This rare rural development in the beautiful Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées region of south west France offers those in search of the idyllic French lifestyle the opportunity to own a home surrounded by undulating vineyards and miles of dense oak forest.
La Durantie, the new development of vernacular apartments and villas in the grounds of a historical belle époque style chateau in The Tarn, has won the coveted accolades of 'Best Leisure Development France' and 'Best Leisure Development Europe', at the International Property Awards.
This rare rural development in the beautiful Midi-Pyrénées region of south west France offers those in search of the idyllic French lifestyle the opportunity to own a home surrounded by undulating vineyards and miles of dense oak forest.
La Durantie is located near the village of Castelnau de Montmiral and is situated within an area of ancient bastide villages boasting incredible landscapes, teeming markets and superb wines.
Homes designed by award-winning architects will spring up along a lake and throughout the estate's parklands. From these, paths will meander through lush gardens up to the stunning 'Belle Epoque' château itself, in and around which will be built a plush country club, a state-of-the-art spa and a relaxed bistro terrace overlooking the pool. All homes will enjoy serene views across the chateau meadow towards the hilltop medieval village of Castelnau-de- Montmiral.
There will be approximately 57 residences in total, including a number of apartments; all will be completed to high specification. The homes will range from 60.6 sq m to 178.4 sq m internal. 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 verandas and terraces via floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors and with wooden slat blinds to the verandas 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).
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 terraced cottages. The homes in this phase will be built on a gently-rising hill from which residents will be able to enjoy a stunning view of rolling vineyards and dense oak forests for miles around.
Attention to detail, landscaped gardens and a sense of place and community are key aspects behind La Durantie's success. This development represents a unique opportunity to invest in one of the world's most stable economies, whilst benefiting from a superb holiday home. Properties can be purchased with leaseback option with a VAT rebate of currently 20%.
The grand salons and terraces of the elegant Belle-Epoque Chateau will be home to the Country Club with on-site facilities such as Bistro, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, croquet lawns and much more, complemented by a 'state of the art' spa, construction is underway and will be completed by the end of 2018.
La Durantie offers a wealth of outdoor activities and outings, villages and towns alive with fêtes and social events, some of France's best cuisine and wines and easy access to the sophisticated boutiques and cultural life of cities such as Toulouse, Bordeaux and Montpellier. Within driving distance are the pistes of the Pyrénées and the sun-drenched beaches of the Mediterranean and Atlantic.
Toulouse International Airport is just 45 minutes away by car.
WINNER - Best Leisure Development Europe
WINNER - Best Leisure Development France
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