- 300 m2
- 9 rooms
- 5 bedrooms
- land 3.5 ha
This old stone property is full of surprises - none of which are apparent from the outside!
From the gardens and driveway, the property displays an eclectic mixture of architectural style (farm house, stone extension and pigeon tower) all of which are a testament to the expansion of the property over the years from its original construction in 1800.
There was a point in time during which the property was restored using elements from a ruined chapel, which as we discover on our first visit, creates a surprising and magical home seeped in history.
Indeed, the interior of the property is a far removed from its rustic interior as one could imagine. Relics from the chapel and its ancient stones, combined with a careful and more recent modernization of the interior, play together to create an ambiance which at times is not so very far removed from the feel of a medieval castle.
There is a solidity to the interior, a sense of history, and a grandeur in the architectural detail, which one would rarely find in a simple stone farmhouse.
The entrance hall opens onto a generous hallway which runs through the centre of the property opening from the front driveway to the rear gardens.
To one side sits a formal dining-room leading, via an internal hallway, to a grand reception rooms which measures an impressive 90m2. This room is a fabulous entertainment room with its impressive fireplace and sits at the heart of the property. So vast is this space, it encompasses several sitting areas, with Château-style ambiance throughout.
On the ground floor there are three double bedrooms, all beautifully decorated in tasteful muted colours. The main bedroom benefits from an en-suite bathroom, separated from the main bathroom by a beautiful metal and glass panel in a contemporary style which marries perfectly with the old stone walls.
The other two ground-floor bedrooms share a family bathroom and separate WC.
At the end of the hallway, opening onto the gardens, is an immaculate and recently refurbished kitchen, a laundry room, a storage room and a wine cellar.
From the ground floor there is access to the gîte appartment, with two bedrooms and bathrooms, a vast reception area and a private kitchen.
The property is blessed with a garden filled with trees, shrubs and flowers. The gardens are a sheer delight, with the old wooden tobacco barn, an aesthetic building in itself, providing adequate storage, parking for tractors and vehicles, and an enclosed outdoor play-pen for the family dogs.
The property sits in a rural position to the north of the department, within easy reach of both Saint Clar, Lectoure and the fast road to Toulouse and its international airport. There is also easy access to AGEN with its fast 3hr10 minute train to Paris.
Our thoughts here at Bliss:
A surprising property - when opening the door to what first appears to be a traditional rustic farmhouse with outbuildings one has the impression of being in a much older, grander property - and of having stepped inside a magical door to another world.
The property provides space for a large family, or alternatively offers its owners the possibility of running a two-bedroom gîte, in perfect condition, with a large private reception room and kitchen for guests.
Children and animals alike, will adore the spacious gardens, and the shady areas for play beneath the many trees on 3.5 hectares of land.
To whom might this property appeal
Lovers of medieval history in search of a home with unusual and exceptional architectural appeal.
A large family, with plenty of space for children, or parents.
Buyers looking to develop a tourist activity in a highly popular area which attracts tourists from all around the world.
Anyone looking for a spacious Gascon property in period style with easy access to Toulouse and Paris.
Advertiser reference : 376 - Le Figaro Properties reference : 27380475
- EPC : D (153)
- GHG : D (26)