Property Saint-Clar (32)
This restored stone property with its barn and pigeon tower sits on the edge of an ancient village in the heart of the countryside to the North of the Department and is accessed down a small and winding country lane. The closest village dates back to the middle ages remains largely untouched by the passage of time. The main shops are close by in Saint Clar - a popular market town renowned for its production of garlic. In St Clar we find everything we need, from a junior school, to a supermarket, chemist, doctors, bank, post-office, vegetable shop, pizzeria and restaurant. There is a large market square in the middle of the village where there are two bakers’ shops and a café. The property is set back into the gardens which are a pure delight. This is a gardeners’ paradise with flowers, trees and plants bursting into life in every corner. The lawns are carefully tended, the flower beds immaculate, and there are a number of mature trees. To the rear of the property there is a pool and terrace with an elevated view across the gardens to the distant valley beyond. The driveway to the main house passes a delightful pigeonnier which is a remarkable building, with its vast adjacent barn; a section of which has been converted into an artists’ atelier. The pigeonnier and vast barn are in excellent structural condition and add much character to the estate. Although currently used for parking and storage there is ample space within to convert into an immense stone building creating a second home of considerable structural beauty. (Relevant Planning Permission would be required). Although there is a main entrance, today we enter the main house via the kitchen which has been fitted with a range of smart units and offers much storage and work space. The kitchen is light and bright opening onto a pleasant covered terrace area. The views are stunning and a well loved position from where the owners sit to enjoy the gardens. From the kitchen there is large dining-room (or reception room depending on how it is dressed) which open out into a smaller sitting-room with an open fire in a stone-surround fireplace. Beyond the sitting-room there is a beautiful library. This is a spacious home, immaculately kept, with a fresh, contemporary feel. The rooms are light and airy. Most of the rooms are on ground floor level - including two bedrooms and a bathroom. Going down one level, where we can access a spacious terrace and the pool, there is a third bedroom, shower room, WC and a small room, currently used as a single room. On the same level, other rooms of note are the wine cellar, and the large boiler room.
Le Figaro Properties reference: 33198383