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Cardaillac, Lot
€165 000

  • The house and garage
    The house and garage
  • Patio and garden
    Patio and garden
  • Side of the house plus entrance to the apartment
    Side of the house plus entrance to the apartment
  • Garden view
    Garden view
  • Sitting room and alcove
    Sitting room and alcove
  • Sitting room fire place
    Sitting room fire place
  • View through to kitchen and balcony
    View through to kitchen and balcony
  • Lower garden and sechoir
    Lower garden and sechoir
  • Ground floor bedroom
    Ground floor bedroom
  • Balcony by the kitchen
    Balcony by the kitchen
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Kitchen and stairs to upper floor
    Kitchen and stairs to upper floor
  • Bedroom
    Bedroom
  • Ground floor bed-sitting room leading to summer ki
    Ground floor bed-sitting room leading to summer ki
  • Top floor room
    Top floor room
  • Top floor room
    Top floor room
  • Balcony corner
    Balcony corner
  • Garden looking back to house
    Garden looking back to house
  • Garden looking back to house
    Garden looking back to house
  • Garden looking back to house
    Garden looking back to house
  • Traditional village house with garage
  • Well presented, manageable garden.
  • In one of France's prettiest villages
  • Peaceful position close to services
  • Lovely surrounding countryside and walks


Attractive Quercycoise stone village house with garage and garden located in a quiet position. The village of Cardaillac, is medieval and classified as one of France's "Plus Beaux Villages". It is well served with shops and services and close to the attractive market town of Figeac.

The property sits in its own secluded garden which is on two levels, the lower garden being a very special place which is wonderful in the spring and cool in the summer. The flexible accommodation is spread over three floors and includes 3/4 spacious bedrooms, 1/2 sitting rooms, 2 kitchens, 2 shower rooms and two WCs. There is also a south facing veranda fitted with with large sliding windows.

The ground floor comprises a spacious garage/cellar and large studio bedroom with bathroom and kitchen with alcove for bunk beds. This has its own entrance and patio and is ideal for guests or as a gite. The first floor area comprises a sitting room with large traditional Cantou type fireplace with an efficient pellet stove. The well fitted kitchen opens onto the veranda with lovely views over the garden and across to the nearby woods. There is also a double bedroom with shower room and separate WC. The top floor is reached by internal staircase from the kitchen. The two attic rooms are spacious with shaped beamed ceilings...one is used as a workshop/sitting/grandchildren's area, the other is a bedroom.


ABOUT THE AREA

Cardaillac is in the Lot department and is officially recognised as one of France's "Plus Beaux Villages". The village has a boulangerie, café, auberge, post office, medical centre, shop, hairdresser, crèche and nursery school. The house is within easy walking distance of all of these facilities.

The village is approximately two hours north of Toulouse, two hours south of Limoges and around an hour from Brive, all of which have international airports. Toulouse, in particular, has good, year round flights as it is the base for the Airbus Corporation in France. The city also has a huge range of shops, services and sights to visit and is well worth a day out or an overnight stay.

The surrounding countryside is characterised by rolling hills, chestnut woods and the spectacular river valleys of the Lot and Cele. Situated on the edge of the Causse du Quercy, which is a magnificent limestone plateau area covered with oak forest, a mass of paths edged with dry stone walls, villages built with the blonde stone taken from the Causse, it is an area filled with a lot of very varied countryside to explore.


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GROUND FLOOR

Garage/cellar

16' 1'' x 19' 0'' (4.9m x 5.8m)

Studio bedroom

16' 1'' x 15' 9'' (4.9m x 4.8m)

Kitchen and alcove for bunk beds

9' 10'' x 10' 6'' (3m x 3.2m)

Bathroom

5' 11'' x 8' 6'' (1.8m x 2.6m)

Covered veranda

9' 2'' x 12' 10'' (2.8m x 3.9m)

Patio

13' 5'' x 14' 5'' (4.1m x 4.4m)

FIRST FLOOR

External stone steps leading up to:

Small terrace entrance area

8' 6'' x 4' 3'' (2.6m x 1.3m)

Sitting room

14' 9'' x 19' 4'' (4.5m x 5.9m)

Alcove off the sitting room

4' 0'' x 5' 3'' (1.22m x 1.6m)

Kitchen

16' 1'' x 8' 6'' (4.9m x 2.6m)

Leading to:

Glazed veranda

14' 11'' x 6' 5'' (4.55m x 1.96m)

With sliding windows and steps leading to patio and garden

Bedroom

16' 5'' x 10' 2'' (5m x 3.1m)

Shower room

6' 7'' x 7' 3'' (2m x 2.2m)

WC

UPPER FLOOR

Bedroom/family room

14' 9'' x 13' 5'' (4.5m x 4.1m)

Bedroom

13' 1'' x 13' 1'' (4m x 4m)

OUTSIDE

Wood store and under steps storage area

Two story stone building in lower garden

11' 6'' x 6' 7'' (3.5m x 2m)

Originally a Sechoir ( for drying chestnuts) now with stairs and upper floor added. Could become a small summer bedroom/study or child’s play house.

GARDENS

The gardens are south facing, very secluded and each with a patio area. The top area is filled with shrubs and roses giving colour and interest all year. The lower garden, known as the ‘secret garden’, which has been open to the public several times on National garden day, is dominated by a fig tree which gives welcome shade during the summer months. The other plants being sun tolerate and easy maintenance. A wonderful relaxing area.

Patio leading to the garden

18m2

Garden to rear of house on two levels

Approximate size = 200m2

Top garden filled with shrubs, roses and small lawn and cherry tree

Vegetable garden

Approx 180m2

We also have small vegetable garden with fig tree in the village's medieval gardens

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Heating

Heating by efficient pellet stove and backed up by electric panel heaters.

Double Glazing

Mains drainage and water

Approximate habitable accommodation = 140m2

Approximate land area = 338m2

The house is attached on one side

Recent tax fonciere = 235 euros

Closest shops and services

Within walking distance of bakery, shop, school/crèche, post office, auberge, cafe, hairdresser, physio and doctors surgery, church, post office, brocante and museum, and the medieval gardens.


Ref 10698
Cardaillac 46100
County: Lot
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 10698
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