Friday, October 29, 2010

Too late it's under offer!!! But thought I would share this with you...

If you have been following me on my new face-book page (and if not - why not???!!)  then you will know that I posted about a super interesting little property coming onto the market.... and that I would post details soon.
However the property sold the very next day that it came onto the market before I had the opportunity to blog!  This is how and why...

A little gem of a house.  Actually two houses that communicated.  Some fantastic original elements and this is what I wanted to show you.  It is thought the property was part of an old abbey. Superb vaulted entrance...  and one of the nicest cantou fireplaces and flag stone floors.  Village location, (bread shop opposite - perfect!) views and good condition throughout.

A couple, who came over for a two week to house hunt came to see me in their first week.  We had had lots of e-mail contact prior to that to organise the planned viewings. They had made extensive searches in the area and together, we visited a few properties but they had not seen 'the one'.  I knew this property was coming onto the market and informed them that I had something of interest coming in and hoped I could arrange the viewing the following week.  They were pretty downhearted by this stage as one day from leaving, they thought they would never find the perfect property.  They made an offer to buy the day after it came onto the market!

I still take such pleasure in finding the right house for my clients, especially lovely ones like Maxine and Geoff!!

Have a look at these photo's (look past all the furniture and partly packed belongings!)

Hope I can help you find 'the one' also.....  :)  This one is in early stages - keep an eye on my blog to see if the status changes.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Spacious 4 bed property with pool!

Ref:  6496S                                                  SOLD !

Price:  175.000€ (agency fee included)

A short 5 minute car journey from Souillac, across the river, takes you to a lovely little village where this very nice property is to be found.
I have to say I was very pleasantly surprised!  I have seen many properties built around the 60's and 70's, so thought I knew what to expect...  Ok, so I admit I was wrong! (Just this one time!)
*4 bedrooms
*Lounge/dining room
*Laundry room
*2 bathrooms
*Swimming pool!
Garden of 1855m2
There is huge parking area to the front of the house.  Stepping inside, you walk into a very spacious hallway, which I think it always nice.  It was very warm too which was welcome as the early morning air was a little bit fresh!    
The kitchen is large, well fitted and as with the whole house, was very light and bright.  To the rear of the kitchen is the laundry room with another door through to the garage.

The lounge is of a very good size also and focal point being the fireplace - or is it???  Large windows overlooking the garden and pool is quite a nice view too!  
Upstairs there are 4 very good sized bedrooms, with 2 bathrooms.

Outside, going out of the lounge there is a very nice covered terrace, perfect for dining.  The garden is immaculate and the pool very inviting!

The location is really nice.  This is a fantastic little village with it's own little bar and restaurant.  Only 5 minute car ride to Souillac.

My view:  I found this property to have a very warm, welcoming feel about it, if you know what I mean!  No major works need doing, you could just move in.  I loved the layout, seemed very simple yet spacious.


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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A very charming village house indeed!!

Ref:  6488S

Price:  239.000€   Reduced price:  228.500€ (agency fee included)

Oh what a joy.  A very nicely presented property!  No orange walls and lovely bathrooms...!!  If you are looking for something renovated - this could be it!!
In a small hamlet about 10 minutes from Souillac, this beautiful property is in the heart of the village .  It has been completely restored with perfect taste, using quality materials and beautiful colours incorporating the old original features.
*3 Bedrooms
*2 Bathrooms
*Huge lounge dining room
Ground floor:  *Laundry room
* To the right of the entrance - another room
Garden of 955m2

On arriving at the property you get to take a sneak peek through the beautiful decorative wrought iron gates to the lovely garden....
You enter the property by what must have been the entrance for the horse and carriage!  To the right hand side is a little room with a fireplace - no doubt for the driver to stay in and warm himself on colder nights in front of the fire!  This is presently just a store room. 

To your left, you enter into the main house.  All living accommodation is on the first and second floor.  So you have to go upstairs.  There is a room underneath there that is marked as a cellar but really it is another storage area.
Once upstairs, you enter into the fabulous lounge/dining room, where you are greeted by a very welcoming feeling of cosy yet very comfortable and quality surroundings.  The room is split by the staircase going up but this for once, does not hinder the flow of the room.  The dining end has a very impressive old cantou fireplace with a modern kind wood burning stove that actually runs on pellets and one that can be controlled perfectly.  Not one where you have to lug logs in, then wait to warm up, then open the windows because you are too hot!   

The kitchen is fully fitted with modern style kitchen yet it fits in perfectly with the style of the house.  

