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Agen and its TGV train station are less than an hour away; Toulouse and its international airport are about 1¼ hours away. The A20 motorway is but 30 minutes away. In the south of the French department of Lot, near to Cahors. A region where gently undulating countryside, with wooded hillsides, contrasts with dryer areas where it is possible to glimpse white limestone, symbolic of this part of the Quercy region. There where numerous rivers and streams have gouged fertile valleys in which cereal crops, fruit and vines are grown. A region with an amazing architectural heritage made up of medieval fortified towns, hilltop villages, castles, Romanesque churches, Gallo-Roman vestiges as well as windmills and including the Valentré bridge classified as a World Heritage site by Unesco, the medieval villages of Montpezat-du-Quercy, Lauzerte, the keeps of Montcuq and Luzech as well as Mercuès castle.
The 13th century residence
The inside is reached via the main gateway on the south side. The facade features an outstanding succession of triangular bevelled arches which indicates that a gallery once existed. Above, the overhanging eaves are supported by a truss beam set on corbels. The carefully restored interior, meeting all modern-day needs as regards home comforts, is laid out in a resolutely refined style, cleverly combining the old with the new. It enhances the quality of the materials used and the scrupulously preserved period features such as a spiral stairway with monolithic steps, the original flooring, exposed ceiling beams, a Renaissance-style monumental fireplace with engaged piers and a sculpted coat-of-arms, stone sinks, a superb carved Renaissance-style door frame and wall recesses. The total living space is a little over 160 m². The main rooms include a large reception lounge, a lounge-dining room, a kitchen and two bedrooms with their own shower rooms.
The second house
The ground floor of this 3-storey house, with its Roman tile roof, has an independent entrance which opens into a large room in use as a laundry, storage and boiler room (approx. 33 m²). It also includes a workshop and a cellar. A wooden, half-turning, halfpace stairway provides access to the upstairs. The inside can also be reached through the courtyard via a few steps, making it possible to reach a bedroom with its own bathroom and separate toilet (spanning a total of approx. 29 m²) on one side and a terrace laid out in front of a living room (spanning approx. 35 m²) on the other. Both rooms are on the first floor given the difference in level with the street. The third level comprises a dressing-room, followed by a shower room which includes a “Tylö” hammam-shower cubicle, as well as an east-facing bedroom, with an unobstructed view. This house spans a total living space of approx. 150 m². Comfortable and refined, it features the same decorative style as the first residence.
The annex building
This building, extending the old barn, can be reached via the inner courtyard. Three steps provide access to the slightly raised porch which forms a little terrace. Recently made habitable, this annex building spans a little more than 26 m² of living space. It is extremely bright courtesy of a row of straight windows, resembling the atrium windows of an artist’s studio. The floor in the bedroom is covered with grey-tinted oak wood flooring, whilst that in the bath and shower room is laid with cement tiles. Refined and cosy, it provides wonderfully independent accommodation.
The restoration of this residence is a real success not only on the decorative front but also as regards home comforts and layout. The quality of the cleverly highlighted period features is surprising and helps to make the property refined and undoubtedly unusual. The buildings, separated from one another by the delightful inner courtyard, will appeal to those who wish to entertain or live with family and friends whilst maintaining their own independence. The atmosphere is peaceful and reassuring, just like a haven; qualities that are sought after for developing certain activities, notably those involving accommodation, especially as the village is a tourist site not to be missed and also as there are extension possibilities.
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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.
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