Village Town House
Elegant 19th century Town House
6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms.
313 500 €
Agency Fees included (4.5%)
This imposing stone house occupies a prominent position in a lively Gascon town, with restaurants, a boulangerie, a chemist, bar and primary school. Here you will find everything you could possibly need for everyday village life. Unlike many Gascon villages which have lost their local commerce, there is no need to take the car to look for bread, coffee or chat in the local Cafés. This property will appeal to buyers who do wish to participate in village life, and who seek the elegance of an elegant 19th century town house. The village is in a popular location in the heart of Gascony, and would make a perfect spacious family home. It would also be managed as a chambre d’hôte with the potential for a healthy additional revenue.
The property has been fully renovated by current owners and to an extremely high standard, appealing to buyers anxious to avoid a renovation project. The stylish refurbishment of the property is faultless, and the quality of fixtures and fittings throughout impressive. There is evidence of the owner's good taste throughout.
There is a feeling of space, and grandness to this home. The main door opens onto a generous hallway, and original staircase. On each side of the hallway, there are two reception rooms (one with insert fireplace) both with feature high ceilings, and bathed in light. The feeling here is light and modern with double windows.
There is a change in ambiance in the large family kitchen which has a country farmhouse feel; with parquet flooring, double-windows and a fireplace with wood-burning insert. This is the heart of the house, and ideal for large families, with plenty of room for a central table and ample work surfaces to cook. It’s easy to imagine meals here next to the fire in winter.
Behind the kitchen a second large room, opening out onto the courtyard to the rear, is currently used only as a children's playroom, but could be used as a second utility room, or converted into a breakfast room. From here there is access a small study, and two double bedrooms (one of which is en-suite) and a separate wc. The courtyard leads to the garage (one car) a laundry room and to the 'secret' garden beyond.
On the first floor, the staircase opens onto a magnificent landing, large enough to be used as an upstairs study/sitting room. From here, there is a private suite with double bedroom, reception room, shower room and separate wc; three double bedrooms both with ensuite shower room and separate wc, and a study which was originally a bedroom.
Outside the property, the 'secret' garden is this property's last surprise. Accessed directly from the lane at the back of the property, the garden is testimony to the current owner's love of gardening. The plot is bursting with roses, and shrubs, its floral pathways leading to a garden house. Perfect as a summer kitchen, or an atelier. Hidden in the heart of the village, it’s easy to imagine that one is in the countryside, with the benefits of a village just minutes away.
This property is excellent value and priced to sell. It should be viewed by anyone hesitating between town and country, as it offers the perfect compromise and raises expectations as to what a village house can offer on every level.
Here at Bliss we particularly love the secret garden. The perfect escape for the budding writer or painter.
The stylish refurbishment of the property is faultless, and the quality of fixtures and fittings throughout impressive.
Elegant Village House
“A new life in a traditional French village, a bastide no less dating back to the 100 years war. Its ancient ramparts towering above the pleasure port on the winding river, the shady arcaded square...”
Elegant Village House
“A new life in a traditional French village, a bastide no less dating back to the 100 years war. Its ancient ramparts towering above the pleasure port on the winding river, the shady arcaded square with its church and town hall combine with the conveniences of modern living—3 boulangeries, a brand new mini-supermarket, the weekly street market, a pharmacy and a new medical centre under construction, bars and restaurants too.
But it was the house that did it for us; just a stroll from the village centre with light and spacious rooms, high ceilings, 4 en suite bedrooms and a ground-floor apartment, and so much character. Then, like in so many French villages, the garden just across a quiet alley making a secret space which, with a little love and care, was transformed into a beautiful flowering garden with a lawn, beds filled with plants and shrubs for all seasons, pots and a well. The ancient stone dwelling built in the rampart wall became a cool garden room ideal for relaxing with a good book on a hot afternoon—and the rustic summer kitchen has been the scene of many a pleasant dinner with friends on warm nights.”
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