St Antonin-Noble Val – 15th century B&B
Guest rooms and suite
Village centre: shops, cafés, restaurants and market
Price: €350,000 * – ref n° 252
This property is a 15th century mediaeval house in the centre of St Antonin-Noble Val, one of France’s most beautiful villages, and currently exploited as a cosy and exclusive little guest house. It’s bang in the centre of the old town a few metres from the market place, the cafés and the river. And yet it is incredibly quiet, its thick stone walls protecting guests and owner alike from the hot sun, the winter chill and the bustle of life outside.
The house itself is in fact two houses: one from the 15th and the other a more modern 16th century edifice. But once inside it’s practically impossible to tell. As in many of these properties the main living quarters start on the first floor: the ground floor being reserved for animals and storage in the past. This gives the occupants a certain hauteur over their surroundings, even more so given that the main living room gives on to a raised terrace from which to observe village life. There is a kitchen off the living/dining room. On this floor we also find the first guest room: a double room with ensuite shower room and wc.
St Antonin-Noble-Val – plus beau village de France
Upstairs there is the second guest room – a suite of rooms in fact – offering guests a four-poster bed in one room and a cosy double in the other. Again there’s an ensuite shower room and wc. The décor is sublime: period paintings combining with shabby chic furnishings and original 15th century stonework.
On the same floor the owner has her suite of rooms: a fine double room with enormous fireplace and ensuite bathroom with a second bedroom/lounge on an upper level.
But that’s not all! Downstairs, on street level, the owner has crafted a self-contained studio-gite complete with fully-equipped kitchen and bathroom. This can be used either as a weekly rental or as another guest room.
There’s also a second outdoor terrace, at a lower level than the first one, which offers a generous space for buyers who want to build on to the existing house or somewhere to place an outdoor spa. It can be accessed from the house or directly from the street.
It’s rare for one of these unspoilt mediaeval houses to come on to the market in St Antonin-Noble Val, especially one such as this which has been discreetly renovated while retaining all the character and charm of the original: exposed beams, exposed stonework, monumental fireplaces and much more. Needless to say the guest rooms are full every day of the summer. There are a number of ways buyers might run the place: as it is now; by living in the studio and renting out the whole house as a luxury mediaeval gite … as a 4/5 bed B&B. What is definitely needed is a project for the second terrace: a 4-person jacuzzi in a jungle of greenery? Whatever your plan, you can’t go wrong with this beautiful property at what is, in 2018, a very attractive price.
* agency fees included – reference n°: 252
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- Ref n°: 252
- Summary: Unusual and rare property in the mediaeval town of St Antonin-Noble-Val. Run as a cosy B&B but could be developed into something bigger. There's a gite on the ground floor and two open-air terraces for development. Right in the centre near cafés, markets and good restaurants. Excellent price.
- Address: 82140 Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, France
- Price: €350,000
- Commission: 4% (included in asking price)
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 3