This character property is located in the village of Lunac, under 10 minutes from the lively village of La Fouillade with its schools and colleges, doctor’s surgeries, shops and a new Intermarche supermarket, and under 15 minutes from the medieval village of Najac, a tourist hot spot.
The property comprises a large stone house with an attached grand pigeonnier with first floor steel and wrought iron balcony. Wrought iron railings with two wrought iron gates help create an impression of peace and calm as one approaches the oak front door.
The property is constructed over three levels. The lower ground floor or garden level was originally renovated and used as a doctor’s surgery. Access was either by a set of stone steps which descended from one of the gates directly to the surgery entrance. A pathway was also created from the gate which runs in a curve from the gate down to the entrance. Currently, this lower level is used primarily as a sewing room in the old waiting room, a wine store, workshop and general cave with separate entrance from the front garden and to glazed door leading out to the rear garden.
The property has oil-fired central heating,double glazing, revamped and extended electrics, three new shower rooms, multi-satellite connections, and is on mains drainage.
Entrance hall, L-shaped, 10.7m2, tiled floor, window overlooking the front garden, radiator and doors to Kitchen, cloakroom, lounge and French doors access the rear hall with doors to the rear terrace and the lounge and dining room.
Kitchen, 4.8m x 2.4m, tiled floor,galley style fitted kitchen with range of base and wall units, 5 ring inset gas hob, built in single electric fan oven, space for dishwasher and 80cm wide fridge/freezer. Door to rear larder/storage area.
Rear larder/storage area, 2.4m x 1.4m, radiator, tiled floor, enormous floor to ceiling built in larder cupboards, door to dining room and door to cave.
Cloakroom, tiled floor, tiled walls, close coupled w.c., wall hung wash basin.
Main Lounge, 6m x 5.8m, beamed ceiling with acoustic insulation and inset L.E.D. spots. Tiled floor, two radiators, and monumental stone fireplace with free standing Norwegian Jotul wood burning stove, stone evier (sink) with window over looking out over the valley. An oak staircase leads up to the first floor. Satellite and terrestial TV ready.. A door from the lounge leads into the Pigeonnier offering approximately 75m2 of accommodation over three floors.
Rear Hall, 3.8m x 2.3m, tiled floor, radiator, with French doors into the hall and double doors leading out onto the terrace. Open access to the dining room.
Dining Room, 6.2m x 3.1m, tiled floor, wide glazed doors opening onto the rear terrace. Radiator, built in oak and chestnut wall cupboard. Door to Rear larder/storage area onto kitchen.
The rear terrace, 9m x 3.3m, tiled with wrought iron railings, and stone walls, overhead lighting and power points. From the terrace a stone tower with internal illuminated concrete staircase, descends to the garden. Under the terrace are two additional rooms leading to a small conservatory.
Landing, 4.1m x 1.87m with velux style roof opener, radiator and doors leading into Bedroom 1 and a private corridor servicing Bedrooms 2,3 and 4.
Bedroom 1, 5.9m x 4.7m, with en-suite, 3.9m x 1.7m. double mansarded with a dormer window overlooking the valley, feature classic styled fireplace with wood burning stove, radiator, two antique built-in oak wardrobes, partly carpeted leaving exposed timber floor around the fireplace area, satellite tv ready. Door into en-suite. Door into Pigeonnier.
En-suite, 3.9m x 1.7m, tiled floor and walls, dormer window, radiator large shower tray with glazed side panel. Hans Grohe shower. Close coupled w.c., double bowl vanity unity with 4 easy action drawers. Modern illuminated mirror over the vanity unit.
Bedroom 2, 4.4m (into wardrobes) x 3.1m, radiator, dormer window with valley view, built-in wardrobes.
Bedroom 3, 4.4m (in to wardrobes) x 3.1m, radiator, dormer window with valley view, built-in-wardrobes.
Bedroom 4, 3.5m x 2.7m, currently used as a tv lounge/snug. Dormer window and radiator. satellite ready.
Shower room. 2.3m x 1.6m, Velux style window, walk-in shower with side screen and Hans Grohe shower unit. Pedestal wash basin with eco tap, mirror, radiator, tiled walls and floor.
W.C. 1.6m x 0.8m, Velux type window, radiator, part-tiled walls, tiled floor. Close coupled w.c..
Access to ground floor from the pavement. Access internally via ground floor lounge and first floor bedroom.
An unusually large stone pigeonnier with roof in lauze to match the house. Accommodation is over three levels.
Additional Lounge/office, 4.8m x 4m with adjoining understairs storage cupboard. Two radiators, double glazed doors to the front. Window to side with view over front garden. Satellite ready. Door to stairwell with stairs to First Floor and door into Main Lounge.
L-shaped landing with door to Dressing room/Bedroom 5, Shower room, and W.C. Additional doors to Bedroom 1 and Second floor.
Dressing Room/Bedroom 5, 4m x 2.9m, fitted wardrobes, radiator, double glazed doors to personal balcony to the front of the pigeonnier.
Shower Room, Tiled walls and floor, corner shower enclosure, vanity unit with two deep drawers. Heated towel ladder.
One large room, 6m x 4.1m with four low stone walls supporting a sloping four sided ceiling of considerable height. Many feature beams, four velux windows and a conventional window to the front. Original pigeon access holes (now glazed) in stone work. Low stone walls with two large radiators. So much potential.
Lower Ground Floor of House.
On arriving at the house, there are two doors accessing the lower ground floor. The door to the left is a conventional domestic style front door leading, originally, into the doctor’s surgery. The door to the right is larger and of solid wood. This leads into the Store/utility room.
Store/Utility room, 5.9m x 3.9m, concrete floor, doors to front and to the rear garden. Sink unit with plumbing for two wet appliances. Hot water cylinder. Well.
Door to second store room, used for wine, 4.8m x 1.8m.
Door into Entrance Hall to former doctor’s surgery, 8.7m2, with doors to Cloakroom, waiting room, reception room and consultation room.
Cloakroom, W.C., and wash hand basin.
Waiting Room, 3.4m x 2.8m
Reception Room, 3.4m x 2.6m, door to consultation room and steps down to a small, south facing conservatory, 2.2m x 2m
Consultation Room, 5.6m x 4m, with window overlooking the garden, and wall hung basin.
From the conservatory, two rooms, 3.7m x 2.3m and 2.8m x 2.6m extend below the terrace and are currently used as garden store rooms.
Lower ground floor of Pigeonnier.
La Chaufferie (boiler room), 6.1m x 4.1m, stone walls, beamed ceiling, now insulated and plasterboarded. Concrete floor. Oil tank for central heating. Oil-fired Buderus boiler for central heating and hot domestic water. Currently only used for central heating after the installation of two large hot water cylinders, one in the boiler room and one in the Store/Utility room directly beneath the kitchen.
The rear garden, although not large, is in the style of an English country garden with lawned areas, shrubs, climbing plants such as wisteria and campsis and some small trees.