- 400 m2
- 7 rooms
- 4 bedrooms
- land 16.1 ha
Beautifully Restored farm house with landscaped Gardens and pool
Country Chic Close to Lectoure on 16-hectare plot
In a much sought-after rural area of Northern Gascony, within easy driving distance of the market town of Lectoure, this restored stone property sits in the valley overlooking some of the most beautiful countryside in the Gers.
The property which was once a working farm has seen a comprehensive programme of works over the last ten years and has been transformed into an elegant country residence which is spacious and comfortable with mature landscaped gardens and a generous poolside area with a vast covered terrace or outdoor reception area.
It is rare that a property so close to Lectoure should benefit from this much agricultural land - some 16 hectares in all.
The current owner has chosen to allow the farmland itself to be tended by a neighbouring farmer but this contract allows the new owner to use the land as he will, thus offering the possibility of a lovely rural estate for anyone wishing to use the land for horses - or livestock of any kind.
The current system may of course be continued, the ownership of the land offering a certain guarantee of tranquillity and a private area around the property which is thus protected from the rise of any modern constructions.
The gardens wrap nearly around the property, which sits in a quiet location above an infrequently used rural lane, with stone terraces and lawns to the front; terraces, gardens, the pool and an open stretch of land to the rear, with a pretty avenue of fruit trees cutting through the pasture drawing our line of vision to an emerald green clump of woodland on the brow of the hill above.
This is a rural idyll with a distinctive note of elegance, where it is still possible to find vestiges of the old farm that once was, in the outbuildings to the side of the property, with the old forge still housing its ancient tools, or the barn with its wooden vats and Armagnac press.
This estate spans the centuries, linking the old and the new, in an area untouched by time. The neighbouring properties have shared the hillside on the other side for as many years, and there are no new buildings in sight. The fields, pasture and woodland on both sides, offering the same views today as in the 17th or 18th century.
As such this property will appeal to anyone looking for a period home in an area of pure unspoilt beauty and tranquillity.
We enter the property through the main door on the eastern side, into a neat hallways which has stone tiles on the floor.
The ground floor offers a vast expanse of living-area with a comfortable reception-room where the original fireplace harbours a wood-burning stove, and access to a vast kitchen which was once the cattle shed.
This converted kitchen-barn is far more than just a spacious kitchen. It also encompasses a dining-room and an informal breakfast room, or second sitting-room; with comfortable chairs and a desk.
This is a triple sized room has French doors to the front and an open raised terrace to the rear with westerly views. Vast enough for large parties and entertaining as many friends as one wishes, the current owners cooks here, sits here to work in the day enjoying the rising sun to the east and the glorious setting sun to the west. It is easy to see why this room has become the heart of the household, with the downstairs salon perfect for evenings by the fire or more formal entertainment.
Opening from the kitchen is a useful pantry or storage area for food preparation (once the original old kitchen to the farmhouse) with a second door to the boiler room.
On the ground floor there are two spacious bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms with showers, and both with French doors to the gardens.
The upper floor, with its newly fitted staircase has been entirely created and developed by the new owner.
This floor comprises a double bedroom with a vast private bathroom and dressing room as well as a private study/s
Advertiser reference : VM456 - Le Figaro Properties reference : 30434157
- EPC : N/A
- GHG : N/A
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