant, cosmopolitan society of delightful indigenous French people as well as settlers from around the globe.
Bruniquel is an ancient village with a commanding position overlooking the gorge of the River Aveyron. Above the village stand two fine old castles that are a focus for much of the village’s busy events throughout the year. The culmination of this is probably the annual opera production where a professional cast of musicians and singers from the Opera house at Toulouse serenade visitors in a magnificent open air setting for ten nights in August.
Up stream from Bruniquel is the busy, prehistoric town of Saint Antonin Noble Val, made famous again recently as the setting for the film of “The Hundred Foot Walk”. Here, the Sunday Market is a feature all year round.
Between the two villages the river runs through breathtaking views as it meanders deep in the limestone gorge, providing a myriad of activities, such as kayaking, walking, cycling and riding. The river's crystal clear waters provide wonderful fishing and wild swimming.
This wonderful Manor is a hugely versatile property but its romantic ambiance makes it special and something that must be experienced at first hand to be fully appreciated.
Tastefully renovated to offer some 790 sq. m. of centrally heated accommodation, the main house includes 3 Reception rooms, 5 principal bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms, together with 3 additional bedrooms and a shower room. Another occasional bedroom is situated on the ground floor.
There is also a fully converted former Chapel which has the potential to include a further 3 bedrooms. The Main House and Chapel are separated by a cloistered courtyard.
The extensive renovations to the house and the former Chapel were completed some 6 years ago when it was all re-roofed, re-plumbed and re-wired, with emphasis being placed on the achievement of efficient heating, while retaining the character of the original building.
MAIN HOUSE comprises the following accommodation on the ground floor:
Large Entrance Hall / Library: 13.85 sq. m. / 16.39 sq. m.
South facing Drawing Room with large fireplace: 51.48 sq. m.
Former Dining Room: 33.78 sq. m.
Office / Study: 17.27 sq. m.
Large family Kitchen with a wood burning stove: 64.5 sq. m.
Large Pantry, accessed from the Kitchen: 22.56 sq. m.
MAIN HOUSE comprises the following accommodation on the second floor and Attic:
Master bedroom with en suite bathroom: 40.92 sq. m.
4 further bedrooms, all with modern en suite facilities: 19.91 sq. m. to 25.75 sq. m.
Boiler-Room / Laundry / Games Room: 50.34 sq. m.
Linen Store Room (which could also serve as another Bedroom).
Large Attic (heated and well-lit): 225.5 sq. m.
With very minor changes, the main spare bedrooms could be used as an 'occasional' Gite, with the benefit of a separate access. This would comprise a large living room, kitchen and private staircase to the four, en-suite bedrooms above.
|FORMER CHAPEL, SWIMMING POOL and GARAGING:
A veranda above the cloistered area leads around and above the courtyard to provide access to the Swimming Pool and former Chapel.
THE CHAPEL provides accommodation on three floor, as follows:
Summer Dining Room looking out onto a croquet lawn: 35.7 sq. m.
First floor Day Room with a wood-burning stove and Shower Room with WC and wash hand basin: 72.76 sq. m.
Second floor: 2 twin bedrooms: 15.64 sq. m. and 15.93 sq. m.
The Chapel also provides the opportunity of creating an excellent Gite, or a substantial complex for business or recreational purposes.
SWIMMING POOL: the 11m. x 6m. Swimming Pool, which is both fenced and alarmed, overlooks the cloistered courtyard between the main house and the former Chapel.
GARAGES: there is garaging for 4 cars. This area of the property has the potential to convert the store rooms into a caretaker's apartment.
|GARDENS AND GROUNDS:
The property benefits from well established and private grounds, featuring a beautiful cloistered courtyard, an outdoor terraced dining area overlooking a croquet lawn, a small lake and a stone built round house. There are also a number of flower beds, shrubs and mature trees.
A further 174.4 acres / 71 hectares of adjacent land is currently available under separate negotiations (an ideal size and configuration for a golf course!).
• The property is in superb condition.
• Total area of 3.2 acres / 1.29 hectares.
• Floor area of 790 sq. m.
• 3 Reception rooms.
• 8 Bedrooms.
• 6 Bathrooms.
• Potential to create a staff apartment in the storage area.
• 11 m. x 6 m. Swimming pool.
• An additional 174.4 acres / 71 hectares of adjacent land is available under separate negotiations.
The following floorplan is for the main house.
|For sale freehold by private treaty.
Viewing by appointment only.
Guide price: in the region of 799,000 Euros
For further information, or to view the property, please phone or email William Montgomery's office, as follows:
Office: +44 (0)28 4278 8666
Mobile: +44 (0) 7967 347965
Grey Abbey Estate Office,
Northern Ireland BT22 2QA.
Also in accosiation with:
Agence l'Union | Charles and Jane Smallwood
Office: +33 (0) 563 30 60 24