Formerly the village bakery and still boasting an intact, original bread oven, this charming village house (with a colourful history linked to the French resistance fighters) is presented to a very high standard. It has been renovated completely and needs no further work – just move in and enjoy life in this tranquil French village.
In addition to the four bedrooms and three bathrooms, it has a large attached barn providing covered parking for two or three cars or even a camper van. With a manageably sized, attached garden, this property has the possibility to be a superb ‘lock up and leave’ holiday home but it would equally make a very comfortable, permanent home. Oil fired central heating, combined with high levels of insulation that contribute towards an outstanding energy rating of C, ensures comfort all year round.
The front entrance opens into the fully fitted and well equipped kitchen with a superb range cooker (set beneath an extractor hood), a dishwasher and plenty of cupboard space. The enormous lounge & dining room measures 42m2 and runs from the front to the rear of the property with a focal point provided by a wood burning stove and French windows opening into the garden. A side door opens out directly into the barn which contains a small, separate building housing a utility/boiler room and a workshop.
An original wooden staircase rises from the kitchen to the first floor which boasts three good sized, double bedrooms along with a bathroom, a shower room and a separate toilet.
A further wooden staircase leads up to the second floor which provides a further double bedroom and a bathroom. If so desired, there is scope to add an additional bedroom on this level of the property by extending further into the attic space.
The garden has been beautifully planted with shady palm trees providing a real feature whilst the buddleia bushes attract swallowtail butterflies in the summer. There is also an above ground pool and dining terrace from which lovely views can be enjoyed.
The property sits at the heart of a sleepy, peaceful village where life is conducted at a gentle pace. The local boulangerie delivers bread daily. The village of Champagne-et-Fontaines is just 5 a minute drive away and has a small village shop. Whilst you will certainly feel well away from the stresses of everyday life, the town of Villebois-Lavalette (which has an excellent supermarket and restaurant) is only 10 minutes drive whilst the international airport in Bergerac can be reached in around 60 minutes.
149 m² of habitable surface (1604 sqFt)
oil-fired central heating
408 m² of land (4392 sqFt)
good structural condition
Agency fees included
Agency fees at buyer's expense included
Price / sq metre: €/m² 1,303.69
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