In the calm countryside between the Romanesque towns of Cluny and Tournus, this cosy home is close to a village with amenities and the greenway cycle route from Chalon to Macon. Perfectly habitable it would benefit from updating and has a high barn for storage or extension. South facing courtyard.
Enter from the courtyard up a few steps to the covered balcony, a light and airy ‘room’ for 2 in the summer. Here you can enjoy shaded outside dining and admire the splendid view over gardens to the rolling Maconnais countryside beyond. The living room has light from east and south facing windows, a fitted corner kitchen and plenty of room for dining and seating areas.
A wooden staircase leads to a spacious double bedroom, with high ceiling up to the eaves and open views from the east facing window. From this room there is access to the bathroom, a separate WC and a walk-in cupboard.
Character has been maintained on both levels with exposed beams, stone walls and clay floor tiles. A wood burning stove in the living room fireplace provides comfortable heat in the winter, supplemented by individual radiant electric heaters. The property benefits from mains drainage.
Underneath the house at garden level is a cellar containing the water heater and washing machine, with plenty of room for storage. On the side of the house attached to the neighbouring property, is a full height barn with adjoining stable and hay loft.
A shady courtyard to the south side can be used for parking and relaxing and a narrow strip of land allows access around 2 sides of the property.
Chapaize at 2 kms is well known for its 11th Century Roman church, its restaurants and Sunday organic market, while the castle village of Cormatin a little further away offers local shops and services.
A cosy holiday home in the countryside, centrally situated to explore Tournus and Cluny and close to Taizé.