Country property
with impressive views

pool & guest cottage

All measurements are approximate

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  • Condom
DPE110 / C
GES3 / A
595 000


We leave the lively town of Condom, and head for the countryside. The drive to the property is peaceful, and we soon leave the main roads behind, traversing farmland, fields of wheat, sunflower and corn.

On arrival, we pull into a smart driveway beside a neat looking garden, where from the outset everything appears to be in immaculate order. The property has recently been rendered, and has a smart and attractive appeal from the outside. The windows have all been recently changed to aluminium their frames contrasting nicely with the stone façade.

The land slopes down to a row of vines in neat rows, lending a feel of Provence to the landscape which is lush and emerald green. This is a peaceful location, the one neigbouring property turned to face the other way and at a discreet distance. The house looks towards the views and over its own garden. There is nothing to spoil the landscape for miles around.

On the far side of the property, there is a fabulous covered terrace which has been designed as an outdoor reception room, with a summer kitchen, an ideal spot for a large dining-table, and views both to the pool and orchard. This sheltered spot provides a perfect place for alfresco dining both in summer rain or scorching hot days when it is impossible to sit outside without shade.

The ground floor

We enter a light-filled open-plan kitchen/reception-room with large bay windows on two sides, one opening directly onto the recently fitted pool and the other to the terrace where the owners like to sit in the evenings for a drink. The view of the poolside, when the windows are pulled open, is particularly inviting; lending the impression that one could step from the living room directly to the waters edge. Our impression that this is one continuous space is accentuated by the stone terrace which flows nicely from the house to the pool in one continuous stretch.

In the living room there is a fireplace which houses a log-burning glass insert, for snug winter evenings by the fire. The walls and floors are all in neutral tones, with a clean white ceiling, which gives the impression the property has only just been built, despite the old stone walls.

The kitchen is immaculate, with a number of useful contemporary white storage units, a central island, and a view directly onto the reception room, and to the pool. There is a walk in cupboard for additional storage. The splash-back is tiles with white ceramic tiles, the oven inserted into a wall unit and the extractor fan in slick black : all of white contribute to the kitchen’s crisp, smart appeal.

To the rear of the kitchen a small inner corridor leads to an additional pantry area, where the freezer and fridge are kept, with additional storage cupboards.

At the end of the corridor there is a downstairs cloakroom, with WC and wash basin and next to it, a lovely clean white laundry room with a downstairs shower.

At the end of the hallway, there is a downstairs double bedroom, which in turn has its own private entrance/exit, opening onto a covered porch area with a concrete floor, where the family car is parked, and where a door leads to a spacious barn with a new wooden doors, an ideal space to house the logs for the fire, or the garden tools. This workshop area has a concrete floor and a new pine ceiling with electricity, water and a sink.

The ground floor double bedroom is ideal for guests or older children having a private door to the garden, and with the downstairs bathroom and shower room next door this enables perfect guest accommodation.

This completes our tour of the ground floor. Now let’s take a look upstairs.

The first floor

We ascend to the first floor via a contemporary black metal staircase which leads to a spacious landing area, which is more than just a landing but an upstairs reception room, with lovely windows running the length of the room, and overlooking the front garden. There is a bookshelf, a guitar, the perfect area to relax, and take in the views.

This central landing/upstairs living  space has a hallway at each end, leading to the upstairs bedrooms.

On one side there is a bedroom currently set up with twin beds, which has a skylight, and next to it a double bedroom with pleasant garden views from a tilting window, and exposed beams painted in white.

On the other side of the landing there is a white marble bathroom with a bathtub, beautiful long sink, and shower, also with marble tiles. The bathroom has direct access to a fabulous long dressing room, with a row of cupboards on each side, with glass doors, with lots of space to keep all the family laundry hidden from view.

In the hallway there is an upstairs cloakroom/WC, with red and white decorative tiles, and a washbasin, and at the far end of the hallway, a double bedroom with fantastic views both over the poolside and the surrounding countryside.

The upstairs bedrooms share the aforementioned family bathroom, with shower and bathtub.

The property has one final surprise for us. A separate guest cottage, which is has a downstairs bedroom, kitchen, and shower room/WC, and a first floor loft area, which is currently used as a music room for guitar sessions. The guest annexe is perfect for friends and family having its own kitchen, for complete independence.

Who will this property appeal to?

This property is perfect for anyone who loves the idea of a period stone property, but who relishes a fresh, contemporary interior.

The owner of the property tells us: “I will miss this property so much, because it is so easy to live in and manage. Everything flows, and works, it is the idea space for us, and not too much maintenance like most house. We love the interior design of it so much we may very well replicate it, if in the future we consider building our property.”

    Our thoughts here at Bliss

    We love the outdoor reception room, on the side of the property, which works really well. It feels like an additional reception room, and we can easily imagine all the summer parties and long dinners with friends in this area. We also love the position of the pool, which is nigh on perfect! Positioned just where you can best see the view, and in direct line with the main reception room/kitchen, so that the view over the water and to the hilltop across the valley is very special.

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