Renovated by an architect, in keeping with its 19th century romantic character, this freestanding, light-filled 4 bedroom stone house is in the 'bourg' of Lherm. The house is located in an unspoilt medieval village surrounded by forest.
The house site slopes down from the north, allowing direct entry at ground level to both Levels 1 and 2.
Level 1: sunny, south-facing kitchen with double-glazed steel framed doors and windows. Spacious bathroom with large walk-in shower, bath, toilet and laundry (washing machine and dryer). Separate storage area.
Level 2: Large combined living room (with open fireplace) and dining room with windows to the north, east and south. This level opens on to a terrace which spans the facade of the house and is bordered by hydrangeas.
Level 3: four generous, sunny bedrooms and a 2nd bathroom with traditional French 'sabot' bath, shower and toilet.
Level 4: large open-space light-filled attic (which can be used as an office, bedroom or second living room). The space is heated, the roof has been insulated and the underside lined with wide, painted boards. The roof's ancient hand-cut roof truss system has been left exposed. The pine floorboards have been fine-sanded. The space is well lit with thee generous roof lights and six low windows set in the stone walls.
An interior well combines with the town water system to provide water to the house (system can be switched from town to well water with the flick of a switch). Centrally heated throughout (including in the attic). New roof (2011).
No garden but a terrace, bordered by flowers, spans the facade of the house. Possibility to buy small areas of land in or around the village for the purpose of creating a garden (for more details make an enquiry).
This spacious and completely renovated house, with its tranquil and historic setting can work as a retreat, full time residence or holiday rental (and is currently fully set up for any of these options). Surrounded by forest with 17 hiking tracks, the 'bourg' of Lherm is highly sought after by English, Dutch, Belgian and Australian tourists/expatriates. The café in Lherm also combines as a restaurant, small grocery store and a 'dépot de pain'. Lherm is located at around 10 minutes from the Lot river (for fishing, swimming,picnics and canoeing), 7 minutes from a swimming lake at Catus, 12 minutes from Prayssac for a colourful, typically French market every Friday, cinema (with films shown in English as well as French) and shops. For more photos and details go to the two addresses below:
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