For some years, Kevin Walker has run a successful landscaping and gardening business based in and around the beautiful medieval Quercy Blanc hilltop village of Montcuq, in the French region of the Lot.

Now he’s put his superb house on the market and this really is an opportunity to acquire a beautifully renovated, deceptively light and spacious 16-17th century village house.

A corner of the living room with stairs leading to the first floor. The lounge area offers a comfortable, modern living space with additional under-stair storage, if required, below a beautiful oak staircase to the first floor landing.

This home offers a tastefully designed interior boasting most modern essentials combined with an abundance of traditional features with 100m2 of practical living space and near to all amenities.


The property is available separately or combined with the gardening business. For the right person, this proposition provides a ‘ready-made’ relocation package for anyone looking for a life in the tranquility of south west of France.

Description:

Ground floor:

  • Main room (40m2) with the principle side-door entrance into the upper foyer area with a separate laundry and ground floor WC, then leading into an open-plan kitchen and lounge area with double-glazed oak French doors to the front.
  • The kitchen/diner includes a hob extractor unit, ample electrical points and storage with fitted base units, integrated dishwasher plus an in-line water filtration system.
  • The laundry includes the ground floor WC, washing machine and tumble-dryer space and a large ceramic sink and drainer. Wall cupboard storage, multiple electrical points and extractor fan.
The master bedroom with an example of the sought-after 'colombage', typical of the region

First floor landing leading to:

  • Master bedroom (16m2) with integral wardrobe, feature ‘Godin’ wood-burner, original oak-board flooring, oak beamed ceiling. French doors and ‘faux balcon’ to front.
  • The master bedroom also benefits from an adjoining bathroom including hand basin, WC and large bath with shower.
  • Second bedroom (12m2) with a wet-room/shower room with WC and hand basin and cupboard,

Attic access:

  • The attic has been partially converted and is currently used for storage. The attic also benefits from three roof windows and a larger gable window, multiple electrical points plus ceiling spot lights. It would be possible to use the attic as a third bedroom or office/studio while retaining significant storage space.

Fixtures and fitting:

  • Appliances such as the gas cooker, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer and certain furnishings can be included in the sale subject to agreement.
Mains water with in-line water filtration, electricity, electric radiators, mains drainage, eco forest wood-pellet stove.

Utilities:

  • This well-insulated town house boasts a good energy rating and therefore is economical to heat in the winter months and easy to keep cool in the summer.

Condition of property:

  • In very good condition, this property has been tastefully restored and finished to a high standard, blending modern French apartment-style living with beautiful traditional features such as the original stone walls, oak-beamed ceilings and Colombage timbers (apparent in the facade).

Immediate acccess:

There is no chain with this home, therefore access can be made available immediately. The property offers great, low-maintenance letting potential or will make a very comfortable family home or an equally lovely holiday retreat.

A viewing is essential to appreciate what this house has to offer.

Price: €125,000

Business: The gardening business consists of a number of regular existing English-speaking clients (goodwill) plus ad-hoc work which arises through word-of-mouth as a result of quality reputation. Interested parties should have relevant experience and knowledge in gardening and be ready to work hard to maintain the client base.

Equipment:

Certain equipment and machinery can be made available with the purchase of the business.

Price subject to application.

For more information call Kevin Walker on: +33 633 77 84 06 or email ksw@live.fr

Montcuq's Sunday market attracts visitors and residents alike

Montcuq:

The 12th century village of Montcuq is located approximately one hour from Toulouse and Bergerac airports and about 20 minutes from the town of Cahors. The village is home to a full range of services, including a supermarket, bakers, butchers two bars, a restaurant/bar, a Doctor’s surgery and a pharmacy. Apart from its French residents, Montcuq is home to foreigners from countries as far apart as the UK and Australia, Germany, Holland and the US.