Lot, S. W. France ~ Situated in a small hamlet 10 minutes from the famously picturesque 12th C market town of Figeac in the Lot Valley, amidst beautiful countryside and enjoying stunning views.
3 International Airports serve this outstanding property: 1hr 30 mins to Brive airport with flights to London City Airport; Toulouse International airport is a 2 hour drive with flights to London Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham, Bristol and Manchester. Limoges, also a 2 hour drive away, has flights to London Stansted, Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool and Southampton
The current owners run a substantial and successful holiday rental business from the property, catering for large groups of 14 + 2 babies, and have cornered the market for this size of gite in this part of the Lot. Guests’ comments show their appreciation of the high standard of the accommodation and attention to detail as well as the location of the property and surrounding area.
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The main house offers a beautifully restored 4 bedroom residence of exceptional character and charm set in its own garden with private pool, pergola and terrace. There is a separate most attractive and spacious guest/letting house presenting 4 large double and 2 twin bedrooms with 6 ensuite bathrooms, its own garden, swimming pool and enjoying great views. The property has to be seen to fully appreciate its exceptional character and charm.
A private gravelled driveway leads to a very large parking area – one for the main house and one for the guests.
The Main House
External Covered Balcony
Study (leading off) with windows to two sides and ceiling beam.
Access via glazed double doors to
Spacious and attractive Reception Hall having tiled floor and beamed ceiling
Charming Living Room (on the right hand side of the hall) having beamed ceiling, fireplace with handsome surround with gas fire installed to a slate and brass insert. Double glazed windows to two sides. French window to outside terrace and pool.
Superb and extensively fitted Dining / Kitchen (on the left hand side of the hall) completely fitted to two sides with granite working tops, matching base cupboard units and drawers including a double white glazed sink, integrated AEG dishwasher, AGA range master with 6 gas rings and 3 electric ovens. There is a tiled backing and extractor canopy with lighting above. Also, a complete range of matching wall cupboard units. Beamed ceiling, recessed lighting and double glazed windows. Built-in pantry cupboard. Stone archway through to the original souillarde with stone shelving.
Adjoining the kitchen area is a coat hanging space, with access through to a
Fully Tiled Cloakroom with washbasin and WC.
Staircase from the hall leads to THE GROUND FLOOR, where there is a
Dining Room with high beamed ceiling, recessed ceiling lighting, tiled floor, glass shelved feature with lighting and part glazed door to the exterior; off which is a door to Utility Room with shelving and plumbed in for washing machine and electric points for tumble dryer. Also 2 large linen cupboards for the house and guest house laundry.
Door to the boiler house with the oil fired central heating boiler and bottle gas for the cooking range. Also electric hot water tank.
Staircase from the reception hall leads TO THE FIRST FLOOR LANDING.
Superb Master Bedroom Suite including fitted Dressing Room and Private Bathroom
The Bedroom is very spacious, light and bright with sliding patio style doors to a lovely sitting out terrace having views to the countryside. Coved cornices, built-in shelved store room, archway to a fully fitted dressing room area and
Ensuite Bathroom with part tiled walls, tiled floor, pedestal wash basin, panelled bath, separate tiled shower compartment, WC, heated towel rail.
Bedroom No 2 at the far end of the inner landing and having velux window and additional side window. Good roof height.
Bedroom No 3 adjoining. With velux window.
Bedroom No 4 children’s room with velux window.
Second Shower Room with part tiled walls, tiled floor, separate shower compartment, pedestal wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.
Note: The main house has full central heating and double glazing throughout. There is also a double cellar/cave underneath the house providing extensive storage space.
THE SEPARATE HIGH QUALITY, UPMARKET AND ATTRACTIVE GUEST HOUSE/GITE offers stylish and luxurious accommodation and is full of character with exposed stonework and ancient beams and comprises
ON THE GROUND FLOOR
Large Sitting Room/Dining Room open to full roof height with exposed beams, partial stone flag flooring and large picture windows. Exposed stone wall with fireplace and a wood burning stove inset.
Modern fully equipped Kitchen leading off the dining area and including cooker, large fridge freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
Half tiled Cloakroom leading off the living area with washbasin and WC.
2 Large double Bedrooms and 1 Twin bedded Room all with Ensuite Bathrooms fully tiled with panelled bath with shower, pedestal washbasin and WC. All the bedrooms have their separate entrances onto a central courtyard.
ON THE FIRST FLOOR
2 large double bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom, 2 with Ensuite Bathrooms fully tiled with panelled bath with shower, pedestal washbasin and W.C. And 1 with Shower Room with fully tiled shower, washbasin and WC. These bedrooms also have their separate entrances onto the courtyard.
Small Baby’s Bedroom
Note: One of the double bedrooms, which has a fully fitted kitchenette leading off and separate shower room, can be turned into a second sitting room and together with the other one or two bedrooms on that floor can be turned in to a separate flat for 2 or 4 people for winter letting.
The Main House has its own enclosed garden which is well hedged and private from the guest accommodation. Mostly lawned, there is a large paved terrace around the 8m x 4m Swimming Pool with, accessed from the living room, a shaded pergola extending from the house down one side of the pool. Also stone built well house with working well and a wooden tool shed.
The Guest House large Garden has superb views over the valley below and beyond to beautiful open countryside. Mostly lawned with a large terrace for outside eating for the guest house having paved floor and wisteria clad pergola. Also built in barbecue and outside lighting.
The Guest Swimming Pool measures 10m x 5m has a Roman end and is salt filtered. Situated at the top end of the lawn it enjoys magnificent views from its large sunny terrace. The pool area is fenced, has a large pool house and benefits from the sun all day until late in the evening. There is a separate paved terrace alongside the swimming pool, presently used for outside table tennis.
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