A rare opportunity to own this truly “French” spacious property, now coming to the market for the first time in 13 years, located within an easy stroll of all amenities including; Maire, Doctors/Physiotherapist, restaurant and bar, supermarket, tabac, hairdressers, pizzeria, campsite, cycle hire, boulangerie, village hall and village park.
Duravel is a lively village, passionate about its sense of community. It is truly inclusive and welcoming and holds several functions every year; most noteworthy being the annual plant and flower festival in May and the wine and local produce festival in August. There is a regular Saturday market and every five years a famous battle re-enactment which draws spectators from across France.
Situated one hour from Bergerac airport, 4 minutes from Puy l’Eveque, there is a regular bus service from the centre of the village to Cahors railway station in one direction and Montsempron/ Libos station in the other.
The Lot Region is renowned for Pate De Fois Gras, chestnuts, prunes, truffles and exceptional wines. There are many fine restaurants within easy distance and several vineyards who delight in sharing their produce. Each village in the locality has festivals to celebrate their produce and Duravel is well located to attend them.
The property is situated along from a historic church, overlooking the village with views across the valley and towards the chateau.
The colourful, well-stocked mature gardens, (an area covering 04a 29ca) have been planned for easy maintenance and primarily wraps around the heated swimming pool – delightful to “potter round” without being too labour intensive. There are grape vines which trail along the boundary and alongside the upper veranda and we have harvested pomegranates from beside the well. The house takes its name from the lilacs which grow by the gate in the spring which pervade the house with their heavenly scent.
To enhance but retain the traditional construction the current owners have undertaken extensive updating and modernisation including installation of the heated swimming pool, reversible air conditioning which cool or heats depending on your selection, these are located in the kitchen, dining room, lounge and 2 bedrooms.
The accommodation is light and airy with shuttered windows and consists of;
Kitchen 4×3.5 metres with modern fitted units and built- in appliances.
Dining room 4×2.85m furnished in traditional French dining furniture.
Utility room with fitted water heater and handy worktop.
Sunroom with patio door to the ground floor terrace.
Hall 2.45x 1.85m
Downstairs toilet 1.45×0.9m with handbasin.
Lounge 4.9×4.12m with opening double door access and wind – out sun canopy to the front terrace allowing incredible views over the village and surrounding countryside
Bedroom 1 4×4.4m with shuttered windows with views across to the forest and chateau.
Bathroom 2.65×1.65m fully tiled with toilet, bath and shower over.
Bedroom 2 3.4×4.55m with fabulous views over the village and valley.
The property has mains drainage, electricity and water. The property can be accessed by vehicle through double locking gates to the side or on foot through a voice operated locked entry gate at the front.
There is sufficient parking for two vehicles on the driveway by the pool and there is also an outside Tool shed and Garage.
In addition to all the above this house incorporates;
Private self -contained studio apartment
An excellent income opportunity or to allow family visits this apartment includes;
Shower and toilet.
With lockable private access to the 1st floor terrace, again with incredible views and a real sun trap.
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