| converted barn / farmhouse
near Latouille, northern Lot, France
Four bedroom farmhouse / barn conversion in the Midi-Pyrénées region of France
Seller: Vanessa Woodward
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A four bedroom farmhouse / barn conversion with self contained apartment, all recently restored to a high standard and set in 20 acres of land in an an idyllic rural situation near St Céré, in the Lot department, France
Offers in the region of £317,000
| Set amongst the hills of the northern Lot, 12 kilometres from St Céré, in approximately 20 acres, this stone farmhouse originally comprised a living space and barn, the latter part being converted in 1991.
Recently restored to a high standard by the current owners, the property benefits from an idyllic rural situation offering total tranquillity.
The ground floor has Provencal tiled floors throughout except in the apartment bedroom which has a fitted carpet.
Glazed entrance / sun room with access to:
Kitchen / living room (40m²). The living room has an 11kw wood burner and three radiators.
The fitted kitchen has an integral fridge, Neff oven and ceramic hob and is separated from the living area by a decorative wall and a traditional brick arch.
Utility room / scullery (adjoining the dining area) with washing machine, dishwasher, shelves, double sink with cupboards under.
Door to WC.
Drawing room (40m²) with vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and a magnificent feature fireplace with an 11KW log burner. Two radiators. French doors to patio. Glazed door to self contained apartment:
SELF CONTAINED APARTMENT
Living / dining room (or bedroom), with corner kitchen with built in cupboards, work surface and sink unit. Radiator.
Double bedroom (approx. 27m²). Radiator.
French doors to patio.
Shower room, WC and hand basin, white suite, half tiled throughout.
Access to the first floor is by an impressive staircase from the drawing room leading to a wooden floored galleried landing. Velux windows.
Master bedroom with en suite bathroom and dressing room ample hanging space and drawer units). Total area approx. 40m². Radiators.
Bedroom (20m²) with radiator
Bedroom / study with radiator
Bathroom with white suite comprising bath, hand basin and WC.
Terrace with electrically operated sun awning.
Gate and steps leading to a 12m x 5m heated swimming pool completed in 2006 with modern filtration system and salt chlorination. Swimming pool safety regulations have been met by the installation of an electrically operated roller cover. The pool has a tiled surround.
Large terraced vegetable garden. Soft fruit. Fruit trees include plum, greengage, peach and cherry and walnut.
Woodland - probably 60-70% of the woodland consists of chestnut trees with a vast crop every year. The remainder consist of beech, wild cherry, oak, holly etc. The woodland provides fuel for the two wood burners, thus reducing heating costs to a minimum.
There is pasture for sheep, goats, a horse or a donkey.
Two small outbuildings - an ancient bread oven, currently used for storage but believed to be in working order and a small, ruined mill beside the stream, might be an interesting restoration project.
Two caves used as workshop / storage / garage.
The property is approached across a stream which borders one side of the property, along a 200m private driveway.
Paths lead from the house to the top of the hill with exceptional views.
Rodez Airport is a one hour 15 minutes drive, providing access to UK.
Brive / Vallée de la Dordogne (for London City) is one hour away.
Oil fired central heating system.
Drainage to septic tank.
Water from source (spring). No water bills!
The property has scope for a variety of small enterprises.
Sellers: Vanessa Woodward