Vast rural estate
with 18th century manor house

16+ hectares of land, lakes, pool & outbuildings

All measurements are approximate

HeatingWood, fuel, geothermal
  • Lectoure
DPE176 / C
GES13 / C
1 263 150


A paradise for truffle hunters close to Lectoure!

This property is truly a rural haven. There is little to be gleaned from the discreet outside gates, and the long 200m private lane, that leads us from the busy outside world to the calm tranquillity of this property.

At the bottom of the private avenue, a beautiful golden coloured 18th century manor house in stone sits against a leafy backdrop. Further afield, we glimpse the converted barns, where later we will discover the enclosed pool, the gym and an artist’s atelier.

Be prepared! This visit could easily take up a whole afternoon. Before we visit the vast stone 18th century manor house and its converted outbuildings, let’s not forget we have just a little shy of 17 hectares of woodland and pasture in which to wander. As we stroll far from the property itself, avoiding the occasional amourous lama on our pathway, pursued by a drove of rescue donkeys and a string of ponies, we take time out to discover three sizeable lakes, all of which have irrigation permits.

One could easily slip into the role of gentle(wo)man farmer, rescue animals, buy a lot of creatures, and know they have enough outdoor space and pasture on which to thrive. Did we mention the three rescue dogs who show us around the estate? (One of whom is sulking because he doesn’t like his new “brother.” )

There is a delicacy in France which is almost worth its weight in gold: the  infamous truffle, so regaled in South-West France. The current owner has been two busy with her livestock and restoring the property to worry too much about digging these up. We are assured there are years of stock, waiting, under ground; to delight the finest of palates. A delicacy in high demand, sought after by the finest restaurants in the country, or plucked from rich Gascon soil to grace the owner’s table.

The Property

The property is spacious and imposing, with an elegant central hallway, a grand staircase, and rooms which are all generous in size, with high ceilings and tall (double-glazed) windows. This is pure 18th century luxury.

The property has been restored over time by both the current and previous owners and many original features have been preserved, such as the exposed stone walls, oak beams and floors; for example the old terra-cotta floor tiles in the entrance hall.

The property is a comfortable residence throughout the year, with a geo-thermal heating system, and a pre-existing back-up oil central heating system. This is a house that is designed for the comfort of modern-day living.

There are five separate entrances to the main property, and with a vast amount of living space, one can easily imagine several different generations of the same family living here, or the development of a tourist activity.

If one were to open one’s doors to the public, it is easy to imagine how appealing this bucolic retreat would be, and how if one wanted and how for a multitude of different activities, it is a rare joy to have a constant water supply. The current owner tells us there are 25.000 m3 of water (a figure not verified by the agency) and as such, one could turn to farming, breed horses or other livestock – not forgetting the lucrative business of truffles hunting in yhe ground beneath those hundreds of oak trees !

More surprisingly still, the property is entirely fenced. Perfect for animal lovers.

This is a rare find, in a crazy modern world. It is very tempting to close the gates, and to live a self-sufficient life here. One can grown crops, water them, have chickens…. there is a tamed wildness to this property. One feels further away from civilization than one actually is, with the bustling market town of Lectoure right on the doorstep, and the bus to Agen, and the fast TGV train to Bordeaux, Paris and Toulouse. Or the international airport of Blagnac a little over an hour’s drive away

At the request of the owner, who values her privacy, photographs of the inside of the property are limited.

In french :

Fear not, there is nothing untoward in the house, only the desire for complete privacy which somehow goes hand in hand with the personality of anyone who would choose to live in such a peaceful haven in the first place.

All visits are organised solely via the agency.

Main House

Ground floor

Entrance  – 15m2. Stone floors and oak beams with majestic stone staircase to the first floor.

Cloakroom/ WC

Study18 m² (terra cotta tiled floor)

Entrance hall 12 m² (tiled floor and oak ceiling beams) with oak door leading to the garden terrace

Dining-room 31m² half-opening to the kitchen

Kitchen 25 m² fully-equipped. (dishwasher, micro-wave, American-style fridge, fitted wall oven, pizza oven, access to the terrace.

2nd Rear Kitchen 20m² : laundry room (fitted with multiple storage cupboards  & 10 kilos washing-machine & dryer)

Technical room

Reception room : 30,5m² (with fireplace fitted with an insert). Access to the adjacent converted barn.

First floor


Parental suite

Bathroom 15m² with Japanese infra-red sauna

Separate WC : 2m²

Dressing room : 8m²

Bedroom 1 : 25 m²

Bedroom2 : 24 m² (with ensuite bathroom & WC)

Bedroom 3 : 18 m² .

Ensuite bathroom with WC

Access to the loft/attic via a wooden trap door

 Adjacent Converted Barn (internal and external access)

Reception room /barn conversion: 110m² (with small recess area which could be converted to a bathroom)

First Floor  – loft

Vast bedroom, with study and games area : 110m²


Barn (heated) with indoor pool. Sliding doors, to hot-house and access to an external wooden terrace area.

Hot house/veranda: 65m² with remote controlled opening roof

Boiler room (with oil tanks and geo thermal heating station)

Outbuilding : 200m² divided into 3 separate zones.

Artists Atelier accessed by an external staircase, sitting above the aforementioned outbuilding : 120m²

Carport 64m² for 3 vehiclees .


    Our thoughts here at Bliss

    With global warming it is rare to have such a plentiful supply of water on a property coupled with such a vast expanse of land in this much sought-after corner of Gascony.

    Clearly the property will appeal to anyone with horses sheep, or donkeys – or anyone who wishes to find not just a home but a private estate into which one can truly escape. This is a paradise for children who can get « lost » for hours behind the safety of fenced gardens.

    The property has good « bones ». This classically beautiful 18th century home was clearly built by family of means. A squire’s residence with a sumptuous exterior and generously sized rooms. Perfect for a large family or entertaining guests.

    There is scope for an artist or potter to work in the adjacent barn, where there is already an artist’s studio on the first floor.

    With two gyms and an indoor heated pool, there is no excuse for not working off those calories from your truffle pasta – sources from the hundreds of  oaks on the estate.

    When the (automated) gates open and we drive back to town, we sense a renewed sense of surprise that there is so much to offer on the very doorstep of the property: cinema, theatres, local day and night markets, eclectic restaurants, tea-rooms and boutiques. The village of brocanteurs where you can hunt for treasures to fill this spacious home.

    Bring your walking boots and be prepared to run, if Augustin the lama is feeling sportive that day.

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     On a technical note !

    The grounds are entirely fenced around the property

    Electric gates to the property – recently installed system operated by remote control

    Internal remote controlled electric gate (new system) with speaker

    Indoor heated pool (heated by the geothermal heat system)

    Sliding doors around entire pool area that can be pulled back to “open” the pool up in summer

    Foliage wall

    Geothermal and oil central heating (large sized tanks)

    Automated roof for the greenhouse

    Double glazed windows throughout

    Shutters on all windows

    Open fireplace in the downstairs reception room (heating also lower level of the barn)

    Pizza oven (potentially convertible to a fireplace with an insert woodburner)

    Solar panels – 36 units, not yet installed. (to be confirmed if and where with the new owner).

    This number of panels could give the property complete autonomy

    Mains water

    Irrigation system in the private lakes

    Taps in most rooms

    Water troughs for animals

    Hundreds of truffle oaks

    Infra red Japnese sauna

    Mosquito nets on the bedroom windows

    3 lakes plus a water source

    Fibre optics

    TV points in most rooms

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