Magnificent stone property with breathtaking views. Unique in the area!, Lot, Occitanie
€695,000 [convert]

2 229m2

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Key Features

Property Type: House
Number of bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Primary Energy Consumption Band: 286
France Property Shop ID: 630702
Reference: BVI65617

Property Description

EXCLUSIVE TO BEAUX VILLAGES! Opportunities to acquire a property such as this do not come along every day and this one is exclusive with Beaux Villages! Standing in an imposing position high above the deep, rolling valley, this glorious property has unrivalled views from every point.

Renovated to the highest standards from a virtual ruin, the property has been restored to a hitherto undreamed of glory with authenticity, passion and attention to detail. Its secluded location in the heart of the much sought after Causses du Quercy and its proximity to a mediaeval village add to its desirability.

The ancient stone cottage has been refined and considerably expanded to offer a delightfully sophisticated home with amazing views across the valley below. No corner has been cut in creating spacious and light filled living spaces. Entry from the large stone terrace is into a large reception room which could also serve very well as a summer kitchen. The unusually large bathroom created around the stone contours of the wall, is a contemporary delight with its roll-top tub, and large Italian shower. At the base of the pigeonnier, there is an enclosed, vaulted water cistern accessed from the outside terrace. It is in good order and would serve as a fabulous wine cellar if you are so inclined.

The first floor offers an open plan living area and kitchen with spacious dining area. Exposed stone, chalk and lime finish & bespoke carpentry, feature in every corner of the room and there is a wood burning stove in the cosy entrance hall/snug at this level as well as independant WC.

An artisan made staircase leads to an extensive master bedroom with a beautiful chestnut ceiling and exposed beams throughout. A WC has been neatly fitted into the pigeonnier at this level and a shower could easily be added. The quality of craftmanship and presentation is impressive. Everything is made to measure by artisans or created to fit its unique situation by the current vendor. This includes the creative re-use of old doors, the bespoke storage solutions, including units to house the laundry and technical equipment and the water recuperation system.

The house has underfloor heating throughout and a second supplementary system of radiators for occasional use. Outside, the 100m² stone terrace, with vine covered pergola, makes the most of the stunning views which really are the icing on a very beautiful cake. The valley view is flawless with not another building in sight from the terrace.

A few metres from the house, there is stone barn which has a traditional appearance from the outside, yet contains a modern and completely self-contained apartment on the inside! Comprising an open plan living area and kitchen, large bedroom and bathroom, the apartment, like the main house, uses only quality fittings and the highest levels of craftsmanship.

Further on from the barn stands a two storey stone hangar currently used for storage but is suitable for many uses such as conversion to an office or workshop. This building too enjoys fabulous views and is in great condition.

To the south side of the main house is a restored, two storey stone pigsty with working bread oven. This could be a turned into, for example, an artists studio. Who wouldn't be inspired by these views!

Additionally and very usefully, there are three natural springs on the land, the basins of which are carved from the rock to perfectly capture precious drops of water. Being close to the well known 'Route des Cazelles', the property has its own cazelle (stone shepherd's hut) and, although in need of complete renovation, is a stunning feature.

During the renovation the owner took the opportunity to insulate throughout, replace the roof with traditional materials, replace all windows and doors with bespoke oak framed double glazing, replace the suppo

Primary Energy Consumption (kWh/m2/year) For This Property
< 50 A
51 -90 B
91 - 150 C
151 - 230 D
231 - 330 E
286
331 - 450 F
> 451 G

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