This 45 ha property, once used for wine-growing purposes, is in the Lower Armagnac region where the fawn-coloured sandy soil is ideal for growing vines. The countryside here is a combination of pine forests, like those in the French department of Landes, deciduous trees and the Gascony vines.
The nearby town of Condom abounds with superb 18th century mansion houses, vestiges of its rich past. Just like Eauze, once a Roman town, as is proved by the treasure trove of gold coins recently found and now exhibited in its museum. This region and its mild climate remind the elders of Tuscany.
The large, luxurious home
This residence is highly representative of the large, luxurious houses which, with their symmetrical facades, were mostly constructed in the late 18th, early 19th century. The west facade, facing the entrance courtyard, has three ground floor windows on either side of the tall, double entrance doors whilst, upstairs, seven windows are aligned above the openings on the lower level. The east-facing facade, looking out over the countryside, has a similar layout. There are no openings on the north side. The south side features a small French window, upstairs, opening on to a balcony with its delightful 18th century wrought ironwork.
The outbuildings, set at right angles, partially enclose the entrance courtyard.
Facing the house is the perimeter wall with its tall porch way in line with the stone-lined track. Backing on to it is a covered area supported on wooden pillars which, running the full length, is deep enough to house functions in the summer.
This is followed, on the north side, by the large cowshed, with its cement floor and its central drainage channel, bearing witness to its past vocation. A narrow flight of stairs goes up to a very large room under a roof supported on battens which, like the roofs on all of the buildings, was recently redone.
The former wine storehouse is set at right angles. Its external walls, built of unsorted stone, are rendered with cob. The old wine-press is still to be found inside on the stone-lined floor. A tall door, with a curved lintel, and windows, with stone lintels, open on to the courtyard. The 3-storey dovecote, which can be reached via the wine storehouse, stands at the west end. A games room has been laid out right at the end on the east side, with a French window opening on to the courtyard and a smooth concrete floor. It is followed by a room opening on to the decking of the swimming pool, with a flight of wooden steps going up to the floor above. At the end is a bathroom with a shower, a wash-hand basin and a toilet as well as a machine room next to it. Upstairs, a large room spans the full floor surface area of this wing. It has a sloping ceiling featuring exposed battens and wooden flooring. A large, east-facing window, flanked by two smaller ones, lets light into this area waiting to be put to good use.
The well-laid out swimming pool, sheltered from the north winds, is separated from the end of the outbuildings by stone decking. It is surrounded by a safety barrier, made of fine netting.
The sensible layout of the openings and the rooms, the bridle paths and the views of the estate worthy of a chateau as well as the spaciousness of the interior bestow a real stateliness on this large, luxurious home. Furthermore, the great potential of the outbuildings is enhanced by their aesthetic appearance. A large family will much appreciate the beauty and comfort of this property. It is also big enough to possibly accommodate a bed & breakfast activity or an equestrian centre, once the cowshed and wine storehouse have been transformed for this purpose. And, given that so many young enthusiasts are taking up wine-growing, there is every reason for the initial vocation of this property to be continued here in Lower Armagnac.
1 100 000 €
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À Paris et en Ile-de-France
Prix de vente au-delà de 600 000 euros 5% TTC*
Prix de vente de 400 000 à 600 000 euros 6% TTC*
Prix de vente de 200 000 À 400 000 euros 7% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 200 000 euros 9% TTC*
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Prix de vente au-delà de 500 000 euros 6% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 500 000 euros 30 000 Euros TTC* (forfait)
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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||45 ha 69 a 32 ca|
|Main building surface area||500 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||735 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.