Impressive and spacious architect designed grand villa overlooking a small town on the river Dordogne. Comprehensively restored and developed, the property is south facing with a wide and open aspect.
- Reference: 42673m0
- Property Type: Villa
- Status: Available
- Location: 46200, Souillac, Lot, Occitanie
- Habitable Space: 199 m2
- Land Space: 1750 m2
- Sale Price: €296,800
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 2
- Pool: Yes
At 2,000 square feet plus internal garage and workshop, the house is comprised of four bedrooms, three reception rooms, two bathrooms, kitchen, wine cellar, laundry and two store rooms. Along with balconies, terraces and gardens the property is a classic of the Maison Basque style of bourgeois residences from the 1930’s.
The villa was purchased by the current owners fourteen years ago for its central location and excellent rail, road and air transport links. Since then it has been the centre of their summer and winter family holidays and business interests in France. The property would suit those with similar interests and needs, or as a primary home, or as a holiday-lettings investment.
The villa combines the best of rural and town living - the open countryside begins 100m to the rear of the property along a bridleway and the centre of the town is an approximate 15 minute walk. Sitting in the middle of the Sarlat-Rocamadour axis of the river Dordogne, Souillac is a major tourist centre for the region. The town has many restaurants, bars and cafes, numerous events including visiting fairs and a major jazz festival, a weekly regional market, a major water park, a canoeing centre for the Dordogne gorges and a sports/leisure/horse riding complex.
External images: Built for views of the Dordogne valley the villa sits high on a terraced plot. The gardens have much tropical planting, a pool, and a variety of trees including numerous damson and fig trees. The house is stone built with a new roof of Marseilles tiles with oak-finished UVPC fascias. The windows and doors are of refurbished and re-glazed oak. The wisteria-framed decked area of the terrace sits both in shade (under the balcony and with two ceiling fans) and in full sun (out to the swimming pool).
Internal images: The living room is south facing with two French windows leading to a wide balcony. Double doors link through to the hallway and study. The hallway connects to the master bedroom, the new bathroom/wet room, stairs up and down, and new kitchen built around a large antique cabinet. Stairs up lead to the main upstairs bedroom with French windows onto a high balcony. The third bedroom also faces south. The fourth bedroom has an east-facing Velux window. A second new bathroom/dressing room services the upper floor. Stairs down lead to the wine cellar/supplementary study that links to the summer room, laundry/boiler room, internal wood store, the workshop/storeroom, and through to the large single garage. The summer room (a cool retreat and alternative living area) links to the terrace and pool via a pair of antique wine cellar doors.
Utilities: Fully re-wired with electric water heating (large-volume storage) and electric cooking. Recently installed De Dietrich GTU 1203 central heating boiler with all new pipework to restored period radiators. Fully re-plumbed hot and cold water throughout property. Vermont wood burning catalytic stove in living room and open fire in master bedroom. Additional external bottled gas supply for cooking. 20Mb ADSL line.
Enquiries responded to by owner. Sale administered by Bourse Immobilier.
On outskirts of Souillac en Dordogne