Fabulous ” up and running ” Chambre d’Hotes property – with enough room to expand even further – yet this beautiful property could equally change back into a gorgeous family home!
The transformation into a delightful Chambre d’Hotes property has been undertaken by the most charming Spanish lady – her home reflects her style and charm – nothing but top quality materials have been used and the age and elegance of the property have been respected. Modern comforts, plenty of bathrooms, insulation, double glazing – a total update and upgrade that has brought this classic house a whole new life welcoming visitors to our wonderful village.
It is all but two houses – go from the kitchen at the rear of the property into the double sized courtyard and you access a vast barn – which belongs to the property. This could transform into a separate Gite or could become owners accommodation totally independent from the business side of the property – the barn entrance even fronts onto another road! Or you could choose to keep it as a seriously vast garage / workshop space – which is what the current owners did whilst undertaking the works on the ” business ” property. The courtyard could be updated – this is the current owners view – so we are not speaking out of turn – and it is large enough to use as a charming outdoor dining / relaxing area, or even to pop in a pool or jacuzzi – lots of scope to create another client or family space in a property that is, already, spacious and with very generous room sizes.
The attention to detail in this property is a huge plus – the stairs have been restored – keeping the existing tread heights. Walls have been cut back to the original stone, repointed and sealed, beams have been exposed, original detailed plasterwork conserved and highlighted… the list is endless. Nothing has been overlooked and extra comfort achieved by intelligent use of modern materials. A good example is the salon/ TV/film room, knowing that the intention was always to have guests, the current owners decided to sound insulate the entire room – no risk here of one guest’s choice being another guest’s annoyance. The bathrooms have tiling that has been imported from Spain, another example of sourcing the perfect material to enhance a gorgeous property. Each room has been given its own character, and each room has a charm all of its own.
Another area that could be brought into use is the cellar – please don’t think of a conventional cellar – this is a total one off. Stepping down the stone steps leading down from the lovely ” country ” kitchen you arrive in a cellar that is the size of the footprint of the house – vast. All in stone, with a barrel vaulted ceiling, Jennifer and I believe that it could well date back to the mid 1200’s… it is utterly, but utterly stunning… it has to be seen to be believed. The scope for this is endless – the current owners decided not to develop it as access is currently by a large trapdoor in the kitchen – however – with a bit of redesigning – this vast space could come into use and give yet more style to a property that is already exceptional.
We both feel that ” exceptional ” is the right word for this property – it has huge charm, it is immaculate, it has proven income ability, the quality of workmanship and materials is stunning, and there is real scope to develop further. Whether your dream is to have a Chambre d’Hotes / Gite business in the SouthWest of France – or whether you long for a family home that is beautifully restored, this is a property that is truly a ” must see “. It is in the village where Jennifer and I both live – shops, restaurant/bars, a fine hotel, doctors, dentist, bakers, Saturday Farmers Market, and above all, it is a village ” on the up “.
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