In the Comminges region, where the borders of the French departments of Gers, Haute-Garonne and Hautes-Pyrénées meet, just five minutes from a bastide or fortified town which, over the centuries, has developed into a small town with all the amenities expected of modern-day life (shops, primary and secondary schools as well as doctors) and a pleasant weekly market.
Toulouse, with its international airport and TGV train station, is 70 minutes away by car, Auch is 50 minutes away and Tarbes is an hour away.
This property is in a little verdant valley, watered by a tributary of the Garonne, with a completely clear, north-facing view.
The residence in the old abbey chapterhouse
This construction, once completely made of brick, currently reveals quarry stone blocks inserted in places where bricks were worn. However, these additions are already old and could date back to the post and even pre-revolutionary period. The house which has been laid out in the chapterhouse spans two levels: a ground floor, with relatively high ceilings, comprising reception rooms and two kitchens; an upstairs with five bedrooms, once the monks’ cells, and a bathroom. The facade surfaces harmoniously feature tall pilaster strips which soften the austerity of their appearance. A low hip roof demonstrates a large ground surface area, balancing the overall size. The effect exudes a certain stateliness.
A barn, constructed on the site of the monastery chapel, has a partially gable roof and otherwise stands at right angles to the residence.
A short while after the French Revolution, when the Cistercian chapel was destroyed, another, smaller chapel was set out in a section of the chapterhouse, next to what is now the main entrance to the house. (This new chapel remains consecrated.)
A chapel, still consecrated, is laid out in what is left of the chapterhouse. It comprises some beautiful Cistercian vestiges such as marble columns with waterleaf capitals and a cross-ribbed vault divided into equal quarters. Its architectural soberness has not been lost with the refurbishing of this new place of worship, some seven hundred years after the construction of the first chapel.
Backing on to the residence on the west side, this barn spans a total floor surface area of 109 m². Its beams are 3.87 m high.
This pigsty spans a floor surface area of 26 m².
Living in an old Cistercian abbey would, perhaps, be like adding philosophical meditation to its aesthetic pleasure and its sense of history. A chapel has even taken over from the demolished church. The deep embrasures of the openings reveal the thickness of the venerable walls in which columns, with sober, waterleaf capitals, crown niched columns. With the sound of children echoing here, a new cycle would begin. The natural surroundings are particularly pleasant. This property has everything to please a family or passing guests.
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|Land registry surface area||3 ha 65 a 19 ca|
|Main building surface area||253 m2|
Philippe Fritsch       +33 1 42 84 80 85
NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.