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Built in the style favoured by Napoleon the third, in the later half of the nineteenth century, the main structure has a slate roof (considered a sign of wealth at the time as it had to be imported).  The roof is topped off with two girouettes (weathervanes).

The weathervanes had a practical purpose, which was to inform the passing pilgrims what a particular property might offer as services. The house is on the ‘Chemin de Compostela’ which translates as ‘Path of Compostela’. This is the route taken by pilgrims to the shrine of the apostle St. James the Great in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain.

The traditional construction is of local stone, with walls 80cm thick.  This helps to regulate the temperature both summer and winter. The large windows allow in plenty of light and an airy feel. The external shutters are also used to regulate the light and temperature plus adding extra security when leaving the house unattended.

The house feels very private, with lovely walled garden which makes gardening a pleasure.

 

The House

 

The house is accessed though large gates from the lane and is set behind a high garden wall… To the front there is a lovely private well stocked garden.

Entry into the house to the hallway that runs the depth of the house …. to the left is a salon (20m2) with log burner and to the right a formal dining room (20m2). At the rear of the house and along its entire width is a fully fitted kitchen (26m2) with dining area and a laundry room and wc, there is also a log burner in the kitchen for heat. From the kitchen there is access to the rear courtyard garden which acts as a suntrap and a great dining terrace.

Above the kitchen and accessed by separate stairs is the first of the bedrooms (25m2) with ensuite bathroom (7m2).

On the first floor are two double bedrooms (20m2, 18m2) and a family bathroom between the two (8m2)

On the second floor is a large bureau office (21m2) and the largest of the bedrooms (21m2)

The house full of character and quite an imposing residence … it is a light and bright house and best of all ready to move into…

There is an atelier garage with space for 3 cars to the side of the house.

Garden

Beautiful enclosed mature garden.