Friday, February 18, 2011

A fantastic quirky town house! Fully restored!!

Ref:  6248S                                            SOLD!!!!!

Price:  119.000€   115.000€ (agency fee included)

A beautiful old original town house of Souillac.  Apparently it used to be a bar!!  The property has been fully restored including full double glazing (lots of windows!) Recently  rewired, re-plumbed with full central heating system.  Nicely decorated and has plenty of the old original beams on display.  For an old house, it is certainly very light and bright.
My heading says quirky because that is what it is!  It's a quite a large house with 135m2 of habitable space.  Dare I use a typical estate agent quote of it being 'deceptively spacious'!!  It's built on the angle of one of the oldest roads in Souillac, near to the Abbey, therefore, all the rooms are are different shapes and sizes.  This only adds to the character!!   
Please note that I am only suggesting how many you may want to use some as office, study or even perhaps a work studio...  so this one ranges from 3 to 5 possible bedrooms. 

*2 bedrooms with large dressing rooms (equally could be further bedrooms or offices)
*1 huge bedroom on the 3rd floor of 41m2 ( or perhaps an artist studio???)
*2 large bathrooms

The ground floor has a fully fitted modern kitchen with hob and oven and a very nice dining room with lounge.   1st floor has a very nice room that has an old cantou fireplace that has been closed and now is for decorative purposes only.  This could be used as a bedroom or study.  These old town houses often had rooms leading from one to another and this property  is no exception.  From the room with the fireplace,  another room leads off of it of 7m2.  Perfect  for an office or as a large dressing room.  There is also a roomy bathroom!!!  Yes room to swing two or three cats!!  9m².  (Sorry to confuse non regular blog readers - I always comment on bathrooms!)  White, bright and clean also!!

2nd floor is pretty much the same layout as the 1st floor.  Very comfortable size bedroom which has an old original inbuilt wardrobe.  The room off of this again about 7m2 would make an ideal dressing room.  Again another large bathroom ....

The top floor is bit of a wow factor for a house in this budget range.  Perfectly restored from the old attic space into a spacious room of 42m2 where the old beams have all been incorporated beautifully into the decor.   

All in all this is an excellent example of an old Souillac town house and it has been restored!   Beauty of these properties is that you are in the town centre with all local commerce, the market, restaurants and bars within two minutes walk.  Also possible to walk to the river Dordogne in 5 minutes to enjoy a stroll on the riverbanks!  Perfect for dropping off your bags and suitcases and enjoying French life!


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