The Quercy Blanc is a region of rolling hills, orchards and hill-top villages in south-west France, south and west of Cahors in the Lot and north of Moissac, the ecclesiastical centre in Tarn & Garonne. The name comes from the pale, almost white, limestone of which the local hills are composed and which is most in evidence in the vernacular architecture.
This property is a prime example of a former farm built entirely of this beautiful off-white stone. There are two independent houses, one with 3 bedrooms, and the other with 4 bedrooms. They are both currently exploited as self-catering holiday homes (gites) as the owner lives off-site. However, as most of our potential buyers will want to live on site, it would be better to consider the property as a family home plus one big gite.
Both houses have been completely renovated and brought to a high standard of finish over the past 2 years. Plumbing, electricity, insulation, double-glazing and underfloor heating have all been renewed by competent local artisans. Both houses are sold furnished and equipped: ready to live in or let out.
The farmhouse: 3 double bedrooms, spacious kitchen with bread oven, lounge, 2 bath/shower rooms. Private garden, fruit trees and entrance
The gite: 4 double bedrooms, kitchen, vast dining-room/common room, upstairs lounge, 2 bathrooms, 2 WC, can sleep 14 guests.
Both houses have their own private terrace and private garden. The farmhouse has an separate access at the back of the garden if needed, although currently both houses’ guests park in the shelter erected for this purpose.
The property is in a tiny village with a lively auberge/café-tobacconist. To the north lies the Lot river, to the south and west the tourist villages of Montaigu, Lauzerte, Moncuq and Moissac. And all around, the vineyards of Cahors…
This is a classic lifestyle-change business in one of SW France’s most agreeable regions. Unless the buyer lives off-site and runs the business remotely (as does the current owner) one will not become rich with just one gite. But it can more than cover all running costs …. by simply letting it out over the summer months. There is no further work to be done: everything is in place down to the last teaspoon. Some buyers may be tempted to place a pool in the back garden – eminently feasible – but guests and villagers alike are happy enough to use the bathing lake at Moncuq a few miles away (with a sandy beach!). If you like quiet village life, splendid stone-built houses and dark red Cahors wine … then this is the place for you!