Superbe maison de Maitre de village avec ses jardins et terrasses de charme et sa vue époustouflante sur la rivière LOT aux environs de CAJARC. Maison bourgeoise tres exceptionnelle et originale avec une vue magique de toutes les fenetres et jardins . Tres beaux volumes, rénovation de qualité . En rez de chaussée : buanderie, cave chaufferie neuve pour fuel bio (22 m et 17 m) , au dessus : un grand hall desservant tout l'etage (23 m) , grande cuisine salle a manger 27 m ouvrant sur une terrasse jardin superbe de 30 m , coin lave main, et cellier, grand salon séjour 24 m2 env, une grande chambre ou bureau bibliotheque de 20 m, cave à vins, pieces vastes et lumineuses, tres joli sol tomettes, au dessus magnifique étage avec grand couloir, trois immenses chambres avec cheminées décoration, parquets, placards et rangements partout,deux pièces dressings (petite chambre possible) , deux salles d'eau modernes avec grandes douches italiennes, et accés à un jardin de charme, adossé au rocher, avec partie terrasse, partie jardin, possibilité de faire un couloir de nage, vue eblouissante sur la rivière, tres original . Grenier (env 160 m) sur toute la surface , amenageable . Au dessus de la maison et du village, autres terrains avec vue, 3000 m2 de bois également , non attenant. Dépendance à usage de double garage et jardinet . Maison bourgeoise atypique avec un charme fou , extremement lumineuse , dominant la riviere et la vallée dans chaque piece. Rare et elegant . Commerces et commodités à 10/15 mn.
Outstanding “maison de maître” in a dominant position overlooking the River Lot.
Originally a farmhouse, the property was acquired before WW1 by General Pezet (1879-1972) and reconfigured into a maison de maître for the Generals retirement (1939 – 1972).
The General served most of his career in Africa and this perhaps explains the rather atypical “colonial” feel to the property, with significant airy, light filled rooms. The Generals niece inherited the house on his death in 1972 and thereafter carried out a series of structural renovations, whilst maintaining the charm of a “maison de campagne bourgeoise”
The current owners acquired the house in 2010 and have since carried out a significant “refresh”. Including a new, improved, modern, electric/ oil central heating system (2021). Updating all electrical systems including smoke alarms, 2010. Conversion from septic tank street sewage systems 2018. Complete down to bare bones re-decoration of all rooms 2013-2019. A reconfigured architect designed kitchen / dining room.
The property consists of ground floor garage / cellar 22M, central heating room / store room 17M. A stone stairway leading to a large hall 23M. A kitchen / dining room with fireplace and wood burning stove, toilet / wash room and a larder, 27M ; leading to a vine covered, 30M terrace with views to the River lot. A large living room of 24M with views to the river and a fireplace (not in use). A library/ sitting room / office / bedtoom 20M with fireplace and wood burning stove. A separate wine cellar / storage room 9M.
Staircase leading to the second floor; the current layout consists of a corridor throughout the length of the second floor fitted with a 5X3M library / bookshelves, a separate WC, a modern bathroom with “italian” shower 10M, bedroom 1, 20M with 2X large built in wardrobes and fire place, bedroom 2, 30M with an ensuite dressing room, 2M and fireplace. A separate dressing room 6M, with oak shelving throughout. Bedroom 3, 30M, with fireplace and 6M, ensuite modern “italian” shower room & WC.
A spare room / bedroom 4, 8M, currently used as a store room.
The second floor leads onto a terrace, 30M, and garden 235M, set into the valley wall with mature trees, outstanding views across the river and down the valley. This garden has been subject to all requisite geological studies and provisional plans to install a pool and reconfigure this space.
Currently there is a stone water tank and two smaller buildings used as garden sheds. This terrace/ garden was once attached a higher level terrace, @1000M. which is now accessed outside of the main property.
Original continual staircase leading to the third floor @ 160M, which is currently used as a loft for storage, but if more living space is required could be converted.
In addition to the main house there is a 2 car garage, a garden @ 200M on the banks of the river with fruit trees and 3000M2 of woodland in the valley previously used to provide wood for heating.
The local village has a small port and jettys to moor rivercraft/ kayaks etc, the river is exceptionally clean, accessible within a 2 min. walk, is excellent for watersports, fishing and swimming.
There is a local shop / bar in the village 2 mins from the property, a larger village, Cajarc, is 9Km/ 10 min drive away, with many outstanding local shops/ services and an excellent choice of quality restaurants. Local daily markets are to be found in nearby villages almost every day except Monday.
The capital of Le Lot, Cahors, is 40KM drive down the valley.
The house is SW facing and benefits from light filled interiors from 10 double windows on the principal façade, French doors leading onto the upper level terrace at the Eastern end of the property and French doors leading to the lower terrace at the Western end of the house. All windows / doors are fitted with shutters featuring added security features.