This substantial country property comprises of a superb stone house (mostly 18th century), a stunning swimming pool set within an old barn, a second barn, the whole set in 10 acres of land in the heart of glorious countryside with no close neighbours.
The house has been renovated to a high standard throughout, is spacious and comfortable. The pool enclosure is really special with a unique pool and shady covered dining and living space. The property is located approx 10 minutes drive from the popular market town Villeneuve sur Lot in the Lot et Garonne region, the nearest airports are Bergerac at 1 hour, and Toulouse at 90 mins.
This rural property is accessed off a quiet country lane and then a 400m private drive, leading to the first large barn with garages and stables and space for garden equipment. A walk towards the house takes you by the lovely swimming pool set within the stone barn , opened to the sky.
The facade of the house is also very impressive in the white Quercy stone and showing a typical 18th century design, although the base of the house dates from 16th century. The property is surrounded by 10 acres ofgrounds giving it complete peace and quiet and privacy.
Stone steps up to the front door and entrance hall with WC, leading left into the spacious ( 60 sq.m) salon with tiled floor, beamed ceiling, exposed stone walls and lovely fireplace. Door to superb deck which runs the whole length of the rear of thehouse and down the east side too. This oak deck was built by “compagnon” artisans. An ideal place for dining and entertaining, with views over woods to the countryside beyond.
To the right of the hall is the formal dining room with tiled floor, beamed ceiling , impressive fireplace and door to the deck, with views. The fully fitted country kitchen is alongside the dining room, with solid wood kitchen, old stone sink and views to the countryside.
Upstairs to a spacious landing/study area with fireplace. Master bedroom 1 with chestnut parquet floor, exposed stone walls and superb, high quality en-suite bathroom in cherry wood. Double bedroom 2 with chestnut parquet floor and en- suite shower room. Double bedroom 3 with chestnut parquet floor and en-suite shower room. Under the house are two spacious wine cellars set in the rock. There is a shady under-deck terrace area for when it is too hot outside.
Across from the house, the huge barn has been completely remodelled with the centre taken out and a lovely, large swimming pool set there ( 75 sq.m) , surrounded by generous stone tiled terraces. The pool benefits from a “counter current” for serious swimmers and a balneo area for more relaxing sport.
There is a large covered dining and outside living room overlooking the pool. Within this building is a basic guest suite with 2 bedrooms and living room ( plumbing installed for creating a bathroom.) Woodstore and fishpond.
This delightful stone character property is surrounded by its 10 acres grounds with lawns and woods, so there's plenty of room for horses an donkeys.
An ideal French country home in a peaceful, idyllic locationn yet close to towns and villages with shops, restaurants, schools.