Superb country home with swimming pool, guest cottage, tennis court set in 17 acres, Lot-et-Garonne, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Superb country house with swimming pool, guest cottage, tennis court set in 17 acres of land with a lake for sale near the hilltop bastide village in the Lot et Garonne, in south west France. This spacious and very well appointed home has been renovated to the highest standards, it is surrounded by extensive grounds which include a productive and profitable plum orchards.
The property is located in a quiet rural spot yet is just a few minutes drive from the pretty bastide villages of Penne d’Agenais and Tournon d’Agenais with shops and restaurants. The international airports of Bergerac and Toulouse are 60 and 75 mins drive respectively.
The property is approached via a long drive and is very private. There's ample outside parking and a double garage off to the left. The first you will notice is the lovely facade of the house...
The front porch is capped by a typical Pigeonnier of the area. Entrance hall with ‘cathedral’ height ceiling up to the rafters, and beautiful elm staircase leading up to the gallery. Straight ahead is the spacious living/dining room ( some 80 sqm) across the rear of the house with triple aspect and French windows out to 30 sqm tiled and part covered dining terraces ovelooking the countryside.
To the right the living area offers a large open fireplace , and lovely oak floor. To the left a generous dining area again with oak floor and views . To the left of the entrance hall is the bright and beautifully fitted Schmidt custom built kitchen (25 sqm) with everything you could desire along with central island/breakfast bar and dining area. Arch to a proper utility/laundry room. To the right of the hall is the second living room ( 25 sqm) with lovely oak floor, woodburning stove and door to study. The elm staircase leads to the first floor gallery with a mezzanine area. Master suite 1 with huge double bedroom ( 40 sqm) with oak floor, built-in wardrobes and French windows to balcony with views over the countryside. En-suite modern bath and shower room. Double bedroom 2 also has a balcony overlooking the views. Modern bath and shower room shared by bedrooms 2 and 3. Outside
To the side of the house is the large swimming pool ( 16m x 6m with electric security cover) with generous sunny terraces and pool house with changing room, shower/WC and kitchenette. Behind hedging beyond the pool is the guest cottage or letting gîte. This is smartly appointed and offer living/kitchen, 2 bedrooms and 2 shower rooms. This is currently let for holidays and provides an income.
An outbuilding offers 3 loose boxes for horses. On the western side of the grounds is a large lake, stocked with fish and alongside, an all weather tennis court. The property is surrounded by 5.2 ha (12 acres) of plum orchards which provide the plums for the famous Pruneau d’Agen ( Agen prunes). These orchards are fully managed and provide a very substantial income. There are 5 acres of gardens and fields bringing the total land area up to 17 acres.
A delightful country property in a peaceful location with the added benefit of substantial income.