Charming, stone-built, 17th century village house, renovated with taste, together with an adjoining 13th Century house, requiring renovation, in the pretty village of Dégagnac in the Lot.
17th Century Stone House – 130 sq.m. Comprising: Ground Floor: Dining room – 25 sq.m., with large open stone and brick fireplace, window seat with view over the village square, rustic tiled floor, old walnut/poplar stairs to first floor, with stone-arched alcove under (originally a bread oven). Large, half-glazed door onto the village square.
Sitting room – 18.6 sq.m., with old marble fireplace, polished wooden floor. Window with view over the village square.
Kitchen – 17.6 sq.m., with fitted base and wall units, range cooker, and dishwasher, boiler room with oak double doors, Rustic tiled floor, French windows to patio.
Shower/utility room – 7 sq.m., with large, walk-in shower with full-width sliding doors. Vanitory unit, toilet, Cupboard with plumbing/extraction for washing machine, dryer, and shower. Second cupboard with electric water heater (off-peak). Chestnut parquet floor.
Lobby – 7.3 sq.m., with dining room/kitchen/shower room off. Built in pantry cupboards and space/plumbing/power points for American fridge and washing machine, matching rustic tiled floor.
First floor: Landing – 4 sq.m., with polished wood floor.
Off the landing: Master bedroom - 17.2 sq.m., with feature fireplace, polished wood floor, window with views over the village square.
2nd bedroom – 14 sq.m., with feature fireplace, polished wood floor, and window with views over the village square.
3rd bedroom – 13.2 sq.m., with stripped wood floor, under stairs cupboard/wardrobe, two windows, one with views over the garden, the other looking onto the terrace.
Bathroom – 5.3 sq.m., with white bath, chrome mixer taps, with shower over and sliding glass shower screen, built-in vanitory unit with matching white ceramic bowl, low-level toilet. Radiator, with towel rail above.
French windows to Terrace – 18.2 sq.m., overlooking the garden. Door to walnut/poplar staircase to loft.
The loft has its original wooden flooring (although currently covered with 200mm glass-wool insulation) and is ideal for conversion to a large bedroom plus ensuite bathroom, or two, smaller bedrooms.
The roof and timberwork are in good condition (rear roof renewed in 2016). Oil-fired central heating (boiler rebuilt in 2015).
Outside: Patio – 10 sq.m., with steps up to a private rear garden with lawns, flower beds with various plants and shrubs, mature cherry and apple trees, large pergola on decking base, for al fresco meals. Room for a small swimming pool. Garage and off-road parking. Mains water, electricity, drains, and telephone line with broadband are all connected.
13th Century Stone House – Three floors, needing significant renovation. Ground floor currently used as a garage. Stairs to 1st and 2nd floors. To the rear a small garden/patio of 20 sq.m., providing space for table and chairs, sunbeds, and barbeque. The roof and timberwork are in good condition, having been renewed in recent years, but the rooms to the rear of the house would need new joists/floors/ceilings. The house is one of the oldest in the village and is situated on the main square next door to the 17C property above. Mains water, electricity, drains, and telephone line with broadband are available, subject to connection.
The village of Dégagnac has the benefit of: Post Office, village shop, spice shop, primary school, church, bar, popular restaurant, doctor’s surgery, and a railway station (Paris to Toulouse main line). The village is 4kms from Salviac (Bank, Butchers, bakers, mini-market, petrol station) and 15kms from Gourdon (3 supermarkets). Close to the Dordogne border and the A20 motorway, it is convenient for many renowned tourist attractions, including Cahors, Rocamadour, St. Cirq la Popie, Domme, and Sarlat; all less than an hours drive away. There is also an abundance of medieval bastide towns, fabulous castles, and chateaux to enjoy along the Lot and Dordogne river valleys. Nearest airports with budget airlines are: Brive (45 mins) Bergerac (1.5 hours) Toulouse (2 hours) Limoges (2 hours) Rodez (2 hours).