This is a rare opportunity to own this beautiful traditional stone property which has views across the village of Bournazel to the Chateau.
The 19th century stone house has been tastefully and expertly renovated to the highest standards keeping its character and charm and is ready to inhabit immediately.
It is set on the edge of the charming and picturesque village of Bournzel and only 25 minutes from Rodez and the large town of Villefranche-de-Rouergue, a very popular tourist location.
In addition, the 3 beautifully presented Gites offer the opportunity to have a life in France together with an immediate income. The main house is located away from the Gites and enjoys total privacy. It is built in stone and offers 3-bedroomed accommodation. There is a stylish and modern fitted kitchen, large dining room, large lounge, additional office and 2 bathrooms.
The house is well insulated and benefits from electric radiator heating. In addition, there are wood burning stoves in the kitchen, dining room and lounge for additional ambiance.
The Gites, beautifully converted from a large traditional barn, are all close to the swimming pool and each benefit from private outside space. They give a mixture of accommodation to suit all. There are two 2-bedroom Gites and a 3-bedroom Gite. There is a part of the barn which has not been converted which gives the property a prime development opportunity to create something unique!
In addition, on the ground floor of the barn there are 2 studios and 2 storage rooms and a covered parking area to the front of the barn.
The whole property sits in a fully enclosed garden made up of a lawn together with flower borders, shrubs, trees and numerous varieties of fruit trees. There are also terraces to the rear of the house and a covered terrace to the rear of the barn. The garden and front terrace offer open views across fields as well as a view of the chateau and it is a very private and tranquil space.
This would make an ideal family or holiday home, with the possibility of hosting friends or family in independent accommodation and with the added benefit of generating an additional income. This excellent property really needs to be seen in person to reveal its special character.
This very attractive stone property presented in excellent condition issituated on the edge of the village of Bournazel with its chateau which is said to be one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture in Southern France and is in one of the historic areas of France.
The property sits on its own private plot and has electric radiator heating throughout the main house.
The Main House.
Exterior Stone staircase to First Floor.
Wooden stairs to Second Floor
Barn First Floor:
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Barn Ground Floor:
The Aveyron is a delightful and un-spoilt department of France, the area is beautiful, with landscapes of forests, undulating hills, rivers and wild flowers. The Aveyron is also famed for its lovely towns and villages, with many villages boasting the accolade of being amongst the most beautiful in France.
Bournazel has at its centre the Chateau which is said to be one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture in Southern France. The chateau is currently being renovated to include extensive gardens in the Renaissance style and is open to the public. The village has evolved around the Chateau in the bastide style with narrow streets accessed by gateways in the ‘walls’ and with closely packed houses that look inwards. At the foot of the walls of the chateau, shaded by plain trees, is the village square and on the edge of the square is the village bar and restaurant.
Rodez is the largest town in the region and only 25 minutes drive. At its centre the old town of Rodez is perched on a hill around the cathedral. Rodez has all the shops and facilities that you would expect to find in a major town.
Villefranche de Rouergue, situated on the banks of the Aveyron river, was founded in 1252 by Alphonse de Poitiers, Count of Toulouse and brother of king Saint Louis, is only 25 minutes’ drive away. From Villefranche you can discover the circuit of the Aveyron bastides. The old centre of the bastide lets you discover Place Notre Dame and its couverts (arcades), the collegiate church and its powerful porch-bell tower, the mediaeval streets as well as the rich merchants’ houses whose doors and towers symbolised the social position of its inhabitants in the 15th century. The Villefranche market, held every Thursday, is widely popular and is incredibly busy and vibrant. There are also an abundance of everyday shops, large supermarkets, restaurants and bars as well as a hospital, schools, train station and services.
The property is also close to a number of the most beautiful villages in France - Conques, Najac, Belcastel and St Cirq Lapopie
The transport network is excellent, with easy access to motorways and rail travel.
The area is also well located for the airports of Toulouse, Brive and Rodez; all within 1 to 2 hours’ drive.
Excellent additional shopping facilities are available in Cahors and Toulouse.
As well as the large Thursday market in Villefranche de Rouergue there are local markets in the nearby towns and villages
At certain times of the year there are occasional evening ‘producteurs’ markets in the surrounding towns and villages where food and wine can be bought and eaten at large trestle tables, accompanied by music and dancing; creating a lovely, welcoming, party atmosphere.
Sightseeing in the area is extensive, with opportunities to explore the dramatic castles and old ‘bastide’ towns. There are also local water sports available, including canoeing down the Gorges of the Aveyron and Lot rivers.
- Property type
- Plot size HA
- Grounds 1-5 HA
- Plot size m2
- 10,365 m²
- Total living m2
- 441 m²
- All bathrooms
- Double glazing
- Swimming pool