Vast Gascon Property Near Lectoure
Blank Canvas for Grand Design Project

Manor house in parkland - secondary works to complete

This vast property sits at the gateway to Lectoure and offers an incredible opportunity to personalise a building which has seen extensive reconstruction works in recent years.

Located only a few minutes from Lectoure town-centre by car, with its Cathedral, market-town and many shops and restaurants, this building is located against a rural backdrop with views of the surrounding valley and the countryside towards Lectoure.

The property is currently divided into two distinct parts. The first is complete and inhabited by the current owners. The second is not yet habitable though work is well under way.

  • Lectoure
634 000
Agency fees included (5%), payable by the seller.
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This first section comprises a large fully fitted and spacious kitchen – a vast triple-sized reception-room – and a section of the property with external access, with a bedroom with an ensuite shower-room.

This first section comprises a large fully fitted and spacious kitchen – a vast triple-sized reception-room – and a section of the property with external access, with a bedroom with an ensuite shower-room.

This is, however, just a small section of the entire property, which extends to over 750m2 habitable space in total.

The larger adjacent section of the property (both parts being under the same roof) has an opening to the front of the house – where in time there will be a front door. There is currently a provisional door panel and frame – pending the new owner’s decision on floor coverings and heating options which will impact floor height and the space required for potential underfloor heating and/or the choice of floor covering (wood, stone, polished cement etc). Once these choices have been made, a front door can be fitted and fall flush to the floor of the entrance hall.

The second section of the property, which is on two levels, is in a semi-complete state of repair. Concrete floors have been laid. The roof is entirely news. Electrical wires have been run throughout the building but nothing is as yet fitted. There are spaces for bathrooms with water pipes positioned in the relevant places – but none of the fittings and fixtures are in place or connected. All secondary works are done – the current owners having undertaken all major structural work and having bought the property in a state of ruin and total disrepair.

This second section of the property is vast. Whether it be the hallway, the main reception room – or any of the bedrooms – each space benefits from high ceilings and generous spaces.

It is easy to see what can be done here. A home of almost chateau-style dimensions can be created providing a splendid family home or place for a business.

The imagination can take flight, with the main bulk of structural work done, but it it clear that a sizeable budget to complete the works is still required. The advantage of the current situation of course being that the new owners can comfortably live on site for as long as required. Indeed – with the new roof ensuring the entire expanse of the property safe from the elements – there is no time line to adhere to, in order to complete the project.

To whom will this property appeal? 

Think big !

Think high ceilings and a property which is spacious and voluminous.

This property will appeal to lovers of grand open spaces – those with an eye on a Grand Design – or anyone in search of a blank canvas.

The solid (very solid – since the entire house has been taken to pieces and put back together again) basics are complete.

Now comes the secondary stage of works. The choice of tiles, fittings and fixtures.

The appeal of this property is perhaps that there has been no imposition of style or taste on a vast proportion of the house. The owners have personalised the one section of the house in which they live, but other than this, the imagination has free rein.

Who should avoid this property? 

This property is not suitable for anyone reluctant to engage in a substantial building project. This work requires a budget for materials, a project manager or someone on site to oversee the next finishing stages.

Things to like about this property

Other than the sheer volume of room size the stairway linking the first and second floor of the main house is an incredible example of local stone masonry. Carved from Lectoure rock, this wide and generous staircase is a work of art and a promise of the potential grandeur of the home, should a similar level of building materials and craftsmanship be used throughout.

The stone fireplaces, each with individual motifs carved into the facade, are worthy of note and lend much character to what are still in essence « empty «  rooms.

As with the stone staircase, the chimney breasts are a promise of things to come – and strike a note of beauty in what is currently a building site.

Key points to take on board 

The property is sold as seen and no further works will be completed by the current owner.

The current asking-price is a reflection of the unfinished state of the building which has been valued as seen.

750 m2 living space

The Gateway to Lectoure – all the advantages of a rural situation with the shops in easy driving distance.

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