Renovated historic home with commercial premises
In the heart of historic Cordes-sur-Ciel (France's favourite village 2014) this architect-renovated iconic dwelling cleverly provides 21st century living whilst retaining traditional features (exposed ceiling beams and stonework, tomette floors). In addition to the living area, it offers a superb commercial space and a private walled garden.
Forming part of the Barbican (watchtower) and dating back in part to the fourteenth Century, this house boasts unusually large windows which ensure a light and airy feel with spectacular views of the open countryside.
Boutique/Gallery (45 sqm) Door and shopfront to street / glazed door and juliet balcony overlooking garden / Stuv woodburner, exposed stonework and ceiling beams.
Toilet / storeroom (3,9 sqm) with plumbing to install shower.
This area can be closed off from the main house to provide generous rental income either as commercial premises or converted to a studio flat.
Utility room (6sq m) with stairs to first floor.
First Floor (also accessed directly via stone steps from street)
Living / dining / kitchen area. (52 sq m) . Large fireplace with Stuv woodburner. Windows to south and north. High beamed ceiling. 17Th Century stairs to first floor.
Bedroom 1 (20 sq m) : exposed stonework and high beamed ceiling, tomette floor, windows to south, full range of wardrobes with fitted interiors and full-height mirrors.
Bathroom: Italian shower, washbassin and mirror created by local mosaic artist. Storage.
Bedroom 2 (15 sq m) : Ceiling beams, 17th Century tomettes floor.
Study (7 sq m) exposed stonework, 17th Century tomettes floor. Stairs to:
Bedroom 3 (25 sq m on floor): open to roof height. Storage cupboards. Plumbing for additional bathroom.
Courtyard Garden (48 sq m)
With paved terraces, cave with spring and small pools
Electric heating (in addition to woodburners)
House easily accessed by car, parking nearby.
All facilities (market, shops, restaurants, bank, doctors, etc.) within five minutes walk.
Extensive walks around the battlements and into open countryside directly from the house.
Cordes has an active year-round associative life and provides a safe and welcoming environment for all nationalities. There is a weekly market and a superb theatre that stages shows in both French and English.
Albi 25 minutes, Toulouse 1 hour.
A beautiful home for year-round living!
Please contact us for further details/ more photos/ to arrange a viewing.
We are an Anglo - French couple wanting to move closer to ageing parents. We ourselves bought directly from the previous owner and are able to provide guidance through the buying process and if necessary, details of an English speaking notaire (solicitor)
Price € 295,000
Not including notarial fees, registration and land registration fees.
Price / sq metre: €/m² 1,843.75
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