Thursday, May 26, 2011

Central Gourdon with a wow factor fireplace!

Ref:  3175g                                                  UNDER OFFER!

Price: 35.000€ (agency fee included)

Up through the winding little streets of Gourdon, going up the hill is where we found this little gem!    No idea how old but it's old!  Beautiful coloured stonework ....  and it has a certain charm and character all of it's own.
For this price, yes there are works to do but you could end up with a sweet little place in the middle of a gorgeous small town in South West France with everything within 2 paces.

*Entrance 9.50m²

The entrance is ever so slightly weird!  In actual fact it is a useful space as you can park your bikes in here!  Towards the rear end before going upstairs to the living accommodation I spotted a door....  yes, the bathroom!!!!  He he - pretty bad condition too, but proof there is plumbing!

Going upstairs, (up the the rather springy stairs!), you come to the large kitchen/living room and oh ....  you are suddenly met with a magnificent old fireplace.  Not a cantou fireplace with wooden shelves but a huge stone built one that dominates the room.  Just a serious wow factor!  To one corner you will see a bed.  If you look above you will see the wooden panel, in fact back in the old days the bed would have actually been in this space (only the other way around).

Up more springy stairs and we come to the bedroom.  Again another large room with exposed stone work and very high ceilings.  There is the same alcove as in the kitchen room - bathroom perhaps?

Up again, where the stairs are now bowing under my weight and you come to the attic space - could be another bedroom....  when the junk is cleared!
Can't get away from the fact that this place does need some tidying up.  The stairs need attention and some of the walls, notably in the hallways particularly as you get towards the top of the building.  In my own humble opinion, a small budget will get this one up to scratch.  I would keep that lovely old large kitchen and living room and add an en- suite into the large bedroom.  You could make another room upstairs if you wanted also... that way you would end up with a simple yet beautiful little place in the middle of the town.
The town itself has some beautiful buildings...  I took some photos for you of the little street where we find the house and a couple of others from just at the top of the street so you can get a feel for it!

My view: Small home, small budget - but could be stunning!

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