Property with giteclose to Lectoure
Stone house with Pigeonnier
This property is located a short drive from Lectoure and sits on one hectare (10 000m2) of land.
The estate comprises both a farm house and an old pigeon tower, which has been converted into a one-bedroom gîte, a pool, and a barn, which is in perfect condition and currently used as an atelier.
The drive to the property takes us down quiet rural lanes, with magnificent views. The valley is rolling and verdant, the small village we drive through, beautifully kept.
The property is accessed via a long driveway, with immaculate lawns, and a parking area in-front of the pigeon tower and an old stone barn. The gardens are mature, with tall elegant Cyprus trees whose giant branches has spanned the centuries.
The main house is a pleasing symmetrical shape, typical of the area, with a pool side in view to the side of the property. The pool has a counter-current for exercise and is heated with a heat pump.
The main door opens onto a light bright hallway, with pale cream and blue ceramic tiles.
The rooms are laid out symmetrically with two double bedrooms, filled with sunlight to each side of the hallway. One pleasing feature of the house is the sunlight. This house is bathed in it from top to bottom!
The bedrooms are in immaculate condition, and both offer views of the gardens, or the surrounding countryside.
There is a third bedroom, currently used as a study and sewing room, which could easily be converted back.
On the ground floor there is a spacious family shower room – so spacious, it may once have been a bedroom! There is also plumbing in place for a bath tub if required.
At the end of the hallway, there is an impressive triple-sized room which houses the kitchen, the dining-room, and reception room. This “family” room, was converted by the current owners from an old barn.
The kitchen is fully fitted, and in perfect condition. An old store-room, with the original windows, is used as a store-room and rear kitchen area.
“When we moved here, the house was a complete ruin,” the current owner tells us, “the kitchen was once a barn with Armagnac barrels in it, and an earthen floor.”
Looking at the photographs of what the house once looked like, it is easy to see the sheer volume of work carried out over the past twenty years.
A modern staircase leads to the upper floor, which has been carved from what once was barn space and storage for grains.
An impressive reception-sized suite offers a splendid bedroom on the first floor, with an adjacent upstairs family bathroom, with a shower, and two further bedrooms.
In the gardens, the pigeonnier has been entirely restored to create an independent gite, with a kitchen and WC on the ground floor, and a bedroom on the first floor.
Who would this house appeal to?
This house would appeal to anyone looking for a spacious family home, close to Lectoure, and within easy driving distance of Astaffort and the TGV station in Agen.
With six bedroom, it will appeal to anyone with children, with popular schools in Lectoure, where a large number of international families send their children.
The property will appeal to clients looking for a home in perfect condition. The house offers every comfort and is perfect for the owner who prefers to dabble with a small paintbrush, and put his mark on a property this way, rather than wrestle with an enormous crane or a digger!
The gîte in the garden is interesting as a small rental opportunity, or for visiting guests. The bedroom is on the first floor is so only for the agile!
Our thoughts here at Bliss:
“I love the spacious kitchen area, opening onto the pool, and the bar area beside the pool is cute without being kitch, and a great place to spend a summer evening with friends. Every time I visit I want to order a 1664.”
“I loved the main reception room for entertaining, and the picture window to the countryside, which was like looking at a perfect painting with ever changing seasons.”
Sammy the dog :
“Plenty of space to run around. Definitely a house for anyone with a four-legged friend. And the old oak is perfect for snoozes in the shade. The owner gave me a toy to take home – a ball. Lovely people!”
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