Grounds

Charlan is set on 1.08 hectares of south facing land, mainly laid to lawn and fruit trees which is enclosed with fencing and gates that lead to a gravelled parking area for 3 cars.

When we purchased the house in July 2007, there were sheep and chickens, so part of the grounds were fenced off with electric fencing.  We still have the sheep shelter and the electric fencing is stored in the barn, along with a chicken coup.  There is plenty of grazing land to cater for animals, especially if you have a horse and the barn could easily be converted into stables.  There is a poly tunnel, which we currently store our garden furniture and is fenced off as a small potage area.  There is also a small outbuilding currently used for wood storage.

Surrounding Charlan are kiwi plantations and the only neighbour we have is 15o meters away.  A grassed driveway to the right of the house leads to 100m river frontage.  A very peaceful location.

We have numerous fruit trees, cherry, apple, nectarine, pear, plum, peach, juniper and several walnut, one being the largest walnut tree in the area!

 

There is a bank of plants, roses and bushes by the pool which flower from February through to November and the front of Charlan has walled roses in 4 different colours.

There is a well with new well pump purchased in April 2012.  Great for irrigation for the garden, topping the pool up and washing the cars.

Outside terrace area by pool

Fruit from the garden

From Charlan’s grounds you can see the Croix du Pech de Berre at Nicole where you can view beautiful views over the confluence of the Lot and Garonne.  Climb to the plateau of the cross for panoramic views, an altitude of 170 meters.  In the Summer months, whilst relaxing in the pool we can watch paragliders take off from the top of the hill.

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