This stone-built house is set in 54 acres, including a 12 acre vineyard, in the Lot-et-Garonne.

The house has a two-bedroom guest cottage, swimming pool, tennis court and a helipad in the making, according to the agents Lafite Schofield.

‘The property has everything you could ask for,’ enthuses Carl Schofield. ‘A beautiful rural environment, lots of land and it has been well renovated. Plus, the, vineyard produces Vin de Pays d’Agenais all under management, so you just sit back and enjoy watching them grow, and tasting the wine.’

Bergerac Airport: 40mins; Toulouse Airport 90mins.

Guide price: €1.15 million (00 33 553 95 97 28; www.lafitescholdfield.com)