Saint Laurent comprises 27 hectares (66.5 acres) of land. The views of the countryside and the Pyrenees are breathtaking. The previous owners spent a small fortune refurbishing the 586 sq m farmhouse. This is enormous and can easily comprise 5 separate, self-contained, one-bedroom apartments, as well as large shared space. There is a separate 120 sq m barn.
The amount of land was initially of concern, but it is leased on a regular, annual basis to two neighbouring farmers. They do not pay, but nor do they have long term rights. The quid pro quo is that they provide Saint Laurent with irrigation water, they cut wood for the owners and they assist in other ways, as and when needed. They have already shown significant unsolicited support. All in all, a win-win situation.
The quality of the renovation is superb:
- Excellent insulation and double-glazing throughout
- Wood burning stoves - we have our own wood supply
- Oil fired central heating throughout
- Ethernet and television points in every part of the house - recent additions include satellite telephone, high speed WiFi Broadband, UK FreeSat television and France TNT Freeview.
The property is near the A64 motorway, 30 minutes from Toulouse - France’s fourth city - with an international airport and TGV train links. It is 8 minutes from Rieux-Volvestre and 15 minutes from the train station at Carbonne.