Several hundred metres from a main road & set in a 2 acres of garden and woodland, La Riviere sits on a private road with no other properties in view. Parking is immediately in front of the property – easily accommodating several vehicles.
Front Garden (South)
The front garden is set to lawn and is completely enclosed between the farmhouse (main house) and a converted stone barn (annex), with mature hedges to the valley slopes below. There is gated access to both the rear garden & front parking area.
Balcony Area & Terrace (East)
The balcony is off the lounge with ample space for dining and relaxing , with wonderful east-facing views across the valley below & the countryside stretching to the horizon. In the late afternoons this is a wonderful spot for shade.
A stone terrace runs below, also overlooking the valley, connecting the front & rear gardens via a gated terrace – allowing adults access as required.
Rear Garden & Terrace (North)
This large stone terrace continues around to the rear of the house & is perfect for outdoor dining ( dining furniture & gas BBQ are provided). French windows open directly onto the rear terrace, with the lawn stretching away to the pool via a central gravel path.
For added privacy the rear garden is also enclosed from the driveway by hedge and fencing – with a wooden privacy gate giving access to the front parking area. On the valley side, the slope from the property’s level garden gives a natural barrier of bushes and mature trees down to the fields below.
The picket-fenced pool area is a comfortable distance from the house providing a peaceful, private space for bathing & relaxing. And of course, meeting all required safety standards.
The heated pool with Roman steps – running from a depth of 1.05m to 2.15m – has a large decking area with sun loungers. The pool is cleaned and tested twice a week.
Internal Plan (main house)
The house is ideal for families or groups seeking bright, open living in a traditional country style, with modern furnishings. And with 200m2 of living space the property has a very relaxed, open feel.
Second Floor/ Attic Ensuite
This is a beautiful, master ensuite – one of two ensuites in the main house. An oak stairway from the first floor dining area leads to this stunning master bedroom, with oiled beams and walls in traditional lime-wash finish. The spacious ensuite offers an ‘open-top’ rain shower – plus a glimpse down the rear garden to the pool for those tall enough!
The traditional ‘Aveyron’ leaf-style slate roof has been completely renovated in Spring 2008 along with this fabulous ensuite as the final stage of an 18-month refurbishment.
Sizes second floor:
Master ensuite 31m2 – with en suite bathroom of 9m2
Entering via the stone steps to the front door, into a dining area with stone fireplace, passing through to a modern fitted kitchen & breakfast bar. This leads via a split-level entrance to a large lounge – and on to the stunning oak balcony with its fantastic views.
With beautifully-finished stone walls, this is a charming space for entertaining, featuring a wonderful period stone fireplace & wood burner. There is an oak dining table seating 10 (extra chairs available in the house), with a feature stone arch window offering beautiful views of the rear garden & pool and giving this whole area a bright and open feel.
This is a modern, fully-equipped open-plan kitchen with Ager-style cooker / oven and microwave – the breakfast bar seats 6 – also with dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine (beneath stairs). Fitted units contain all you’ll need for cooking and eating.
The lounge has wooden flooring and traditional stone & lime wash walls – with large rugs to add a softer feel. A large corner sofa, and separate 2-seater give plenty of space for all to spread out – with TV showing English free-to-air channels.
French windows overlook the front garden (with safety rails), with access to the wonderful oak balcony overlooking the valley below – ideal for dining or just sitting & relaxing, with miles of Aveyron countryside to enjoy.
Sizes first floor:
Living room 36 m2
Dining room 17m2
Oak balcony 17m2
3 double-size bedrooms (one double ensuite), plus a family wet room and separate w/c. This whole floor is cool and spacious with large French windows opening onto both the front and rear gardens from the central hallway.
With double bed, bedside tables, lamps, mirrored bedroom table and oak wardrobe – leading to a en-suite bathroom with bath/shower, w/c and hand basin with mirrored cabinet & bathroom furniture.
Bedroom 2 (Twin)
French windows lead directly onto the front garden – built-in wardrobe, bedside tables & lamps.
Bedroom 3 (Twin)
A fabulous window view opening over the valley – built-in wardrobe, bedside tables & lamps.
Family Wet Room
Off the main hall, a tiled wet room with rain shower, hand basin & mirrored cabinet.
W.C. with hand basin, located on the central hallway, next to the family wet room.
Sizes ground floor:
Double Ensuite 14m2 – with en suite bathroom of 5 m2
Twin 1 10m2
Twin 2 13m2
Hall 16m2 – tiled throughout
Bathroom 4m2 – with shower and basin
Internal Plan (gite / annex)
This converted barn borders the front garden adjacent to the main house. It accommodates up to 4 guests with ease – taking full occupancy for La Riviere to 12 adults. A quiet hideaway from the main house (or vice versa) – the gite looks out across the valley, with full-length sliding windows opening from the lounge onto a stone terrace and the front garden.
It has a Roman tiled roof with oak timber frame exterior – in keeping with the style of the main house.
Ground Floor, Lounge and Kitchen
The living space is open-plan with a spacious tiled lounge-kitchen area, with gas 4-ring hob, fridge and microwave.
Ground Floor – Double Bedroom
Off the main living space there is a double bedroom with built-in wardrobe – ideal for those who might find stairs a struggle.
Ground Floor – Bathroom
The bathroom has shower, basin & w/c and is adjacent to the double bedroom
First Floor – Twin Bedroom
A staircase leads from the living area up to the only upstairs room – a small twin in the eves of the building, with a window overlooking the front garden and valley – challenging for taller people who don’t wish to stoop!
Sizes ground floor:
Living room 12m2
Kitchen of 9m2
Bathroom 4m2 – with shower, toilet, basin
Sizes first floor:
Twin 10m2 – with 1.6m2 headroom