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Gentilhommière in an idyllic country setting

OVERVIEW

A sophisticated family house of great charm and beauty offering privacy and splendid vistas towards the Pyrenees. Set in delightfully shaded grounds with a separate pool garden and the reflecting waters of a spring-fed lake.

There are gorgeous views over rolling countryside and the gardens are home to squirrels and nightingales. A line of centenarian oaks leads through pasture land to the lake. Stone-built outbuildings include the pigeonnier tower, stables and a well-appointed guardian’s or guest lodging of 120 sqm. 3.5 hectares of land in all and much of the neighbouring land is protected by non-building covenants. 

4kms to local store. 8kms to a market village. 20kms north of Auch. 102kms Toulouse airport.

Land

3.5 hectares in all. A 600-metre driveway rises beside a small lake before arriving on a limestone plateau with a generous parking area. A gravelled courtyard approaches the main entrance. To the south and west, the house opens directly onto delightfully shaded grounds studded with a collection of limes, oaks, acacia, maple and mixed borders with lavender and roses. Centenarian oaks lead down through pasture land to a spring-fed lake which also receives roof water. Paved terrace, with ornate pergola.



Paved terrace, with ornate pergola, ideal for outdoor dining with french windows from kitchen.
Pigeonnier, dated 1858, a handsome stone building housing oil tanks. 
Stone barn, wood storage and parking bay, stables, 14x7m, with 2-3 loose boxes. 
Tractor barn, poultry pens and former pigsties. 
Pool garden, set at a lower level accessed through pillars and iron gates and surrounded by mixed hedges. 
Swimming pool, 14x5m, salt system, with natural stone surround. 
Pool house, with changing room and covered terrace. Ancient stone well.


THE HOUSE

The main building dates from the 17C when it was at the heart of a growing estate.  A charming though discreet facade reveals large and light interiors, including a dramatic 90sqm reception hall with grand fireplace and master suite in excess of 180sqm. The accommodation is beautifully presented throughout in romantic country style.  Family kitchen with double Aga and french windows to a stone-paved terrace ideal for outdoor dining and entertainment. 

GROUND FLOOR

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FIRST FLOOR

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GUARDIAN'S LODGING

 120 sqm, with living, kitchen-dining, bedroom & bathroom

  • Living
  • Living / Kitchen - Dining
  • Kitchen
  • Bedroom
Living1 Living / Kitchen - Dining2 Kitchen3 Bedroom4

IAN PURSLOW
Purslow's Gascony, St Maur
32300 Mirande

Gers, France

+33 (0)5 62 67 61 50
info@purslows-gascony.com

JACK HARRIS

  • Knight Frank
  • 55 Baker Street
  • London, W1U 8AN

+44 (0)20 7861 1139 jack.harris@knightfrank.com