- 418 m2
- 8 rooms
- 3 bedrooms
- land 3 560 m2
Seeped in the richness of history, this fine property which dates back to 1752, sits on the southern side of one France's most beautiful villages.
With its fine classical architecture and its beautiful stone façade, this property was once part of the Royal Tannery, where historically animal hides were soaked with a mixture of waters from the Fountain of Diana, (once renowned for their healing properties) and ground up bark, and thus transformed into soft leathers, soaking at the time in one of 139 stone basins in the grounds. The leathers soaked here for up to eighteen months and became the Manufacture Royale de Lectoure.
Now a privately-owned home, which sits in private gardens where we still find some of the original stone basins, the building has been lovingly restored by its current owners to form a regal residence.
The property is within walking distance of the town's many shops, restaurants and cinema. It is as much a part of this town's history as the Cathedral at one end of the town and the Chateau at the other, once the home of the Counts of Armagnac.
One of the noblest, and finest residences in town, it is no surprise therefore that the building is listed as a monument of special interest. As such its owners may benefit with help for its restoration and other fiscal advantages which recompense the guardianship of this special piece of Gascon history.
This home - for above anything else it is a home - will appeal to lovers of classical architecture and fine gardens.
It is a unique opportunity to live not just within the walls of this historical building, but also in a village which never ceases to attract visitors and residents from all over the world.
Most often lovers of this town are in search of a view and a garden: here there is a spacious park to the south.
There are a number of magical corners in which to sit, including the pool which uses the largest of all the stone basins, and which is sheltered beneath a splendid high stone wall in the corner of the garden, creating a space of intimacy and beauty.
At the other side of the garden another ancient stone basin is filled with carp. There is a magic to these gardens which must be visited to be appreciated, but above all a sense that nothing has been contrived. There is an ancient beauty which lends a peaceful aura to this space, which behind closed walls maintains a sense of being in the town, but very much a
reference : VM548 - Le Figaro Properties reference : 26364155
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