Set amidst the idyllic Quercy Blanc countryside of South West France, this Maison de Maítre (gentleman's residence) for sale in Occitanie makes an impressive buy, as Winkworth International’s David King explains
1. Prime French property for less
You’ll find this beautifully restored 5 bed country house just outside the village of Montcuq, on the border of Lot and Tarn et Garonne. With separate guest accommodation offering a further 5 bedrooms, a pool, tennis court and over 12 acres of land, the sale price of €850,000 is at least a million euros more affordable than an equivalent property in the South of England. Our Winkworth France property experts say this is as close to perfect as French country property comes.
2. Period features meet family appeal
Built with the limestone that gives the Quercy Blanc its name, the house is surrounded by immaculately kept gardens and green fields. A pigeonnier, shuttered windows and tiled floors are just some of the original features that will please the French period property buyer. Meanwhile the pool, tennis court and a huge barn currently used as a games room will attract families looking for a spacious full time home in Southern France. The current owners also tell us that international families moving into the area benefit from a friendly local community, plus reliable connectivity for business travelers. The high speed TGV from Paris operates in the area, together with international flights out of Bergerac and Toulouse airports.
3. Property with potential
For much of the time, Montcuq remains a peaceful but well-equipped rural village. Medieval in origin, its hilltop position and 13th century tower are typical of the captivating bastide villages throughout South West France. For all this bucolic charm, however, Montcuq is home to a thriving market, excellent bistros and local shops. A stopover for pilgrims walking the Santiago de Compostela, the village also has a bathing lake and summer festival, which brings tourists looking for a summer holiday in the gentle warmth of South West France. Any enterprising property buyer looking at the rental potential of our featured property for sale in South West France, will appreciate that it’s affordability leaves a budget for developing the existing guest quarters into a profitable holiday let.
Why not view another property for sale in Lot or Tarn et Garonne while you’re there? The Winkworth France portfolio is packed with exquisite country houses for sale in France and our real estate agents are expert in helping you find your perfect match.