in a dominant position in Nérac in the Albret region
This house, very near to a lively, historic town with all shops, stands in the midst of the Albret region on the top of one of the hills in this very touristy area, renowned for its climate and its quality of life. Agen, the prefecture of the French department of Lot-et-Garonne is but twenty minutes away, with its airport providing 2 daily return flights to Paris-Orly; its future TGV train station and its A62 motorway slip road putting both Bordeaux and Toulouse 1⅓ hours away.
The Albret, Gascony and Armagnac regions bring a very pleasant way of life to mind.
This residence bears witness to a rich past, courtesy of some of its features, and extends in a vast L-shape composed of a long main building overlooking a gravel terrace, where rows of flowering plants, roses and acanthus contribute to the poetic setting.
The exteriors of the house have been kept quite simple.
The silence is striking, broken but by the sound of the hoopoes and other birds. A large, pruned chestnut tree provides shade for the south-facing facade in summer.
The main building’s other facade is bathed in sunlight at the end of the afternoon during the summer months and has an unobstructed view which stretches over a meadow, where a swimming pool area could easily be installed, and continues to an oak forest, spanning more than 1 ha, that is part of the property.
These natural surroundings are a haven for friendly groups of wild deer.
This side of the house is wonderful in the summertime.
The size of the outbuildings, notably the 400 m² barn, would be ideal for organising painting classes, for instance, the site’s miscellaneous beautiful features being just the thing for sharpening such talents.
There is also a small 90 m² flat.
The harmonious proportions of the two wings and their great conversion potential compose enviable prospects, whatever the new owners’ projects.
The wing of the property houses partially restored outbuildings, offering yet further potential.
A small chapel completes this property, together with an old well, an essential feature for a future vegetable garden.
This house is one of those where the three bedrooms have names, Saint-Jacques, Fleurette and d’Artagnan.
The living rooms are of a pleasant size and the height of the windows gives an impression of being in the midst of the natural surroundings.
The owners set their hearts on tastefully renovating the entire main house in keeping with its character, whilst enhancing all the period features such as the monumental fireplaces, all in good working order, that adorn each room.
This residence’s spacious, high-ceilinged rooms are harmoniously spread out all on a level.
The much sought-after, modern-day home comforts are to be found courtesy of, amongst other things, the private bathroom and toilet facilities as well as the 3 bathrooms accompanying each of the bedrooms.
Some will be tempted to continue its high-class bed & breakfast activity and to develop its capacities by doubling its floor surface area with the west wing.
The current proprietors are willing to hand over conversion plans intended for this purpose. Others will see it as the ideal family home where several generations can live together in relaxed harmony, with no lack of privacy.
It is a property to fall in love with at first sight.
|Land registry surface area||2 ha 23 a 41 ca|
|Main building surface area||260 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||400 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||3|
Gaëtan de Laugardière +33 1 42 84 80 85
NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.