4 Bed House for sale

Duras, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine, France

£202,048

 [€224,900]

Property Details

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Plot size: 250 m2
  • Habitable space: 169 m2

Features

  • PRIVATE SALE
  • Beautifully presented and spacious
  • Delightful private courtyard garden
  • Central heating, cellar and attic
  • Adjacent apartment and garage available separately
  • Village location with nearby shops
  • DPE = ineligible

Full Description

A substantial double fronted 4-bedroom stone townhouse with a lovely private courtyard, garage, and separate apartment with income potential, all situated in the medieval centre of historic Duras, Southwest France.

All bedrooms are good sized doubles, three to the first floor sharing a large shower room (space /plumbing for a bath) and one on the ground floor next to a second shower room. Most doors and windows are hardwood double glazing, and the house has been completely renovated by the current owner using local craftsmen. Heating is via modern radiators serviced by an oil-fired boiler located in the cellar. Stairs from the first floor landing lead to a large attic space which could easily be converted to additional accommodation if required (subject to planning permission).

The generous courtyard has space for a dining table and chairs seating 10 people, a stone well in the centre and a rotary washing line. Access to the garage is across the courtyard – it has older style garage doors onto rue Chavassier, at the back of the property. Electrics for an up-and-over door are available. The one bedroom apartment is approached via its own front door on rue Chavassier as well as an internal door from the garage.


ABOUT THE AREA

All the amenities of Duras are on your doorstep including weekly markets on Monday mornings throughout the year and night markets on Thursdays in the peak summer months. Other weekly markets are available in the surrounding towns (including Monségur 10km, Eymet 22km, Miramont-de-Guyenne 18km, and Sainte-Foy-la-Grande 22km). There are several café-bars and restaurants within a few hundred yards, as well as shops, a small supermarket, banks, two bakeries, a church, chemist, doctor, several estate agents, and the beautiful chateau. There is a larger supermarket on the edge of town with a broad selection of local produce - this is no more than a 10 minute level walk from the house.

There are tennis courts for hire in Duras, Levignac de Guyenne (6km) and Saint Sernin (8km), and hot air balloon rides take off near the chateau when weather conditions permit. Canoes can be hired on the river Dropt in Allemans-du-Dropt (12 km) and the river Dordogne (Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, 22km). Various golf courses are within half an hour drive. There is a public indoor swimming pool in Marmande (24km), outdoor pools at Monségur (10km) and Miramont-de-Guyenne (18km), and various swimming lakes and river beaches within 25km. The park surrounding Duras Chateau has various public picnic areas and a playground.

The countryside surrounding Duras is very picturesque and lends itself to long walks or cycle rides - local accompanied walks are free to join during the summer months. A number of good quality vineyards are within easy reach and most offer wine tasting throughout the year. Not far from the foot of Duras Chateau is a locally renowned artisan chocolatier with a wide selection of chocolates, prunes, preserves and other products. In addition to wine and prunes, other specialties of the local area include fois gras, duck products, hazelnuts, various cheeses, jams and preserves. These can be found in the local markets as well as at individual farm producers.


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