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Timeless Treasure: Former Village Clockmaker & Jeweler's House is on the Market

Rich with history dating back to 1580, this gem could be yours for a steal

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Welcome to a property where time truly stands still! This stunning village house, dating back to 1580, is a former clockmaker and jeweler's home that has been tastefully updated to provide all the modern comforts while preserving its rich historical charm. Up until about 2018, it was also recently run as a boutique Tea Salon and Bed & Breakfast (hence the inviting "curb appeal").

As soon as you step inside, you'll be struck by the abundance of period features that give the house its character. The vast floorboards, original plasterwork, marble fireplaces, built-in cupboards, and stone walls transport you back in time, while the updated windows and lighting ensure that the house is bright and welcoming. And let's not forget about the original shopfront, which has been preserved and now forms part of the house - it's a true "timepiece" of the property.

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The ground floor, which was likely the original kitchen and cellar, has been transformed into a cozy gathering room with an original fireplace and wood burner. The exposed wood beam rafters and flagstone flooring create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Perfect for a cozy night in with friends and family.

The main level, entered from the street from the original storefront, is characterized by large display windows painted a cheery blue color and includes a large sitting room and dining area with parquet flooring and painted beadboard ceiling.

This level also features a large professionally equipped kitchen with a gas range and a built-in wall of pantry, perfect for armchair chefs. But this former commercial kitchen does not lack personality, as period features are in abundance, from the wood beams to terracotta tile floors, with a perfectly positioned door for terrace access.

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The second floor has two magazine worthy bedrooms, both with original fireplaces, high wood ceilings, picture windows, rustic floors and antique built-in wardrobes.

While the attic level has been more recently converted and contains another two spacious bedrooms with quirky angles, adding to the charm and character of the property.

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The property is also designed to make the most of the beautiful surroundings. The rear terrace, overlooking the countryside, is the perfect spot for alfresco dining, and the balcony, with its fabulous views, is the perfect "watchtower" for a morning coffee. It's the perfect place to soak in the natural beauty and tranquility of the village.

Overall, this property is a true "gem" among properties, with a unique blend of historical details, modern comforts, and a great location. Each level offers a different experience and atmosphere, but all are harmoniously connected.

The Details

Asking €165,000

4 Beds | 2 Baths | 110m2

Location: Montaigu-de-Quercy France

Source: Wheeler Maisons & Chateaux


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About the Area

Montaigu-de-Quercy is a small commune located in the Tarn-et-Garonne department of southwestern France. The area is known for its picturesque countryside, rolling hills, and traditional houses made of local pink stone. Montaigu-de-Quercy is considered a quaint and charming village that is popular with tourists looking for a peaceful and authentic French experience.

The village is known for its twice weekly market, which is considered one of the best in the region. Visitors can find a wide variety of local products including fresh produce, cheeses, meats, and artisanal crafts.

There are a variety of activities to enjoy nearby, such as hiking and biking through the beautiful countryside, visiting nearby towns and villages, or taking a dip in the local swimming lake. The region is also known for its wine, and visitors can take a tour of one of the many local vineyards or taste some of the area's famous wines at a local winery.

The town has also a rich history, in the town center, you can find the Saint-Pierre church, dating back to the 12th century and the Château de Montaigu, a medieval castle built in the 14th century.

Montaigu-de-Quercy France is a charming and peaceful village that offers residents and visitors a chance to experience traditional French life, and to enjoy the beautiful countryside of the Tarn-et-Garonne region.

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