A perfectly renovated, discreet and comfortable, 19th century presbytery near to Lecture in the Gers department.
Standing in the golden triangle of the Gers countryside, in the area known as Lomagne-Gersoise also called 'Little Tuscany' because of its landscapes just a few kilometres from several renowned character towns and villages as well as the Way of Saint James, this property is in a privileged setting, on the edge of a medieval village, with its castle built on a hilltop.
Shops, markets and schools, all amenities can be reached by road in just a few minutes.
A region abounding in history and with a rich local way of life, this province is very pleasant to live in all year round.
Agen train station and the motorway interchange are some 30 km away. The Tgv train line goes to both Bordeaux and Toulouse in an hour, Paris takes 3¼ hours.
With the entrance porchway to the village in view, this property is concealed from onlookers by the stone walls and vegetation delimiting its boundaries. A traditional country house, it can only be glimpsed though its wrought iron entrance gates, at the end of a little gravel driveway. Standing in the midst of a landscape garden, enclosed by low stone walls and planted with numerous species including some from the Mediterranean, it has a view taking in the castle and the undulating countryside. The setting of this property provides a timeless way of life, ideal for relaxation. The ruins of a turret, an old well and a stone woodstore can be reached via little, winding pathways. A second, more discreet gateway gives car access. Set back on one side, a wing stands out from the rest of the property because of its rustic style and its balcony, with wrought iron railings, looking down on to a little slope, leading to some semi-underground outbuildings. The house is completely detached.
The houseThis house, constructed from stone in 1806 by a doctor and leading citizen, became the village presbytery. Laid out all on one level, it is flanked by two wings set at right angles that flank a terrace, looking out over the valley on the north side. The main facade, overlooking the garden, features arched openings, framed with dressed stone surrounds. It alternates windows, topped with bull's eye windows, and French windows, all protected by heavy wooden shutters. The north facade has three doors, arched windows topped with dressed stone lintels, enhanced with central sculptures. The exterior features are proof of a sober, first-class construction, covered with rendering reflecting the patina of time, and edged with a double overhanging cornice.The main section of the buildingA vast, wide vestibule, typical of Gascon architecture, sets the tone for the entire house: original terracotta floor tiles, greyish-coloured, whitewashed beams and light-coloured rendered walls, showing the patina of time. Laid out as a library, it provides access on either side to the main rooms as well as the terrace, dominating the countryside.
A bright lounge, reached via the vestibule, has three arched openings and a contemporary style fireplace. The following room, however, has a more classical fireplace, with a painted and sculpted mantel, and two tall French windows that open on to a wide terrace. A bedroom, with its shower and dressing rooms, has been laid out in the west wing. It features light-coloured parquet flooring, with a choice of decoration and layout that is minimalist. These three rooms look out over the castle through the garden trees as well as over the vestiges of the old turret. The two other rooms reached via the vestibule have the same characteristics as those already mentioned. On the garden side, a dining room precedes and communicates with a kitchen at the end of the main building. This room, with a ...
Price 980,000 €
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Price / sq metre: €/m² 2,752.81
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Agency: Agence Patrice Besse
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