The homes being built at La Durantie will be spacious and light, blending the best of local materials such as stone, terracotta, limestone and wood with all the modern conveniences and features you would expect from luxury accommodation. Phase One of the development will see one and two-storey, detached, three to five bedroom ‘dream homes’ with private gardens and ‘integrated pools’, set within the estate’s landscaped gardens in clusters with shared courtyards. Complementing these will be spacious two-bedroom apartments and terraced cottages. The homes in this phase will be built on a gently-rising hill, at the top of which will be the ‘Artist’s Tower’ - a high structure topped by a viewing platform, from which residents will be able to enjoy a stunning view of rolling vineyards and dense oak forests for miles around. At night the Tower will become an observatory for stargazers in the dark skies of the Tarn. Designed by award-winning architects, and under an hour by car from France’s 4th city Toulouse, the homes for sale at La Durantie will borrow heavily from the local materials and traditional design cues of this part of south western France, to create properties that feel very individual and that are rooted in the local culture and landscape. Some will be faced in warm stone, some rendered in earthy tones of traditional ‘crepi’. All will benefit from interiors that have been designed to make the most of the region’s fresh air and light, with open-plan living rooms with high ceilings that open out onto spacious verandahs and terraces via floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors and with wooden slat blinds to the verandahs to control the shade. Pools will be integrated into the design of each home, and so can be seen and accessed directly from your living space (rather than being lost down at the end of the garden.) These design features ensure a sense of space, light and a connection with nature, offering views across water and through verdant private gardens to the undulating woodlands of the estate beyond. Log fireplaces, soft limestone tiles and exposed wood beams help to make the homes feel cosy, especially in winter. Modern Pyram kitchens brimming with the latest Bosche appliances; cool quartz worktops; the clean lines of ‘Duravit’ bathrooms; storage for logs and cushions on each verandah; and room-by-room temperature-controlled reversible air conditioning; all ensure your country home offers the latest in modern comforts.
The properties’ master bedrooms are large and most open out on to a terrace. Roomy, built-in wardrobes come as standard in most bedrooms, as does a satellite/TV socket (for curling up in bed to watch a movie). Most bedrooms also benefit from en-suite bathrooms, with soft limestone tiles and, in the larger homes, a separate bath and shower off the master bedroom (you never know when you might want to sink beneath the bubbles).
Even in winter, the sunny days of the Tarn in south western France will draw you outside - for al fresco lunches and evening drinks with friends. Most of the development’s homes for sale will offer stunning gardens designed by award-winning landscape architects. Each will be created to provide a secluded, private space in which to relax and recharge body and soul. Roses, traditionally used in the château’s formal gardens, will feature heavily, along with banks of white flowers and local favourites such as multi-stemmed fig trees, rosemary and lavender. The look and feel will be that of a French ‘Jardin Traditional’ - with the formal lines of box hedges punctuated by towering rocket pines. Read More
Single storey detached dwelling with cathedral ceiling to living areas. Entrance courtyard with attractive views along the pool to the landscaped rear garden. Bifold doors providing a continuum for the travertine tiling from inside to out. Outside stores for logs and seat cushions. Two ensuite double bedrooms, plus bunk room/study with adjacent shower room.
Detached single storey dwelling. Charming entrance courtyard with framed view of pool. Two double bedrooms with ensuites. Farmhouse kitchen with cathedral ceiling to living areas. Feature log fireplace, covered verandah, generous paving and outside barbecue as in all dwellings. (See schedule for pool details as plots vary).
Just two feature properties facing on to the Squares. Generous one bed single storey detached dwelling. Cathedral ceiling to living area with bi-fold doors giving access to a landscaped courtyard. A second courtyard can be accessed from the ensuite master bedroom. Separate cloakroom and utility cupboard. Shared pool with Tower Court.
Entrance courtyard leading to a detached two storey dwelling with attractive brick detailing to the upper elevation. Two double beds and ensuites to the ground floor. Country style kitchen with breakfast bar. Cathedral ceiling to living area. A further double bedroom on the first floor with feature ceiling and ensuite. Pool integrated with paved areas around house.
An imposing detached two storey dwelling forming part of a typically French courtyard, with a tree and communal dining table as a centre piece. Master bed with ensuite and balcony to first floor. Second double with ensuite and bunk room/study with adjacent shower room. Open plan ground floor area looking out towards pool and landscaped gardens.
A detached two storey house set around a pool ideal for entertaining. The first floor has two ensuite double bedrooms and a bunk room with adjacent shower room. The ground floor has a further ensuite double bedroom and a bunk room/ study plus shower room. The dining area easily seats twelve, whilst a cathedral ceiling rises above the generous living room.
An entrance bridge at first floor level leads to a gallery looking down into the stunning double height living area. First floor feature master bedroom with ensuite and cathedral ceiling, and a bunk room/study. The ground floor has two further double bedrooms and ensuites. Infinity pool and decking look down into landscaped areas, woodland and stream.
Two generous apartments set around a central shared pool and forming part of the Tower complex at the top of the site on high ground. First floor with cathedral ceilings, verandah and balconies. Ground floor with verandah and gardens. Verandah areas with horizontal wooden slatted blinds for shade control as in all dwellings. Two ensuite double bedrooms.
