Good Thursday morning! A charming old stone house with large garden, next to the ruins of a 13th century abbey in Lot, France!
This house is so rambly and old, with no two corners perfectly straight. The garden has plenty of potential. I’m imagining a garden worthy of a tour by Monty Don under the care of the right hands. And behind the house, romantic ruins of a medieval abbey for admiration & exploration. This would be paradise for lovers of the French countryside.
From the listing on Leggett:
This charming house has a lovely cottage garden on one side and the ruin of an abbaye on the other – with room for a pool. It has 5/6 bedrooms, one of which with shower room & WC is on the ground floor. The lively market town of Gourdon is 10 minutes away and the hamlet itself holds one of the most celebrated flower shows of the region every year.
The property has double glazing on most of the windows and electric heaters.
Entrance hall (approx. 3.5 m2)
Utility room (approx 3.5 m2)
Kitchen/Dining room (approx. 29 m2) with doors onto terrace (approx. 27 m2) and Abbaye view. Corridor (approx. 2 m2) with external access
Shower room & WC (approx. 6 m2)
Bedroom (approx. 10.5 m2)
With external access;
Workshop (approx. 27 m2)
Storage (approx. 7 m2)
circular staircase leads from dining room to First floor;
Living room (approx. 28 m2) with fireplace & wood-burning stove, door to covered terrace and stone steps down to garden.
Bedroom/office (approx. 8.5 m2)
Corridor (approx. 6.5 m2)
Bedroom (approx. 12.5 m2)
Bedroom (approx. 48 m2) currently used a s a music room with mezzanine (approx. 5 m2)
staircase leads from living room to Second floor (roof space);
Bedroom (approx. 7.5 m2)
Bathroom & WC (approx. 2 m2)
Bedroom (approx. 7 m2)
Land & Outbuildings;
Hangar – double garage ( approx. 2 x 16 m2) and workshop (approx. 19 m2) on ground floor and approx 50 m2 above.
Small stone outbuilding (approx 4 m2) with a ‘history’
3244 m2 of land with 1192 m2 around the house, the rest is a field below
10 minutes to Gourdon (Paris – Toulouse train, hospital and all shops)
20 mins to Sarlat-la-Caneda (Bordeaux train, hospital and all shops)
20 mins to junction A20