Old stone house with viewBetween Saint-Clar & Lectoure
Overlooking the valley
This old stone property sits in an elevated position overlooking the valley, with distant views of Gramont and the surrounding Gascon countryside.
Situated in a medieval hamlet, with a single wall linking the neighbouring property to the rear, this rural location will appeal to buyers seeking a private yet non-isolated position next to a neighbouring and working farm.
Shops, restaurants and schools are all a short drive away, as the property is located within a fifteen-minute drive of the popular tourist and market towns of Lectoure, St Clar, and Fleurance.
Toulouse international airport is a little over an hour’s drive away. Agen, with its TGV station is less than an hour’s drive away.
Buyers will be spoilt for choice for foods from three of the best open-air markets in the area. Lectoure (Fridays), Fleurance (Tuesdays) and St Clar (Wednesdays).
Access to the property is via a private lane. The property sits on high, proudly facing the view, with gardens to three sides.
The gardens are carefully tended and comprise a large area of lawn, an old stone well, and a terrace to the side of the house, shaded by an old chestnut tree, for outdoor dining.
There are a variety of mature shrubs and plants which will enchant buyers seeking an impressive and yet easy to maintain garden in a rural idyll.
Dating back to the middle-ages, the property has retained its original features; from its old terracotta floors, oak beams, and stone wall; to the grand fireplace in the main reception room.
With a spacious “cottage” feel, the property comprises: a large salon (with original fireplace, French doors to the garden and terracotta floors), a spacious kitchen/breakfast room (with French doors to the gardens), a downstairs laundry-room/scullery and WC; a second reception room with an 18th Century style fireplace, three bedrooms, and an upstairs bathroom/shower room. The master bedroom is particularly magical with a cathedral ceiling and a picture-frame view of the gardens and far-reaching views.
Here at BLISS we particularly like the medieval feel of the property with its ancient stone walls and beams. The garden is a particular joy with its ancient trees offering much valued shade and character. This is a tranquil environment, with no vis à vis, as the property is turned away from the hamlet to the open countryside.
This is a home that will appeal to anyone in search of French Country Life brought to the market at a highly competitive price in an area which never ceases to appeal; and in which properties frequently reach the highest prices in Gascony.
What would I consider doing if this property were mine?
The property requires a new roof which has been repaired for leakage temporarily. The necessity for this work is reflected in the asking price.
NB – there is some background noise at the far end of the garden from the ventilation fans of the farm next door during the melon season. The price of the property has been lowered to factor in this element. Outside of this period the hamlet is tranquil with close neighbours. The house shares a stone wall with the next door neighbour and is not isolated.
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