Once an Armagnac-producing estate, the house has a splendid entrance hall and staircase and easy flow between well-proportioned and light-filled rooms. Built entirely in stone, high-grade installations include a battery of heat pumps and solar panels for underfloor heating and hot water. There are three impressive reception rooms, a beautifully appointed family kitchen with feature fireplace and 5 large bedroom suites. A separate apartment includes living room, kitchen-dining and 2 bedrooms and bathrooms.
International airports: Toulouse 120kms & Bordeaux 167kms. TGV for Paris at Agen 50kms. Biarritz and the Atlantic 220kms. Pyrenees ski resorts 140kms. Market town 7kms.
The Orangerie is an extraordinary space with stone flooring and 7 french windows, suitable for housing a private collection or entertaining on a grand scale, with monumental fireplace, service kitchen, gym and television room.
The terrace on the south (22x5m, paved in stone) leads to a 16x7m swimming pool with integrated cover, grey liner, massive stone copings, 4 steps across shallow end.
Outbuildings - a former cottage, currently used as professional offices with internet and services laid on, would readily adapt to guest/staff accommodation. Stable wing with 8 loose boxes, open barn for storage and materials.
Positioned on an elevated site, the buildings sit centrally within landscaped grounds including many centenarian trees and over 20 hectares of parkland, pasture and oak woods.
The original driveway, via double pillars and wrought iron gates, leads to grounds with indigenous trees and more exotic plantings from the 19th century. Feature trees include oaks, ash, lime, acacia, walnut, Judas trees and a majestic cedar standing beside the courtyard, believed to be 250 years old.
The courtyard has a central fountain set in a stone basin and geometrical parterres and broad stone steps approach the Orangerie. An archway leads to further parterres and decorative plantings with guest parking. An avenue of pollarded plane trees leads to the outbuildings, a vegetable garden with raised beds and a second driveway. A level area of parkland serves as a playing field, framed by oak woods and two blocks of pastureland are hay cropped by a local farmer.
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