An architect-designed stone barn conversion set below a chestnut grove, in 8 hectares of open land and forest. Large windows face the valley and an atrium links its three floors. The interior uses the natural light, oak beams and detailing to give a sense of space and relaxation. The fully-fitted kitchen on the garden level opens onto indoor and outdoor dining areas and stunning views.
There are four bedrooms catering for 8 guests and three fully-tiled bathrooms, one for each floor. The spacious living room is the centrepiece with balconies and the best views. Central air conditioning, electric shutters and two wood-burning stoves ensure comfortable temperatures year round.
There are loungers, parasols and shower for the pool terrace which catches the sun all day. The large pool is 12mx6m with corner steps and a handrail to assist access. Shallow end depth is 1.2m and 2m at the deep end. The safety cover is opened electrically and must be in place when not supervised by a responsible adult. Normally operating from June to September. The pool is inspected daily, cleaned very regularly and kept covered during the night. Inflatables can be supplied on request.
The property is secluded, surrounded by extensive land and forest for your use and peaceful relaxation. The terrace areas are shaded from the heat of the day by well-established trees. Past the new orchard there is a play area. The open fields slope gently; in the woods the steep terraces of the former vineyards can still be traced. The grape-stomping vat and the sécadou for drying chestnuts can be spotted.
Enjoy the unspoiled Viaur valley which is perfect for river swimming by all ages (1km by car or a 25min. walk through the woods), walking, mountain biking and just for spectacular viewing. From the property join the network of communal rights of way to discover ancient fortresses, abandoned villages and natural habitats. Early in the day you may see deer, woodpeckers and the cotton-wool mist rising from the river. At night you will hear owls and other animals (even a badger) and see the Milky Way dominating the night sky. All the comforts, in the middle of nature.