- 3 bedrooms (2 on ground floor), 2 reception rooms
- Idyllic rural location, yet close to amenities
- Large living spaces
- Character features throughout
- Charming pigeonnier converted to habitable space
- 177m2 Habitable space
- 1.95 hectares plot (4.8 acres) – suitable for horses
- Enormous barn
- 10x5m saltwater swimming pool
- 10 minutes from Lauzun
- 10 minutes from Castillonnes
- 30 minutes from Bergerac airport
- 1.5 hours from Bordeaux
If you are looking for authentic, rustic charm in a wonderful rural setting then this could be the property for you. Internally, the living space is spacious and the generous amount of land and outbuildings would lend itself to anyone with animals – the more the merrier! Or maybe you are striving for the ‘Good life’ and are looking to become self-sufficient? Here, there is ample room to keep chickens, goats, pigs and grow your own produce. The land is equally suitable for paddocks for a couple of horses.
Situated on a peaceful country lane, with just a handful of other properties dotted along it, this location is the very definition of rural idyll – it is surrounded by tranquil countryside, yet not too remote - just a 10-minute drive from both the medieval town of Lauzun and beautiful hilltop Bastide of Castillonnes, 15 minutes from Eymet and essentially, only half an hour from Bergerac airport. Both Lauzun and Castillonnes are picturesque and charming medieval towns with weekly markets, Summer festivities and both have commerce and facilities. There is also a beautiful, popular leisure lake with a beach, waterslides and a café just 15 minutes away. The proximity of this property to amenities such as doctors & schools is another important plus point, especially for permanent living.
Don’t delay – Early viewing advisable.
Through Conservatory into:
Kitchen – 5.6x4.2m (24m2)
Terracotta clay tiles on floor, plastered walls. Wooden ceiling with exposed beam. Fitted wooden base and eye-level units. Electric oven and gas hob.
Door to left into:
Lounge – 5.3x5.4m (29m2)
Tiled floor, plastered walls with one exposed stone feature wall. Wooden ceiling with painted exposed beams. Large wood burner and dual aspect windows opening onto Conservatory with views of garden and grounds beyond. Radiator.
Through door into:
Bedroom 1 – 3.8x4.3m (16m2) – Ground floor
Tiled floor, plastered walls. Feature wall with exposed stonework. Ornamental fireplace. Painted wooden ceiling. Radiator. Door into conservatory.
Conservatory – 12x3 + 13x3 (75m2)
Tiled floor, wooden ceiling. Sliding glazed doors opening onto garden. The original wrap-around covered terrace which has been enclosed to form a fantastic extension to the living space. It extends from the kitchen all the way to the left along the front of the building and the full length of the left hand side of the building. Perfect spot for dining during the Winter time or to relax surrounded by the greenery of the garden.
Through door to rear of Kitchen into:
Utility/Storage Room – 6x5m (30m2)
Concrete floor, plastered wall with some exposed stonework. Large wooden doors with direct access to rear garden. Wooden ceilings. Sink, plumbing for washing machine. Useful as a Utility and storage area, but could potentially be converted a wonderful kitchen/diner with views to the peaceful countryside to the rear with the addition of French doors and a window.
Boiler & storage Room – (30m2) approx.
A similar size and type of storage room as the utility room. Also has conversion potential if additional living space required. Currently houses boiler.
Through door to right in Kitchen into:
Second Lounge – 5.7x5.3 (30m2)
Tiled floor, plastered walls & ceiling with exposed beams. Radiator. Window to front of property opening onto covered terrace.
Through doorway into
Hallway – 5.5x2 (11m2)
This hallway is the segregation between the farmhouse part and the pigeonnier tower. Beautiful authentic tiles on floor, exposed stone walls. Beamed ceiling. Original stone sink. Door to front of property, open-tread wooden staircase to first floor bedroom.
Bedroom 2 – 4.5x5m (23m2) – Ground floor
Laminate flooring, plastered walls, original beams on ceiling. Window to side garden overlooking the pool. The addition of a French door would allow direct access from this room to the pool area.
Along corridor into:
Rear Hallway – 3x1.7m (5m2)
Bathroom 3.3x4.2m (14m2)
Wooden floor, plastered walls, painted wooden ceiling. Beautiful roll-top bath, shower cubicle, large sink.
Up stairs in hallway into:
Bedroom 3 (Master) – 4.7x5.4 (25m2)
Wooden floors, plastered walls, painted wooden ceiling. Dual aspect room flooded with natural light and with views over the pool and front of the property.
Loft – Large loft space.
The property sits towards the rear of its plot and is surrounded by farmland. There is a long driveway leading up from the lane to the property, with grass pastures either side of it (both owned by the property).
There is a considerable area to the front of the house and barn that is laid to gravel with parking space for dozens of cars.
The boundary of the plot is fenced on all sides – fantastic for animals and/or children. It would be easy to create paddocks for horses and there is an outbuilding that could be converted to a stable.
An enormous barn – 250m2 (approx.) sits at right angles to the house. It is open at both ends, but there are two lockable storage/garaging areas that have been created to the front of the barn. Ideal for a workshop, car garaging or to store garden tools and machinery. There are 2 smaller enclosed sections – one that has previously been used as a chicken shed and the other with hard standing floor and a sink in place.
Swimming Pool – 10x5m with Roman steps – Salt water filtration system.
The pool is adjacent to the property and surrounded by a generous terrace, which leads round onto the covered terrace to the front of the property. There is a security fence all around the pool area.
This extends from the front door to the end of the building where the pool is located.
It is part of the same covered terrace to the front of the property that has been enclosed to form a conservatory.
This is an invaluable addition to the property during the steamy Summer months, offering a respite from the heat and a perfect spot for al fresco dining. There is a brick-built BBQ at the end of the terrace area, close to the pool.
Drainage: Septic Tank
Heating: Oil-fired central heating & wood burner
New water heater
Taxe Fonciere: TBC
Furniture (and sit-on mower) available by separate negotiation