A Gascon Gem
Two stone properties and parkland
Superb rural estate
PROPERTY REF: BLISS-124
Agency Fees included (4.5%)
Fees payable by vendor.
Tucked away in a corner North of Condom, this magical property is found at the end of a long driveway flanked by sunflowers, maize, wheat and striking onion fields. This classic former farm estate is nestled in approximately 3 hectares of flora, pasture and deciduous woodland. It is located on what was formerly a royal game track, said to be where the much-loved King Henri IV hunted. The adjacent path can be followed on foot, cycle or horseback for miles, through the ancient oak forests and vineyards.
The property is comprised of a wisteria clad stone house, a converted stone barn and a stone ruin, ripe for restoration. There is a a very large covered outbuilding for storage and parking which currently houses a gym on the first floor. The striking thing about this house is the almost “English” garden. Flowers are in abundance all over the property from Spring through early Autumn with some wonderful winter colour scattered amidst the beds. Hidden away beneath the fig trees and honeysuckle is a delightful sunken rose garden, one of the most beautiful spots of the gardens.
Secluded from both houses is a 6m x 12m enclosed pool, surrounded by a large terrace. From here a little path snakes its way through flora and fauna to reveal a small natural lake.
The main house, a beautiful bright family home, has been restored to a very high standard and is elegant yet comfortable, with exposed beams throughout. Each room is bright and airy with large windows looking out onto greenery. It is a romantic house surrounded by formal flowers, wildflowers and intimate spaces.
We enter into the stylish dining hall which conjures up images of Christmas gatherings and candlelit suppers in front of a large crackling fire. Leading from here is a well-appointed large country kitchen with all modern facilities including stone countertops and a cozy wood burning stove set within the old fireplace. There is a separate large utility room and W.C.
Two salons lead also from the dining hall. The first of which is a cozy family room, decorated tastefully, with a large bookcase and a wood burning stove. The second, is a bright and airy tranquil room, maybe somewhere to sit with a book on a lazy afternoon or to take out the oils and get creative. Glazed doors lead from the kitchen and each salon onto a spacious westerly facing elevated terrace with roses climbing up from the lawn below. A perfect place to watch the sun go down.
Upstairs, the landing is spacious and bright and airy with views to the south and west. There are three large bedrooms, two with en suite facilities as well as a family shower room. All bedrooms are of generous proportions, tastefully decorated, with an easterly aspect. The master bedroom has easterly and southerly views across the garden with views to the west from the en suite bathroom.
There is a wealth of features in the house and old stone sinks left in situ remind us of bygone days.
Steps wind down from the main house through a bank of lavender to the second house on the property.
The barn, originally used to make wine and Armagnac, was discovered, hidden in undergrowth, by a previous owner and good friend. She sympathetically restored the ruin and created a comfy home. Once again it has been decorated with taste and style, sympathetically rustic yet modern. Upon entering the house there is a feeling of space. The ground floor is airy and open plan allowing those who love to cook every chance to do so whilst also keeping an eye on the little ones and being part of the party.
The living area is cosy and bright with a high ceiling and a large woodburning stove. From here, a small passageway gives way to an easy access double bedroom and large shower room. The kitchen and salon lead outside onto a large wrap around terrace facing south and east across the garden, through vines to a little orchard.
Upstairs takes us to the minstrels’ gallery where we’ll find two pretty double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. Once again, light bright and stylish. The first bedroom faces south with steps leading down to a cozy bathroom. The romantic master bedroom has views across the garden to the east and is complemented by an island bath facing the stars through the window above.
Attached to the house is a high-ceilinged outbuilding which has the potential to offer additional living space with views across the valley towards the setting sun. With the necessary permissions of course.
To conclude, a beautiful farmhouse and restored stone barn in a delightful tranquil spot yet in easy reach of all amenities in the neighbouring riverside market towns. A family home with rental potential if wanted, or merely just a family home with lots of space for friends. A gascon gem.
WHAT WE THINK
HERE AT BLISS:
Here at Bliss we were particularly taken by the gardens and special little places nestled within. The property is elegant yet comfortable, bright and airy with a deep warm homely feeling at its heart.
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PROPERTY REF: BLISS-124
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