On the outskirts of Agen, a town with an excellent TGV train service (Paris in 190 minutes), an airport with 3 daily return flights to Orly and just 5 minutes from a slip road on to the Bordeaux-Toulouse motorway.
The town has developed its economic potential partially through the creation of the “Agropole”, a showcase for the region’s agro-food industry. UPSA, a pharmaceutical laboratory founded in Agen, has two sites here. The town has a sub-branch of Bordeaux University, providing a number of courses. It has a very active theatre and a cinema complex, a golf course 2 km away and a cycle path alongside the river Garonne.
The main, south-east facing facade of the chateau features three French windows, with curved lintels, and three upstairs windows. The south side has two French windows that are also curved. A stone pavement borders this section on three sides.
With three south-facing windows and two French windows, it is followed by a lower wing, the end wall of which diagonally faces the outbuilding, standing at right angles. A round tower, with a polygonal roof, is set in the angle so formed. This probably dates from the 15th century and, prior to being converted into a wine storehouse, was a chapel for the primitive chateau.
The east-west facing outbuildings, set at right angles, have not been modified. A first door opens into a workshop. It is followed by an area used for storing bins. The tall door of the original barn, at the end, features an arched lintel. It has a cement floor. The truss of the roof, totally redone in 2007, is exposed. The window is on the east side. A ladder stairway leads to a large room with one window on the south side and two others on the north side. The ceiling is lined with plasterboard. At the end, an attic adjoins the round tower of the chapel.
This set of outbuildings spans a total floor surface area of approx. 160 m².
A swimming pool has been installed between the outbuildings adjoining the main residence and the vast, old barn on the north side. It is well concealed by a thick laurel hedge. This L-shaped pool, more than 12 m in length, has a diving well. It is fitted with a solar shower and a heat pump.
The barn, spanning a total ground surface area of approx. 220 m², is separated from the swimming pool by a cement terrace. On the south side, an immense covered area has a tile roof supported on wooden pillars, like the gallery of a rustic cloister, going up to the height of a narthex in front of the barn’s large haystack doorway, at right angles on the east side. Old tiles are laid on new battens.
The pool’s machine room is at the end of the covered area, on the west side. A door, on the north side, leads to a cowshed section which still has its mangers.
The barn’s tall door, on the east facade, opens into two vast rooms, once cowsheds. This section awaits full conversion works.
Further to the north on the same facade, a door opens into a rustic dwelling spanning approx. 60 m². It comprises a room, with a large stone fireplace, a cement floor and a north-facing window, two other areas, with large terracotta floor tiles, both illuminated via a north-facing window. Once renovated, this small dwelling would make a very pleasant caretaker’s or rental cottage.
The beauty of this section is that it is independent of the actual chateau and has its own private laurel hedge lined driveway, providing access off of the little road that runs alongside the property.
This chateau is worthy of any fairy tale. Its parklands protect it from real life. New owners will nevertheless appreciate its proximity to a dynamic town with an excellent communications network. It will make an ideal family home or lend itself to an economic activity, enhanced by its setting, or even both. The current elegant, comfortable layout could be extended to sections that are separate from the main residence in accordance with the project, a restaurant, a health centre, functions, etc. Whatever the case, the power of seduction exuded by the premises can but prevail.
945 000 € Honoraires de négociation inclus
891 510 € Honoraires exclus
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|Land registry surface area||6 ha 64 a 94 ca|
|Main building surface area||350 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||480 m2|
Armelle Chiberry du Vignau    +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.