Property summary

Rare opportunity to buy an ecological / bioclimatic house and studio in a magnificent setting in the central French Pyrenees. Constructed in 2010, in stone and wood on three levels , surrounded by 3 ha of gardens, fields and woodland. Also, a charming hand made wooden shepherd hut and outbuildings. Solar panels, reed bed system and 2 private springs, possibility to live total off grid. Private but within walking distance to a bakery and a 10 min. drive to a vibrant village with all amenities, including school and medical center.

Ground floor : self contained large studio 60m2 ; entrance, dry compost toilet, corner kitchen, large bed sitting area and bathroom with Italian shower. Walls insulated in Lime and hemp, chestnut flooring and oak woodwork.


A separate entrance and oak staircase to first floor, with 300 l water tank, heated by solar panels and second dry toilet.

1st floor : Wooden outside stairs leading to a wooden balcony facing south. Open plan spacious kitchen / living room and office area. Large double glazed windows on east, south and west walls, with fabulous views. Double doors lead from the kitchen area to a stone patio. A fully shelved larder and large storage, cloakroom.
Flooring : terracotta tiles over a layer of sand and lime, creating passive solar heating and in the summer a cooling effect.
Walls in stone with lime wash. Heating the entire house : a double combustion Jotul wood burning stove.

2nd floor : wooden stairs leading to a mezzanine with three bedrooms ; wooden walls and ceiling, painted with clay paints, lambswool insulation. Beautifully tiled bathroom with mosaics, bath, shower and bidet.

Outside there are cabins for an outside compost toilet, tool shed and meditation room, outside kitchen and wood store. Three hectares of land including mature orchard, woodland, fields and a large organically cultivated vegetable garden. Two water sources with the possibility to install a turbine.

200 m from the house is the wooden caravan designed for one as a retreat space with its own corner kitchen. Outside shower and toilet cabin. Solar panel for lighting.

This property is currently a family home and small retreat center with further business potential.

It is listed in the Ecorce catalogue of ecological houses.

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