Two apartments again forming part of the Tower complex and set around a central shared pool. First floor with cathedral ceiling, verandah and balconies. Ground floor with verandah and gardens. All apartments with bifold doors opening out to verandah areas. Two double bedrooms with ensuites, plus bunk room/study with adjacent shower room.
|LiViNG / DiNiNG||5.3 x 7.0m||17.3 x 22.9ft|
|KiTCHEN||2.9 x 3.0m||9.5 x 9.84ft|
|BEDROOM 1||2.9 x 5.4m||9.5 x 17.7ft|
|BEDROOM 2||2.9 x 3.95m||9.5 x 12.9ft|
|BEDROOM 3||3.6 x 2.3m||11.8 x 7.5ft|
|Total Floor Area||104.2m²||1,122ft²|
|Living||4.05 x 4.6m||13.2 x 15.0ft|
|KiTCHEN / DiNiNG||4.65 x 2.4m||15.2 x 7.8ft|
|BEDROOM 1||3.35 x 4.2m||10.9 x 13.7ft|
|BEDROOM 2||2.8 x 3.65m||9.18 x 11.9ft|
|Total Floor Area||65.4m²||704ft²|
|LiViNG AREA||4.7 x 7.05m||15.4 x 23.1ft|
|BEDROOM 1||3.4 x 3.55m||11.5 x 11.6ft|
|Total Floor Area||60.6m²||652ft²|
|LiViNG||5.15 x 5.5m||16.8 x 18.0ft|
|KiTCHEN / DiNiNG||4.2 x 3.6m||14.0 x 11.8ft|
|BEDROOM 1||3.35 x 4.25m||10.9 x 13.9ft|
|BEDROOM 2||2.8 x 3.7m||9.43 x 12.38ft|
|BEDROOM 3||4.2 x 3.8m||14.0 x 12.7ft|
|Total Floor Area||110.8m²||1,193ft²|
|LiViNG / DiNiNG||6.65 x 5.5m||21.8 x 18.0ft|
|KiTCHEN||3.2 x 3.2m||10.5 x 10.5ft|
|BEDROOM 1||3.8 x 3.4m||12.4 x 11.15ft|
|BEDROOM 2||3.2 x 3.6m||10.4 x 11.8ft|
|BEDROOM 3||2.7 x 2.3m||8.8 x 7.5ft|
|Total Floor Area||106.4m²||1,145ft²|
|LiViNG||4.5 x 7.2m||14.7 x 23.6ft|
|DiNiNG||7.9 x 3.65m||25.9 x 11.9ft|
|KiTCHEN||3.8 x 3.1m||12.5 x 10.2ft|
|BEDROOM 1||3.4 x 4.85m||11.15 x 15.9ft|
|BEDROOM 2||2.9 x 5.3m||9.5 x 17.3ft|
|BEDROOM 3||4.0 x 3.4m||13.1 x 11.15ft|
|BEDROOM 4||3.15 x 4.2m||10.3 x 13.7ft|
|BEDROOM 5 / STUDY||2.25 x 3.3m||7.3 x 10.8ft|
|Total Floor Area||178.4m²||1,920ft²|
|LIVING / DINING||6.95 x 5.8m||22.8 x 19.0ft|
|KITCHEN||3.75 x 2.2m||12.3 x 7.2ft|
|BEDROOM 1||4.2 x 4.65m||14.0 x 15.25ft|
|BEDROOM 2||4.2 x 4.65m||14.0 x 15.25ft|
|BEDROOM 3||3.1 x 4.8m||10.1 x 15.7ft|
|BEDROOM 4||3.1 x 2.85m||10.1 x 9.35ft|
|Total Floor Area||144.8m²||1,559ft²|
|LIVING / DINING||5.6 x 6.0m||18.3 x 19.6ft|
|KITCHEN||2.95 x 3.15m||9.7 x 10.3ft|
|BEDROOM 1||3.4 x 3.9m||11.1 x 12.7ft|
|BEDROOM 2||3.4 x 3.3m||11.1 x 10.8ft|
|Total Floor Area||90.1m²||970ft²|
|LIVING||5.2 x 3.9m||17.0 x 12.7ft|
|KITCHEN / DINING||4.15 x 3.2m||13.6 x 10.4ft|
|BEDROOM 1||3.75 x 4.0m||12.3 x 13.1ft|
|BEDROOM 2||3.75 x 3.15m||12.3 x 10.3ft|
|BEDROOM 3||2.75 x 3.7m||9.0 x 12.1ft|
|Total Floor Area||88.3m²||950ft²|
Every garden at La Durantie will be very private and very individual, and as the owner you’ll have a lot of control over how it looks. We’ve sourced a wide range of accessories for you to choose from - everything from furniture, art, statues and pots to gazebos and arches, sails, water features and decorative supports. You can also get involved on the choice of lighting, irrigation systems, decking and additional planting.
Every home will feature a pool - integrated into the house design. So the cool, sparkling waters will be visible just outside your living area. You can, of course, opt out of having a pool, reducing the purchase price. Additional paving and planters will be used to fill the space instead.
We want to give owners the maximum level of flexibility when it comes to furnishing their new homes, while making the process as easy as possible. To that end, we’ve sourced a wide range of high-quality, attractive furniture and furnishings from which you can pick and choose, creating your own look and feel. What we’ve sourced covers everything from French country classics to new England contemporary to ‘retro’.
At the end of the day, we want you to feel relaxed and at home when you first move in to your house at Durantie. So we’re here to do all we can to accommodate what ever needs you might have. Want a jaccuzzi bath - we’ll look into it for you. Have some specific material in mind for curtains - we’ll help you buy it.