A particularly imposing domaine with river frontage close to Varen (82).

The property covers some 5.2 hectares (12.8 acres) of land, the majority being arable with some woodland to the river side of the house and outbuildings. It is approached by a private driveway which leads up to the house, barn and outbuildings. There is  useful turning circle provided which passes between the barn and one of the outbuildings. The house and barn face each other with a generous courtyard area between.

Reference: 4757

See video Prestige €485000
4 2 1 257 sq m Varen Toulouse, 1 hour 20 minutes, 107km.

The House.

The house is constructed from local stone with a slate roof, and has undergone extensive renovation and improvement. A completely new electrical system was installed in 2007/8. Heating is provided by Atlantic air-water heat pump system with 10 Ferrolli fan assisted convector units with individual heat controls.  In 2007/9 all the plumbing was renewed with the addition of two new electric water heaters and a water softener. The part of the  roof space used for accommodation is insulated with 240mm rockwool. All ceilings are insulated with 80mm rockwool. The north facing walls are dry lined and insulated. Ten windows are double glazed.

Double door entrance into hall with stairs immediately to left.

The Hall, 5m x 2.5m, marble effect tiled floor, beamed ceiling, staircase to first floor. To the left are two doors, one leading into a Utility room, 3.7m x 3.6m, tiled floor, inset ceiling lightslarge supported porcelain sink, plumbing for washing machine and shelving. A door to the side leads out to the exterior. The second door leads into a Shower room, 3.5m x 1.3m, in the style of a douche italienne or wet room. There is a large open shower area, a wall hing w.c., and a wall hung wash basin. Part-tiled.

To the left in the hall a door leads directly into the Kitchen.

Kitchen, 5m x 4.8m,  a professionally fitted kitchen with a large central island unit, all featuring marble work surfaces. The island has its own circular stainless steel sink unit. As well as an extensive range of base and wall units, there is a 1200mm Smeg range with double oven and gas hob, nestling under the cantou styled chimney, an integrated dishwasher, microwave and a large porcelain sink. In addition there is a large wall cupboard which blends in with the overall effect.  The ceiling is beamed and has many inset LED lamps, and the floor is tiled. A door leads out onto steps to a large terrace area.

The Salon, 7m x 5m, is at the far end of the Hall and is double aspect featuring two large double glazed doors looking out towards the wood. The ceiling is beamed and features LED inset lights, and the floor is 27mm solid oak slats. Marble fronted fireplace. Original large built in wooden cupboard. Door to Library..

Library, (possible bedroom), 5m x 4m, Beamed ceiling, 27mm oak floor, French door.

First floor.

Landing, 6.7m x 2.5m, large window to front, doors to Bedrooms 1,2, and 3 and bathroom. Plus, door to stairs leading up to Second Floor.

Bedroom 1, 5m x 4.7m, beamed ceiling, double aspect, with window to front and a pair of glazed doors leading onto south facing balcony. Door into Dressing Room, 4m x 2.2m, hanging space and shelves, doors to balcony, door to En-Suite Bathroom, 3.9m x 2.7m, large walk in thermostatically controlled shower enclosure, bath,  wide double vanity unit with drawers and cupboards and matching inset basins, back to the wall w.c., and heated towel ladder. LED inset ceiling lights

Bedroom 2, 5m x 3.6m, beamed ceiling with inset LED lighting, wood floor.

Bedroom 3, 5m x x 3.8m, beamed ceiling with inset LED lighting, wood floor, door to Family Bathroom.

Family Bathroom, 3.6m x 3.3m, accessed from landing and Bedroom 3.  Vinyl flooring, part mosaic tile,  large corner bath, quandrant enclosed shower, wall hung w.c., bidet, and inset bowl on mosaic tiled surface. Large electric towel ladder.

Second floor, 10m x 4.8m, fully converted and renovated to offer the possibility of either two separate zones, for sleeping or relaxing, or one large play area.  Midway along the wall facing the stairs is a door into the unconverted loft area, 55m2. This area has provision for heating and provision of a bathroom, all plumbing, waste and electrics already in place.


The majority of the land is pasture. A short walk across the field and through the wood leads to the slope leading down to the edge of the river Aveyron The woods are rich in both flora and fauna, even being home to a family of badgers.

Close to the house is the Barn, constructed from stone and reroofed in 2007. The barn is over two levels each being 80m2 appox.  It is in excellent condition.

In addition there is on the left as one arrives, a small renovated stone building used occasionally as a studio.

Closer to the house are two substantial stone outbuildings in need of T.L.C.  accessed from the kitchen terrace is a secret garden occupying the remains of a former stone outbuilding.