Char­ac­ter prop­erty of the month

Ruth Wood swoons over a six-bed­room town­house in Lot-et-garonne that’s over­flow­ing with French char­ac­ter

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A six-bed­room home in Lot-et-garonne

When I look at this old vil­lage house with its hand­some façade and trail­ing wis­te­ria, I half ex­pect to see Juli­ette Binoche and Judi Dench sit­ting in the court­yard chat­ting about pâtis­series. It has that air of lived-in non­cha­lant beauty that some­how cap­tures the ro­mance of the south of France, a house that has evolved over time and is per­fectly im­per­fect.

The six-bed­room prop­erty is in Sos, a thriv­ing me­dieval vil­lage in Lot-et-garonne, with a restau­rant, bak­ery, small su­per­mar­ket and a bustling weekly mar­ket on sum­mer nights where lo­cal food and wine pro­duc­ers sell and share their wares while mu­si­cians en­ter­tain the crowds.

You only have to look up at those tall win­dows to imag­ine how sun­light floods into the rooms with their white­washed walls and ex­posed tim­bers. It also beats down on the pool at the back of the house where a large tiled covered ter­race with sum­mer kitchen pro­vides shel­ter from the mid­day rays.

Down­stairs is a gen­er­ous open-plan kitchen-diner with fire­place that leads to a large liv­ing room over­look­ing the pool. There is also a hall­way with box room on this floor along with a bed­room, shower, toi­let and util­ity area. Up­stairs are five more bed­rooms, a bath­room and two shower rooms, all with toi­lets, plus a small sit­ting area that could be in­cor­po­rated into the small­est bed­room.

See those pretty lit­tle arched win­dows just be­low the eaves? That’s the gre­nier, a large at­tic space ripe for con­ver­sion. So what would you make from this house? A fam­ily home? A hol­i­day re­treat? A cham­bres d’hôtes? You never know, you could end up host­ing a film crew for the next Juli­ette Binoche movie.

The prop­erty is on the mar­ket for €299,800. Tel: 0800 270 0101 beauxvil­lages.com

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