This house enjoys commanding country views over fields and woods across valleys and hills from its rear terraces and swimming pool. In the distance your dramatic backdrop is a ruined château, pillaged by locals for its stone during the 18th century although, remarkably, two tall narrow towers still remain.
The house and its extensive network of arched, covered terracing flank the rear garden, burgeoning with roses, palms, willows and cypress trees whilst a large pool sits amidst spacious lawns giving way to open fields sloping down to two small lakes stocked with carp and bass.
Children will surely love the space to unwind and will doubtless appreciate the swing, slide, basketball net and table tennis table. Fishing is also permissible in the lakes.
Inside, the house oozes original features such as exposed wood ceiling beams and open faced stone walls with exposed inlaid holding cross beams. The delightful patterned tiled flooring is original and in the lounge a huge fireplace dominates one wall. Antique furniture is evident throughout and a wooden stairway leads to a galleried landing where the three bedrooms are situated.
Castelnau-de-Lévis offers basic amenities about 2km from the house whilst Albi, 7km away, boasts hypermarkets and restaurants to suit all budgets. You can't miss the Cathédrale de Ste Cecile, which dominates the skyline and is well worth a visit but make time also for the Musée Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, a native of Albi. The museum houses the largest permanent collection of the artist's work in existence.
Ground Floor: Living/dining room (fireplace,TV, DVD, video). Kitchen (microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, CD). Cloakroom. Telephone (incoming calls only). Central heating throughout the house (payable locally).
First Floor: Galleried landing over living room. Two double bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom (separate shower).
Outside: Extensive covered terracing. Table tennis. Pool shower. WC. Built-in barbecue. Child's swings. Basketball net. Private parking. Boules equipment provided. Two small lakes (unfenced).
Private heated* swimming pool (12m x 6m) with Roman steps and separate children's section.