- 1/2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
- Fully renovated property – no work needed
- Village centre location – walking distance to shops & bar-restaurant
- 120m2 Habitable space
- 400m2 Garden
- Ideal ‘Lock up and leave’ for a couple
- Income generating potential
- Excellent- sized garden for village house
- Stunning hilltop village with incredible views
- 10 minutes from thriving Franco-British Golf Club
- 20 minutes from Villeneuve-sur-Lot
- 50 minutes from Bergerac airport
Situated in the heart of a pretty hilltop village, which has breathtaking panoramic views in all directions, just a few paces from the main square with its shops, bar-restaurant, pharmacy, small theatre and bank, this property has undergone a stylish renovation throughout.
The village itself is one of just a handful in the region that has still has active commerce as well as a lively programme of events in the Summer months with open-air musical concerts on Friday evenings and a night market on a Sunday evening.
The property is a back-to-back village house situated on a very peaceful lane. Externally the façade, although rendered, renovated and painted, gives the impression of a typical village house. Internally, however, it is far from typical of its genre being wonderfully light, airy and contemporary, in an understated way. Clever design allows light to flood in and what once would have been a series of small, dingy rooms has been completely opened up to create a fantastic ‘loft-style’ living space.
The interior boasts a large open-plan Living Space comprising a contemporary Kitchen-Diner at one end and a Living room at the other, one bedroom and bathroom upstairs and an occasional bedroom/second living room with utility area and second bathroom downstairs.
The ‘cerise sur le gateau’ with this property is, however, that oh-so-prized commodity with village houses – outside space. This property has a generous-sized, fully enclosed garden just across the little lane, with a raised, covered stone terrace with outdoor seating area, a second area in the middle with a dining table, perfect for alfresco dining or soaking up the beautiful Lot et Garonne sunshine. There is ample room for a pool of some description to be added, subject to local planning consent.
In summary, this charming property would make a perfect lock-up-and-leave holiday retreat to escape the stresses and strains of daily life, or an ideal investment property for use as an income-generating holiday let. It would be equally suitable as a permanent home for a couple, especially for anyone looking to downsize, de-clutter and live in the heart of a traditional French community with everything right on your doorstep.
This charming property really could be the one to make your French property-owning dreams a reality! There is absolutely nothing to do here except unpack, unwind and start enjoying your French adventure.
Early viewing HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Fully renovated townhouses in a village with amenities with outside space as large as this do not come on the market very often. As such, they are usually snapped up very quickly. Don’t delay! Book now to avoid disappointment!
Through front door, into:
Living/Kitchen/Dining Room – 8.4x6m (50m2)
A wonderfully light, open-plan living space with a fabulous stone feature fireplace as its centrepiece. The Kitchen-Diner part of the room features a bank of fitted shaker-style base units with a wooden work surface, a contemporary paneled splash-back, an electric hob and oven, a free-standing island unit with a breakfast bar overhang. There is ample space for a dining table.
The Living room part is equally spacious, and light floods in from 2 very large double windows either side of the beautiful fireplace.
There are authentic terracotta clay tiles on the floor throughout the property with the exception of the bedroom and bathroom upstairs which have wooden flooring.
In the rear corner of the room, there is a bespoke wooden staircase, handcrafted by a local artisan. This leads upstairs into:
Master Bedroom – 3.4x6 + 2.3x2.1 (25m2)
A cleverly-designed space which is partially open onto the downstairs living room. This maximises the light in both spaces, but particularly the bedroom area.
There is a small under-eaves storage space in the corner, accessed via a low-beam. The velux window directly above this part of the room has the most wonderful views out across the rooftops and to the distant Lot et Garonne rolling countryside. The addition of a dormer window (subject to local planning consent) or even a small roof terrace would enable you to access this fabulous vista.
Ensuite Bathroom – 3x2.3m (7m2)
Featuring a free-standing shower cubicle, sink with vanity unit under, W.C. Window to side. Electric heater.
Downstairs from Living area into
Garden Room – 8.3x5.5m (46m2)
Originally the basement/garage of the property. Converted by current owners into an excellent addition to the Living space. There are double-glazed French doors out onto the tiny lane that leads down from the main square. Currently used as a secondary sitting room, with a small kitchen corner which houses the washing machine and dryer, a sink and has room for a small fridge. A sofa-bed enables this space to be also used as an occasional bedroom for visiting friends and family. It is a versatile, cool room and just a few paces from the garden.
Downstairs Bathroom – 2.5x3.7 (9m2)
Tiled floor, bath with shower over. Sink with vanity unit underneath. W.C. Heated towel rail. Feature wall of glass bricks, cleverly allowing daylight to flood into the bathroom.
Just across the little lane, behind a sturdy wooden gate lies the hidden gem of this property. A large, fully-enclosed garden with a raised terraced area with attractive sun shade, ideal for outdoor sofas. The remainder is laid mostly to lawn, except a central square with is laid to gravel and perfect for al fresco dining. This is a wonderful addition to the property and a veritable peaceful haven in which to while away the hours, far from the stress of daily life. It is bordered by mature trees at the far end, which currently conceal the most fabulous, far-reaching views. If these trees had the tops taken out, subject to local Mairie approval, the fabulous views would be reappear. There is plenty of room for a pool to be installed if required.
It is an unusually large plot for a village-centre property, but still manageable and relatively low-maintenance during periods of absence.
Heating via electric panel heaters
Taxe Fonciere – 400€ (approx.) per year
Most furniture available (by negotiation).