Beautiful property in La Romieuthoughtfully restored
possibility to create two flats
This beautiful property in the heart of La Romieu has been restored to the highest standards in the last couple of years.
The village recently won the award of being the most beautiful in France.
The building sits in the heart of the main village just minutes from the baker’s shop, two restaurants, post office and small grocer’s shop.
The property offers a versatile layout with entrance/ reception, small courtyard and spacious ground floor reception/ workspace and disabled toilets with a separate laundry area.
On the first floor there is an ensuite bedroom with a shower room and a gorgeous open-space reception room with five windows which flood the room with light from every angle. In the corner there is a contemporary, newly-fitted kitchen.
The property has easy access to Lectoure, Condom and the TGV train in Agen.
Who might like this property?
This property is ideal as a lock-up and leave holiday home, for rentals, year-round living or for business purposes in a beautiful village location.
It offers enough private outdoor space for a table and chairs (place for a coffee in the sun or a meal al freco) but has the advantage of being easy to maintain, with surrounded communal grassy areas where locals picnic or children play.
La Romieu is a popular village attracting year round tourists who come to visit its wonderful church or flower gardens.
In light of the desirability of the village, the building would easily lend itself to a business of some kind. Although a change of usage might be required it is easy to imagine a book-shop/tea room or an Art gallery in the premises. The business could run uniquely on the ground floor should the future owner wish to live on-site in what would be a one-bedroomed private upstairs appartment. Alternatively the business could run on both floors with the added advantage of the ensuite bedroom for guests or the manager.
The reception area and disabled bathroom makes this a viable workspace for a doctor, nurse, therapist, osteopath, etc.
This property will appeal to anyone who is restoration- shy as the entire building has been re-developed, inside out; to include a new roof, new electrics, new heating system and recently fitted kitchen and bathrooms. The roof is still under guarantee.
The style & Architecture of the property
This Medieval stone building is seeped in history as the property’s ancient external stone walls bear witness.
The interior offers a lovely contrast, being surprisingly light and bright for a period home. Both floors are flooded with light from all sides. This sense of light and of privacy is increased by the elevated position of the property above street level so that one has the impression of “overseeing” the village below.
The elevated position also ensures its owners total privacy.
Internally the décor is fresh and contemporary.
The thick wooden floorboards upstairs are a lovely feature and marry beautifully with the atelier style kitchen.
The entire first floor has the desirable ambiance and Gascon sunlight bouncing off the walls from top to bottom.
This house is a joy to anyone for whom light is an important criteria.
Advantages to this property
Easy to maintain
Ideal for an appartment/ home office
Large public parking space next door
Restaurants on foot
Baker’s on foot
Grocer’s shop / Post office on foot
Recently fitted electric heating
(Space for a wood-burner)
What we think at Bliss
If I had a main home already I would apply for a change of usage and open a book shop tea room. A large table on the top floor would also create a teaching or conference space.
I would rent the ensuite bedroom as an air bnb.
If this property were my main home, I would leave it exactly as it is now – the current owners having decorated it beautifully as a main place of residence.
Cat lovers from around the world visit this famous village with its emblematic stone cats gracing the village walls.
If you are looking for a property in a privileged and aesthetically pleasing location with all the basic commodities to hand (wine from the shop and a fresh baguette from the boulangerie!) then this is the perfect project for you!
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