115448SHK82 - This 6 bedroomed, 4 bathroom house was built originally in 1639 and benefits from the character of a traditional stone house of this time. This can be seen in the handmade stained glass windows and the beams from the neighbouring chateau. However, what you also benefit from here is the expansion and modernisation which has been carried out with no expense spared by the current owners. This is a lovely family home but it also has enormous potential to be a chambre d'hote or to be converted into gites - all of this is currently possible with very little work. The property is fully walled and gated and benefits from complete privacy. There are numerous outbuildings providing further development potential and a stunning pool area with summer kitchen. As well as the garden around the property there is a further orchard area that comes as part of the land.
The property is situated in a tiny hamlet which comprises a chateau and a couple of other properties. It is also very close to the thriving village of Roquecor which boasts a well stocked village store, restaurants, bar, tea rooms, art gallery, hairdressers and beauty salon, artisan soap shop and a weekly all year round Sunday market. Within a 5 minute drive you will also find yourself in Montaigu de Quercy which has a busy Saturday market, Intermarche, bank, pharmacy, medical centre and the very popular International Club and English library. - On approach to this grand house you will come to a set of electronic entrance gates which lead into a substantial driveway with parking for many cars.
Entrance to the property is through french doors into the dining room area. On walking into the house you will be struck by the light that flows into this room through the doors and two additional double glazed windows. The dining area (28 m2) flows into the open plan kitchen area (an additional space of 9.6 m2) which is fitted with solid oak white custom build units and includes a Scholtes electric oven, 4 ring gas hob and Klarstein extractor hood over. There is also a fitted Miele dishwasher and built in wine racks. The flooring is all fully tiled.
Leaving the kitchen you will enter into an inner hallway (5.28 m2) which houses a combination of full length storage cupboards and walk in coat area. From the hallway you have access to a cloakroom with w.c. and wash hand basin set in vanity unit with cupboard.
The next room you come to is the stunning lounge (42 m2) which contains original beams from the neighbouring chateau and handmade stained glass windows. In the centre of the room you will also find an open fireplace.
Leaving the lounge you will enter another hallway (11 m2) which could be utilised as a study office and which provides an entrance door to the garden. This area also benefits from further storage cupboards that could be knocked through to the cellar area if desired. From the hallway you will also find stairs up to the independent gite and also a door to the utility room (13.5 m2) which has plumbing for the washing machine, a double sink unit, two windows, a water softener system and the Viessmann boiler for the central heating system. This room then leads to the cellar (9 m2) for further storage.
Independent Gite Potential:
This area has two possible independent entrance areas both of which come from the garden. Initially you come into a room which would be an ideal kitchen/lounge area (17.9 m2). There is currently plumbing available which is covered by fitted units. From this area there is a small hallway which gives access to a bathroom (4.35 m2) which contains a bath, wash hand basin set in vanity unit with cupboard and a w.c. There is also a further room, which would be an ideal office or play area (6 m2) which has stairs up to the first floor and a further hallway (9.2 m2) with doors leading to the bathroom (7.7 m2) containing a large bath, double wash hand basin and bidet; the w.c and a bedroom (13.6 m2) with triple fitted wardrobe, which has a double glazed sliding door to a balcony which has spectacular views overlooking the pool, garden and countryside.
It is possible at this point to make this the end of the independent accommodation or there is the additional possibility of using the following rooms as part of the independent accommodation or as part of the main house accommodation.
There are two bedrooms of a similar size (18 m2 minimum) both of which contain velux windows.
Entering back into the core of the main house you will come in an inner hall which also has an office area (4.32 m2) built in to one side. Further storage is available in this area, A further hallway (9 m2) leads to a w.c., bathroom (7.7 m2) with corner bath, double wash hand basin and bidet and two further bedrooms (13.6 m2 and 14.8 m2). The first of these bedrooms has double aspect french doors to a balcony area that runs around the room. It affords excellent views of the garden, pool area and the picturesque countryside around. The second bedroom also has access via french doors to the balcony.
Moving on through the house you will find a cosy library room (35 m2) with a range of fitted furniture, a fireplace and double aspect windows. From this area there is also access to the main bedroom (30 m2) which is well fitted with a range of wardrobes, including one wall of mirrored sliderobes which have been built in front of the original fireplace (which could be restored). This bedroom also benefits from an ensuite wet room (7.6 m2) complete with w.c. and double wash hand basins set in vanity cupboard units. A doorway leads to lovely sun deck area - ideal for morning coffee or reading as the sun sets over the valley in view.
Externally, this house has much to offer. There are several outbuildings which could be developed into gites if desired. The first of these is the attached garage (44 m2) which currently holds 2 x 2500 litre oil tanks which provide for the central heating, a water heater (200 litres) and has windows and doors for access.
There is also a car port (31 m2); workshop (25.8 m2) which houses the swimming pool workings; summer kitchen with sink and w.c (7.8 m2) and covered terrace area (27 m2) which is set next to the private swimming pool (70 m3), which is kidney shaped and complemented by an outside shower.
The gardens have been well tended and are beautifully laid out and well stocked with shrubs, flowers and trees. They benefit from being completely secluded and from being walled and gated for additional security. As well as the electronic entrance gates, there are also a set of ornate iron gates which were hand made in Thailand. In the garden there is an original mill stone, an outside water tap, outside lighting and a functioning well, which has a new pump.
The property is within easy driving distance of the lovely and popular village of Roquecor. Roquecor benefits from more amenities than many larger villages, these include: a weekly market, two restaurants/bar, two tea rooms, hairdressers, village shop, beauty salon and an art gallery. There is also an infant's school and a tennis court. Activities run throughout the year. Within a 5 minute drive you can also be in Montaigu de Query which has a larger range of amenities, including: an Intermarche, an International Club, English library, large weekly market, bank and pharmacy. Further afield you can be in Agen, with its TGV station, or Villeneuve sur Lot within 30 minutes or within 75 minutes you can be at Toulouse or Bergerac airports.
Roquecor, Occitanie, France