- 420 m2
- 16 rooms
- 7 bedrooms
- land 867 m2
A 17th century mansion house and its garden in a historic town in the south-west of France.
In the historic town of Nérac, capital of the Albret region, just a stone's throw from the town of Agen with its airport (three daily return flights to Paris-Orly) and its future TGV train station (project confirmed for 2021), placing this town almost on the outskirts of the French capital, even if it is only for a week-end.
Former home to the Kings of Navarre, this town, although modernised, still has its original character and its features bearing witness to its past. Standing on both banks of the river Baïse, linked by the old bridge, the town comprises proud silhouettes of chateaux, mansion and half-timbered houses with their superb posterns, carriage gates and fountains. The lush undulating countryside forming its setting is dotted with attractive farms where the duck reigns: this is the land of foie-gras.
This mansion house, standing in the old town, is flanked by two 17th century turrets. It is built set back off wide shady avenues and has a west-facing garden.
Former stables topped with an upstairs, set at right angles, border a private alleyway that opens via carriage gates into a street at the back.
The north-facing facade, standing behind its railings, opens on to the avenues, whilst the west-facing facade opens on to a stone walled garden, planted with trees and flowers, spanning approx. 400 m².
The carcass is built of partially rendered limestone quarry blocks with dressed stone enhancing the main facade.
The Roman tile roof features long slopes, the central section has a concealed gable and the turrets' pavilion roofs are covered with flat tiles.
The building comprises a ground floor, a square upstairs and an attic floor.
The ground floor of the house includes a self-contained, 3-roomed flat overlooking a small private courtyard at the back. The first floor comprises another flat in an advanced state of conversion which could have a separate entrance.
This mansion house, which was built under Louis XIII by the President of Nérac's Chamber of Accounts, was lived in several centuries later by the President of the civil court, hence its name
reference : 998654 - Le Figaro Properties reference : 14980873
- EPC : C (131)
- GHG : D (26)