A little no-through road leads but to this property where the borders of the French departments of Lot-et-Garonne and Gers meet. It is one of those very old hamlets typical of Gascony comprising rural houses set out around a large, luxurious home.
Its natural setting, its past and its popular customs have given the nearby village its noble appearance, one of such age-age traditions having unquestionably made it the “World liars’ capital”.
Barely 10 km away is a town, in the French department of Gers, famous for its armagnac and its heritage.
The town of Agen, equidistant between Bordeaux and Toulouse, is about 30 km away and has all communication routes with flights to Paris, a TGV train station and a slip road on to the A62 motorway.
The large, luxurious home
The main stone facade is covered with ochre-coloured rendering. Its classical layout includes a wide porch way with stone steps and double entrance doors with a window on either side. A vast entrance hall has a flat ceiling, with 3 small central ceiling roses where lights used to hang, as well as beige and pink Gironde stone floor tiles, laid in a chessboard pattern. Four sets of double doors face one another, on the left and right-hand sides. At the end are two single doors, separated by a central panel. One opens on to a hanging space whilst the other provides access to a stairway and a kitchen. There are flat, plastered ceilings throughout this level.
On entering the property, a long building closes the entrance courtyard. It comprises adjoining sections, including a dovecote, a wine storehouse, a garage and an office. All the walls are covered with old, light ochre-sandy coloured, lime rendering. This section appears older than the large, luxurious home.
The tall, arched doorway to the dovecote opens into a vast room, the floor of which has a passageway composed of large stones. A cemented section probably corresponds to the stable. A ceiling features large beams supporting flooring, all of which is in need of consolidation. The wine storehouse has a similar door. It has a stone and packed mud floor. The ceiling beams support flooring. A dilapidated wooden stairway goes upstairs.
The garage, which follows, opens on to the courtyard via tall double doors. The basket handle arch is dated 1790. It has a packed mud floor as well as a ceiling with exposed beams and joists. A half-floor has been built on the left-hand side. It is in a very poor state of repair throughout.
An office ends this wing of outbuildings. Its entrance door and stone steps are on the load-bearing wall on the north side. The floor features rustic, wide strip wooden flooring. Lathes can be seen through the plaster ceiling, in need of attention. Two, tall, small-paned windows face one another. This room awaits restoration.
At the end of the garden, backing on to a perimeter wall, a greenhouse is but waiting to have new life breathed into it. A French window is flanked by two windows which let copious amounts of light into a room intended as an orangery. It has a packed mud floor. The roof was recently redone.
On one side, a well and a small oval ornamental pool, edged with large stones, are used for watering purposes.
A long row of outbuildings adjoins the main house. A through passageway separates the drying shed from the henhouse. Said drying shed still has its bread oven (traditional in such hamlets) and its tall chimney. It has a packed mud floor. A wooden stairway provides access to a large room with rough timber flooring. The truss is exposed under the roof covered with flat tiles. On this level, tall double doors, providing access out the back, still have the pulley that was used for lifting the sacks of wheat. A door, now condemned, once provided access to a bedroom, upstairs in the main house.
The henhouse faces the entrance courtyard. Little stone steps, forming a kind of ladder to the upper level, can still be seen. Inside, stone recesses hewn in the wall appear to have been used as a hatchery.
Backing on to the perimeter wall, an old pigsty still has the slots that once held feeding troughs.
This house, surrounded by countryside, is also enhanced by its regional heritage, beginning with the nearby old Gascony castle. Its size makes it ideal as a large family home. The vast outbuildings awaiting restoration also inspire ideas of an accommodation activity, amply justified by the region’s excellent tourist trade. New owners will be drawn to the harmony, between simplicity and quality, existing on this property.
530 000 €
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Avis de valeur argumenté : 1 800 Euros TTC*
Expertise à partir de 2 400 Euros TTC*
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|Land registry surface area||4585 m2|
|Main building surface area||360 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||260 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.