- Eco-friendly, oak-framed country house
- 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 reception
- An acre and a half of land
- Lovely garden
- 10m x 5m in-ground swimming pool
- Fabulous panoramic views
- 5 minutes from Nérac shops and restaurants
- Easy reach of Toulouse, Bordeaux and Bergerac airports
This charming stone-built, oak-framed eco-friendly house has the benefit of solar-powered electricity and is situated on a hill in a peaceful countryside setting. The house sits on a plot of an acre and a half and has been designed to make the very best of the magnificent panoramic views of the valley as does the siting of the ‘almost infinity’ 10m x 5m in-ground pool.
The house is set on three levels: ground floor, upper mezzanine level and lower level. On the ground floor the open-plan 40m² sitting room has huge windows on three sides and shares a double-sided wood-burning stove with the kitchen. There is a reverse air conditioning unit giving cold air in summer and warm air in winter. The18m² dining/kitchen has French windows to a balcony and seating area with more views across oak trees and down the valley, the perfect spot for dramatic sunsets.
The ground floor master bedroom is 17m² and has an en suite shower room and separate dressing room and, from its own balcony, has great views over the valley. An additional bedroom on the ground floor, measuring 9.7m², has its own separate bathroom/shower. This bedroom and bathroom isolated has its own entrance, making it perfect for guests or for bed and breakfast accommodation.
From the sitting room, a wrought iron spiral staircase leads to the mezzanine floor with plate glass balcony overlooking the sitting room and garden. Presently this area, measuring 14.3m², is used as a study/office but could easily be used as an occasional fourth bedroom. A hand-made oak door leads to another bedroom of 12m² with its own en suite bathroom of 10.3m².
From the ground floor a custom-built oak staircase leads down to the lower level entrance hall (16m²) which has French windows giving access to the garden and new, double oak doors which lead to a large room measuring 26.3m², currently used as a utility/craft/store room but could easily become another bedroom.
The house is totally electric and has recently had 16 solar panels fitted which produce electricity for the house, with any excess being sold to the grid. The contract for the sale of electricity will be transferred to the purchaser of the property and is for a 20 year period from November 2018. There is excellent broadband and mobile phone signal.
There are stone-built outbuildings currently used as a workshop and for storage. These would be ideal for conversion, subject to Planning.
The plot measures 6,025m² (1.49 acres) and includes low-maintenance, well stocked flower beds, an orchard and a terraced rockery. There is also a pool which measures 10m x 5m and has solar panels as well as a cabin-style pool house for changing and storage.
Shopping, restaurants, schools and reputedly the best Saturday market in the region are a 5 minute drive away in the medieval town of Nérac which has much to offer both residents and visitors.
The river (canal) is navigable and there is a water park open in the summer.
The spa town of Casteljaloux, famous for its hot baths and health cures and with its own lake, beach, golf course and casino, is within half an hour’s drive. The larger city of Agen is 25 minutes away. The nearest golf course is at Barbaste, just a 12 minute drive. Bordeaux, Toulouse and Bergerac airports are each approximately a 90 minute drive.
Habitable space: 169m²
Plot size: 6025m² (1.49 acres)
Distance to shops: 5 minutes
Distance to airport: 130 kms (Bordeaux & Toulouse - 1h 30)
(Location shown on property portals is approximate.)
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