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 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.
A charming and much loved 2 house property set privately in the sought-after Courbiac valley.
The main house is a spacious and characterful 4 bedroom barn conversion. Entry is via the full height great room (kitchen, diner, living room). There are 2 ground floor bedrooms, a dressing room, generous bathroom, TV room, utility room and a separate WC.
From the spacious mezzanine you access two bedrooms built into the eaves and a shower room.
Across the courtyard is the second property with a large living room, 4 bedrooms and a shower room. The addition of a kitchen area to the main room would complete this as a second dwelling.
On a lower level is a recording studio, large store room and a barn divided into three useful rooms, two with access from the lane and which could be used as garages.
An hour from Bergerac airport, 40 minutes from Agen and in an area speckled with historic towns and villages.