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A spacious and beautifully renovated village house with garden
€450 000

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  • Traditional detached stone house.
  • Completely renovated by current owners.
  • Large courtyard and attractive garden.
  • Mains drainage.
  • Near centre of popular village.
  • DPE = Maison secondaire


This beautifully presented and spacious village house has just had its price reduced. The 300 year old, stone built, detached house has 5 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. It has been completely renovated by the current owners. The property has a new roof, electrics, plumbing ( including sanitary ware), and new oak floorboards from a local sawmill. It is in the original, old part of Cazals and is a short walk from the town's shops and services.

In addition to the main reception rooms the house also has a large workshop and cave. Heating is by a Jotul wood burning stove and electric heaters. The 60cm thick stone walls keep you warm in winter and cool in summer. The interior has a unique layout as the land rises so that the rear garden is actually level with the first floor and is overlooked by a large Garden Room. Access to the terrace and garden is via the back door on the first floor, via the French Windows from the Garden Room, or the stone steps leading up directly from the courtyard. The house has plenty of room, inside and out, to pursue all of your family's different interests, together with a choice of attractive areas for dining or relaxing. The property also benefits from mains drainage.


ABOUT THE AREA

The green, rolling countryside of the Bouriane area of the Lot provides a perfect setting for Cazals, an attractive bastide village. Located between the Lot and Dordogne rivers, it is perfect for pleasant day trips. The house is situated in the original old town, in a very convenient position less than 4 minutes walk to the main square. This square is the hub of all local commerce including shops, bars, restaurants, hairdressers, bank, post office, junior school, library and medical centre. There is also a market every Sunday in the square, popular with local residents and tourists alike.


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GROUND FLOOR

Main lounge

22' 4'' x 17' 9'' (6.8m x 5.4m)

Main door to courtyard plus French windows to front of house. Fully renovated original curved oak staircase leading to first floor. Large inglenook fireplace with Jotul wood burning stove. Bull's eye window with stone sink below. Oak flooring.

Dining kitchen

15' 5'' x 15' 9'' (4.7m x 4.8m)

French doors to courtyard plus window with deep sill above a Belfast style sink unit. Fully fitted matt white units with oak worktops line 2 walls. Above on one wall is an antique painted display cupboard and plate rack and on the other, 2 exposed stone alcoves with oak shelving are on either side of a Rangemaster 110cm all electric range cooker. Fully integrated dishwasher and fridge. Room for large dining table. Tiled floor.

Workshop

20' 4'' x 14' 1'' (6.2m x 4.3m)

Accessed from the courtyard through large double wooden doors with power, water and wood burning stove. This leads through to the cave.

Cave

17' 5'' x 13' 5'' (5.3m x 4.1m)

Mostly below ground level and ideal for wine or general storage. Fitted shelving in both areas.

FIRST FLOOR

Landing and corridor

40' 4'' x 5' 4'' (12.3m x 1.62m) Max. dimensions

Leading to all rooms. Two tall windows overlooking courtyard and exposed stone wall to one side. Back door leading to the terrace and rear garden. Oak flooring.

Garden room

21' 4'' x 13' 7'' (6.5m x 4.15m)

A large sunny room at the rear of the house . Complete wall of French windows opening onto the terrace and overlooking the rear garden. Two tall windows on the opposite side of the room looking down onto the courtyard. Exposed stone on both side walls. Feature ceiling with old exposed oak beams. Oak flooring.

Bedroom 1

13' 1'' x 11' 10'' (4m x 3.6m)

Master Bedroom with double aspect windows, one overlooking the rear garden. Internal French doors lead to dressing room

Dressing room

12' 6'' x 4' 9'' (3.8m x 1.45m)

Dressing Room - 3.8m x 1.45m - double hanging rail, drawers and washing machine. Oak flooring in both. This room leads to a bathroom - see below - this is both an en-suite to the master bedroom and can also can be accessed from the main corridor for general use.

Bathroom

12' 2'' x 10' 2'' (3.7m x 3.1m)

Modern white bathroom suite comprising a free standing bath and a vanity unit. Separate toilet within this room for privacy. Walls partly tiled with tumbled stone tiles. Large heated towel rail. Oak flooring.

Bedroom 2 and en-suite shower room

15' 5'' x 15' 9'' (4.7m x 4.8m)

Window to front. Incorporating an L-shaped ensuite room which extends across the staircase. This room has it's own large window and has a large shower cubicle, oval wash basin, and toilet. Oak flooring.

SECOND FLOOR

This floor is reached by a continuation of the original curved oak staircase which leads up from the ground floor. The whole floor has exposed beams as a feature. All rooms lead off a central corridor with renovated chestnut flooring and a velux window overlooking courtyard.

Bedroom 3

16' 1'' x 12' 6'' (4.9m x 3.8m)

Front aspect, featuring exposed A frame timbers and a dormer window to side. Sisal floor covering.

Shower room

15' 5'' x 7' 9'' (4.7m x 2.35m)

Comprising a large walk in shower with integral drying area, a wash basin and a toilet plus a separate dressing area. Renovated chestnut flooring and a dormer window to the side. This room leads to a utility room

Utility Room

12' 2'' x 3' 11'' (3.7m x 1.2m)

Housing the hot water cylinder and has room for a tumble dryer.

Bedroom 4

15' 1'' x 14' 5'' (4.6m x 4.4m) maximum dimensions

Rear aspect, currently used as an office. Exposed A frame timbers, dormer window to side. Sisal flooring. Steps from this bedroom lead up to -

Bedroom 5

21' 4'' x 10' 10'' (6.5m x 3.3m)

Plus large under eaves storage area running the whole length of the room. Window to side. Sisal flooring.

GARDEN

Courtyard

39' 4'' x 26' 3'' (12m x 8m)

Entered through a large arched wooden gateway, a cobbled pathway leads to the ground floor rooms, workshop and cave. On one side of the path is a raised area for dining under a wisteria covered decorative iron pergola. On the other there is a fountain and wood store and stone steps lead up to the rear garden.

Rear Terrace

49' 3'' x 15' 11'' (15m x 4.85m)

A spacious stone paved terrace extending the full width of the house. Rear gate to road and stone steps leading down to courtyard.

Rear garden

670m2

Enclosed by a stone wall, the rear garden is in 2 parts, each reached by a few steps. The lower garden - 309 sq.m - has a lawn, flower beds and stone paved seating area, and the upper- 361 sq.m - is a small orchard with a garden shed with electricity. Between the 2 levels there is a stone retaining wall with steps and a well with a submersible pump and an electric socket.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Heating

Jotul wood burning stove and electric heaters.

Mains drainage

Habitable area = approx 306m2

Total land area of the property is approximately 1051m2

The house is detached

Recent taxe fonciere = 775 euros per year

Closest shops and services

The house is less than 4 minutes walk to the main square. This square is the hub of all local commerce including shops, bars, restaurants, hairdressers, bank, post office, junior school, library and medical centre


Ref 10743
Cazals 46250
County: Lot
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 10743
Last Updated: Thursday, 14 November 2019 12:31
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