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)
Utility room with an entrance lobby
Accessed from the kitchen but also by entering from the front of the house
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)
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
Currently used as a study, it has a lovely view of the approaches to the house
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
LOWER GARDEN LEVEL
This room is quite private, with its own terrace entrance, ideal as a guest room
En suite shower room, wash basin and WC
THE FORMER BARN
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.
THE FORMER CLOGMAKER'S HOME & ATELIER
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.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
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.