Exclusivité à Martrin, maison en pierres de pays en bordure de village sans voisin proche, la route ne dessert que cette propriété composée de 3 bâtiments ( maison, grange, et petite grange indépendante aménagée en bureau) et un four à pain fermé avec sa petite pièce. Un puits bâti et fermé.
La maison rénovée avec goût comporte au RDC un séjour de 24,40m2, une cuisine indépendante de 11,65m2, une salle à manger de 18,50m2 qui donne accès à un balcon, et une suite parentale avec salle d'eau.
A l'étage : 3 chambres, une salle d'eau et une salle de bain,
La maison est sur cave. La toiture est en ardoise en état, isolation par laine de verre, simple vitrage, poêle à bois, électricité et plomberie on été réalisé en 2002 par un artisan, les pièces d'eau sont carrelées avec des tomettes et de la faïence "terres cuites de Raujolles" (MIllau), assainissement : fosse septique de 2002.
En annexe à l'habitation : une grange en pierres de pays divisée en deux parties : le garage de 17,50m2 et un bureau (doublé en placoplatre avec double vitrage de 2003, électricité récente, toiture en fibrociment), il peut faire office de chambre d'ami. Préau de 17m2.
Une autre grange en pierres de pays de 35m2x2niveaux : hourdis en béton à l'étage coffré par dessous avec le vieux plancher. RDC en terre battue. Toiture : lauzes et fibrociment.
Pièce de 8,50m2 comprenant le four à pain, le sol est un dallage en pierre. Cour entre les bâtiments : dallage ancien en pierre.L'ensemble a beaucoup de charme, le terrain de 1151m2, l'ensemble est cohérent avec une belle vue dominante sur le village.Courtyard Entrance
Screened from a small access road, the house is entered via a secluded, paved courtyard. As you face the house, a stone pantry with its working wood burning stove is to the right and a spacious, pebbled, outdoor cooking & eating area, with fabulous views, is to the left, close enough to the house for easy access to the kitchen. Entree, or Living Room
The front door leads into the entree, or living room. This generous-sized room, which retains its original chestnut wood beams, is one of two rooms of the original 16th Century farmhouse. A wood burning stove provides very effective heating and a cosy focus for the room. Dining Room
The door from the Entree to the dining-room was the original, side entrance to the old house. The huge stone surrounds to the door are a reminder of the house’s ancient history. The dining room, with a stone framed arch interconnecting with the kitchen, is large enough to entertain a large party. A table used by the previous farm owners extends to seat 22 people. A glazed door in the South wall provides access to a charming Juliet balcony, sheltered by one of the five fig trees in the garden.
Another door from the Entree leads into the old, beamed kitchen. The room has been modernised to maintain the rustic, farmhouse feel of the original house with tiled work surface and hand thrown, unglazed floor tiles, wooden shelves and corner unit. A washing machine, dishwasher, oven and fridge provide modern essentials. A stone framed arch links the kitchen with the dining room. Double En Suite Bedroom
A door leads to en suite bedroom, a generous, beamed, double bedroom with magnificent South facing views to the Mairie, the village with its historic Tour des Hospitaliers and the unspoiled fields and forests beyond. A large, en suite shower room, with beautiful, hand crafted, unglazed blonde-coloured tiles is wheelchair accessible. Natural light pours into the shower room through the East facing window.
Stairs to First Floor
An original winding, wooden staircase leads past the East facing living room window to the first floor with its three large double bedrooms and two bath/shower rooms.
Master Bedroom 1 and en suite bathroom
At the end of the first floor corridor, behind a door giving privacy from the other two bedrooms on this floor, is the en suite Master bedroom, with its lobby space for a wardrobe. The bedroom window is South facing and there is also a skylight, making this large, double-height room light and airy.
The bathroom is tiled with unglazed, hand-thrown, green, terracotta tiles. A north facing window provides ample natural light to the bathroom. Master Bedroom 2
This is the largest room in the house, with windows facing South and East. Its double height, reaching to roof level, reveals the huge, triangular chestnut beams which provide a visual focus for the room. It would easily accommodate a double bed, extensive wardrobes and dressing table, or could spaciously accommodate the family’s children, and their friends, with bunk and single beds.
Windows from this double aspect room look North over the paved entrance courtyard towards the study barn, and East over the garden. This generous sized double room dates from the original, 16th century house. Family Shower room
Like the other two bath/shower rooms this room is a generous size and its North facing window, overlooking the courtyard, provides natural light. It is tiled, like the downstairs bathroom, with hand-thrown, unglazed, blonde coloured, terracotta tiles. CellarsFour large chambers, the full size of the footprint of the house, house the boiler and serve as garden tool storage. One of the chambers contains old wine barrels and a press, used by the previous owners of the property to make wine for the family’s consumption. The even, year round temperature of the cellars make them a suitable place for maturing and storing wine.Outside the house
Three stone steps lead from the front door into the secluded courtyard, which provides complete privacy to the house. To the left is the stone-walled four a pain, to the right the eating terrace.
Pantry/Four a pain
The original wood burning oven, ideal for making pizzas as well as bread, is still in working order. It is housed in its own separate, small stone room. With its original stone floor, it is cool enough to act as a pantry with ample space for shelving, a freezer and an additional refrigerator for drinks. The room has electric light and power points and an overhead compartment for storing wood to light the fire. Eating Terrace
This pebble floored area is a magical space for outside eating. It overlooks the garden and the countryside beyond. Small Barn/Study
Opposite the front door to the house is the smaller of the property’s two stone barns. Underneath is a shaded, secluded area for cool drinks on a hot day. Inside the barn is space for an office table, meeting table, filing cabinets and ample shelving. Lighting, electric and telephone points make this room an ideal office, writing space or a studio. It could, if more accommodation was wanted, be converted to provide an extra bedroom with bathroom below, subject to consent. Garage
Adjoining the smaller barn is the garage with space for one car and room for ample workshop shelving.
In front of the garage is an off road gravel parking area, large enough for 3 cars. Another piece of ground at the other side of the small barn can be used as extra parking for 2 cars.Large Barn
This barn would be ideal as an annexe providing three bedrooms, bathroom, living room and kitchen. It is currently used for storage, with the former animal rooms underneath serving as wood storage. Planning permission would be necessary but plans already exist for one possible conversion.
The grounds extend to 1/3 acre of manageable garden, planted with a variety of fruit trees, beds with lavender, herbs and roses. There are at least four separate sitting areas overlooking the mediaeval village of Martrin and the magnificent unspoiled countryside. A small orchard wraps the right hand side of the house. The Aveyron and the Village of Martrin A recent BBC article on the Aveyron says If people really want to see the country and the small villages not spoiled by tourism, this is the place to go.”