When we first walked into this adorable property, we looked at each other and said “This is absolutely one of the best investments we have in the village!”  And we stand by that assessment.  Placed just perfectly on the village bastide road, the front rooms benefit from facing south with an abundance of light yet lovingly shaded by the ancient plane trees that line the circular bastide.   The upper floors have the most wonderful views out over the village roofscape and add to the feeling of space that is truly surprising for a traditional village property.

You enter into a living/dining/kitchen space that has clearly been well loved by its owners… avid fishermen who head out early mornings to test their lines in Lac de Montbel which is only a 10 minute drive from the center of town.  And because they have the best of both worlds, country pursuits within minutes yet located in the heart of the village, they can grab their croissants just a few doors away before heading off into the morning sun.  Up one level and you arrive at the first bedroom which has a wonderful en suite bath as well.  Again with south facing front windows, this master suite is generous and comfortable at the same time.  Up again and you arrive at the second bedroom level.  It would be oh so easy to add another en suite bath here as well with in line plumbing and an alcove just waiting to be fitted.  Up one last time and you arrive at the attic level which shows the wonderful evidence of a new roof and has a lovely little room that could become so many things – studio space, kids play space or bunk room – lots of options.

The biggest surprise to this property, however, is that there is what could be an entire second home to the rear.  Currently a much coveted garage – in town parking is always a trick, not too bad in Chalabre, but garages are quite welcome all the same – with an atelier above, this space could become its own apartment, for rental income or guest space.  But it could also be re-joined to the front house to create an extra bedroom at first floor level with plumbing visible to easily add another en suite bathroom while keeping that wonderful garage as is.  There really are an amazing number of ways you could configure this property.  Which makes us stick by our original assessment – one of the best buys in Chalabre!

 DPE – C 147.4,  GES – D 22.2    *Agency Fees Included   ** Taxe foncière approx. €700 per year

Property Features

  • Garage
  • Workshop