Occupying a prime spot centred between Bergerac, Toulouse and Bordeaux, and underpinned economically by fruit production and tourism, the Lot et Garonne offers an enviable rural lifestyle whilst never being far from the madding crowds.
Sometimes known as the Tuscany of France, the landscape is populated with sunflowers, vines, cypress trees and red tiled roofs.
The north of the Lot et Garonne includes limestone hills and some pine forest where it joins the Landes. Thereafter it becomes rolling valleys set around the important rivers that give it its name.
Visitor towns include Duras, Nerac, and Monflanquin, with larger towns at Marmande, Villeneuve sur Lot and Agen. The list of pretty hilltop bastides is quite impressive, too.
Beautifully restored 10th Century Tower nestling in 6 hectares of tranquil parkland.
Accessed by private drive this historic property, dating back to the era of the Templar's, has 2-metre-thick original stone walls and a monumental stone fireplace. The 100m2 living area is full of character, original features and stunning stone arches. It has an Alsatian ceramic stove and stone stairs leading to the mezzanine area complete with billiard room and an office. Large landing with 4 generous bedroom all en-suite with beautiful views over the garden. A separate staircase leads to the top floor which is ready for renovation.
Outside in the grounds there is a raised terrace with a Jacuzzi, pergola and plunge pool. The pretty garden has a fishpond with featured fountain, a larger lake with weeping willows leading onto the private wood with a river meandering through it. Perfect tranquil spot to soak up nature in a pretty location. A successful bed and breakfast, a retreat or family home the choice is yours.
On the outskirts of a small village with all amenities and not far from a spa town. Airports are at Toulouse, Bordeaux and Bergerac.
Price including agency fees: €858.600
Price excluding agency fees: €810.000
Buyer commission included: 6 %