Price - 299,000 euros (no agent's fees)
To visit the property please email us CLICK HERE


The meadow/field/paddockFront entrance

Hard at work with the vegetables

The WellLovely renovated four bedroom house for sale in France. Located in the stunning Lot countryside close to St Cere and the Dordogne Valley with income opportunity.

The land area is just under 6,300 sq.m or about 0.6 of a hectare or 1.5 acres.

The garden has been a labour of love, particularly for Alex. When we arrived, nothing had been done to it after its formal planting some 40 years ago when the house was originally renovated. After a lot of careful pruning, planting and general hacking we now have a very attractive garden with all year round interest.

We haven't bothered about a swimming pool (using the local lake instead!) but there is ample room for a large swimming pool to be installed.

There is a formal area that contains many mature trees including a wonderful wild cherry tree that is covered in blossom in April, a magnificent magnolia tree and an unusual Catalpa (Indian Bean Tree) that has enormous leaves and a lovely display of white flowers in May. There are many mature shrubs including azaleas, roses and hibiscus. The area is easy managed and there is plenty of scope to add or change to suit your taste. The garden is a haven for the wild birds and we regularly have several species nesting.

Adjacent to the formal area is the meadow. Some years we allow the grass to grow and watch the fabulous display of butterflies, other years we cut it regularly and it becomes a very large extension to the formal garden. We also have our vegetable plot in the field and we have planted a few fruit trees - cherry, apple and walnut. A sit-on tractor mower (boy's toy!) is available for purchase with the house.

At the rear of the house is what we call the Summer House. It is a separate stone built building which also houses a working wood-fired bread oven (brilliant for pizzas as well we are told). This building has electricity and could be used for a variety of purposes such as an artists studio or even spare sleeping accommodation. The building is good order although a new owner may wish to replace the large wooden side doors with glazed units to let more light in. There is a small attached shed for garden equipment.

At the front of the house there is a working well with a small attached shed which currently contains a curious old metal sink that was once used to wash potatoes! Nearby is a separate woodshed with enough room to store sufficient wood for even the coldest of winters. This shed also has a useful storage area in the roof.

Development opportunity
We have recently received confirmation from our Marie that they would allow construction on the adjoining meadow which is included in the price for the property. The area is large enough for the construction of another dwelling and has water, electricity and telephone services already alongside it. Any plans would of course have to be fully approved by all of the relevant authorities.