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Reference 247973

Character 8 bedroom House for sale with countryside view and panoramic view in Duras, Nouvelle Aquitaine

495,000 EUR
425,700 GBP 529,650 USD
Spacious 8 bedroom stone built property, which offers a perfect getaway from it all, with pretty countryside views from its elevated position, in a tranquil setting and in a small hamlet with a no-through road.

Each house has a large covered terrace, perfect for relaxing or entertaining friends and family together with a swimming pool with a view.

The main house, of around 200m2, boasts vaulted ceilings in the main living areas and is bright and airy. The spacious kitchen has a super walk-in pantry and the wood stove provides a nice focal point. There is a downstairs bedroom and bathroom and upstairs there are 3 further bedrooms and a shower room.

The 10 x 5m swimming pool is set in its own walled open terrace with a barbecue and further covered terrace.

The independent 4 bedroom guest house, of around 130m2, is perfect for welcoming family and friends or for providing a potential income (possible gite business - subject to necessary permissions). It has large patio doors in the living room, a separate dining room and an equipped kitchen leading to the super covered terrace and 8 x 4m swimming pool.

Sitting in just over a hectare of land with established fruit trees this property is only a 10 minute drive to the popular town of Duras with its shops and restaurants and super summer night market.


Price495,000 EUR
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1. Signing the Agreement (Compris)

On finding a property you wish to purchase you will need to negotiate the terms, price and conditions of the sale with the owner.

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Variants can be included in the compris, for example an Acte (clause) can be added if the name or names to go on the title deed have not been finalised. If a mortgage will be required to purchase the property, the details for this, including the name of the mortgage company, must be on the compris.

2. Paying the Deposit

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