Ideal for those looking for a family-friendly holiday in the delightful South West region of France, this superb estate set in 30 acres offers a traditional stone farmhouse and two adjoining gîtes. Lying in a quiet lane and with far-reaching views across open countryside, it’s also just a couple of miles from the village of Auvillar, considered to be one of the most beautiful in France. The area is home to a wealth of medieval villages, peppered with beautiful chateaux, museums and excellent restaurants and is under two hours away from the port city of Bordeaux and an hour from the ‘pink city’ of Toulouse.
The main stone farmhouse, parts of which date back to the 18th century, is set on a hillside over three levels. Traditional shutters give it a light and spacious feel, and its rustic yet contemporary style makes this property a perfect blend of old and new. Downstairs, a salon and piano room provide two separate areas to socialise, and a fabulous games room is just the spot for some healthy family competition. An open-plan kitchen and dining space leading out to a glass-fronted balcony which provides plenty of outside easy chairs, sofa seating and tables with spectacular country views is an inviting space to cook and dine together at any time of day. The covered west terrace has shaded seating for 20 guests to dine.
When it’s time to retire, the blissful bedrooms provide the perfect space. An en-suite master bedroom with Moroccan bathroom and private terrace is the highlight, while two further large en-suite bedrooms (one downstairs) and two delightful remaining bedrooms with original oak beams and exposed stone are perfect for singles or children.
An adjacent barn building houses the two gîtes which have direct access to the indoor pool area with a wall of glass doors opening on to a sunny deck, perfect for that early morning dip before breakfast on the terrace. Each gîte has an open-plan kitchen, dining and living space, and two bedrooms upstairs, as well as an additional en-suite bunk bedroom that can be shared.
On hot summer days, you can head to the private outside pool and terrace area, perfect for a poolside drink as the sun goes down. An all-weather tennis court offers an ideal outlet for guests who want to keep up their fitness regime, or for something a little gentler, take an evening stroll along the grass paths that lead down to the extensive landscape gardens, pond and pretty woodland.