54 avenue du Docteur Paul Benet
82140 ST ANTONIN NOBLE VAL
+33 (0)5 63 68 27 50
This property is ideal for an extended family, a group of independent friends or as a business activity such as B&B, holiday rentals or yoga retreat.
The authentic “corps de ferme” has been sympathetically renovated with the guidance of local French architects and artisans. It has 4 apartments grouped around a central courtyard which is secure and enclosed on all sides. Careful attention has been paid, in the concept and arrangement, to provide a community feel but at the same time ensure the privacy and independence of each of the individual apartments.
Also within this group of buildings around the courtyard there are a number of communal areas, such as a spacious utility room, a two storey building with potential for renovation into another apartment or other use, two large cellars “caves” and part of the former stable that serves as a games room or large garage.
On one side the property looks onto the village green and on all other sides is enclosed by its own land which comprises orchard and grass land. There are a number of mature nut and fruit trees. Beyond this is open countryside. It has a large private swimming pool with paved and grass lounging areas.
This former “corps de ferme” is located in a small hamlet with a beautiful chateau. The nearest village with facilities is Parisot which is 5 Km away.
The first apartment (Logement 1 or "maison1") is in the old farmhouse part of the property and has some fine architectural features and stonework. It is on three floors and has two separate entrances. On the ground floor there is a former “cellier” with traditional flagstone floor. This room has an entrance at the front of the property giving onto the village green. The “cellier” could be arranged either as another bedroom or a kitchen/living room (all services are available in the room). Next to the “cellier” there is a bedroom with adjacent shower room and toilet. This floor could easily be arranged as a separate “granny annex”. An internal staircase leads to the first floor where there is also another entrance to L1 coming off the covered communal terrace (or bolet). The bolet is one of the focal points of the whole property being a natural gathering point overlooking the private courtyard in the evening sun. On the first floor there is a magnificent, wonderfully light, open plan, dual level living area with oak flooring comprising a kitchen/dining area and, on the upper level, a generous, cosy lounge area with woodburning stove. There is a small private balcony coming off the lounge with views over the village green. A beautiful, curved oak staircase leads to the top floor. Here there is a spacious landing that serves as on office, a bathroom and toilet and a superb bedroom that was at one time a pigeonier. Original features and roof beams have been carefully retained to maintain the character.
The second apartment (Logement 2 or "maison 2") is in the old farmhouse adjacent to L1 and has two entrances off the covered terrace or bolet. The principle entrance comes into a wonderfully spacious kitchen/dining room off which is a traditional old food storage room with stone sink (soulliarde). From the kitchen you can either go into the large living room or via a short corridor into the downstairs bathroom and toilet area. The living room has retained the original wooden flooring and also has a beautiful fireplace with woodburning stove identical to the one in L1. This room has access to two terraces. On one side, the bolet via original doors and, on another side, a large (5m x 2m) private terrace overlooking the garden, swimming pool and surrounding countryside via double patio doors. A double bedroom with built in wardrobe completes the accommodation on this floor. The top floor is reached by another beautiful oak staircase and comprises a large, character bedroom with visible roof beams, a shower room and toilet and large landing/office space.
The third apartment (Logement 3 or 'studio') is located in the former farm bakery building. Here, the features of the old bread oven have been carefully retained on the ground floor where there is a single large open plan living/kitchen/dining area with feature arched glass doorway which gives onto the grass courtyard area. Upstairs there is a living/bedroom and bathroom and a mezzanine floor for storage or further sleeping possibilities. The bedroom also has a doorway going out onto the communal bolet terrace.
The fourth apartment (Logement 4 or maison 3) is in the former stable which forms one side of the sheltered, enclosed courtyard area. The main entrance is off this courtyard and comes into a very large open plan living room/kitchen area. At one end of this there is a dining room/salon with doors to a private west facing terrace. At the other end there is a bathroom and toilet and stairs access to one of the three bedrooms. The other two bedrooms and another bathroom are reached via a second (oak) staircase in the main room. All bedrooms are in the old hayloft area and have been arranged so that the beautiful A frame beams are fully apparent. This apartment has the benefit of full air-conditioning.
All apartments have professionally fitted quality kitchens and bathrooms and local artisans were used for all construction work. The carpentry and stonework are especially good.
This former “corps de ferme” is located in a small hamlet with a beautiful chateau.This chateau is currently being restored and belongs to a count. The nearest village with some facilities is Parisot which is 5 Km away.