Beautiful villa
from the Swinging Sixties

with 1286 m² garden

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Measurements are approximate, not to scale

194
1268
8
4
Wood, fuel
2275
  • Fleurance
249 / E
52 / E
315 000
Frais d'agence inclus (5%) à la charge du vendeur
Bliss-923

Overview

This property was built in 1969 with an architecture reminiscent of those houses found on the Atlantic coast or perhaps even a Spanish villa. It sits in a suburban location just minutes from the heart of town, with easy access on foot or bicycle to the shops. The property has a sunny outlook with a south easterly orientation. There is a spacious garden around the property with two separated gated entrances and although the other neighbouring properties are visible there is a sense of space and privacy.

The ground floor

The entrance to the front door is raised (the property being built over a spacious garden-level cellar and garage) and we access the property via a short flight of steps to the terrace at the front.

The main front door opens onto a small entrance hall, with space for coats and boots. To the left of the entrance hall a double sitting room spans the full length of the property; divided into a sitting room to the front and a dining room to the rear, with windows to the front and side. In the sitting room there is a fireplace which is equipped with a wood-burning fire.

On the other side of the hallway, also on the ground floor, there is a downstairs north-facing bedroom with a private ensuite shower-room, and a room currently used as a downstairs study, which also benefits from a fireplace fitted with a wood-burning stove.

 

The upper floor

The upper floor is divided into two sections. A small staircase leads to a half landing where there is a large first floor reception room/study, with a terrace (requiring the addition of railings), and at the top of the staircase, a first floor bedroom with a parquet floor and a lovely double bedroom with a private balcony and a gorgeous wooden floor. This is the finest of all the bedrooms and used by the owners. It is a lovely light room, and the addition of the terrace (plenty of space for morning coffee) lends something extra special to the room.

The garden level

On garden level, there is a vast cellar area, with a laundry room, a boiler room, and a garage.  The downstairs cellar is the perfect storage area for those bottle of wine and jars of foie gras!

What I would do if the property were mine

I would want to open up the kitchen, and modernise it. I would change the tiled floors (to something more unified and contemporary). The parquet floors are lovely and I would leave these. I would remove any carpet, and redesign the bathrooms. The terrace to the study on the lower first floor requires work, and I would want to jet wash this (it is black) and add a nice railing to make it safe, allowing me to open the door from this area.




    Our thoughts here at Bliss

    This property provides spacious accommodation close to the town centre and the local market. It is ideal as a family home, a main place of residence, or even a second home for anyone wishing to live on the outskirts of a vibrant village.

    The property is solid and well built, with spacious rooms. A particularly nice feature to the property is the amount of light, and the number of windows, its sunny aspect accentuated by its south easterly orientation. This is a cheerful house.

    The interior decoration requires some refreshing. One might want to rethink the kitchen area, and open this up entirely (building & planning regulations permitting). The bathrooms are somewhat dated, and the property currently has a rather eighties feel. That said, there is a good solid canvas on which to work, and architecturally the property offers something rather more special than your average town house. It has a bright and sunny feel, and a undoubtable elegance.

    The garden area is perfect for the style of the house, providing just enough privacy from the neighbours, and just enough greenery to work with.

    It might be nice to entirely redesign the house with a mid-century style of furniture and design.

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    Plus Points

    Shops and schools on foot! (not to mention the ubiquitous French bakery)

    Spacious light-filled rooms

    Garage

    Spacious Garden

    Plenty or storage area

    On a technical note

    Wood and oil heating

    Mains drains

    South East exposure

    Room sizes

    Ground floor

    Entrance : 5.56 m²

    Living room: 20.81 m²

    Dining room: 16.46 m²

    Kitchen: 11.68 m²

    Hall : 4.80 m²

    Study: 13.60 m²

    Bedroom 1 with shower: 16.77 m²

    Half level

    Bedroom 2: 13.18 m²

    TV room: 17.46 m²

    Bedroom 3: 18.46 m²

    Bedroom 4: 18.29 m²

    First floor

    Bathroom: 4.70 m²

    Hall: 3.10 m²

    Workshop: 17.65 m²

    Garden level

    Laundry/boiler room : 11.89 m²

    Garage: 47.26 m²

    WC: 2.85 m²

    Storage room: 23.10 m²

    Cellar 17.41 m²