La Barrière is a 17th Century farmhouse on the edge of the little village of Lacapelle-Livron in the Tarn et Garonne in the French region ‘Midi Pyrénées’. La Barriere has stood for 500 years opposite a Knights Templar Commanderie from the 13th Century. The property is for sale.
Since the 17th Century buildings have been added in each century. The present owners arrived in 1992 and restored it to a charming home full of character.
- authentic character property
- 5 bedrooms
- 4 bathrooms
- 10 X 5 metre salt swimming pool
- 250 square metres restored accommodation
- 250 square metres rooms ready for restoration
- further outbuildings
- mature walled garden
- edge of historic village location
The village of Lacapelle-Livron is set in an area of outstanding beauty, overlooking the Bonnette, one of the most beautiful valleys in South-West France. Here we breathe clean, fresh air and hear the birdsong. Everything about the area is modest, tranquil and unspoiled. The property is on the edge of Lacapelle-Livron, a village of 200 hundred inhabitants. La Barrière itself is wonderfully enclosed by high stone walls and so it is as private or as open as the owners choose.
The rewards of living at La Barrière.
We have decided to move back towards our roots in England. We hope to live again in a place that offers such an outstanding quality of life. Here we have clean air, trusted neighbours, quiet and well-maintained roads. In our area the pace of change is very gradual. The local markets provide high-quality local and seasonal produce. You will probably see the night sky as you have never seen it before. For us the adventure of living here has been a reawakening of our senses and also of our sense of belonging. To walk around our garden in the evening in June is to feel very much alive. We regard the decision to buy La Barrière as the best idea we have ever had.