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Price - 320,000 euros (no agents fees)
Richard & Alex Johnson Tel: 00 44 (0)753 952 0288
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Lovely renovated four bedroom french house for sale in France. Located in the stunning Lot countryside close to St Cere and the Dordogne Valley with income opportunity. The house was used until recently to run a successful bed and breakfast business. The house has approx 250 sq.m of habitable space.
The property was originally a farmhouse for several generations until around the 1960s when it was converted by the then owners to a family holiday home and for rental. We have modernised and changed the layout to what it is today. Several of our B&B guests staying with us for a holiday have commented on how comfortable the house was and you can view their comments at Tripadvisor.
Facing south and with its elevated position and open aspect the property benefits from the sun throughout the year. The village centre is only about 200 metres away but the house has no immediate neighbouring properties. The beautiful unobstructed views across the hills change with the seasons.
The house has many interesting and useful items of furniture which are also available for negotation within the sale price
Here is a guided tour:
The ground floor entrance takes you into a tiled hallway with two large storage cupboards and a doorway to a useful walk-in understairs store that we currently use for tinned and bottled foodstuffs.
Either side of the entrance are two large caves (caves are basically "above ground basements"). One side has a concrete and stone floor and is used as a garage for our car and sit-on lawnmower and also contains the hot water boiler. There is ample extra room for use as a workshop. The other side is used as a storage area and currently has a stone and earth floor and makes an excellent store for wine. We have added insulation to the roof of this cave to ensure minimum heat loss from the rooms above.
A lovely tiled stairway leads from the downstairs hallway to an upper hallway with double french doors out to the back of the property and garden. The following rooms are located on this level.
When the house was originally renovated the owners built a tower in the centre of the house to reflect the local pigeonnier feature found in this part of France. Access is by wooden stairs to:
The entire central heating system including the radiators was professionally installed when we renovated the house and operates from a modern efficient oil-fired boiler. Each room and the various hallways have at least one radiator, all individually thermostatically controlled so you can accurately control the heat in each room. A modern wood burner also provides masses of heat, particularly to the dining room and the lounge.
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