This lovely house has been newly renovated throughout and benefits from large, light filled rooms with views either looking out over the river Lot to the Abbey of Clairac or to the gardens at the back.
The house has a pretty riverfront garden as well as a large south-facing back garden with private pool.
The house comprises a brand new kitchen with built in units, oven and hob plus a laundry room There is a downstairs reading/music room/bedroom(5) and a small office and downstairs toilet.
The hallway opens into a huge living/dining area of 60m.sq. dominated by a lovely open stone fireplace (working) and open beams. There are 3 sets of french windows that open out to the covered terrace and garden/pool area.
A lovely winding wooden staircase leads to the upstairs where you will find a long, wide hallway and 4 light filled double bedrooms and a family bathroom. Bedroom 1 overlooks the river and has a double bed and en-suite bathroom and dressing room; bedroom 2 has a double bed and overlooks the garden, it also has an en-suite bathroom and dressing room.
Bedroom 3 overlooks the garden and has a double bed and walk in cupboards and bedroom 4 overlooks the river and has a walk in cupboard. There is a family bathroom with bath and shower. A balcony runs the full length of the back of the house with a door from the landing and stone steps leading down to the gardens below.
The house is fully centrally heated. There is a proper stairway to the loft area, which could provide another living area. Outside, the front riverside garden is ideal for fishing or just watching the boats go by. The back garden has a covered terrace with lighting and the pool is fully secured, with lighting etc.
Fishing is from your own riverfront garden, (Carp, Catfish Barbel and Chub, licences are available locally at very reasonable rates) golf; horse riding; boating; canoeing, walking, cycling and tennis are just some of the activities available nearby.
The village of Clairac and its sand river beach, small boating marina and 16c Benedictine Abbey is within walking distance of a few minutes and has all amenities necessary including a Doctors surgery, pharmacies, bank, boulangeries, small supermarket, weekly market, restaurants and local events.
Clairac's sandy river beach is secure for swimming and has a cafe/restaurant/bar open in the summer months. There are easy transport links to international destinations from Bergerac, Bordeaux and Toulouse airports.
The area is full of pretty XIII century Bastide towns set around market squares and host to weekly markets & also weekly night markets during the summer season. For days out this area of France has a greater variety of scenery than almost anywhere else, the surf beaches and sand dunes of Arcachon; the Cathar country of Carcassonne; the mountains of the Pyrenees, the mediaeval and bastide towns of Nerac; Monflanquin; Pujols; Bonaguil; Rocamador; Moissac and Cahors, to name just few and coupled with the rolling Tuscany-like countryside, orchards and sunflowers of the Lot.
If you are looking for wine tasting, visiting chateaux, eating out at wonderful restaurants, walking and cycling, touring or just relaxing by the pool reading your favourite novel or sitting in front of the river 'gone fishing' style and watching the world go by, we are sure you will find it all here. This house is also efficient holiday rental investment, bringing in approx. €15,000 per year.
If you are looking for a home that can also pay its way, I am very happy to help.
I live 5 minutes away and can help/advise on holiday renting, changovers etc. (It is always better to have that personal touch!) Our reason for selling this home that we have had for over 20 years is to release some capital - we are restoring a farmhouse. It is a truly spectacular area steeped in both history and beauty.