We are selling a small secluded mountain hamlet at 900 mtrs altitude just above Foix in the Ariège Pyrenees. Situated in 1.6 hectares (16000 sq. Mtrs) of forest and wildflower meadows, overlooking the Ariège valley the hamlet has been restored using traditional materials, local stone, oak and chestnut from our forest.
The carbon footprint is very small, the forest is sustainable and provides our heating and building timber, the water comes from our mountain spring, the photovoltaic panels produce 900 euros of electricity p.a. And we have a large garden under cultivation.
There are three more cottages to be restored, a large barn, a wood store, workshop, a first floor open terrace with former hay loft behind, and garage with space above to convert into an apartment. A completely independent two bedroomed 65 sq. Mtr. Gite provides around 5000 euros income per year. The main farmhouse totals 130 sq. Mtrs., with a 25 sq. Mtr kitchen/diner, and a high ceilinged lounge of 40 sq. Mtrs, three double bedrooms, a bathroom and two WC's.
The hamlet forms an east/West ribbon along the mountainside, and facing South East is well placed to catch the early morning sun. We look out onto the Pyrenean mountain range.
Our nearest neighbours live about a kilometer away and farm sheep.
Whilst secluded, the hamlet is only 15 mins by car from Foix, the Prectural centre of Ariège with it's riverside restaurants,cultural activities and schools.
We have occupied the hamlet full time for the past 25 years, raised our children very safely here, seen them off on life's journey, but now unfortunately due to advancing years, we need to downsize.
We can provide more information, photos and floor plans and look forward to meeting you here.
Price 410,000 €
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