Property for sale

After 18 years, I have decided to sell Bordeneuve. I’ve loved my time here and now it is time to pass it to new hands who will love and care for this beautiful spot as much as I have. If you would like further information or have questions, please do email me at bordeneuveretreat@gmail.com

A bit about the property:

This haven for nature lovers offers a charming stone cottage and a beautifully renovated barn. The property once served as the main dependence for the castle on the hill next door. Restored with traditional and ecological building materials, this would be a wonderful primary or secondary home.  The gardens (approx 1 acre) offer mature plantings, an organic vegetable garden, orchard, a pond and wildflower meadows. The property has a private, cobbled access track of 600m and is sheltered by woodlands and luxuriant meadows. No neighbors, no noise permeates this property – just birdsong and the rush of a nearby river.

The barn

The beautifully renovated barn (2 floors, 146m²) has two covered terraces, a large open kitchen/salon area (45m²), an atelier, a dry-WC/bathroom downstairs. Upstairs you have a huge, airy, luminous loft-style room (80m²) with a stunning open beam ceiling. The barn has bespoke woodwork (staircase, windows, doors kitchen) done by a master English cabinet-maker, and a mix of travertine and wood flooring. Wood-stove heating, thermodynamic water heater (with reverse A/C), reed-bed grey water system. The barn is move-in ready  for a couple or could serve as immediate rental income. The barn has over 100m² of buildable land attached to the eastern side.

The house

The house (3 floors, 166m²) is situated next just a few meters to the west of the barn. It is comprised of an entry hall (12m²), an open kitchen/salon area (36m²), two generous bedrooms (17m² and 19m²), a WC with shower and a beautiful attic with exposed beams that could be converted into extra rooms. Parquet floors, mix of single and double glazing, solar panels for hot water (300L boiler), cellar, garden pergola attached to west side of house. Wood-fired central heating plus an ESSE cast-iron cook stove that does domestic hot water as well. The house needs light refreshing (i.e. repainting,a bit of replastering). There is ample room to make your mark on this lovely cottage although is perfectly habitable and heatable in it’s current state.

The property is situated in the Couserans, in between Salies du Salat and St. Girons – two busy market-towns with shops, banks, golf, fishing, spas and schools. The local village has a school, post office and a well-known restaurant. Toulouse is 50 minutes by car, the train station and motorway 15 minutes; ski stations and Pyreneen trailheads 45 minutes. Taxe foncière (local property tax) 800€ per annum. Septic system is not up to date. See below for contact info.

Price: 380,000€ (direct sale, no agency fees, open to slight negociation)

Un resumé en francais:

La maison se trouve au village de Betchat, dans le PNR d’Ariège (09) mais la rivière qui coule à 100m est la frontière avec Haute Garonne (31). La maison est une des metairies historiques du Chateau Castelbon. Pour arrivez à la maison, il faudrait prendre un chemin en pierre de 600m. Le chemin est carrossable et un 4×4 n’est pas nécessaire.

La maison, orienté sud-est, est assez classique dans sa composition – 2 chambres sur le 1ère étage (17 et 19m²) et une salle de bain avec WC. Les combles sont amenagés et habitables – quelques finitions à faire pour les rendre tout confort.  Le RDC à une entrée de 12m² et un grand salon/cuisine (36m²). La maison a un chauffage centrale au bois (7 radiateurs liés a un poele à bois de la marque Villager) ainsi qu’une cuisinière à bois en fonte (marque ESSE) qui fait chauffage, l’eau chaude sanitaire et cuisiniere (deux fours). Nous avons des panneaux solaires (eau chaude uniquement) pour cette maison aussi.

La grange se situe a trois metres àl’est de la maison et est composée de deux grands pièces plus un atelier et deux grands espaces couverts (un balcon de 2,5×5 et une terrasse au RDC). A l’étage il y a un très grand pièce (style loft 80m²) avec une charpente magnifique et un beau parquet en bouleau). Au RDC, une cuisine ouvert avec un sol en travertin (45m²). Le batiment se dispose de deux poeles à bois aussi (Jotul et Clearview), une chauffe-eau thermodynamque (pompe à chaleur pour l’eau chaude) et à noter – un WC sèche.

Taxe foncière 800€ et l’assainissement, etant très vieux, est parfaitement fonctionnel mais pas aux normes.

N’hesitez pas de m’envoyez des questions.

Me joindre/Contacts:

0638945489

nkwylie@hotmail.com