Elegant Domaine With 14 Hectares, Gite And Swimming Pool
Built in 1811 and set at the heart of a 14 estate, including park, woodland and a lake, this Gascon manor has comfortable traditional volumes. The gatehouse is set well away from the main house, separated by superb barns and would be ideal for a guardian/caretaker or for rental. The property sits off a small lane and owns land to both sides, including a stable block for five horses within a substantial barn. Almost two hectares of beautifully planted formal parkland sweep from the house towards the woodland. The swimming pool – made from Gunite - is discreetly set in an old-fashioned spot amongst lavender gardens. A graveled palm lined carriage drive sweeps around a group of handsome buildings to arrive at the front of the property. Built of local stone under a canal-tiled roof. is secluded but only a few minutes drive from a village with good basic facilities including a pharmacy, opticians, baker, general store, garage, post ofﬁce, hairdresser, a Michelin-listed hotel/restaurant as well a Routier restaurant.
Main house, 258m2
From the south facade a glazed double door opens into the impressive hall. measuring 36.3m2
with tiled ﬂoor throughout. Glazed double doors lead to each of the principal rooms as well as to a cloakroom leading on to a separate w.c, shower room, and linen room. At the end a staircase leads to the upper ﬂoor. There is also a recessed coat cupboard behind some old doors.
Kitchen/Breakfast room 7.2m x 5.5m L-shaped and with a small dining area, terra-cotta ﬂoor tiles and Delft-style wall tiles, exposed beams, window with cupboard under, small larder with cupboard and drawers under, numerous limed cupboards, double oven and gas hobs above, ﬁtted double stone sink with cupboards under, plumbed for dishwasher. The extractor fan is concealed in the former chimney breast. This room also has reverse air-conditioning and room for a sofa.
Snug: 5.6m x 5.5m A delightful light room with exposed beams, tiled ﬂoor, ﬁtted bookcases with cupboards underneath. sit either side of a ﬁreplace ﬁtted with an insert. This gives out considerable heat. There are also air heating pipes fed from the rear of the insert which feed into the bedrooms and corridor in the upper level. Television plug and various power points. Two windows with cupboards under and a French door onto the terrace.
Dining Area: 6m x 2.7m The dining area leading off the hallway, opens into the terrace through a pair of French doors. Heating by electric radiator. Recessed lit shelving cupboard under. French Doors open into the Salon.
Salon 5.7m x 8.2m This enchanting room with two sets of French doors onto the terrace has a tiled ﬂoor, an impressive ﬁreplace made from local stone which resembles marble, and an insert. There are numerous power points. There is also another set of doors leading out into the entrance hall.
Cloakroom 5.4m x 2.2m Again created from part of the”+” and accessed through glazed double doors this area is dominated by a wall of custom built bookcases and cupboards under. Tiled ﬂoor. This leads onto a separate WC and a shower room/cloakroom with shower and basin.
Linen/Sewing room 2.5m x 3.5m with tiled ﬂoor and window.
Utility Room 5m x 8.6m with original terra-cotta tiles. A Belfast sink with sideboard sits alongside the washing machine. Plenty of space for fridges and freezers with adequate sockets. Two windows and a large range of ﬁtted cupboards.
Door into Wine cellar 2.2m x 3.5m.
Door through to Boot Room 2.7m x 4.6m with original terra-cotta tiles, external door, cupboard housing fuse boxes and secondary staircase to the ofﬁce. There is a cupboard built in under the stairs
The main staircase rises to the large and impressive landing 17.4m x 5m with windows to the north and south.
Study/Ofﬁce 8.2m x 7.7m Currently used as an ofﬁce but could be converted into another bedroom with ensuite (plumbing provided for) and access to the back stairway. Two windows. Access to a service storage area with light hidden behind a wall hatch. Access to the loft space with lighting is achieved through a hatch in the ceiling. Hot water tank, main air con units, bathroom air extractor, and fan for the hot air sit in the vast roof space. Reverse air-conditioning unit.
Master Bedroom 7.2m x 5.5m with an entire wall of ﬁtted and hanging cupboards plus another recessed cupboard. Two windows each with a ﬁtted cupboard under. Reverse air-conditioning unit. Wooden ﬂoorboards and exposed beams.
Ensuite bathroom with shower, wash hand basin and WC. Heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2. 5.9m x 4.5m with wooden ﬂoorboards, ﬁtted wardrobe, reverse air-conditioning unit and double aspect windows (three),
Ensuite shower and ﬁtted wash handbasin with cupboard under and extractor fan.
Bedroom 3. 5.9m x 2.9m with wooden ﬂoor, two sets of ﬁtted cupboards, reverse air conditioning unit, radiator and window overlooking the terrace.
Bedroom 4. 3.2m x 3.6m with ﬁtted cupboard, reverse air conditioning unit and carpeted. Window overlooking the terrace.
Bedroom 5. 3m x 4.5 m with ﬁtted cupboard, radiator, reverse air conditioning unit, carpeted.window overlooking terrace
Bedroom 6. 2.8m x 3.5m with window, carpeted and ﬁtted cupboard.
Bathroom: Partially tiled, cupboard with sliding doors used as an airing cupboard, bath with shower door and shower, bidet, WC and tiled ﬂoor. Shaver point and light, ﬁtted heated towel rail. Shower Room: Shower, wash handbasin and WC. Partially tiled and tiled ﬂoor, heated towel rail. The house is fully shuttered on both ﬂoors except for the ofﬁce area and one window in the utility area. All of these un-shuttered windows are double glazed.
Guardians House/ Gite 36m2
A completely separate house recently renovated to a high standard and accessed from the small country lane by a door into a graveled sunny courtyard. The house consists of a kitchen/living area 4m x 3.9m with a gas hob, single stainless-steel sink and cupboards under. Plumbed for washing machine. Window overlooking courtyard. Radiator. Bedroom 3.9m x 3.9m with ﬁtted cupboard, cupboard housing electric meter and hot water tank and two windows overlooking courtyard. Radiator. Shower room with ﬁtted shower, wash handbasin with cupboard under, WC. extractor fan and heated towel rail. Window overlooking courtyard. All waste goes into a recently renewed 5000 litre septic tank.
Outside & Land
2 hectares of lovely parkland with a variety of mature trees. Figs, apples, pears plums, apricots, kaki, and walnuts provide an abundance of fruit. Flowerbeds surround the house, wild orchids and daffodils ﬂower in the spring providing a mass of colour. A swimming pool hides behind lavender bushes and tall ornamental grasses. Forming an impressive backdrop to the immediate grounds are some 12.5 hectares of mixed woodland. On the other side of the road is an open fronted stable block, divided into parking bay, fodder/wood storage and ﬁve loose boxes. A small grass area lies in front but at present there is no other grazing. However there are two areas of approximately 2 hectares each which, if cleared of the existing scrub woodland, could provide paddocks.
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