Period property
views and Authentic features

with pool and guest house

All measurements are approximate

HeatingWood, electric
  • Mauvezin
DPE230 / D
GES7 / B
699 000


This attractive period property is located in the heart of a small community between the popular market towns of Fleurance and Mauvezin, and within easy driving distance of Lectoure.

The property is set back from a hamlet of houses, and faces the valley, with exceptional views. The property sits in a well maintained garden, and with fields backing onto the property from the rear, offers a sense of space and rural tranquility, without being isolated.

The property

On arrival we find the owner enjoying coffee under the covered terrace. It is easy to see why in the summer months, people would naturally navigate towards this outdoor reception, with its rear kitchen area, two reception rooms and barbecue/open fire.  This outdoor living space overlooks the valley, and the pool area, and is peaceful and tranquil.

We enter the property through the kitchen from the terrace, although there is a formal entrance hall for guests, with an antique wooden door frame painted in elegant black, which opens into a central hallway with decorative wooden beams on the walls and ceiling. The central hallway has been fitted with a wood-burning stove which distributes heat nicely from the heart of the house.

The kitchen is warm and inviting, with decorative beams on the wall, bleached with age, and decorative terracotta strips inserted into the plaster work between the beams. This combination of wood, plaster and terracotta creates a muted and gentle ambiance, which is mellow and inviting. There is a period charm, which is light and airy, and nothing of the dark rustic beams which have fallen from grace in recent years.

There is a spacious open fireplace in the kitchen; the floor is laid with terra cotta tiles. The kitchen units offer a pleasing and modern contrast in muted black, and have been recently fitted, to create a workspace which is both charming, functional and spotlessly clean. The kitchen is one of the central rooms in the house, and a pleasant area in which to entertain, with the hallway and access to the main reception room on one side, and the outdoor covered terrace on the other. It is also important to note that the room is filled with views and light from the kitchen door on one side, and the window above the sink on the other.

On the other side of the main downstairs hallway, there is a pleasant double aspect reception-room, which also benefits from a spacious open fireplace which spans the rear wall and affords much character to the room.

The ambiance in the living-room is in keeping with the rest of the property, with solid wooden doors, bleached beams and high ceilings.  The reach of the ceilings and the absence of floorboards in the front section of the reception room, guarantees that the room remains light, airy and contemporary. If some of the aspects of the property fall within the category of comfortable country cottage, then others, such as the clever opening of the ceiling to the highest point of the room, ensure that the property has a smart architectural feel which is relevant to today.

In the middle section of the property there is a family bathroom, shared by two ground floor double bedrooms. The third bedroom, or the master room, has en-suite facilities.

The fourth bedroom, accessed by a flight of wooden stairs in the main reception-room, is found on the first floor, in the eaves.  Apart from this one upstairs room, the property offers easy to maintain single floor living accommodation.

The guest house

The property benefits from a separate guesthouse which has recently been completed.  The building itself houses two spacious garage areas with the space in between being converted into a self-contained kitchen area.  Upstairs are two modern style bedrooms each with its own shower and WC.  Finishing off this lovely guest accommodation is a comfortable balcony area, a lovely place to sit and enjoy the views of the surrounding countryside.

    Our thoughts here at Bliss

    This property holds an undoubted appeal for lovers of contemporary buildings seeped in history with original features throughout. The ambiance is warm and inviting. Yes, it is a cosy country cottage, but don’t let this image fill your heads with thoughts of low ceilings or bumping your head on beams. The previous owner is an architect and wherever possible the property has been opened up and out, so that it is filled with light and impressive ceiling height in the main salon.

    The property has the advantage of a guest house which is of certain appeal to anyone with an extended family or a project for a gîte.

    And of course, this property is a must for lovers of views, and tranquil pool side settings, with various useable outdoor spaces, including beneath the covered terrace area! The views, the outdoor space, the charm and the character of this old property.  Although on the edge of a village, you quickly forget there are neighbours once you enter the property.

    More images…

    Click images to enlarge

    Plus Points

    Excellent condition – Views

    Covered outdoor seating area

    Easy access to Fleurance/Lectoure and all the shops

    Tranquil backwater – no busy roads

    Key Points to Retain

    Period property with original features

    4 bedrooms (3 bedrooms on ground floor level – 1 of which with ensuite bathroom)

    Reception-room with original open fireplace

    Kitchen with original open fireplace

    Family bathroom

    Insulation with fiber glass (panels on the floor of the loft of main house)

    Wood-burning stove in hallway of main house

    2 open fireplaces

    2nd guest house

    Swimming pool

    2 spacious garages

    Information on the risks to which this property is exposed is available on the website: