ABOUT THE PROPERTY

Just to the east of the traditional village of Calvinet, the property is approached from a small country lane which ends just beyond the house. Once you arrive at the property you are met by the sight of a very attractive, Auvergnat style house surrounded by gardens and woodland with far reaching views to the surrounding countryside and across to the Lot Valley in the distance. The house, with accommodation over two levels,  is ideally located in the garden plot, which amounts to a total of approximately 2,500 square metres. There is pasture land and a small area of woodland on the southern border of the property providing a further 6,500 square metres of land. This pasture is currently used and maintained by a local farmer as a source of hay.

  • Attractive four bedroom detached house

  • Double-glazed throughout (DPE tba, GES tba)

  • Oil fired central heating system

  • Total habitable area 131 square metres (1,410 square feet)

  • Lovely secluded rural location

  • South facing garden of 2,500 square metres.

  • Septic tank waste and drainage system.

  • Functioning well for watering the garden

  • Taxe Fonciere (property tax) is EUR 832 per year.

GROUND FLOOR

The ground floor of the house provides a kitchen, a large lounge-dining room, two double bedrooms, an en-suite shower room and a bathroom.

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Kitchen - 3.9 m x 3.6 m - a well equipped kitchen with a range of base and wall units, work surfaces and a useful island.

 

The built in appliances are included.

 

The kitchen is open plan and leads to the large lounge-dining room.

Dining area - 5.0 m x 3.8 m -  a large, light and airy west facing room room perfect for entertaining. Stairs from the dining area lead to the second floor bedrooms.

Lounge area - 3.9 m x 3.8 m - a nice sized east facing room equipped with a very efficient wood burner. A door leads from the lounge to the en-suite bedroom.

Bedroom 1 - 3.8 m x 3.8 m - a light and airy double bedroom with views over the garden.

En-Suite Shower Room - 3.8 m x 1.2 m - a recently installed en-suite with toilet, wash basin and double shower.

A further door leads from the lounge area to the annex of the house.

Annex Hallway - 3.5 m x 2.3 m - a bright entrance hallway with a door to the garden and a half staircase leading to the second bedroom.

Bedroom 2 - 5.6 m x 3.6 m - a large, light and airy double bedroom with views over the garden and the countryside beyond. There is direct access from this bedroom to the large terrace balcony.

Family Bathroom - 2.4 m x 1.9 m - a recently installed bathroom with toilet, wash hand basin and bath with shower over.

 

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FIRST FLOOR

An enclosed wooden staircase from the open plan living area leads to the first floor where there are two double bedrooms and a large attic area.

Bedroom 3 - 4.7 m x 3.8 m - a well proportioned double room with fitted wardrobes, overlooking the garden.

Bedroom 4 - 4.7 m x 2.9 m -  a bright and airy double room with views over the garden. A small enclosed staircase comes off this bedroom and goes to the attic area,

Attic Area - 8.3 m x 5.3 m - a large and bright attic space with a window, lighting, a power supply. The attic area is floored and extremely well insulated.

Loft Area - 7.7 m x 3.9 m - there is also a large and useful boarded loft area above the master bedroom and lounge accessible from the outside only.

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GARDEN

Approaching the property from the lane, you access via a private drive that takes you to the house and main garden. There is plentiful parking for several cars, both on the drive and on the parking area adjacent to the house.

The south facing garden surrounds the house on all sides with the whole plot being surrounded by fencing and hedging. The main garden of some 2,500 square metres is easily maintainable, level and largely laid to lawn. There are a number of mature specimen trees, shrubs and small borders as well as several very large and impressive boulders, a naturally occurring feature from a very distant, geological past.

Beyond the south border of the garden is a larger area of pasture land and woodland. The pasture is currently used by a local farmer for hay making but some or all of this could easily be incorporated into the main garden if desired. The total land that comes with the house is approximately 9,000 square metres.

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There is a functioning well in the garden with a working pump facility. Although the water is not suitable for drinking without treatment, the well is a useful source of water for washing the car and watering the garden.

The below ground swimming pool is surrounded by a large, tiled sun deck providing uninterrupted views of the countryside. The pool is 7.3 m x 3.7 m. The pool has a new liner and child -proof cover installed this year.

The large, south facing Terrace Balcony - 5.0 m x 3.5 m - accessed from Bedroom 2 is also accessible from the garden.

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OUTBUILDINGS

This garden is not only large and beautifully developed but also provides a number of outbuildings with as much storage space as you would ever be likely to require.

Workshop - 5.4 m x 3.3 m - to the left of the house this former garage is now used as a workshop, the boiler room and for central heating fuel storage. Lighting and electricity is installed

Garage - 5.5 m x 3.5 m - a good sized garage found to the right of the house. Lighting and electricity is installed.

Cave/Cellar - 4.7 m x 4.0 m - the former cave of the house is now a useful and cool area for storage, especially suitable for wine. Access to the cave is from the garage.

Garden Shed - 4.0 m x 3.0 m - a large, metal shed is found on the southern border of the garden. The current owners use this large space for log storage.

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Kennels/Store - 5.6 m x 4.4 m - a former kennels provides a large storage area with two compartments that could be used for their original purpose if required. The area  around the store is fenced creating a secure pound for that purpose.

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