Euroresales Property iD- 9825393 Property information: Combining local character with modern comfort and spaciousness this exceptional property is set in a stunning location. Standing in 1.2ha (3 acres) of pasture and mature chestnut woodland in the River Lot valley, it enjoys panoramic lake and hillside views. Sympathetically renovated to modern building requirements in 2003/4, two traditional stone barns have been integrated to provide a total of 275 square metres of habitable space, over two floors. Hardwood framed, double-glazed windows and shutters are fitted throughout the building and the traditional hipped roof is covered with ‘fish scale’ slates. The main entrance to the property is through twin, double-glazed doors leading into the fully fitted kitchen, large enough to house a work island, billiard table and wood burning stove. Behind the solid oak staircase is a sizeable utility room and separate WC. Passing through an entranceway to the rear of the kitchen, two steps lead down into the airy dining room. Beyond is a large sitting room where two sets of glazed windows/doors reveal lake and mountain vistas. A huge stone fireplace houses a second wood burning stove for cosy warmth. A rear window provides meadow and woodland views. Original beams and boards have been preserved throughout to create an authentic ceiling. Tiled flooring is warmed by an efficient under floor heating system served by an oil-fired boiler. A live box internet connection and TV satellite dish are installed and mobile phone connectivity is provided via a communications mast on a nearby hill. At first floor level, large double bedrooms with tiled en suite facilities, both bath and shower, are located at each end of the building with a third shower room for the other bedrooms. Heating is provided using hot water radiators and an insulated oak flooring system runs throughout. The character of the building is maintained with traditional lime mortar pointing to the exposed stone walls and oil-treatment to the timber roof beams. At the opposite end of the barn to the sitting room, an extensive workshop houses the heating boiler and oil storage tank, incoming town’s water and piped spring water (free access rights attached to the property). Above the workshop a spacious garage houses swimming pool equipment and a small dinghy. The garage is accessed via the original barn doors at the upper gable end. Externally, stone walled terraces wrap around three sides of the house to furnish a variety of sun and shade. A delightful heated saline swimming pool, 7m x 5m x 1.2m deep, was added at the rear of the property in 2014. The charming outbuilding, a functioning bread oven with chestnut drying facility, complements the main building. Fully furnished to a high standard, all furniture and contents including dinghy with outboard motor and trailer, quad bike and two bicycles, are available with the property. The premises could readily be adapted to operate as a chambres d’hotes, or similar enterprise. About the Area: A track leading down from the building passes through woodland into the valley, where it meets the perimeter trail running around the lake. A concrete slipway for boat launching, one of only four to be found around the entire lake, is immediately below and close to the boundary of the property. Situated in the hamlet of Le Cros d’Olt, the property lies at the end of an asphalt lane, 4km from the pretty village of Lassouts. The village has a small, well-stocked epicerie (general store) and a popular hotel/restaurant, Le Relais. Supermarkets are available in nearby towns of St Geniez d’Olt, St Come d’Olt, Espalion and Bozouls. Rodez Airport is less than one hour away and has summer flights to London Stansted. Toulouse and Montpellier flights are also available from London. Regular Manchester flights link to Bezier on the Mediterranean coast (2 hours drive). Scheduled international Flights Arrive Daily at Toulouse. The Aveyron is a land of mountains and rivers dotted with medieval towns and villages. The department contains several Beaux Villages de France, including nearby St Eulalie d’Olt, just a few kilometres up river. Opportunities abound for outdoor pursuits and the high plateau of the Aubrac offers skiing during winter months. internationally regarded for its coarse fishing, Lac de Castelnau also contains trout. Golf is available at Rodez, La Canourgue and also Mezeyrac on the Aubrac. During summer months, fetes and markets are popular, especially night markets where live music and freshly cooked local produce are available to help while away a balmy evening. This truly delightful area is steeped in history, from the castles of the Lords of the Rouergue to the bastides and fortified villages of the legendary Knights Templar and Hospitaliers. The renowned pilgrim trail, Chemin de St Jacques, crosses the River Lot a short distance downstream of the property at St Come d’Olt. iconic locations, such as the medieval village of Conques, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are found along the way. Contact Euroresales Ltd for more information.