- 3-bed house on edge of town
- 17th Century former monastery
- Pretty garden
- Sun & shady terrace areas
- Large workshop
- Solar panels & under floor heating
- Good public transport access
- Excellent rail links to Paris & London
- 5 mins from a wide range of shops & amenities
- Toulouse & Bordeaux airports both within 90mins
This 17th century former monastery is now a beautiful home and, I assume, significantly more comfortable than when the monks were in residence, although they may recognise the cathedral-style ceiling in the living area. Situated 3km east of Agen, this is a very pretty house on the edge of town, with a large wooded garden, sun & shade terrace areas and a workshop.
This house is perfect for someone who is looking for a property in southern France they can get to easily via the rail network. Agen has a TGV train station which means you can travel to Paris in around 3hr 30mins, with the obvious connection to London if you’re travelling from the UK.
The house has a total of 165m2 habitable space. Here’s the layout:
Stunning living area with cathedral ceiling, extending to open plan kitchen area (fitted with designer Biasotto units): 75m2
Living space opens to the covered terrace area
Mezzanine area, currently used as an office/snug
3 spacious bedrooms
Large workshops: 55m2
Covered terrace: 55m2
Open sun terrace
Lovely garden with mature trees and pretty well-established flowers.
The house has double-glazing and a modern heating system. A Pellet burner warms the sitting room and there a central heating system runs the underfloor heating. Solar panels yield around €1,600 per year. The septic tank drainage system is fully compliant and still under its 10 year warranty.
The house is situated on a rural lane about 2.5km outside Bon-Encontre, a little town on the edge of Agen that has all the daily amenities and services you might need. The roads that lead into Agen take you though the less interesting parts of town, but once you get to the centre, the riverside town is vibrant, with lots of good shops, plenty of cafés and lots of explore. On Saturdays, there is an organic produce market on the Place des Laities and another open air market on Wednesdays to top up the supplies.
Other towns in the area well worth exploring are Sainte-Colombe-en-Bruilhois, Caudecost and Puymirol
At a glance:
Habitable space: 165m2
Plot size: 1210m2
Taxe foncière: €1400
DPE rating: D
Heating: Solar panels & pellet burner. Central heating with underfloor
Drainage: Septic tank (conforms)
Distance to shops: 5 mins
Distance to coast: 2hr 30mins
Distance to TGV rail station: 15mins
Distance to airport: Toulouse, 1hr 15min driving / 2hr 15min via public transport
Bordeaux: 1hr 30mins driving / 2hr 35min via public transport
Please note: Agency fees are included in the advertised price and are payable by the purchaser. All locations and sizes are approximate. La Résidence has made every effort to ensure that the details and photographs of this property are accurate and in no way misleading. However, this information does not form part of a contract and no warranties are either given or implied.