The approach to the house goes along fields of sunflowers, corn and strawberries, then crosses an old bridge over the Canal Lateral. The canal, which runs along the back of the house, has a shaded lane that is wonderful for cycling or walks. Guests are welcomed by our wonderful caretaker, Madame Gaëlle Faugeres, who will show them around, cleans the house once a week and is always available to answer any questions. Her husband, Nicolas Chabrerie, maintains the grounds and the pool.
From the front door there's a country lane, bordered by sunflower and corn fields, that leads to the road to the village of Damazan, just five minutes away. In front of the house is a large lawn with an old stone bench and a swing. Around to the side of the house are a vegetable garden and parking area. A long stone terrace, partially covered, extends along the rear of the house. There is a table and chairs for outdoor dining, overlooking the canal. Past an old stone well and down the stairs is another dining or reading area with table and chairs and a barbecue setup. A few more steps down is the pool, with chaises lounges and deck chairs. This private area is surrounded with flowering trees and flowers.
We are near several of “the most beautiful villages in France,” among them Pujols, Penne, Bazas and Vianne.
The spacious, two-story high living room has magnificent timbers and beams and a 17th Century fireplace. French doors lead to the terrace overlooking the canal. The dining room, adjacent to the living room, has a traditional farm table which seats eight comfortably. French doors lead to the front lawn with a swing set and a vegetable garden nearby.
Stairs from the dining room lead to a mezzanine with a large convertible sofa, a desk and chairs for reading. There's a 'French blue and yellow' kitchen with a round table and everything needed for cooking. French doors lead to the dining terrace outside.
Just off the entryway there's a large study with tiled floors. French doors lead from the study to the terrace and a view of the bridge and fields beyond.
The Master Bedroom has a queen-size double bed and built-in armoire. Bedroom #2 has a queen-size double bed and large armoire. Bedroom #3 has a single bed and armoire. Bedroom #4, upstairs from the study, has a single bed and a view of the canal. There are two full bathrooms, one with bathtub, one with shower.