Located on the periphery of a beautiful medieval village with amenities, this house is ideally suited for anyone looking for a permanent home and wishing to either generate some extra income for themselves, or to just have the luxury of independent guest accommodation for visiting family and friends.
A pretty Lot et Garonne Farmhouse and its adjoining barn has been fully renovated to a create a charming, spacious family home, maintaining lots of character features. It now boasts 4 bedrooms in the main house, 3 bathrooms, 2 of which are ensuite and generous sized reception rooms, as well as a large, good-condition loft space ripe for conversion. The accommodation is all currently ground floor, throughout the whole property. In addition, there is a, large 1-bedroom gite, adjoining the Main house with independent access and it's own gateway and parking area. There is income-generating potential either from this gite or from the ensuite bedrooms which could be used as letting rooms. Outside, to the rear of the property, the addition of a plunge pool, a raised sunbathing deck and eating area are a welcome enhancement during the scorching summer months. The remainder of the garden is laid to lawn mostly with some mature shrubs and trees. There is gravel driveway and parking area to the side of the property.
The local village is both charming and historic and was the seat of ancient duchies for centuries. There is a majestic chateau that dominates the local landscape as well as a beautiful church and superb lake, an ideal spot for Summer picnics!
But more importantly, it is one of only a handful of villages in the region that still has active commerce- notably a bar-tabac, bank, hotel-restaurant and caf& 233 which hosts regular musical evenings and a toddler group. There is also a primary school, a dentist and a weekly market throughout the year. A small, private secondary school offering the British curriculum is located just 5 minutes from here. In addition, there is a thriving expat community, organising regular social events and activities. A perfect way of meeting people and making friends. The stunning bastide of Eymet is located just 5 minutes' drive and larger commerce and supermarkets can be found in Miramont-de-Guyenne, just 10 minutes' drive. The beautiful riverside town of Bergerac and its airport are 30 minutes' drive, whilst Bordeaux is just 1hr 30 minutes.
This property is priced to sell! Early viewing advisable!
Through door into:
Conservatory - 6 x 5m (30m2)
Tiled floor, single glazing. Ample room for a large dining table and chairs. A useful addition to the main living space.
Through glazed door into:
Kitchen - 5.5 x 4.6m (25m2)
Tiled floor, plastered walls. Some exposed beams. Fitted wooden base and eye-level units. Tiled splashback. Wooden counter tops. Room for large range cooker. Extractor fan above. Double sink. Integrated dishwasher. Room for fridge-freezer, room for large dining table. Room for free-standing dresser. Trap door down to cellar. Large windows to front & amp side of property. Smaller window above sink overlooking driveway and parking area.
Living Room - 8.4 x 5m (42m2)
A lovely, light, airy room flooded in natural light through two sets of French doors, opening onto the front garden. Wood burner at the heart of the room. Tiled floor. Exposed, painted beams on ceiling. Two archways through to Bedroom corridor. Door at end of room into:
Bedroom 1/Office - 5 x 3.5m (18m2)
Carpeted floor, exposed, painted beams on ceiling. French door to front of property. Built in cupboard/wardrobe with wooden doors. Flexible room that can be used as bedroom or office. Through archway from Living Room into:
Hallway - 2 x 3.7m 3x1.5 (12m2)
Tiled floor. Doorway on left into Barn. Corridor ahead to Bedroom 3,4. Doorway on right into Bedroom 1 & amp Family bathroom.
Through door on right into:
Family Bathroom - 3.2 x 1.8m (6m2)
Recently upgraded. Tiled floor, long shower tray & amp screen. Sink sitting on wooden cabinet. W.C.Through door into:
Bedroom 1 - 5.5 x 3m (17m2)
Directly accessible from conservatory too. Carpeted floor, exposed, original beams on ceiling. Room for bed, wardrobe and drawers.
Mini landing area - 1 x 1.25 (1.25m2)
Tiled floor. Leading onto bedroom corridor.
Carpet on floor,
Down three steps at end of corridor into:
Bedroom 2 - 3 x 4.5m (14m2)
Wooden floors, exposed stonework, exposed beams. Room for bed, wardrobes, chest of drawers. DDoor into:
Ensuite bathroom - 2.3 x 1.6m (4m2)
Tiled floor, tiled walls, corner shower cubicle, W.C, Glass sink and vanity unit. Heated towel rail
Through other door at end of corridor into:
Bedroom 3 - 3.7 x 4.8m (18m2)
Wooden flooring, beamed ceiling. Bed, room for a couple of wardrobes. Double-Glazed door onto rear terrace.
Ensuite bathroom - 2.2 x 2.2m 1.5m (6m2)
Wooden floors, tongue-and-groove paneling on bath. Corner, stepped bath with convenient seating platform and shower over it. Useful alcove shelving. Sink with vanity unit underneath. W.C. Heated towel rail.
Through barn or access via rear terrace into
Summer Kitchen/Utility Room - 18m2 (approx.)
Smartly-tiled floor, range of fitted base units with laminate counter top. Double sink. Plumbing for washing machine. Room for lots of storage units/shelves. Room for fridges, wine bottle storage. Velux window in roof.
Barn - 4.1x4.7m (20m2)
Accessed via the bedroom corridor and also the rear of the Summer kitchen. This area houses the boiler and hot water tank as well as the wooden stairs up to the loft area. Loft - 12x5m (75m2 approx)
Locacted directly above the Living/Dining Room and Bedroom 1 of the Main House, this loft has full head height, dormer windows and is boarded out with some plastboard partitions already in place. It would be a relatively inexpensive job to convert it to additional living space or bedrooms.
The gite is situated at right angles to the Main House but joined onto the house. It can be accessed either from the rear terrace and garden or via a separate gateway from the road from the front of the property. It would make an ideal income-generating proposition, or equally a lovely, private space to accommodate visiting family and friends. It is currently connected to the same boiler and electrics as the main house and would benefit from the addition of a wood-burning stove if it was to be used outside of the warm, Summer months.
Through French doors into:
Living Room - 6 x 3.7m (22m2)
Large, airy room with double-height ceiling and exposed apex beams. French doors and window over garden. Room for L-shaped sofas.
Through door into
Kitchen/Diner - 4.4 x 3.5m (15m2)
Tiled floor, range of wooden base and eye-level fitted units. Wooden counter top. Free-Standing gas cooker & amp extractor fan, double sink. Room for fridge. Room for dining table and chairs.
Hallway - 3.6 x 1.3m (5m2)
Tiled floor, French doors to garden.
Through door into:
Bathroom - 2.4 x 2.8m (7m2)
Tiled floor, mosaic tiles on wall and in shower area. Shower cubicle, sink with vanity unit under, W.C.
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Bedroom - 4.3 x 3.5m (15m2)
Terracota tiles on floor, window over garden. Room for bed, wardrobes, chest of drawers.
The plot is laid mostly to lawn with mature trees and shrubs dotted around. There is a gravel driveway and large parking area, gravel area to the rear of the property with a gazebo and outside dining table, located near to the plunge pool and deck.
Plunge pool - 4 x 3m
An above ground, wooden pool that has been set into a raised deck. Perfect for sun loungers.
Garage/Workshop - 10 x 5m (50m2)
Located the far side of the Gite, with a third access gate to the front.
Well - very handy for watering the garden
Fosse Septique - Main house - recently installed
Second Fosse - Gite
Heating - Oil-fired central heating
Taxe Fonciere - 875& 8364 (2016)
Taxe d'Habitation - 879& 8364
Price € 225,000
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Agency: Guyenne Immobilier Sarl