Superb 3 Bedroom 17th century farmhouse in Le Houga Gers Midi Pyrenees FranceEuroresales Property iD – 9824780Property information:This is a superb 2-3 bedroom character cottage.The cottage also comes with large outbuildings and a pool,The property is situated within a quiet location near Le Houga.This former farmhouse is approached by a track bordered by vines and has no near neighbours.The owner has architect plans to extend the house into one of the adjacent outbuildings, and to convert the buildings on the other side of the courtyard to gites. We enter a hallway which doubles as a conservatory, having large glazed double doors. To the left is a double bedroom (approx. 14m2), and ahead a door to the large rear barn. Steps to the right rise to the spacious sitting room (approx. 34m2).There is a large inglenook-style fireplace with a new Aga wood burner which, with the addition of a water tank, could run the central heating. There is a curtained alcove off the sitting room which serves as an additional bedroom. There is a part-glazed door which leads from the sitting room to the courtyard, and a door which leads to the kitchen and a new shower room.A corridor runs from the sitting room, off which is a family bathroom and separate WC. At the end of the corridor, the master bedroom (19.5m2) has built-in wardrobes and double French doors opening to the courtyard.The buildings around the courtyard have had a new roof, and in one corner new walls and an upstairs floor. There is an area behind the master bedroom where it would be possible to make an en-suite bathroom and dressing room.There is a store room on one side of the courtyard which used to house the central heating boiler. This no longer works but the radiators are still in place. There is also an attic above the main house where it might be possible to put another bedroom and bathroom.The large barn behind the house is currently open at one end.There is lots of potential for someone with imagination and enthusiasm to further develop the project.The property sits in just under 1ha (2 acres) of land comprising gardens with a pond, a small paddock and orchard. it benefits from a 12m x 6m salt water swimming pool which needs a new liner.it has two very large barns, a paddock and an orchard. it was originally constructed as a colombage dwelling, which is timber and mud/horse hair etc and some of the walls still show this, although a lot of the main house has been altered since.it is situated next to a vinyard on one side and a rural track on the other with fields behind. it has views across a valley to the rear and is set back from the road by the length of the paddock and accessed up a track through the vineyard. One of the barns has a new roof and first floor.The property could be used either as a holiday home or as a permanent residence.A superb opportunity for those interested in owning property in this superb area within Gers France.About the area:Le Houga has a supermarket with petrol station, bakery, pharmacy, doctor, hairdressers and bar/restaurant.it is approx. 8km to the larger town of Aire sur l’Adour with small hospital with A&E department,and there is also access to the A65 Bordeaux-Pau motorway, 15km to Nogaro with shops, cinema that sometimes shows films in English, and the Paul Armagnac motor racing track.Mont de Marsan (station with proposed TGV link to Bordeaux) is approx. 25km while the nearest airport with UK links is Tarbes-Lourdes (Ryanair), 115 km (approx. 1h10). Bordeaux airport is 155km (1h35m).You can be surfing on the Atlantic beaches in 1h 45 mins,Skiing in the Pyrenees in 2h or even shopping in Spain in 2h.