A RARE opportunity to purchase three delightful stone buildings with a private oak wood, in the beautiful Lot et Garonne.
This 200-year-old stone farmhouse, with guest cottage and barn, is situated in 2½ acres and is being offered for private sale at €599,995.
200-years old with a large extension of around 60-years old. It comprises:
- Covered and tiled breakfast terrace and door leading to;
- Large open plan kitchen, dining and living area with a door-opening fireplace, old floor tiles and oak floorboards;
- Door opening to enclosed courtyard garden with little pool;
- Door opening to another reception room, with a hallway to WC and separate shower and washroom and private entrance to the terrace (a perfect, non-intrusive venue to get income offering B&B);
- Door opening downstairs to a basement (utility and storage) and hallway to garage with double doors opening to courtyard garden;
- Stairs leading up to a hallway (the extension) that leads to 4 bedrooms, bathroom, WC, additional storage, with glass doors that open to the front gardens (see top photo). This upstairs area is double glazed and tiled throughout;
- Another staircase that leads up to two attics, one of which we use for storage and the other, (5mt x 12 mt) has exposed beams and stone walls and is used as additional living space.
Farmhouse Breakfast Terrace
The Guest Cottage
Built 8 years ago and double glazed throughout, it is currently divided into a large family bedroom (which comfortably takes 3 beds) with fitted open fronted wardrobes, an open plan living and dining area with exposed beams to the high roof and exposed stone walls, well fitted kitchen, WC and separate shower and washroom;
The covered carport of an additional 57sq mt could easily be converted into an additional gite, or extra living space. There is also a mezzanine storage floor. It has an enclosed garden, 2 terraces and unrestricted views over the orchard, vineyards and fields.
Currently used as a workshop it has concrete floors to the upper level and prune oven, with steps down to a lower level, ideal for mower tractor, tools etc. It has source water and electricity and stunning beams inside.
We discussed it being converted into further living accommodation with our Mairie, who indicated it should be fairly straightforward to get the relevant permissions. Views from the rear terrace go over the farmer’s fields and down to your private oak wood.
Are very low maintenance, all level with lots of lawned garden and play areas and have well-established mature trees and shrubs and a bountiful selection of fruit trees in the little orchard, including cherry, fig, two varieties of apple, pear and peach, nectarine, mirabel (small plum), walnut and hazelnut.
The ride-on tractor mower will be staying. A large fosse supports the farmhouse and the guest cottage, recently emptied. There is a covered well and a few source water points around.
A 3-minute drive to the little village of St Aubin, which has a fantastic school, post office, general store, garage, sale de fete and bar and restaurant and just out of the village an organic dairy farm. A 5-minute drive gets you to the banks of the River Lot at Lustrac, where you can fish, swim and picnic in stunning surroundings. A little further on to the market village of Monsempron Libos.
A 10-minute drive takes you to Montayral, for DIY, gardening supplies, supermarkets etc and 15 minutes in the other direction get you to the cosmopolitan hubbub of Villeneuve, with it’s galleries, cinema, boutiques and grand selection of international restaurants. There are many tourist attractions in this area, including the stunning Chateau du Bonaguil.
To Be Included in the Sale
All furniture, lights and electrical fittings to remain and sit-on tractor mower.
The property also has the walled ruins of a large stone barn, currently used as a private area to relax on elevated terraces. It also has a piggery, vegetable garden encircled by the chicken house and their huge free-range garden.
Sunflower and maize fields flank this 2-½ acre plot, with a plum orchard to one side and two vineyards to others. The nearest neighbours are a couple of minutes walk away and it is situated off of a very quiet country road (perhaps 8 cars per day) and set back a few miles from the D911, the key route between Cahors and Villeneuve sur Lot.
For more information
Please contact Ray Smith on 0033 553 400 889 (overseas) 0553 400 889 (in France) to arrange a viewing or email FXSmith7@aol.com.