” Wonderful village house with garden ” – totally true potentially (after the required renovations to building and outdoor space) but that tells you nothing… let us explain…
The property is located in Chalabre, the village where we live. We’ve got shops – brilliant little supermarkets that are joining forces to become one bigger supermarket in the very near future but remaining in the center of town and within walking distance to most everyone – two seriously excellent butchers, a paper shop that also sells cigarettes and tobacco, two super bar/restaurants – family friendly – and an excellent family-run hotel / bar / restaurant where the food is first rate.
This property is on the tiny road that leads out of the village to Lac de Montbel, a fabulous resource, a vast lake with no powered boats allowed as it’s really a reservoir…perfect for swimming, sailing, fishing, walking or just plain lazing with a picnic. Restaurants and beaches at both ends make it a hot spot in the summer for tourists from all over.
We don’t know the exact age of the house but it is in one of the oldest parts of the village. Downstairs it’s got a really “cottage ” feel to it, very thick walls, and a low front door and entrance hallway. Don’t think it’s small though, there are rooms to each side of the hall which give evidence of the time when this part of the building was used for low level industrial use. You might want to turn one of them into a garage (subject to Planning Agreement) or they could be transformed into snug,” English country cottage” style living rooms. They make as they are useful “utility” rooms for an abundance of bicycle and ski storage. It is important to note that this ground floor level can (every 50 to 100 years or so) be subject to flooding from the nearby river, so any electrical installations at this level should be high up.