|Price|| €689 000 (FAI)**
Reduction from €950,000 to €689,000 Big reduction for this beautiful property on the river LOT
|Town||LAFITTE SUR LOT||Dept||Lot et Garonne|
|Surface||450 M2*||Plot Size||9700 M2|
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Just 5 minutes away from a village with shop and PO this magnificent house is hidden away down a drive, yet is situated right on the riverside. The house has a vibrant history which is still evident today, with many old original unspoilt features.
This stone and brick longere style house dates back to the 17th century where it used to be a HALT on the pilgrim trail of St James of Compostellar.
The house still has central cross shaped corridors which used to access the many small rooms used by the pilgrims who would arrive either on foot or by horseback ,there are the original old bread ovens where they would bake for the following days journey and a large barn offering stabling and blacksmiths services.
Nowadays the house is a sumptious home full of character and old french charm. The wide corridors are paved with the original old stone tiles and now all the rooms are large with high ceilings, all situated on the ground floor.
There is a sitting room 50m2 , library , kitchen 35m2, dining room 30m2, office 24m2, 5 bedrooms (30m2,30m2,30m2,42m2, 15m2) utility/laundry, 2 x bathrooms and wc,upstairs from the kitchen there is another room once for the maid (bedroom/games /office/den) which has an en suite wc and washbasin. Large attics.
The accomodation has all the original features, most rooms have a fireplace and the french charm remains unspoilt. Brand new central heating boiler.
BARN: large stone barn 150m2 ready to convert if wanted
OLD BREAD OVENS;
2 Gated entries (one the original horse and carraige entrance, bringing ladies in their crinolines directly to the door)
Fully enclosed gardens full of magnificent old trees,
river frontage possibility of boat mooring, jetty, ideal for fishing.
plenty of space to add a swimming pool,
This old historic property would make a great boutique hotel or bed and breakfast or just a fantastic charming french home.
Take a look at the virtual tour allowing you to visit the main rooms and gardens.
*These data are for information only and have no contractual value. Leggett Immobilier cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies that may occur.*
**The currency conversion is for convenience of reference only.
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The Lot-et-Garonne is often referred to as the ‘Tuscany’ of France due to its similarities; soft rolling fields of sunflowers, neatly kept vineyards and artistic lines of tall cypress trees.
In the southwest corner of France, midway between Toulouse and Bordeaux, is situated the Lot-et-Garonne department. Ideally placed just 2 hours from the Atlantic coast, 2 hours from the Pyrenees and a mere 3 hours down to the Mediterranean. This enchanting department within the region of Aquitaine is a perfect location when you’re considering a new home in France – easily accessible and perfect as a base for exploring other areas of France throughout the year.
The department is extremely well served with transport links: the International airports of Brive, Bergerac and Bordeaux offer regular flights operated by several of the low-cost airlines to the UK, as well as other flights to numerous European destinations. Excellent motorways network across the country and the TGV and LGV high-speed trains deliver you to destinations such as Bordeaux, Paris and onwards to London St Pancras in very little time nowadays.
The Canal Latéral de la Garonne (part of the Canal du Midi) is a major feature in the region, along which the remaining few working barges still sail. You could never get tired of the local views; expansive and timeless, they sweep across the wooded hillsides and down through the valleys of well-maintained agricultural land. The Lot-et-Garonne is well known too for the quality of its produce; prunes from Agen, tomatoes and strawberries from Marmande, Armagnac brandy, apples, pears, kiwis and cherries … This also, is a prolific wine growing area, with Duras and Buzet being amongst the most well known. Duck too, in its many forms, is highly celebrated here: foie gras, magret, confit and gésiers are all to be found in restaurants and shops across the department and beyond.
All year round there are busy food markets in many towns and villages and they’re the perfect place to meet up with friends for a coffee or maybe something a little stronger! A chance too, to sample the many local cheeses, preserved meats, paté, breads and so forth - the way of life here has remained virtually unchanged for centuries. During the summer months, towns come to life in celebration of the long, balmy days - the château at Duras, for example, plays host to an opera, classical concerts and even the occasional rock concert. There are farmer's markets, wine fairs, antique fairs, village fêtes and the ever popular "vide greniers" (flea markets) with no end of country treasures to be discovered!
Explore the historic Chateaux of Biron, Lauzun, Lamothe, Scandaillac and Nerac, also the medieval towns such as Castillones, Monflanquin and Villereal are atmospheric and a real joy to stroll around too. If you enjoy walking, this is definitely the area for you, with numerous tracks marked out.
Amidst the un-spoilt countryside and the fortified Bastide villages, Leggett has a large number of fabulous properties for sale; from cottages and barns of every shape and size through to numerous château homes set amongst picturesque country estates.
However, when the early morning rays of sunshine give way to autumn mist across the hillside, the trees start turning their glorious gold brown and the sound in the sky of the cranes migrating south - the Lot-et-Garonne turns its attention to preparing for the winter months ahead: bottling produce from the garden and gathering grapes off the vines in readiness for enjoying long peaceful evenings in front of a roaring oak fire, with all that you could wish for in life to hand.
Call today and speak with one of our highly experienced Leggett Sales Agents, who are waiting to help and assist you in finding your dream home, here in the Lot-et-Garonne.