- Character features throughout
- 2/3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 on ground floor)
- Habitable space – 154m2
- Plot size – 6035m2 (approx. 1.5 acres)
- Large, open plan living space
- Large convertible loft with room for more bedrooms & a bathroom
- Large basement with workshop and lots of storage.
- Separate outbuilding – convertible
- Large garden – room for pool
- Oil-fired central heating & double glazing throughout
- 2 minutes from International English secondary school
- 5 minutes from Lauzun with commerce & expat community
- 15 minutes from Eymet, 15 minutes from Miramont
- 30 minutes from Bergerac airport
- 1hr 50 from Bordeaux
This handsome stone property benefits from a rural setting, yet is located only 5 minutes from the pretty, sought-after medieval village of Lauzun with amenities and a thriving Expat community and 15 minutes from the beautiful bastide of Eymet. It is not isolated, however, and there is the comfort of having a couple of neighbours not too far away.
Boasting a very large, family-friendly open-plan living space downstairs and two large bedrooms and a smaller child’s room/study upstairs, an upstairs bathroom and downstairs shower room, there is plenty of scope to add extra bedrooms and bathrooms, either by converting the large loft or by enclosing part of the rear downstairs Living area. The current owners have given the property a lovely decorative make-over. The white palette chosen is the ideal accompaniment to the warm tones of the exposed stonework, wooden beams and wooden windows. Further enhancements could be made to the property by upgrading the kitchen and bathrooms, however this is reflected in the price.
Outside, the large garden is laid to lawn with mature trees lining the perimeter. There is ample room for a pool to be installed. Across the road, lies a detached garage/outbuilding on a narrow strip of land. Once renovated, this could be used as a workshop/artists studio/storage. Below the property lies a very large basement, in two sections, one with a concrete floor, one with an earth floor. Excellent storage area and room for a workshop too.
Don’t delay in booking a viewing! Stone properties in excellent condition like this at an affordable price point don’t hang around!
Accommodation – GROUND FLOOR
Up steps, through Front door into:
Kitchen/Diner/Living Room – 9.8x6.3m (62m2)
Tiled floor (same throughout), some exposed stonework on walls, exposed beams on ceiling. A lovely light open-plan living space that encompasses almost all of the ground floor of the property.
The Kitchen consists of a double sink, with base and eye-level units around it and a bank of base-level units on the other side and drawers, with a wooden worksurface running the length of them. Surrounding all this is a higher-level, brick-built breakfast bar with tiled counter top, with room to seat at least 6. There is room for a free-standing electrical oven and a fridge.
In addition to the open-plan kitchen area, the living space comprises very large area, which could be used as a lounge area (as per the current owners) or as a dining area.
Then there is another very large part to the rear of the room, which could be used as a sitting area, dining room or study, or all three, depending on your requirements!
Rear Part of room – 9.8x3.38 (37m2) There is direct access to the garden from this area via French doors and an external concrete staircase. This staircase would benefit from the addition of a handrail.
There is potential to enclose part of this rear section of the Living room and create a downstairs bedroom, if required.
The entire living space is bathed in natural light due to the fact it is triple aspect.
There is second brick-built half-wall with counter surface just opposite the breakfast bar. Given the fact that this is an under-stair area, it would make sense to enclose this part of the room and create a useful storage cupboard.
Through door at far end into:
Downstairs Shower room – 2.4x2.3m (5m2)
Tiled floor, Shower cubicle, hand basin, W.C. Window to side of property.
Up the stunning wooden staircase to:
Landing (1.3x2.2m) + (4.6x1.2m) 9m2
Laminate flooring (same throughout First Floor), plastered walls and ceilings. Lovely large window to front of property allows light to stream in.
Turn left from landing into:
Bedroom 1 – 4.4x4.2m (18m2)
A lovely dual-aspect room with room for a large bed and space for other furniture like a wardrobe, chest of drawers. Painted beams. Radiator. Windows to front and side.
Door through to:
Ensuite Bathroom – 2.1x2.5m (5m2)
Tiled floor. Blue bath with shower over, hand basin & W.C.
Turn right from Landing into:
Bedroom 2 – 4.5x4.4m (20m2)
Painted beams on ceiling, window to front. Radiator. Room for bed and clothing storage solutions.
Through door into:
Bedroom 3 – Child’s room/Study/ Dressing room– 2x3.8 (8m2)
Window overlooking driveway and garden. Room for a couple of single beds. Alcove at far end which could be turned into a built-in wardrobe. This is a versatile space which could be used as an occasional bedroom for visiting children, a study, or turned into a large walk-in wardrobe. Currently the only access is via Bedroom 2, however independent access could be created from the landing at the top of the stairs, if required.
Up second flight of stairs into:
Loft – (3.7x5.2) + (5x3.2m) + (2.5x2.5) = 41m2
This is a large, airy loft area with a velux window on either side of the roof. It is in surprisingly good condition and is ripe for converting to additional living/bedroom space. For example, a wonderful Master suite with an ensuite bathroom could be created there.
Accessed via a door way to the side of the property:
LOWER GROUND FLOOR – BASEMENT
Through external door into:
Workshop – 9.7x 3m (29m2)
Concrete flooring, oil tank, central heating boiler, room for garden equipment, sit-on mower, room for storage shelves.
Through internal door into:
Cellar – 9.7 x 6.2m (60m2)
Plumbing for washing machine. A spacious and versatile basement!
Garage – situated across the road from the house on a triangular strip of land – 7.7x6.8m (52m2)
This building could be used for a variety of purposes including a traditional car garage, a workshop, an artist’s studio. It has had a breeze block skin added at some point, but still needs attention if it is to be used for storage, or any other purpose.
The garden is flat and mostly laid to lawn with a long driveway punctuating it. There is ample room for a pool to be installed and good access for this work to be undertaken. Mature trees form the boundary with a little stream that passes around the periphery of the land. There are also several fruit trees dotted around the plot. To the rear of the property, there is one remaining wall of what was once probably an animal barn, joining the house. This area could easily be turned into a lovely covered terrace by adding one more wall and a roof. It is extremely private and the ideal spot for a terrace.
Part of the garden has been cultivated into a very large vegetable plot which is used by the lovely French neighbour to the rear, on a reciprocal agreement for mowing the lawn in periods of absence.
Heating – PLEASE NOTE: The owners have recently installed a new immersion heater (Hot water). However, the central heating Boiler does not work and also needs replacing. The owners have a recent quote for approx. 6,000€ for a new boiler to be installed from a local, bi-lingual plumber. They are prepared to negotiate a price reduction to reflect this requirement.
Drainage – Septic Tank
Taxe Fonciere - 500€ (approx)
Closest amenities: Lauzun – boulangerie, bar-tabac, restaurant, dentist, tea room, expat toddler group, lovely leisure lake, primary school, thriving expat community, Summer festivities.