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Farm house Villefranche-de-Rouergue
  • 325 m2
  • 11  bedrooms
  • land 30.1 ha

A nuisance-free hamlet and its 30 ha estate in a dominant position in an area of great ecological interest, the borders of the French departments of Tarn-et-Garonne.
Where the borders of the French departments of Tarn-et-Garonne, Lot and Aveyron meet, a region enhanced by the mountain influences of the Massif Central and the mild Gascony climate. In the heart of unspoilt surroundings classified as ZNIEFF for Zones Naturelles d'Intérêt Ecologique, Faunistique et Floristique (French Inventory of Natural Areas of Ecological Interest for Flora and Fauna). An area marked by deep, wooded valleys contrasting with the bocage landscape of the plateaux. To the east are woods with sweet chestnut trees and fields growing crops for fodder. To the west are sinkholes and potholes in the limestone. A setting much appreciated for exploring a wide range of landscape and architectural heritage. The towns of Rodez (international airport), Albi, Montauban, Cahors and Figeac are about an hour away. The Medieval towns of Villefranche-de-Rouergue, Saint-Antonin-de-Noble-Val and Cordes-sur-Ciel are some 30 minutes away, whilst that of Caylus is less than 20 minutes away. All shops and amenities are but 10 minutes away.
Standing half-way up a hillside, this property extends over some 30 continuous hectares and dominates a predominantly wooded valley crossed by a river. The hamlet, at a distance from its neighbours as well as any kind of nuisance, is built like a lookout post on the old site of a small castle. It blends perfectly with its lush, verdant, unspoilt setting and has a panoramic view over its surroundings.
This group of buildings is reached via a lane almost 800 m long that comes to a dead-end. This collection of houses is accessed via narrow alleyways. All are robustly built from local stone with flat tile or interlocking tile roofs. Plants, trees, shrubs and flower beds have been harmoniously added over the years. There are some thirty cypress trees as well as umbrella pine and palm trees.
The main house is surrounded by nine other buildings of various shapes and sizes. They are all independent of one another and are, for the most part, adorned with balconies, terraces, enclosed gardens and low dry stone walls. There is also a swimming pool with its pool-house, a vegetable garden, a well, an aviary, a playground and two gravelled parking areas.
The main houseThe main, plain but harmonious house spans three levels, including the converted attic floor. Its quadrilateral shape has numerous embrasures of various shapes and sizes which let copious amounts of light into the inside in keeping with the surroundings. Some rooms can be accessed from outside, notably those opening on to the terraced garden which continues beyond the building. Surrounded by a high wall and attractively filled with plants, this private area also provides an exceptional view point. This house, spanning approx. 325 m², has been carefully restored in a refined contemporary style. It comprises a small lounge with a study set up on a mezzanine floor, a kitchen, a dining room, a large lounge, six bedrooms, a vestibule, three shower rooms, a bathroom, three separate toilets, a laundry room and a guest shower room.
The refectory and its studio flatSpanning two levels, this building is a few metres away from the main house with which it shares a superb south-facing area lined with limestone and pleasantly decorated with plants and flowerbeds; an ideal spot for taking meals outside or for relaxing. A shady garden on the north side is enclosed by a low stone wall. It comprises an eating area and a shed for storing garden tools and furniture. This building essentially features a studio flat set out upstairs and accessed via a stone stairway. A similar stairway on the ...

reference : 985485 - Le Figaro Properties reference : 14980603

Localisation : 12 Villefranche-de-Rouergue
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