If views are your thing then you could do a lot worse than consider the Tarn et Garonne for your French property purchase. Lavishly rolling hills, delightful medieval towns perched on rocky outcrops, rivers, farms and woodland make
this a true sight for sore eyes.
Moissac with its famous church, the winding streets of Montaigu de Quercy, the bastide of Lauzerte and the pretty red-bricked centre of Montauban will all repay a visit.
Foodies should arrive with their forks at the ready - this is the land of cabecou goat cheese and truffle, prunes, garlic and saffron and some very good wines including Fronton and Gamay.
Steeped in history, this lovely 5-bedroom chateau is set over 3 floors in an L shape around a central stone staircase, probably built in the 16th Century.
On the ground floor, a large living room and dining room, both with grand fireplaces, a kitchen with an Aga and wood burner, and another reception room with an arched ceiling to match the original arched coaching entrance that was built in the 14th century. The fabulous spiral stone staircase in the tower leads to the 1st and 2nd floors with 4 large bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and a 5th bedroom and separate bathroom. There is also plenty of storage space built around the tower and a large utility room which houses the new boiler for the gas central heating.
Outside is a large 2nd building offering potential for renovation and a swimming pool. A 2 bedroom mobile home in the grounds is available by separate negotiation. 1.9 hectares of gardens with unobstructed views. Toulouse airport is less than an hour away and Montauban with its TGV access is 25 minutes away.