In the “Golden Triangle”, 10 minutes from Lectoure, 40 minutes from Agen (a TGV train station with 190-minute links to Paris and an airport with flights to Paris and Great Britain).
The village, once a fortified town, sits on the top of a hill, dominating the surrounding countryside. Its location in a no-through road guarantees unusual tranquillity in the landscape of an already quiet countryside. The lie of the land is such that the usual layout of a Roman castrum, a rectangle with parallel streets cutting one another at right angles with a central square, could not be followed. On the contrary, a maze of narrow lanes cross the village, giving it a distinctly Italian air (one that was actually inspired by the Greeks!), and marking once again the links established between Gascony and Italy as of the Middle-Ages.
The two houses are connected via two small courtyards and a walkway on an upper level. This is an interesting architectural feature as one might expect the small courtyards to be level with the parallel streets whereas the slope of the latter does in actual fact mean that they are positioned above what is currently a garage, thus putting them all on a level. Instead of stone or brick, they both have rot-resistant slatted wood flooring. The walls are built of rendered quarry stone blocks, thus, guaranteeing excellent natural insulation. Both houses are topped with a traditional wooden roofing framework covered with Roman tiles. One of them is flanked by an old tower overlooking the little courtyards and housing the main stairway. A double and a single overhanging cornice as well as some Italian style grey-painted framing around the doors and windows constitute the most striking of external aesthetics. One of the interior facades features arched openings, a classical touch in a rural setting. The offset layout of the two houses, in relation to one another, is interesting in itself as it leads to continually changing shadows, thus enhancing all the rooms.
This property exudes the French art of living in a landscape that brings Italy to mind. Silence reigns in the narrow sloping streets where heavy traffic is quite out of place. The eye stretches as far as the yellow of the cereal crops in the fields and the green of the copses on the surrounding hillsides. It is a property that is perfectly suited to the lie of the land and which has used that to enhance its originality and its charm with houses that lacked neither right from the start. The layout and organisation of the rooms are admirable and nothing has been forgotten when it comes to the modern-day home comforts much sought-after by guests who know all about the pleasant things in life and much appreciated on a daily basis by a family.
998 000 €
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Avis de valeur argumenté : 1 800 Euros TTC*
Expertise à partir de 2 400 Euros TTC*
Les tarifs des expertises sont communiqués sur devis personnalisé établi sur la base d’un taux horaire moyen de 120 Euros TTC*
*TTC : TVA incluse au taux de 20 %
|Land registry surface area||612 m2|
|Main building surface area||635 m2|
Philippe Fritsch       +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.