The property is located in the beautiful countryside of the Tarn and Garonne, about 6 miles west of the market town of Lavit de Lomagne and only 43 miles from Toulouse airport. It is surrounded by undulating agricultural lands, regularly including fields of sunflowers.
Contemporary (1980) Basque style 5 bed, 2 bathroom house with outbuilding, set in a peaceful and well-tended park of 15,000 m² (3.7 acres), with a neighbouring house at a discreet distance (approx. 50m). Located within walking distance of the centre of the beautiful village of Lachapelle with its eponymic church and adjoining chateau.
Reached via an impressive meandering, slightly ascending drive, over 100 meters in length, comprises:
On the ground floor: a "Z" shaped room with sitting, dinning areas and a wood burning stove, kitchen, hall to 1 large and 1 small utility room, 3 bedrooms, one bathroom, 2 toilets.
On the first floor: two bedrooms, second bathroom and large, open study area. All rooms have beautiful solid oak beams exposed in an apex ceiling.
Surface area: including utilities and garage, 230 m². Total living space 180 m². Additional terrace space of 79 m², mostly covered by the roof.
- Internal Large 2-car garage, with access door to the house.
The Scan wood burning stove provides up to 11KW of heat in the lounge/dining area. In addition the house is electrically heated, a central control panel provides basic programmability. The house is well insulated with double glazing throughout.
The house is surrounded by lawns with an integrated sprinkler system using agricultural irrigation water, ensuring the lawns remain green in the hottest of summers. With many mature trees (oaks, pines, etc.) the property is visited by many uncommon/rare bird species. A pond/lake of some 400m² regularly houses ducks, frogs.
A great advantage is that on the property all electricity and communication cables have been buried, leaving uninterrupted nature to please the eyes.
The well placed outbuilding, a small house complete with water and electricity, could be converted to a guest house.
The attractive village of Lachapelle offers a beautiful, listed church with Baroque interior. A local baker delivers bread to your door. Within 10 minutes drive the small town of Lavit de Lomagne offers all essential facilities, shops, hairdresser, doctor, dentist. The nearby market town of Valence d’Agen (18 mins drive) offers the larger supermarkets, some fashion shops, garden stores, restaurants, etc. After that, there is the departmental town Agen within 30 minutes drive with the usual large stores, such as Lafayette, as well as upmarket fashion boutiques, etc.
Lachapelle is surrounded by many beautiful small towns and villages in the area with their unique qualities in short driving distances. Also the surroundings are exceptionally beautiful for walking.
There are no schools in the village itself, but children are collected by a bus and taken to the various schools in the neighbourhood.
As to restaurants, there is a wide choice of quality restaurants starting within 10 minutes driving distance. An example is the Auberge de Bardigues, a great favourite with the current owners, where they offer an exceptional 3 course meal including house wine for approx. 20€ pp.