- 5 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Original features
- Patio garden and secret garden
- 240m2 of habitable space
- 505m2 of land
Situated in a lovely village, just 4 kms from Eymet, and boasting a bakers, grocers, bar (that also provides lunch) and new petanque courts, this charming 3 storey village house has been integral to the local community for hundreds of years and would make a very well proportioned family home or B&B/Chambres d'hote venture!
Originally the Notaires property, with some parts dating back to the original Bastide, the current owners have retained original features, such as the old payment window and door lock!
The property itself provides a sense of historic grandeur with an absolutely beautiful wooden staircase winding from the bottom to the top, all original windows, high ceilings and little charming aspects everywhere you look.
The property can be accessed either up the lovely stone steps and wrought iron railings through the formal entrance into the large hallway and living area, or via a door to the Lower Floor, to the kitchen area.
From the Lower Floor, and down a few original stone steps, you access the lower hallway (6.2m x 1.2m) with its original tiled floors. From this hallway, there are two storage rooms. The first (3.9m x 2.8m) has a cement floor and stone walls, and the second (3.2m x 4.0m), with the original stone floor, wooden door (with 1918 grafitti!) houses the boiler.
Passing through some double doors into a further hallway (4.1m x 1.5m opening to 2.9m for understairs storage), giving access to the stunning staircase from which you can see right to the top floor, and the dining room and kitchen.
Dining Room (4.3m x 5.1m) - a lovely large and bright room, benefiting from the double windows and double doors onto the garden, this room has the original marble fireplace and tiled floors. There are two archways, at either end of the dining room, into the kitchen.
Kitchen (3.7m x 5.6m) - a good size kitchen with tiled floor, built in double oven, and gas hob and a new waste disposal unit. The kitchen is dominated by the fantastic original fire place. The kitchen is also bathed in light from the large doors to the patio. From the kitchen, you can pass through a big old wooden door into the....
Laundry Room (4.0m x 1.6m) - with stone walls and concrete floor, this room houses the fuse box, hot water tank, washing machine etc and also provides access into the....
Wine Cellar (2.2m x 4.0m) - this room has been specifically designed to store wine and home made produce and self regulates the temperature with its wooden ceiling and stone shingle flooring.
Stairs up to the First Floor:
As you climb the beautiful staircase to the first floor, halfway up is a conveniently placed bathroom, housing a toilet and wash hand basin.
The First Floor provides access from the formal front door to the hallway, 3 bedrooms and living room.
Hallway (7.2m x 1.5m) - a lovely wide hallway with the original door lock and payment window from its days at a Notaire house;
The Master Bedroom is accessed via its own dressing room area, providing further access into its ensuite bathroom. However, with the layout of the bathroom and dressing room, and its position next to Bedroom 2, there is plenty of scope to create ensuite bathrooms for both Bedroom 2 and the Master Bedroom.
Dressing Room (2.2m x 2.2m) - original wooden floor and doors to the bathroom and master bedroom;
Ensuite Bathroom (1.9m x 2.2m) - housing a bath, over the bath shower, toilet, bidet and wash hand basin and a charming built in storage cubboard;
Master Bedroom (3.7m x 5.7m) - beautiful original wooden floor, original marble fire place, built in single wardrobe, ceiling fan and double windows overlooking the pool;
Bedroom 2 (3.8m x 4.8m) - another very good proportioned room with high ceilings, original marble fireplace and windows to the front;
Bedroom 3 (4.2m x 3.1m) - very good proportioned room with high ceilings, fitted wardrobes and windows to the front;
Living Room (4.6m x 5.7m) - The living room feels very grand with its high ceiling, double windows and double doors out onto a little balcony overlooking the pool. There is an original marble fireplace with fitted floor to ceiling cupboards either side.
Joining the staircase again up to first floor onto a large landing (2.5m x 2.8m) with an open and light feel as a result of the electrically operated skylight from the open pigeonnier. The landing provides access to the family bathroom, two more bedrooms and a further room with mezzanine into the roof space that is currently a blank canvas for further development.
A single step up to a corridor (1.1m x 5.4m) providing access to two further bedrooms and storage cupboards.
Bedroom 4 (4.1m x 4.7m) - Large double room with windows to the rear and marble fireplace. Additional space of approximately 1.5m x 1.1m that could be used to create an ensuite shower room;
Bedroom 5 (4.3m x 4.6m) - Large double room with two windows to the rear and a marble fireplace. Additional space of approximately 1.5m x 1.1m that could be used to create an ensuite shower room;
Family bathroom (3.2m x 2.4m) - A large family bathroom with bath, separate shower, wash hand basin and toilet;
Bedroom 6 (4.4m x 9.3m) - This enormous room is yet to be completed but provides ample of space for a master bedroom with ensuite or a family room, making use of the mezzanine and loft space.
The property is perfectly situated within easy reach of Eymet and Bergerac, with the airport being 20 minutes drive.
The property was also fully rewired in 2016 and has the added benefit of being on mains drainage.
The property benefits for a good size south facing terrace garden measuring 8.9m x 15.5m. It is laid to patio and has a lovely pool and covered BBQ area and boasts views over historic springs and fields.
There is also a surprise feature in that there is a separate garden, with covered car port, providing a further 20m x 5m (approximately) of lawned space.