House Cahors (46)

Price:
$ 975,300
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  • Surface 741 m2
  • Rooms 16 
  • Bedrooms 10 
  • Land 556 m2

In Cahors, in the embankment of the right bank of the Lot, “Henry IV’s House”, a listed mansion house, emblematic of the town, awaiting renovation.
110 km by road from Toulouse (international airport and TGV train station) and 85 km from Agen (TGV train station providing links to Paris in about 3¼ hours). In the midst of the Quercy region, in Cahors, its capital, a medieval town of art and history, following the meanders of the river Lot. Its symbol, the Valentré bridge, is classified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. A dynamic town, pleasant to live in, with 19,000 inhabitants and labelled “Grand Site d’Occitanie” because of its major tourist interest.
An ideal place from which to set out exploring a wide variety of natural heritage and the region’s astonishing historic features: the Lot, Célé and Dordogne Valleys, the Grands Causses Regional Nature Park, medieval fortified towns, hilltop villages, castles, Romanesque churches as well as Gallo-Roman vestiges.
This property, standing on Quai-Champollion on the right bank of the river Lot, is an integral part of Cahors’ Outstanding Heritage Site, covered by a conservation and development scheme known as a “Plan de Sauvegarde et de Mise en Valeur”. The northern section of the house looks out over a little square, from which it is pleasant to explore the historic centre, its narrow streets lined with old houses with their medieval facades, preserved from the throes of time, and its secret gardens as well as Saint-Etienne cathedral, a masterpiece of gothic art and listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO as part of the Way of Saint James. The embankment, following the meanders of the river, constitutes a wonderful promenade all year round, from which it is possible to appreciate the beautiful surrounding landscapes. The main house has two entrances on its north and west facades. Tall, double, solid metal gates also provide access to an L-shaped courtyard, now laid out as a garden. A second building, on the west side, spans four levels and offers a parking space on the garden level if required. A private passageway next to it gives access through a protective metal gate to the narrow street at the back. This dwelling’s main entrance opens on to the narrow street providing real independence if required.
The main residenceThis edifice was constructed on the vestiges of an older building, probably around the late 15th century. History has it that Henry of Navarre stayed here in 1580 during the storming of Cahors. It has belonged to the same family since the 17th century (except for a short time from the late 19th century to the early 20th century). The residence, an old mansion house now fully listed, stands out not only because of its size, but also because of its architectural singularity, marked by the evolution of its structure, its facades with their many moulded, single or casement windows, the top of the stairway tower, partially incorporated in the carcass, and its turret, topped with candlesnuffer roofs, as well as its covered, south-facing terrace, constructed in the manner of a “soleiho”, a traditional open attic previously used for drying purposes. Built not only from quarry stone blocks and brick, but also half-timbering, the house spans five levels (excluding cellars and the top of the tower). It is topped with long sloped, slate roofs, except for the south section which is covered with Roman tiles. The interiors span approx. 650 m² of living space (including the old servants’ floor but excluding the attic and cellars). It reflects a superb patina throughout, remaining very authentic with a large number of original architectural features in an excellent state of preservation: a spiral, stone stairway, chevron or ladder-pattern parquet flooring, French ceilings, mullioned windows, indoor shutters, stained-glass windows, door surrounds and …

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    • Surface 741 m2
    • Rooms 16
    • Bedrooms 10
    • Land 556 m2
    • Construction N/A*
    • Parking N/A*
    • Bathrooms N/A*
    • Toilets N/A*
    • Exposure N/A*
    • Heating N/A*
    • Kitchen N/A*
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  • $ 975,300

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