Price: 347,000 euros or sterling equivalent (No agents fees)


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Lovely renovated four bedroom french house for sale in France. Located in the stunning Lot countryside close to St Cere and the Dordogne Valley with income opportunity. Currently running as a successful bed and breakfast business.

St Cere market Typical view of the countryside
The Lot department is an area of contrasts, ranging from high hills and deep valleys to magnificent limestone cliffs and wonderful medieval villages -there is a high concentration of "Les plus beaux villages de France" within a short distance.

We are in the north of the Lot close to St Cere and the Dordogne Valley. You can also easily visit the surrounding departments of the Aveyron, the Correze and the Cantal for even more variety.

For anyone who enjoys skiing and other winter sports there is an excellent ski resort at Le Lioran about 80 minutes away.

The house itself sits on the edge of the small village of Lacam Dourcet surrounded by wonderful countryside. The people in the village are very friendly and welcoming, people will stop and have a chat with you at any time of the day. We were made to feel at home immediately.

We fell in love with our local town of St Cere and its attractive old centre. It has a very "laid back" atmosphere but all the services you could require - indeed the area around St Cere has become very popular with the French as well as overseas buyers because of its location and atmosphere. We do most of our shopping in St Cere, a short drive away where you will find a bustling town centre and regular market plus a range of larger supermarkets and hardware stores and of course, cafes and restaurants. There is also a very good hospital with A&E and a well respected school. The town is also home to a classical and operatic music festival each year that draws people from around the world.

If you don't want to drive into town there are two mini-supermarkets, a chemist, bakers and butchers in Sousceyrac just 4km up the road. There also a number of bars and restaurants including one that has a michelin star.

The area has always been popular with english speaking ex-pats, some are now second generation, but this is most definitely not like some areas of France where whole villages are british enclaves. Here the ex-pats tend to blend in and become part of the community. We would recommend that you do maintain contact with fellow countrymen as there will always be the occasion when you need to talk to someone in your own language. If you want to improve your french we can thoroughly recommend the french/english get-togethers organised by one of the local tourist offices. You will make new friends and learn a new language at the same time.

We have been running the bed and breakfast for several years and we always get guests returning because they love the area so much. We offer specialist walking holidays as well and the guests are amazed at how peaceful the countryside and villages are compared to the Uk and elsewhere.

To give you a better idea of what you will find in the area take a look at the "Exploring the Area page" on our B&B website.

Beaulieu sur DordogneChateau de Montal at St Cere St Cirq Lapopie

View down towards St Cere Figeac Lac du Tolerme 5km from the house

Chateau de CastelnauLoubressac View in the Cantal

 

The Climate

Draw a line across France where the Lot department is located and this is where the southern part of France is generally considered to start. This means the weather is usually milder and sunnier than northern France and a lot better than the UK. In mid-summer the temperatures can regularly reach the high 20's to low 30's and occasionally higher but we are lucky as the house is in the hills so benefits from a slightly lower temperature and hopefully a cooling breeze (the house is also built to keep cool). In the Spring and Autumn the temperatures hover between the high "teens" and the mid-20's with clear blue skies. In the winter you will find in common with most of France (don't let anyone tell you differently!) the temperatures fall away for a few months and you will get cold frosty nights and when the sun shines, sparkling blue days. Yes it does rain and we do get quick heavy downpours. It also snows a couple of times most years but here they live with it and it doesn't cause problems - in fact it adds to the magic of the area.

Access

The nearest north/south autoroute is the A20 and is about 35 minutes drive away.

There are several airports serving the area but the closest are the brand new airport south of Brive (40 minutes) and the exisiting airport at Rodez (1 hour 10 minutes) both of which have regular flights to the UK. For more international destinations you can drive to Toulouse or Limoges in just about 2 hours.

The nearest railway station is 20 minutes away at Biars with a shuttle service to the main Paris/Toulouse line at Brive.

 

We will be glad to answer any questions you may have and of course we will welcome the chance to show you around our house for sale in the Lot if you make an appointment. Our contact details are:

Richard and Alex Johnson
Tel: 00 33 (0)5 65 34 47 06
Email: richard@jardin-segala.com

Feel free to look at our two websites for the bed & breakfast business

www.jardin-segala.com

www.walking-holiday-france.co.uk

Places to visit: St. Céré, Autoire, Loubressac, Cardaillac, Bretenoux, Turenne, Beaulieu sur Dordogne, Carennac, Curemonte, Salers, Martel, Floirac, Castelnau, Rocamadour, Lac du Tolerme, Argentat, Figeac, Cahors, St Cirq Lapopie, Marcilhac, Cajarc, Collonges, Conques, Padirac, Pech Merle, Gourdon, Gramat, Capdenac, Rodez, Gourdon, Souillac, Brive, Sarlat, Domme, River Dordogne, River Lot, River Cele, River Cere, Lot Quercy.

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