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 noelle@bordeneuveretreat.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 WC/bathroom downstairs. Upstairs you have a huge, airy, luminous loft-style room (100m²) with a stunning open beam ceiling. The barn has bespoke woodwork, and a mix of travertine and hardwood flooring. All renovations have been done in the last 15 years. 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. Next to the barn there is over 100m² of buildable land.

The house

The house (3 floors, 166m²) is situated next just a few meters to the left of the barn. It is comprised of an entry hall (12m²), an open kitchen/salon area (36m²), two 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. The house needs light refreshing (i.e. there is a bit of plasterwork that needs redoing). There is ample room to make your mark on this lovely cottage although is perfectly habitable and heatable in it’s current state. Wood-fired central heating plus an ESSE cast-iron cook stove.

The property is situated in the Couserans, in between Salies du Salat and St. Girons – two busy market-towns with shops, banks, golf, fishing and spas. 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 45 minutes.

Price: 380,000€ (direct sale, no agency fees)

If you would like to know more about purchasing a property in France, have a read of Nadia Jordan’s great site: www.foothillsoffrance.com

Please note: I have received a number of enquiries of late as to whether the residency is for sale and/or included in the price.  The business is not currently included in the price but I am open to discussing this option.  The property, as it is currently set-up is able to host a couple or small family per building. Both buildings have rental potential and can be expanded or changed in order to host larger numbers. If that interests you, please factor into your decision-making what such changes might cost you, as that is not factored into or to be deducted from the asking price and would be your financial responsibility, post purchase.