Near St Céré (Lot) - A lovely renovated 4 bedroom house for sale in stunning countryside - good business potential
€312,455 (APPROX. £274,429)
Property Details - House
Lovely renovated 4 bedroom house for sale in the stunning Lot countryside close to the popular market town of St Céré and the Dordogne Valley with an income opportunity. The house was renovated and modernised by the current owners in 2005 and had previously been operating as a successful Chambres D’Hotes business for 12 years. South facing, enjoying an elevated position and open aspect, the property benefits from the sun throughout the year.
The accommodation comprises on the ground floor - entrance takes you into a tiled hallway with storage cupboards. Either side of the entrance are two large caves with garage and workshop space.
1st Floor: A lovely tiled stairway leads to an upper hallway with double French doors opening out to the rear of the property and garden. The kitchen has a range of modern wall and floor units. The comfortable lounge with wooden parquet floors and original exposed beamed ceiling has lovely views across the surrounding hills and countryside. A feature is the original “Cantou” fireplace containing a modern, efficient wood burner. The dining room has double aspect windows looking out across the countryside and the garden. Also on the ground floor is bedroom 3, with its own modern en-suite shower room. Bedroom 4, again with en-suite bathroom and benefits from the morning sunshine. There is a further bathroom/utility room, in need of updating.
Second Floor: The central tower reflects the local pigeonnier feature found locally in this part of France. Access is by wooden stairs to: Bedroom 2, with a double height ceiling having an en-suite shower room. Bedroom 1 (built in the original attic), a large room being the owners’ bedroom and is very much a blank canvas. The current layout offers a large (50m²) en-suite bedroom with office space for the business. Each room in the house benefits from modern thermostatically controlled hot water radiators.
In the grounds is a separate stone-built building currently used as a summer house and containing the old wood fired bread oven. To 3 sides of the property are mature gardens with many trees, shrubs and flower beds. In addition, the property has an adjoining paddock of about 5,000m² currently laid to grass and a vegetable plot. Subject to the usual permissions, this could be used for building a swimming pool or as a separate building plot.
The village centre is only about 200 metres away, but the house has no immediately neighbouring properties. Less than 10 minutes away are full amenities including shops, pharmacy, doctors, bank & post office plus restaurants including a Michelin star restaurant. The thriving town of St Cere with supermarkets, hospital and schools is less than 20 minutes distance.
Nearby are several of the most beautiful villages in France and internationally famous sites such as Rocamadour and the Padirac caves. The lovely unobstructed views across the hills change with the seasons. Local places to visit include the tourist attractions of Autoire, Loubressac, Rocamadour and Carennac plus the beautiful Cantal mountains with skiing in the winter.
The house has many interesting items of furniture which are also available for negotiation with the purchase of the house. The property will make someone a lovely family home and/or you could restart the successful bed and breakfast business (the goodwill and two websites are included in the price).
Peter Elias, (Agent Commercial) - RSAC N°48183917300020.
(4.5% TTC honoraires à la charge de l'acquéreur)
Honoraires de 4.5% TTC inclus (299,000 € hors honoraires)
Tel. 06 62 28 02 25- Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org