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Australian owned 'Lassise' farmhouse in SW France for sale

Lassise" in Quartier Lasserre VIELLA France is a Gascon farmhouse purchased by an Australian couple ten years ago which has been fully renovated in the intervening years. The owners have spent 6 months each year living here for the last 8 years, but age has forced them to reluctantly consider selling. During the six months, the owners re-establish the vegetable garden, tend to a huge rose garden, travel within Europe and participate fully in village life - a truly wonderful existence! They could have easily lived there permanently except for their commitments in Australia!

  

The property is situated on 5500 sq meters of land on the outskirts of the small but vibrant village of Viella in Gers (Midi Pyranees). There is a small supermarket, baker, bar restaurant, pharmacy, doctor, hairdressers, beautician and a tabac in the village. On a clear day, there are wonderful views of the Pyrenees. The Spanish border is 60 km away. The closest large towns are Aire-sur-L'Adour, (18 km) which has twice weekly markets and Pau (40km). Pau has an airport with several flights each day to Paris and other destinations. Lourdes airport (40 km) has flights to the UK and elsewhere in Europe.

Viella is a farming community famous for its vines and mixed agriculture. It is deep in the heart of the Madiran appellation - famous for it tannat wines - where, it is said, the people have such longevity because of the unique quality of the wine. More information at www.map-france.com/Viella-32400 


The house is a L shape, with one arm of the L being the original house, while the other arm was the barn which was converted in the sixties. Overall it consists of 180 sq metres, 4 bedrooms, two kitchens, two living rooms, two toilets, two bathrooms and a laundry which is contained in a large back entry hall which leads up to the huge untouched attic.

  

It has electric heating throughout and the main living room is also heated by a wood burning Godin fireplace. It would be an ideal space for one or two families or possibly able to be rented out as a gite. A Four a Pain (Bread/Pizza oven) has been constructed on the land.

There is also a double lock up garage (handy for leaving the car for six months of the year), a workshop, a chook house and a barn. The property has a well and a watering system which is used to drip feed the fruit and vegetable garden. It is bordered on one side by forrest.

All inspections required by French law have been done. Car (Renault Kangoo van), furniture , kitchen and garden equipment are also for sale in addition if required.

The owners would be pleased to answer any questions about this property, as they have had some wonderful times there. Now it is someone else's turn to experience this fabulous tranquil life style!

Price: REDUCED TO 224,000 euro FROM 245,000 euro

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