Secret Gardens & Hilltop Viewsclose to Lectoure
This property holds special appeal for anyone looking for a rural idyll in which to retreat from the world. Far from the madding crowd, this sheltered slice of Gascon countryside includes: a woodland, a water source, and a secret curate’s garden which nestles at the edge of the property.
Built in the 18th Century in white Lectoure stone, with a pigeon tower and barns, the property sits on an impressive six hectares of land; perched high on a hilltop and with sweeping 360° views of the surrounding countryside.
It is hidden from the road and is a short drive from the ever-popular market town of Lectoure. Access is through a private driveway which cuts through woodland to the top, where the land flattens out into a plateau, and is populated with many varieties of fruit and woodland trees.
With architecturally pleasing proportions, the buildings have been fully restored using only the finest materials.
The main house has a rustic farm-house feel with its old stone walls, impressive open fireplace, giant oak beams and characterful features throughout. Entrance to the property is through a covered porch-way into a generous kitchen/dining room. This space at the heart of the household is used as a large family room, with a central table for informal dining.
A second reception room to the rear can be found adjacent to an impressive dining room, and perfect for more formal receptions.
On the ground floor, there is a shower-room, a scullery area (with a WC) and two double bedrooms.
A third bedroom sits in the upper part of the pigeonnier, with impressive oak beams, and is set back from a spacious mezzanine area overlooking the dining-room.
This is the perfect property for anyone seeking the ultimate rural retreat in the sure knowledge that the main structure of the property has been carefully restored to create ready to move-into accommodation, leaving endless possibilities for the next owner to take this property to the next level. In many ways, this is a blank canvas, for buyers able to bring their own imagination and personal taste to bear on a property lucky enough to enjoy a fabulous location.
The current owners have enjoyed the property as a second home for many years. Conveniently located in the heart of the golden triangle, the property lies half-way between Lectoure and St Clar, both popular market villages. There is easy access both to Toulouse Blagnac and to the TGV train station in Agen. Ideal as a holiday home, or main place of residence, the property is attractively priced for sale.
Here at Bliss
Here at Bliss we particularly love: the views and the gardens, especially the secret walled garden, which is truly this property’s most forgotten treasure.
In this magical spot, there is a fresh-water spring, and a tumble-down curate’s potager, encircled by the vestiges of those old dry-stone walls which once made this such a private and tranquil spot. This whole section of the garden tugs at the heart-strings and calls out to be restored to its former glory.
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