Holiday Homes In France
Two Houses In A Secluded Riverside Setting
With Swimming Pool and Outbuildings
Situated 2 kms from the lovely medieval town of Monflanquin in the Lot et Garonne area of Aquitaine in South West France, the property is fully restored and comprises a main house, the original farmhouse and a barn, set in a peaceful valley at the end of a small country lane (maintained by the commune) and is secluded but not isolated. All the buildings are south facing, as is the 11x5m swimming pool, which is surrounded by large terraces on three sides. The property is easily accessed from Bergerac airport in 35 minutes and both Bordeaux and Toulouse are less than 2 hours away.
The buildings have attractive exposed stonework and the farmhouse has the traditional stone coloured render of the region. There is a well and an established orchard with a variety of fruit trees. The two houses and the swimming pool are on the one level with no steps and therefore ideally suited for less mobile people. The total habitable area is approximately 240m2, the barn is 105m2 and the garden extends to some 4800m2.
The main house has a tiled entrance hall leading into the lounge and formal dining area (45m2) with south facing French windows opening into the garden. Lovely exposed stonework compliment the truss and beamed roof timbers. There is a Jocul woodburning stove, which is really a feature, as the underfloor heating to the whole house is excellent. Leading from this room, is a bedroom or second lounge with a French window opening onto the covered terrace.
The master bedroom has large built in wardrobes and bookcases, an en suite bathroom with a jacuzzi bath, walk-in shower, toilet and walk-in linen cupboard. A 3rd bedroom has an en suit shower room and toilet. The 4th bedroom is up an attractive staircase in the dovecote. The kitchen has a breakfast area at one end and overlooks the pool. At the other end is a utility room with washing machine, which in turn, opens into a shower room and toilet.
The delightful 19th century farmhouse has been extensively renovated to a high standard and was the owners family home for 5 years until about 12 years ago, when they moved into the adjacent house, allowing the farmhouse to be available for use as a holiday rental.
The old farmhouse is entered via a covered terrace, where in the summer, most meals are taken and evenings spent watching the spectacular sunset. Opening off the terrace is a utility room leading to a shower room and toilet. The entrance into the farmhouse leads into the lounge/diner with a wood burning insert stove (which also supplies ducted hot air) at one end of the room and a open fire at the other end. The dining area has terracotta tiles, while the lounge has polished wood floors. The farmhouse has exposed beams throughout. A kitchen island incorporates a 4 ring electric hob and adjacent to this, is the original stone sink housing an oven. The lounge is wired to receive Sky digital and French television programmes. Leading from this room is a large bedroom with south and north facing windows. Upstairs is a pleasant cool sitting area and a shower room and toilet. Two further bedrooms, each 20m2, have fitted wardrobes. All the floors upstairs are in polished wood.
The barn is at present used as a table tennis room, garage and workshop, but has been constructed with double glazed windows, finished concrete floors with water and electricity, to enable it to be converted to a holiday home if desired.
Telephone: 05 53 36 49 48 (International + 33 5 53 36 49 48)
Please mention Vacation France when contacting the owner
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