Just to the side of the kitchen is a w.c and shower room.  (These old houses are always quirky!)

One of the bedrooms is off of the lounge.  Good sized room.
Upstairs there are two further bedrooms and the main bathroom.  This is completely new and good mix of modern and old which works perfectly.  It's not huge but it's heaven to find a nice bathroom.  Top marks from me!!

The garden is not too large but it is perfectly well kept and is mostly gravelled with terracing.  Perfect easy keep garden!  Opposite the property, there is a band of land that is also included.  Perhaps a little veg patch??
My view:  Adorable!  Perfect for those who do not want any renovation works to do.  One of the things I loved most was the electric light switch's.  They have used new (but in the old style) of the little turning ones.  Just a perfect finishing touch!  The only negative for me was that there was no banister on the stairs - I felt a little wobbly ....  but that being the only negative - you can see there is not much to worry about!

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

3 bed chalet in perfect condition situated on Souillac Country Club golf course!

Ref:  3383S                                        

Price:  169.000€  Reduced to  159.000€(agency fee included)

The Souillac country Club is situated just on the outskirts of Souillac. It is a very popular 18 hole golf course. This chalet has just come onto the market! 
The chalet is situated on the outskirts of the residential part of the park.  In fact it couldn't be more ideally positioned.  With trees and the greens behind,  this chalet is in a perfectly quiet and peaceful area.  The whole park is kept to a very high standard.  This chalet is also in perfect condition throughout.

*3 bedrooms 
*Lounge of 24m2
*Wood burning stove. 
*Communal swimming pool (between each 10 chalets)

In total there is 76m2 of living space.  These chalets have been very well designed and are built of quality construction materials and they seem much larger than the 76m2!  Well thought out, there is room for everything.  I have to say that it would be possible to live in one of these all year round - it didn't necessarily have just that holiday home feeling.

Exterior and interior are in perfect condition.  For during the winter months, electric heaters are in place but I doubt whether they would be needed in addition to the wood burning stove.  Yes this really could be very cosy in winter too.

There is a paved area to the rear and side of the chalet for outside eating and sunbathing.  There is a communal, annual charge for the upkeep of the driveways and of course the swimming pool.  There are many pools at the park and one for every 10 or so chalets.  Each group of chalets are within their own little close so to speak, so it's like you are going into your own private little commune!

There is a central restaurant near to the club house with larger swimming pools with tennis courts etc.  Please take a look at the link I have given  for photo's and more information about the club itself.

Other residents of the club very successfully rent out their chalets throughout the year.  This could be another choice for you!

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A good size home with barn. Ideal for a B&B !!

Ref 6441S

Price:  189.000€ (agency fee included)

A very nice stone built house and huge barn that has been partially converted to contain a fully independent apartment.  Actually, the main house was originally one large house and one smaller, that are now joined together internally.
The house itself is very French in style.  Ok, so we are in France - but you know what I mean!  You don't??  Well look in the dining room - there is a wardrobe!   Sometimes decor style can influence what the potential buyer thinks but you have to look past that.   There's lots of exposed beams and stonework.  All in all it is in very good condition.
*3 Bedrooms (one measuring 50m2!)
*Kitchen/dining room of 38m2
*2 bedroom apartment with bathroom.
*Barn with cellar and workshop.
* 1099m2 land

It really is quite a roomy spacious house.  The lounge is a little on the cosy side but it has a lovely open cantou fireplace so it really could be a snuggle room on the cooler evenings!
The kitchen and dining room combined make a very good space indeed.  Two good sized bedrooms and one huge one in the attic space.

Bathroom?  Well that is French too.... but it is large!  Contains bath and separate shower.  
To the side of the house is the large barn.  Stone built and in very good condition.  Part of the barn has been transformed into a little apartment used by current owners family and friends.  This actually has one decent sized bedroom and one smaller one with bathroom.  The rest of the barn is workshop and storage area.  

This is where I think this property could be a good investment for someone who perhaps would like to combine home and income opportunity.  The rest of the barn could easily be transformed into another one or two apartments and because of the location, between Souillac and Sarlat, this could be just the right spot for trapping tourists - literally!

One of the biggest negatives about this property or in fact a huge positive, depending on how you look at it, is that it is situated on quite a busy main road.  However, the price has been adjusted accordingly so you are getting a superb stone built home with barn for a very reasonable price tag.  Also, if your intention is to have a little income from perhaps a B&B business, then it really is ideally situated.

      D= 153.98                     B=8.21

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