7 bedroom character property for sale
France - Cordes-sur-Ciel, Tarn, Midi-Pyrénées
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- Stunning house dating from the 13th Century with 17th Century later additions
- Superb views and within walking distance of Cordes-Sur-Ciel
- 7 en-suite bedrooms
- Fine entrance hall and large dining room
- Large kitchen/breakfast room with AGA
- Gardens with terraces and swimming pool
- Potential to earn income from the property
- PLEASE NOTE THAT THE HOUSE IS NOW UNFURNISHED despite what is shown in the photographs
- REDUCED TO 545,000 EUROS FEB 2017
You have the best of both worlds here - a unique property situated in a delightful rural situation, yet within walking distance of the medieval of village of Cordes with its shops and restaurants. This situation is particularly interesting should you want to earn some money through holiday rentals, which is what the current owners did very successfully for some years. It is a building incorporating a 13th century watchtower with later additions dating from the 17th century forming an unusual and unique ensemble with 290m2 of living accommodation and the advantage of completely independent bedrooms, and an apartment ideal for letting through sites like AirBnB. Plus there is a pretty terraced garden of just over ½ acre or 2490m², an unusually large swimming pool (16 x 7.5m), which is a big draw. Add to that a peaceful situation and lovely views, and you have a very attractive ensemble.
As for Cordes it is the jewel of fortified bastide villages in the Midi Pyrénées and as such it attracts many thousands of tourists every year. As you would expect it has a good range of shops, restaurants and other facilities, plus a railway station close by with direct trains to Toulouse. The towns of Albi with its UNESCO heritage status, the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum and famous cathedral at Gaillac, which is in the centre of the wine growing area are just a short distance away. The city of Toulouse with its international airport is 1 hour away.
The property is approached by its own private driveway with a parking area and twin store rooms which could easily be made into garages. From this level you enter the reception hall (5 x 5.1m) part of the original watchtower, with exposed stone walls, high beamed ceiling and the stairway down to the lower level Directly off the hall is a bedroom (4.6 x 3.9m) with sloping ceiling, lovely views and an en suite bathroom with shower cubicle, basin, and WC - like all the bathrooms in the property. Off the entrance hall is an office area (2.5 x 3.25m) with a corridor leading off to the following rooms: Bedroom 2 (3 x 6m) with striking ornithological wallpaper and an en suite bathroom. Bedroom 3 (4.5 x 3.4m) with a built in wardrobe, and French windows to a private terrace with lovely views. En suite bathroom. LOWER LEVEL : Stairs from the reception hall lead down to the Dining room (3.9 x 3.45m) beamed ceiling with archway to sitting room (4.75 x 4.75m) with beautiful 'colombage' and brick walls, large open fireplace with Jotul woodburner, doorway to the rear exterior dining terrace (34m2) and access to the pool and gardens. Large farmhouse kitchen diner (7 x 4m) Aga cooker, terracotta tiled flooring, doors to the long balcony (8.5 x 2m) running along the front of the house overlooking the valley. Bathroom (2.7 x 1.3m) tiled shower, basin and wc. Bedroom 4 / Study (4.45 x 3.45m) beamed ceiling, door to exterior. The garden level is reached by stone steps to the side of the building or by the internal staircase from the hallway and dining room. The accommodation has separate entrances. Firstly there is a suite / potential apartment comprising a fitted kitchen (8.5m2), wc with washbasin, and a studio room (5.5 x 4m) with tiled floor. Both rooms have doors out to the front terrace. On this level, again with its own entrance, is a bedroom (3.2 x 3.9m) with an entrance hallway and an en suite shower room. There is a store room with hot water cylinder off the hallway. There is also a laundry / utility room of 12m2 and a wine cellar / store of 22.5m2. Finally there are two further independent bedrooms located on the top floor: Bedroom 5 (16m²) in the pigeonnier reached by an exterior staircase, timber framed walls, ensuite shower room, separate wc, external terrace and access to the gardens; External staircase to balcony and Bedroom 6 (23m²) in the watchtower, built in wardrobe, superb views, en suite shower room, separate wc.
OUTSIDE: well-kept gardens and rockeries with impressive views above of Cordes and the valley; Swimming pool (16m x 7.5m) and sunbathing terrace sheltered by an attractive wall with arched alcoves. There is a borehole providing water for irrigation. PLEASE NOTE that given that the property is now unoccupied the photos show the property both in its previously furnished state and in its currently largely unfurnished state.
Services and taxes
Services: Mains water and electricity, septic tank with filter bed and borehole water supply for irrigation. Electric heating, broadband available.
DPE and taxes
DPE: 175 D and DES 5 A
Taxes Fonciere 1800 euros pa
Property Ref: F916-1544
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