Utterly delightful and quirky house – huge rooms, huge windows, huge garage …..gorgeous walled courtyard garden with outbuildings… it’s totally charming, priced to sell and in the heart of Chalabre. Only a few steps to the shops, the Hotel – family run and with Chef Didiers menus , totally unmissable – plus our 2 super bar/restaurants, one on each side of the village, Cafe des Sports just across the road, and Cafe de la Paix just one road away… morning croissant ? also just one road away… and the cakes are stunningly good….Doctor and Pharmacy also one road then turn right, Lac de Monbel ( do look it up on Tripadvisor ) here’s the link:
only 5 mins by car, or walkable / cyclable if you feel the need to walk off the calories due to being tempted at the Boulangerie….swimming , walking, boating… Having this on our doorstep is the icing on an already excellent cake ….
This property is a total ” one -off “, originally part of the old Convent , it is chock full of “character ” …thick stone walls, dressed stone around the doors and the windows, a first floor landing that runs around the stairway… very large doors…. a main bedroom that is about the size of a city studio flat, ….and, at loft level, the current owners workspace, magical fabrics, worktables for cutting, for sewing… it’s a space that can become whatever your dream is…
Adorably quirky layout that works like a dream, interior staircases leading off to the main bedroom, to the huge loft space …. a door at the end of the spacious entrance hall – that you could lead a horse through – it’s huge – leads currently to a workshop and then into the walled garden… but you could easily re-purpose it to take advantage of the courtyard garden…. which, in turn, has to outbuildings to the left hand side that are room sized…
Upstairs – lovely, elegant staircase – a vast dining room, with the pretty second bedroom off it, also a huge sitting room flooded by light, looking down one of the quintessentially ” French ” village roads….picture postcard pretty….also a great big country kitchen, plus back kitchen, both overlooking the walled garden.
Then, up again to the master bedroom, it’s gorgeous….and then up again to loft / atelier/ workspace – which can be anything you want it to be….
This really is a “must see ” house if you are looking for a French house with character, huge rooms, in a wonderful village location, and with Lac de Montbel only minutes away….. And at a really, really sensible price…. we didn’t think that here were any houses this special left – and then we found this one… absolute gem….