Near Cahors (Lot) - Exceptional Maison de Maître, with outstanding business potential (gite) in a lovely village environment.
€679,250 (APPROX. £596,585)
Property Details - Maison de Maître
Rarely do we find gems quite as good as this. Set in a park against the backdrop of a steep hill, this wonderfully renovated house offers luxurious living options with a quality and attention to detail rarely seen in rural France.
The estate was formerly an old « Domaine Viticole » in a prestigious area of the famous Cahors wine region. Sadly, the vines are no longer here, but the house is a superb example of how a property can offer comfort and character within old walls.
As with many houses in this region, the principal living area of the main house is situated on the 1st floor, reached via a stone staircase, and an L-shaped covered terrace, which is principally south facing. This is a great outdoor space for dining and has a BBQ area naturally.
The property has a small entrance hall, and a well equipped kitchen, with every niche utilised to very practical effect. The worktops are in stone / marble. A superb double lounge has a large stone fireplace, exposed beams and some exposed walls. The room is flooded with light and there is plenty of character to appreciate, including the chestnut floor. Just off the lounge is a bureau / bedroom, and a corridor (made into a library), leading to the main suite with a bedroom, luxury bathroom and separate WC.
Upstairs, reached via an exterior wooden staircase you discover a massive room of around 75m² with feature beam work providing an additional bedroom, and shower room. This space could easily be divided into 3 suites if desired. There is another large room beyond this, (more basic finish).
On the ground floor, the owners have created an excellent chambre d’hote suite, with a lounge area, bedroom and bathroom, all beautifully finished. Nearby is a « jardin d’hiver » where breakfast is served for guests, (this room can be open or enclosed with double glazed patio doors).
Alongside is a « summer kitchen » being really practical for a laundry and small kitchen. Also on this level is a workshop and vaulted wine cave (most important) !
Set away from the house is a 2nd house, used as a gite, and once again finished to a high standard. At ground level, there is a large garage, workshop, ground floor bedroom with a shower room and separate WC. There is another part, used as a garage, but could easily be transformed into a further bedroom if desired. Upstairs, the gite has an open plan living area, lounge having a wood burner, fitted kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. There is a large conservatory leading to a sun terrace.
Paths lead to the very private pool area. The pool area is gated, and has the added protection of a domed cover.
Further outbuildings are evident, being old bergeries, now used as wood stores etc. On the sloping hillside, the owners have thought about « glamping » possibilities and there are numerous options.
The village has a starred Michelin restaurant, the next village has a small choice of shops, the River Lot is nearby, offering boating opportunities, and of course Cahors is only 15 minutes distant. Toulouse is the nearest airport at 90 minutes via the A20 autoroute.
Peter Elias, (Agent Commercial) - RSAC N°48183917300020.
4,5% € TTC honoraires à la charge du vendeur - Agency fees are included in the advertised price.
Honoraires de 4.5 % TTC inclus (650 000 € hors honoraires)
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