A most appealing picture greeted us as we arrived at this Villa, a beautiful 19th Century farmhouse situated on a private road close to the village of Parisot. Sitting in a lawned garden, edged with mature trees and bushes, this attractive property boasts honey coloured stone walls, white shutters and a ‘leaf style’ slate roof typical of the area.
Stone steps lead up to the entrance on the first floor. Inside, space flows effortlessly from the dining area through the kitchen and into the living room where French windows open out onto an oak balcony. Original beams and authentic features such as the large fireplace and restored wood floor in the living room give testament to the history of the building, whilst the range of up to date appliances and fixtures add a modern touch and create a practical living space. Throughout, traditional lime wash and exposed stone walls are a harmonious backdrop to the muted tones of the contemporary style furnishings.
Three of the bedrooms are on the ground floor and enjoy access to both the front and rear gardens. On the second floor, the master bedroom features a high ceiling and original wood beams.
Further accommodation is in the form of La Petite Maison, a two bedroom cottage situated in the garden to the front. It is ideal for those in a large group seeking an additional degree of privacy. Naturally, we guarantee to let the property to only one group at any time.
Complementing the feeling of space in the interior is the garden, effectively divided into two parts by La Grande Maison. Children will love the expanse of lawn on which to play whilst adults will be reassured each garden is enclosed. To the rear, a central path leads from the wide stone terrace by the house to the fenced pool which can be heated for added enjoyment.
It is a 10 minute walk from the house to Parisot where you will find a number of shops, a restaurant, and just beyond the village, a leisure lake. Within the area, there is a wealth of things to do and see; canoeing on the River Aveyron, wandering the cobbled streets of the historic bastides of Cordes, Najac and Villefranche and of course, sampling the local dishes and wine.
LA GRANDE MAISON
Ground floor: Double bedroom with en suite bathroom. Twin bedroom with doors to garden. Twin bedroom. Shower room.
First floor: Dining room (wood burning stove, iPod dock). Kitchen (microwave, dishwasher). Living room (TV, DVD, CD, iPod dock) with French windows to balcony. Washing machine.
Second floor: Double bedroom with en suite shower room.
LA PETITE MAISON
Ground floor: Living room with kitchenette (hob, fridge) and French windows to garden. Double bedroom. Shower room.
First floor: Twin bedroom (low ceiling).
Outside: Enclosed front and rear lawned garden. Front and rear terraces. Barbecue. Private parking.
Private fenced and heated swimming pool (10m x 5m) with Roman steps