For sale in Aveyron, south west France, a tastefully renovated farmhouse with attached barn and pigeonnier, offering easy access to Najac, Cordes-sur-Ciel and saint-Antonin-Noble-Val.
The owners have been very careful to create a well insulated, warm in winter, cool in summer enviroment and the house benefits from double glazing and very high levels of insulation everywhere.
The property occupies a plot of just over a 1000m2, on the edge of a tiny hamlet in open countryside, yet is under 5 minutes fom a superb restaurant and about 10 minutes from a village with all amenities.
A traditional timber gate leads into a large parking area, which in turn, leads to a tastefully created terrace area with the entrance to th house to the left, and to the right, a delightful covered terrace area, 3.5m x 2.4m, created from the stone remains of the original bread oven, traces of which can be seen in the walls. The ideal place for a late afternoon relax or read! a set of steps lead up the side of this covered terrace to a secondary parking area with gates to the lane. Alongside this covered terrace area is the original well.
The front door leads into a very large open plan Kitchen/dining room, 9.2m x 5.4m, with a beamed ceiling and original terracotta tiles, the original stone evier (sink) and a newly created chimney breat with wood burning stove. The room is triple aspect with windows overlooking the terraced garden, a part glazed door leading out onto the raised deck and the part glazed entrance door. In addition there is a door down to the cellars, a door into the Lounge and a large storage cupboard. a staircase leads up to the bedrooms, and an arched opening into the Pigeonnier guest annexe.
The kitchen are is separated from the dining area by a peninsular l room divide, housing 3 drawer units and a built under single oven. On the opposite wall are various matching base and wall units with double sink and space for dishwasher.
The Lounge, 6.7m x 3.7m, double aspect, beamed ceiling, stained wooden floor, original fireplace and original oak wooden wall cupboard with drawer under.
From the kitchen a door leads diretly on to a raised timber deck, 7.5m x 6.8m, built between two original stone walls with timber balustrades. a set of steps lead up to a secondary parking are with two timber gates to the lane
Landing with velux window, door to:
Bedroom 1, 5.9m x 3.8m, double aspect with small windows to front and rear wals and a velux. Wooden floor boards and wood panelled walls.
Office / bedroom 4, 2.6m x 2.9m, wood panelled, and large built in wardrobe.
Shower room, 3.4m x 1.3m, large shower enclosure, w.c., inset wash basin with unit under, electric towel radiator and velux window.
Master suite, with private bathroom, 2.9m x 1.55m, bath, vanity unit with double cupboard, W.c., and heated towel radiator. velux window.
Part mansarded bedroom, 5.3m x 2.8m, double aspect, wood panelled walls, with massive lateral oak beam spanning the length of the room and a walk in wardrobe.
Lower groud floor.
The cellar, 9m x 5.6m, accessed either from the living area or externally via a door atthe rear of the house. Concrete floor, stone walls, beamed ceiling, hot water cylinder, electricity control panel. double doors to the rear garden Stairs up to the living area
Pigeonnier guest Annexe
access either from the main kitchen area or via a private door to the front of the house, next to the covered terrace .
Inner Lobby, 4m x 3.4m, terra cotta floor, stairs to first floor with cupboard under. Door into Shower room with beamed ceiling ,wet room style shower area with matching tiles to floor and walls, large single basin resting on a double fronted base cupboard, W.c., heated towel radiator, 2 small windows.
Landing 3.6m x 2.3m, door to:
Bedroom, 4.1m x 3.5m, beamed ceiling, wooden floor, stairs to:
The original pigeonnier, 6.7m x 3.2m, with the original openings at the far end and a velux window to the side. Ideal play room or secondary lounge/occassional bedroom.
Attached to the side of the house is a large barn areain excellent order and possessing a permit to convert into extra accommodation. A mezzanine has already been created with a log store beneath.
The garden has been transformed into a series of gently sloping terraces with two large flat area, one of which has a separate wide access, the other has wals to three sides and would be ideal for a pool.
To the front of the house, bordering the parking area, has been created a wonderful cottage style garden.