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5 bedroom character property for sale

France - Aquitaine, Lot-et-Garonne, Hautefage-la-Tour

Guide Price €636,000

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Key features:

  • 19th century farmhouse with three floors
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 with ensuite showers
  • AWARD WINNING design esp 'Wallpaper*' magazine
  • Featured in the design press around the world
  • Amazing huge living area with massive beams
  • Further stone barns for conversion
  • Huge stone barn - Scope for internal pool?
  • Near PENNE d'AGENAIS - hill top village
  • Income potential
  • Owners still improving the property (2017)

Full description:


A stunning and substantial 19th century farmhouse with an award winning and superbly appointed interior which has been professionally designed and meticulously finished to a very high standard. The main house is a 5 bedroomed property and sits within about 1.47 ha of gardens and grounds and has 400m² of accommodation, combining the best of contemporary design and traditional features.

In 2006, the property featured in Wallpaper* magazine and it has also featured the the Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Conde Nast Traveller, El Deco in Spain, France and Japan, amongst many other publications.

Some of the walls are hung with custom made wallpaper by Eley Kishimoto, especially in the main hallway, and the main living area on the first floor has a massive central chimney with a double fronted fireplace and this huge room which extends to about 1600 sq ft is loosely divided up into living areas, reading/library areas with the most fantastic beamed roof structure. A real WOW factor!

No expense has been spared in the conversion of this property and this can be seen with the quality of the fittings, underfloor and normal central heating with a boiler which should be large enough to cope with some of the other barns if they were converted, and a superb kitchen ideally suited for entertaining.

There are three large stone buildings in the grounds, which could have potential to be converted into 2 and 3 bedroom dwellings and even an indoor pool, spa and cinema room in the large barn, subject to the normal planning consents.

The pool is heated by the boiler and is surrounded by restored stone walls which both protect it and give privacy.

The gardens and grounds extend to about 1.47 ha (3.63 acres) and this is a combination of a tree lined drive which leads up to the parking area by the house, lawns and gardens, approximately 70 plum trees which produce a good crop in August and September and also an area of land which the local farmer uses without paying any rent and the surrounding land grows generally sunflowers or wheat and barley depending on the year.

All in all, this is a quite superb property and viewings will be possible from April onwards and are highly recommended at this guide price which is priced to sell.

The accommodation briefly comprises:

The Main House
Arranged over three floors and retaining exposed beams, terracotta floor tiles and original oak floorboards throughout, the fully restored and centrally heated accommodation is laid out as follows:

Ground floor

Kitchen / Dining room (5m x 9m) with terracotta tiled floor, fully fitted Tisettanta kitchen with stainless steel work surfaces, island unit with twin sinks inset, part tiled walls, part glazed door to garden, twin doors to inner hall and stairs to first floor

Inner Hall 1 (1.5m x 12m) with Oak floor and stairs to lower ground floor

Inner Hall 2 (6m x 1m)

Shower room (3m x 1.5m) fully tiled, with wash hand basin, shower and WC

Cloakroom (1.5m x 1m)

Bedroom 1 (4.5m x 4m) with terracotta tiled floor and en suite shower room

Bedroom 2 (4.5m x 5m) with terracotta tiled floor and en suite shower room

Bedroom 3 (4.5m x 4m) with terracotta tiled floor and twin glazed doors to terrace

Bedroom 4 (4m x 4m) with terracotta tiled floor

First floor

Triple height Living Room (15m x 11m) with beamed ceiling, original Oak floor, half height (part sub dividing) exposed stone wall, further exposed stone walls and open fireplace

Lower ground floor

Bedroom 5 (11m x 5m) with terracotta tiled floor, part vaulted roof, exposed stone walls, fully tiled wall and adjacent free standing Marc Newson bath, en suite shower room and twin French windows to terrace

Utility room (3m x 2.5m)

Boiler room (3m x 2.5m)

Services room (12m x 1.5m)


Large heated Swimming Pool - with tiled surround and restored stone walling

Sunken dining terrace

New metal pergola just installed

House repainted externally in last year

Substantial stone outbuildings with approx. 500m² of floor space

Gardens and grounds of 1.47ha (3.63 acres) with mature shrubs and trees, plum trees and some agricultural land.

DPE 202kWh (D) GES 60kg (F)

For any further information on this stunning property or to enquiry about a viewing, please contact Guy Sherratt on +44 (0)1598 710134 or email us at overseas(at)guysherratt.co.uk

REDUCED Price guide 636,000 euros including agency fees but excluding Notary costs and registration fees for which you should allow about 6.5%

Updated June 2017


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This pin shows the general area of the property as the exact location was not given

Nearest Airports*

  • Bergerac (INTERNATIONAL), 37.7 miles
  • Toulouse (Blagnac) (INTERNATIONAL), 55.7 miles
  • Bordeaux (Mérignac) (INTERNATIONAL), 82.9 miles
  • Lourdes (Tarbes) (INTERNATIONAL), 87.6 miles
  • Pyrénées (INTERNATIONAL), 89.4 miles

*Distances are straight line measurements. This feature is currently in beta.

To view this property or request more details, contact
Guy Sherratt Equestrian & Overseas Properties, Devon

Bracken House Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple Devon, EX31 4TG, England.
03339 395508  Local call rate
About Guy Sherratt Equestrian & Overseas Properties, Devon

Guy Sherratt started the business in 1994 specialising in the marketing of equestrian properties throughout the south and west of England and also in South Wales.

We have been marketing overseas properties for the last 4 years in association with other agents, in France, Portugal and Spain as well as other countries.

French Property

Working with several agents in France we have many interesting equestrian, country and village properties including gites complexes in Brittany, Normandy, central France, Limousin, Aquitaine, Midi-Pyrenees, Burgundy and Languedoc-Roussillon. Our agent in Paris also has access to other areas.

Portuguese Property

We deal with an excellent agent in the Algarve with a wide variety of properties and will shortly be able to offer properties further north into the Alentejo and the north of the country.

Spanish Property

In Spain, we are also working with agents in Andalucia. These range from modern properties to re-builds and country dwellings.

Other Countries

We also have a range of properties in over 30 different countries throughout the world.


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Guy Sherratt Equestrian & Overseas Properties, Devon

Bracken House Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple Devon, EX31 4TG, England.
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Calling from outside the UK? 0044 1598 710134

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