Aveyron, south west france. Renovated barn and independant stone cottage for sale

Situated on the edge of the medieval village of Bournazel with its restored renaissance chateau and formal gardens, this property offers a tastefully converted stone barn with centrally heating, and three bedrooms. In addition there is a character, centrally heated two bedroom cottage, ideal for letting. The property comes with a third of an acre of garden, mainly laid to lawn with some trees and well-established shrubs.

The chateau and village are under a five minute stroll from the property.


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The barn and cottage are approached by a private drive, and are set back from the lane. Views from the barn and the gite are principaly over open countryside. Both properties benefit from full gas central heating and hot water, and both properties have recent fosse septiques. The cottage fosse septique was installed at the end of 2017.

The Barn.

The barn was totally gutted and a new slate roof with outstanding timber work, new hardwood framed double glazing, new floors and new insulated internal walls were created.  Internally, new electrics and new plumbing were installed, as well as a new gas central heating system,  two new shower rooms, a new bathroom and a fabulous fitted kitchen with polished stone work surfaces.

Ground Floor.

Entrance hall, 5.2m x 1.4m > 1.7m. Beamed ceiling, tiled floor, hanging recess, stairs to Living area, doors to Guest bedroom and Garage area.

Guest Bedroom, 5m x 3.4m, beamed ceiling, tiled floor, wide sliding  doors to large terrace aea and the garden, recessed hanging / storage area. Door into En-suite, 3.7m x 1.6m, beamed ceiling, tiled floor,  large walk-in shower, W.C., inset basin with storage.

Garage, 6.9m x 3.4m, 2 wide wooden doors lead from the courtyard into the garage, concrete floor, beamed ceiling, storage recess.

Utility Room, 8m2, beamed ceiling, tiled floor, wide sink unit. Plumbing for washing machine. Space for condenser dryer.

Boiler Room, 2.4m x 1.8m, beamed ceiling, tiled floor, floor standing gas boiler,

 Upper ground Floor

A gently curving staircase leads up to the Living Area. The beamed ceiling is a technical work of art and must be seen.

Living Area, 11m x 6.7m, with wood flooring and informally divided into three areas by an island, between the kitchen and the dining area, and a wide imposing wood and metal spiral staircase.

Kitchen, fully fitted with maple Shaker style units hosing a single multifunction oven, integrated microwave, 5 burner gas hob, extractor canopy and an americal style double opening fridge/freeze. Polished granite work surface. a large tear drop shaped island with breakfast bar, sink and integrated dishwasher separates the kitchen from the dining area From the dining area a wide pair of sliding doors opens out onto a terrace area. In the corner is a cloakroom with W.C. and a small wash basin.

The lounge area looks out onto the front garden and has a pair of sliding doors with security railing.


First floor

Large landing, two velux windows and  with two working areas, one used as an office, 2.7m x 2.4m, and second area, 2.9m x 1.8m. Two walls are mansarded and there are many exposed beams and timber features.

Bedroom 1, 4.3m x 4.1m, part mansarded with exposed timbers, wood flooringa large circular stone window, and door into the En-suite bathroom, 3.7m x 2.1m, tiled floor exposed timbers, velux window, bath, vanity unit, hanging recess, heated towel radiator.

Bedroom 2, 4m x 3.6m, part mansarded with exposed beams, wood flooring.  En-suite, 2.3m x 2.1m, tiled floor, exposed timbers, velux window, quadrant shower cubicle, a wide vanity unit with glass inset basin, W.C. and heated towel radiator.


The Cottage.

Situated a short distance from the barn is a stone cottage. This property was occupied by the owners whilst the barn was being renovated. although not finished to such a high standard as the barn, the property has been decorated and has the same system of gas central heating as the barn, with radiators in all the rooms. It would make an ideal all year round gite or overflow accommodation for the barn.



Stone steps lead up to the kitchen.

Kitchen, 5.5m x 3.4m, beamed ceiling, wood flooring , wood burning stove. along one wall are the kitchen units with space for a mains gas cooker. Plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine. Step up to:

Inner hall, 6m x 2.15m., Beamed ceiling, stairs up to First floor, Understairs storage cupboard and window.

Lounge, 3.9m x 3.3m, beamed ceiling, storage recess, double glazed window.

Bathroom, 2m x 1.9m, bath, vanity unit, inset low voltage lighting, separate W.C..

First Floor.

Landing, 3.3m x 2.1m, velux window, eves storage area, 2.4m x 2.1m.

Cloakroom, 1.1m x 1.2m., W.C. and washbasin.

Bedroom 1, 3.3m x 3m, dormer window, beams, and wood panelled mansarded ceiling.

Bedroom 2, 3.7m x 3.4m, mansarded with 2 velux windows, wood panelled ceiling and a large under eves storage area.


In addition, on the lower ground floor is a garage large enough for a small car and a cellar housing the gas boiler.  Alongside the cottage, to the left of the kitchen, is a small barn in good condition.


The property has mains water, electricity, gas from an underground cylinder, telephone and internet.  The barn benefits from double glazing. Both the barn and the cottage have individual fosse septiques, the most recent installed at the end of 2017. Taxe fonciere for 2017 was 780 euros.