- 315 m2
- 9 rooms
- 7 bedrooms
- land 1 230 m2
In the centre of a village in the French department of Lot-et-Garonne, a harmonious, 19th century house with parklands and a swimming pool.
This property is in the Albret region, with its wealth of historic heritage. Nérac is nearby and Agen, with its TGV train station and its airport, is 30 minutes away. A slip road for the Toulouse-Bordeaux-Paris motorway is also nearby.
This enterprising village hosts farmers' markets and has good schools with a bus service providing links to Agen.
The local surroundings include walled bastides and fortified villages and, more generally, a preserved architectural heritage.
The wonderful, middle-class houses in this village are reminiscent of a prosperous past, courtesy of a cork-making industry when the region was rich in cork oak trees and covered with vines. This elegant house, spanning two levels, has a long, classical, west-facing facade facing the main, wide, tree-lined street. On the garden side are parklands, with majestic trees, enhanced with a swimming pool and an annex building. Gates at the end of the garden open on to a little street, providing an entrance for cars.
The houseBuilt in the 19th century, this quadrilateral residence is a large, luxurious home spanning two levels over cellars.
The facade openings are symmetrically aligned and let copious amounts of daylight into the inside.
The entrance door opens into a through gallery with, at the end, a French window opening on to a flower-filled, wooded garden. Double, Art Deco style, glazed doors separate this gallery into two sections, both covered with 19th century, decorated, cement floor tiles.
Double doors open into two adjoining lounges.
The first overlooks the street, but this does not cause any problems as the windows in this house have been insulated with double-glazing, keeping all exterior noise out. The wooden flooring in this room is laid in a strip pattern and currant red-painted walls, flanked with almond green beading, surround a marble fireplace. A stucco ceiling rose enhances the site of a central chandelier.
The second lounge communicates with the first via double doors, glazed with small panes. Pride of place is taken by a tall, Prussian, white, ceramic fireplace. Parquet flooring is laid in a herringbone pattern. The exposed ceiling joists are painted current red. Two French windows open on to the garden.
A wide corridor, set at right angles to the gallery, leads to a dining room, a study and a kitchen. A stairway at the end, going up to the first floor, houses a toilet with a wash-hand basin under its steps, together with a small storage cupboard, containing the domestic hot water heater for the kitchen.
Just like the second lounge, the dining room opens directly on to the garden via two French windows. The floor is covered with white tiles, inlaid with black decoration. A door in the east corner that used to open on to the gallery has been walled up to provide a cupboard. It could be re-opened. The size of this room is such that a small lounge area has been included at one end.
A small study, reached from the corridor, could be a spare bedroom. It has a window overlooking the street.
On the same side is a vast, bright kitchen, with two windows looking out over the street. A central unit, fitted with storage cupboards, sets a contemporary, functional tone. The mosaic floor tiles bring a Provencal tradition to mind. The walls are lined with household appliances and functional cupboards.
The layout of this level has been well-thought out, making it easy to move around.
A landing, extended by a wide corridor featuring two arcades, leads to two bedrooms. The other bedrooms are reached via the corridor. All the floors are covered with parquet flooring and most of the bedrooms have a marble fireplace.
The first two face one another, ...
reference : 797146 - Le Figaro Properties reference : 24881619
- EPC : D (209)
- GHG : B (6)