This classic 19th century Maison de Maître is set in a mature park gardens of 2.5 acres with ancient cedars, plane and lindern trees near the bastide town of Villeneuve sur Lot in Lot et Garonne.
This substantial home offers an elegant 6 bedroom accommodation with spacious reception rooms in a home typical of this era, built in 1870. There is an attached 17th century house with guest apartment, Pigeonnier, wine cellar and garaging. Access to ample parking , and garaging via an electric gated entrance. As you walk around to the front of the residence you are already impressed by the park gardens with their specimen trees and lawns of over 2 acres.
Entrance hall with typical black and white tiles of the era, leading to the formal salon (30 sq.m) with white marble fireplace, old oak floors, decorative plaster ceiling (3.7m high) and 3 windows out to the gardens. Formal dining room (35 sq.m) with old oak floor, marble fireplace, wood wainscoting and 3 windows out to the gardens.
Modern fitted kitchen ( 25 sq.m) with granite tops, island, Lacanche range, tiled floor and door to a sunny verandah. Large utility room. Lovely curved stairs lead up to the first floor landing where there are 4 very large double bedrooms, one with an en-suite bathroom, and one which is some 40 sq.m with a fireplace and living area.
There are 2 further attic bedrooms and a shower room to re-decorate. 4 further rooms which could be converted. So, a possible 10 bedrooms for the house. Under the house are extensive wine cellars and workshops.
There is an attached, much older looking and rustic 17th century house with a Pigeonnier, wine cellar, wine making room and garage. Self contained 55 sq.m 1bedroom apartment suitable for extra guests. It is currently let long term for 400€uros/month. It would be possible to convert the whole of this substantial building to a complete second home if required.
The property is surrounded by its park gardens of 2 acres with majestc cedars and pine trees and flowering limes and extensive lawns. There's plenty of room for a swimming pool, which you can then place where you wish.
ABOUT THE AREA
The property is in a semi rural environment on the outskirts of the bustling town of Villeneuve sur Lot, with its weekly produce and organic markets and wide range of shops.It is located on the edge of Villeneuve sur Lot, the town centre in 4 minutes by car. Bergerac airport is 1hour, while Toulouse airport is 90 mins
This classic French Maison de Maître will make a fine family home, but also lends itself to creating a high end Bed & Breakfast or boutique hotel.