An impressive ensemble of stone buildings comprising :
Chartreuse, barn and two pigeon towers
Elegant 18th century Chartreuse
Rural estate located on 77506m² of land
PROPERTY REF: BLISS-107
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This 300m2 property is charming and elegant; its architecture certain to please lovers of Gascon stone.
With its long alleyway and wrought iron gate, this 18th Century Chartreuse offers up an easy elegance, and an air of faded grandeur.
Situated on seven hectares of land (six of which are cultivated by the local farmer), the property is a short drive from the popular market-town of Lectoure, with easy access both to Toulouse international airport and Agen station, with its fast speed TGV train to Paris.
The parkland offers an undeniable appeal with its retaining stone walls throughout, and its variety of bushes, shrubs and trees, which although now overgrown, offer the skeleton of a fine formal garden. These are certain to seduce any avid gardener: especially one of the “roses-trailing-against-stone-walls and hydrangeas” ilk.
To add to the picture, imagine that in this Gascon garden there is a stone column, on which a majestic lion perches up on high. There is a pond, a Roman fountain, and two water wells; all of which add to the interest of the gardens.
This property would once have been an elegant dwelling for the local squire. As is traditional, this was a single level property, somewhat faded but waiting to shine again.
The main door opens onto an impressive central hallway, which has retained its original turn of the century cement floor tiles.
The rooms of the property are distributed symmetrically on each side of a central hallway, to include an impressive farmhouse kitchen, with a fireplace and double exposition windows. The kitchen has the rustic feel of yesteryear and is spacious enough to house an enormous farmhouse table.
The impressive main (40m2) reception room has been more recently refurbished. This grand and elegant drawing-room has been painted in neutral tones of grey and white, with a central fireplace. If the kitchen is rustic farmhouse in style, the main reception room has a more elegant eighteenth century feel, in keeping with the style of an elegant “Chartreuse.”
The property has a study, and four generous-sized double bedrooms, all on the same level.
There is a bathroom at the end of the hallway.
The basement to the property is currently used for storage, offering further potential for a further appartment. The boiler room is harboured there.
The attic also offers space for the development of further bedrooms.
In the grounds there are stables, which have fallen into some disrepair, a pigeon tower in the walled garden where there is a swimming pool, and a disused chicken coop. There is a wine cellar of over 50m2 and two garages, as well as a barn where there is a further 100m2 storage area, and a workshop.
WHAT WE THINK
Here at Bliss we particularly like: The architecture of this property!
Perhaps because the “La Chartreuse” style of architecture is much rarer than the ubiquitous square Gascon house “La Gasconne” – it offers an undeniable charm, with the same central hallway bisecting the property from front to rear as the former.
Although it is certain that the 300m² interior offers much scope for renovation and will require internal decorative works to the bathroom and kitchen to realise its full potential, the property is charming throughout, with many original features, and can be inhabited immediately.
There is an air of romanticism about this property which makes any project to restore it an exciting one. We approve of its convenient location close to Lectoure (with a school bus in the village) and its far-reaching views across the farmland and to the village.
This property is both private, and yet, sitting on the edge of a village, non-isolated; being an easy drive to Lectoure market on a Friday morning.
This is a home which will appeal to lovers of the 18th century: homeowners desirous not only of a “home” but of an “architectural” statement, whether this be in the main house, the grand pigeon towers, or the architecture of the garden.
This is a garden which cries out for …….. topiary (!);
For stone statues basking in shady corners and grand fountains that trickle water on hot summer’s days. This is a garden made for scented roses and summer Jasmin.
Who will come to here to tend the old stone lion and remove the moss from his paws? Who will restore for him a kingdom of which to be proud once more?
Will it be you?……
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PROPERTY REF: BLISS-107
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License No. CPI 3201 2017 000 018 266
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