Reception Rooms: 3
Land: 2.02 ha
A most handsome country house set in 17 acres with swimming pool, lake, tennis court and guest cottage near the hilltop bastide village of Penne d’Agenais, Lot et Garonne. A spacious and very well appointed home renovated to the highest standards and surrounded by extensive grounds, including productive and profitable plum orchards. The property is located in a quiet rural spot in peaceful countryside, yet is just a few minutes drive from the pretty bastide villages of Penne d’Agenais and Tournon d’Agenais with shops and restaurants. The international airports of Bergerac and Toulouse are 60 and 75 mins drive r. Agen with TGV is 30 minutes.
A long private drive leads to this delightful plum farm property with a particularly charming façade. Ample outside parking and a double garage off to the left. The front porch is capped by a typical Pigeonnier of the area.
Ground Floor: Entrance hall with ‘cathedral’ height ceiling up to the rafters, and beautiful elm staircase leading up to the gallery. Straight ahead is the spacious living/dining room ( some 80m2) across the rear of the house with triple aspect and French windows out to 30m2 tiled and part covered dining terraces ovelooking the countryside. To the right the living area offers a large open fireplace , and lovely oak floor. To the left a generous dining area again with oak floor and views . To the left of the entrance hall is the bright and beautifully fitted Schmidt custom built kitchen (25m2) with everything you could desire, with central island/breakfast bar and dining area. Arch to a proper utility/laundry room. To the right of the hall is the second living room (25m2) with lovely oak floor, woodburning stove and door to study.
First Floor: An elm staircase leads to the first floor with a mezzanine area. The Master bedroom suite has a substantial double bedroom, 40m2 with oak floor, built iin wardrobes and French windows to a balcony with views over the pretty countryside. En suite modern bath and shower room. Double bedroom 2 also has a balcony overlooking the views. Modern bath and shower room shared by bedrooms 2 and 3.
To the side of the house is the swimming pool 16 x 6 metres ( electric security cover) with generous sunny terraces and a pool house with changing room, shower, w.c. And kitchenette.
Behind hedging beyond the pool is the guest cottage or letting gite. This is smartly appointed and offers living/kitchen, two bedrooms and two shower rooms. This is currently let for holidays and provides an income. An outbuilding offers 3 loose boxes for horses. On the western side of the grounds is a large lake stocked with fish and, alongside it, an all weather tennis court.
Surrounded by 5.2 hectares of plum orchards which provide the plums for the famous ‘pruneaux d’agen’, the orchards which are fully managed, provide a very susbstantial income for the property. There are, in addition, gardens of 2.02 hectares bring the total area up to 7.4 hectares approximately.
Rare opportunity to acquire a delightful country property in a peaceful and unblighted location with the added benefit of a substantial income!