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Sauliac-sur-Célé, Lot
€445 000

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  • Magnificent rural and river location
  • Quercynois ensemble of great charm
  • Excellent Gîte and B&B potential
  • Swimming pool and superb views
  • Heart of historically attractive area
  • DPE = 221 [D] GES = 49 [E]

A well restored stone ensemble of three dwellings with exceptional views, beautifully situated between Cahors and Figeac, south of Rocamadour and the upper Dordogne river. The property is on a listed site, on the edge of a peaceful 4-starred village and overlooking a river with beach. It comprises 3 buildings of great character and is in excellent condition, on typical terraces and with a scenic swimming pool. This gem of an ensemble, facing south west and not overlooked, is sheltered at the rear by an amphitheatre of protected Jurassic limestone cliffs which make a splendid backdrop. It is in the centre of both the 'Parc Naturel Regional des Causses du Quercy' and 'Triangle Noir' with the purest night sky in all of France.

The property comprises: The centrally heated family house of 135 m2 with fitted kitchen, utility area, dining area, lounge with Jotul wood burner in inglenook fireplace, exposed beams, other authentic details, 4 bedrooms (3 of which are beamed), spacious bathroom, shower room and 3 WCs in all. The former barn is a 70 m2 centrally heated three star 2nd house or gite with 2 bedrooms. This can be used for seasonal lettings.The former clogmaker's home and atelier or 'Sabotier' measures15 m2 and is above a useful workshop / garage.

The 3-star gite in the barn, the Clogmaker's plus a private en-suite bedroom at garden level in the main house can all, if wished, be used to continue a good, long established letting business which can be developed further.

"Valley of Paradise" was an ancient name for the Cele Valley !


This designated area of great appeal possesses many remarkably preserved Grands Sites des Midi-Pyrenees : 7km upstream is the historic abbey of Marcilhac-sur Cele, downstream is Cabrerets with Pech Merle's wonderful painted caves. On the river Lot are famous perched villages like Saint-Cirq Lapopie, un des plus beaux sites de France (20 minutes away), the chateau of Cenevieres, a Gallo-Roman aqueduct at Vers ... Canoeing on the Cele, boating on the Lot, river or lake fishing, bird watching, cycling, driving or walking, reveals a huge variety of natural habitats, flora and fauna. Home to 50-odd wild orchid species, dragonflies-butterflies-amazing moths ... these treasures are a fraction of what the Causses du Quercy Country Park's pure air and clean waters offer.The GR651, a long distance footpath to Santiago de Compostela, passes above the house, and a lovely river beach is below - with a snack bar in the summer. This haven of peace is 20 minutes from an SNCF station at Assier, 30 minutes from the A20 Paris-Toulouse motorway, 40 minutes to Figeac or 45 to Cahors.


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Built in 1833, the house was originally 3 homes and, reflecting this, it has 2 differently attractive wooden staircases - from the sitting room at one end, and from the kitchen and utility area at the other. Floorings vary overall in all across the main house and the other houses, between large flag stones, wood, carpet, terracotta, ceramic tiles and, for example, there is ample built-in cupboard space in most of the 7 bedrooms. All the doors were made locally, in oak.


Entrance hall/dining area


Situated between the kitchen and the sitting room (window to rear)



Fully fitted on two sides. With a lovely cliffs view to the rear (door to rear garden and window)

Separate WC

Utility room with an entrance lobby


Accessed from the kitchen but also by entering from the front of the house

Sitting room


Fine wooden floor and ceiling, it has its authentic Quercynois fireplace and inset solid limestone basin (door to front and windows to front, back and side)


Bedroom 1


Benefits from the presence of fine woodwork in its various doors and attractive exposed oak beams, with typical lucarne windows to front and to rear

Bedroom 2


Currently used as a study, it has a lovely view of the approaches to the house

Bedroom 3


With generous shelved and hanging space, it looks out to rear and grand cliffs



It has a Jacuzzi bath / shower, basin ; separate WC and bidet, and a door to the exterior front central flight of stone steps - plus superb views to front and back


Bedroom 4


This room is quite private, with its own terrace entrance, ideal as a guest room

En suite shower room, wash basin and WC




Now a smaller 2nd house or gîte comprising: Entrance hall (11m2 approx.) with, in its storage area, individual meter and boiler for gas central heating, Shower room with basin and separate WC (3m2), Bedroom (16m2), Oak staircase in the entrance hall, made to measure in the village, up to a Small landing and Double Bedroom, en-suite WC and basin (15m2) - pretty views to house and valley. Sitting room (30m2) with fine exposed beams and open kitchen, door out to the barn's exterior terrace 2nd entrance, a 'hay door' with views towards the river.


19.5m2 - "one up one down"

Le Sabotier offers a light and airy triple bedroom with its inglenook fireplace (now sealed), radiator, Quercynois inset limestone basin feature, shower room and WC - good views on 3 sides - above its dry-floored workshop / small garage.


A fine swimming pool 10 m x 5 m plus curved steps (with underwater lighting, approved alarm and solar shower) is on a lower garden terrace - well above the winding Célé river and a 'Wind in the Willows' beach - set discretely to one side in grounds of mature garden beds of box and juniper, trees, flowering shrubs, roses, lavender, wisteria on a wrought iron pergola - plenty of spots to sit and admire the setting. There are other traditional ironwork features, 2 wooden chalets, an underground rain water tank - and parking in total for 4/5 cars.


Gas fired central heating in the House - plus a Jotul enamelled wood burner. Gas central heating in the Barn with its own boiler and gas meter. Electric radiator in the Clogmaker's and a fitted fan heater in its shower room.


Eparco 5000 litre septic tank, of 2007, certified in good order 27 March 2018

Total habitable area = 220m2

Total land area = 1432m2

Recent taxes foncieres = 1190 euros

Closest shops and services

Riverside driving 10 minutes either way finds good locally milled breads, friendly grocers, bar-restaurants, post office or 20 minutes to Cajarc for doctors, other medical services, pharmacy, garages, shops - plus many excellent local markets.

Ref 10417
Sauliac-sur-Célé 46339
County: Lot
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 10417
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