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Near Duras, Lot et Garonne
€780,000

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  • Spacious property in superb setting
  • Old and stone with modern convenience
  • 3+ bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 WCs
  • Two generous terraces with lovely views
  • Stone barns with lots of potential.

A traditional French farmhouse with great character and in a wonderful location; this imposing property was originally the heart of a large farm. The situation, the house and its outbuildings still reflect the property's original importance within the community. Built of stone and with many original features retained it is surrounded by vineyards and is about 3 kilometres from the beautiful town of Duras with its remarkable chateau.

The property is accessed via a driveway flanked by trees which are well over a hundred years old. This opens to a beautifully mature garden, or park, laid to grass and planted with mature trees and shrubs. There are also two spacious stone flagged terraces, facing east and south, with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The property is composed of several conjoined stone buildings; the restored farmhouse with a surface area of around 300m2, two large stone farm buildings totalling around 400m2 which are in good condition and could be renovated (STC as always) plus a detached open sided barn which is ideal for parking vehicles under cover.

The spacious interior of the house is a harmonious marriage of old stone features and modern comforts. There is a large country kitchen with modern appliances , a living room with traditional fireplace and wood burning stove, three large bedrooms with bathroom and WC and two dressing rooms. The house also has a large billiard rooms, a study, a traditional French "arriere cuisine" - or scullery - and a boiler room.

Tucked into the hillside on the edge of a small village and protected by a screen of very old oak trees, the setting is delightful and combines wonderful views, tranquility and the convenience of being so close to a very popular and pretty hilltop town.


ABOUT THE AREA

The area around Duras is rural but not isolated with many attractive villages, hamlets and larger towns within easy reach. The area is predominantly agricultural with vines, plum and nut trees plus arable crops such as cereals and sunflowers. Duras itself is about 3 kilometres from the house. Here there are shops, schools and services, restaurants and cafes and a weekly market. You are approximately one and a quarter hours from the exceptional city of Bordeaux with its fast train links and international airport. Bergerac, which also has in internet airport is around three quarters of an hour away.


ABOUT THE AGENT

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GROUND FLOOR

Entrance hall

Fitted kitchen

30m2

Living room

45m2

With traditional fireplace and wood burning stove.

Staircase

13m2

Bedroom 1

45m2

With two glazed doors opening to the terrace

Dressing room

Bathroom with separate WC

11.5m2

Arriere cuisine

15.5m2

Boiler room

37.5m2

FIRST FLOOR

Bedroom 2

45m2

Dressing room

Wash room with WC

Study/bedroom 4

40m2

Bedroom 3

24m2

Wash room and separate WC

Billiard room

65m2

Attic

OUTBUILDINGS

Two farm buildings

In excess of 400m2 in total

Old stone buildings with the potential to be renovated creating attractive, character filled houses.

Open sided barn

Laundry area

GARDENS AND GROUNDS

Gardens laid to lawn and filled with mature trees and shrubs surround the property. There are two stone terraces one facing south and the other east, allowing you to eat outside while taking account of the sun and wind direction.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Heating

Oil central heating with a wood burner in the living room.

Septic tank drainage

350m2 of habitable accommodation

Land area of between 3000 and 5000m2

Recent taxes foncieres = 693 euros


Ref 10427
Savignac de Duras 47120
County: Lot et Garonne
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 10427
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