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Top Floor 3-Bed Apartment in Historic 17th Century Building, Ste-Foy-la-Grande, Gironde
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Department: Gironde (33)
Commune: Sainte-Foy-la-Grande (33220)
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Advert Reference: 8878A
- Type: Residential (House)
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bath/ Shower Rooms: 1
- Habitable Size: 114 m²
- Top floor 3-bed apartment in historic 17th Century building
- Situated in the centre of town, in a quiet area
- Stunning river views
- 'Colombage' walls & high ceilings
- Spacious, light living areas
- Lift & secure entrance
- Experienced management company responsible for the building
- One of the largest weekly markets in France within walking distance
- Boulangeries, pattisseries, chocolatiers, cafés, restaurants & independent shops
- 30mins from Bergerac airport. 1hr 15min train to central Bordeaux
This stunning apartment is situated on the second (top) floor of this 17th century former convent. Recently converted into luxury apartments, the building is situated in a quiet area overlooking the river Dordogne, yet just a short stroll to the Quayside area where the hustle and bustle of the town can be enjoyed. A wide choice of restaurants, cafés and shops, there’s plenty to explore. It’s a lovely place to enjoy la belle france.
With both lift and stair access, the apartment is situated on the top floor of an ancient convent ‘Maison les Dames de la Foi’ (Ladies of the Faith also known as Le Couvent des Filles de la Foi), the convent was established in 1686 by Louis XIV at the time of the revocation of the edict of Nantes but was later occupied by a Regiment of Hussars at the time of the Revolution. The building was also the celebrated Protestant college whose pupils included the eminent surgeon Paul Broca, the geographer Eliseé Reclus and Doctor Faure who wrote the acclaimed History of Art.
Restored in recent years, the building was then converted into private apartments. It has a lift and secure entry. The walls of the apartment are ‘colombage’ (half-timbered) and the high ceilings give a great sense of grandeur. The large windows of the main salon overlook the river, the 13th Century Notre-Dame church and the Tour des Templiers.
The kitchen is fully equipped and modern. There are 3 bedrooms. bath/shower room & WC as well as an enclosed terrace that is currently used as a library and artist’s studio. There is also an allocated are a in the building’s wine cellar.
The building has a gothic doorway at street level that leads to a workshop/storage area and a stone circular staircase up to the apartment (although at the moment this is being renovated and the main access is via the lift.)
The central heating is maintained to a high standard and fixtures and fittings included in the sale include kitchen appliances, condensation boiler, chandeliers and lantern ceiling lights.
A local management company is responsible for the overall care of the building and the annual service charge includes building insurance, cleaning of communal areas, lift maintenance, refuse collection and incidental maintenance.
Ste Foy la Grande, a lovely bastide town on the banks of the Dordogne river. It has an atmosphere of importance built on its’ great sense of history. It is a popular town both for holiday makers and full-time residents alike. The Saturday morning market is a must-visit as it’s said to be one of the best markets in the country. The town is very well equipped with amenities, and you should find everything you need here in terms of shops, supermarkets, bars, restaurants and other day-to-day services.
Access for international travel is very good. There is a direct train line to central Bordeaux from Ste Foy - you can be in the centre of the city in just over an hour and the airport at Bergerac is under 30mins away. The airport at Bordeaux is a 1hr 15min drive, but you could, of course, you could just catch the train.
At a glance:
Habitable space: 114m2
Taxe foncière: €954p.a
Service charge: €2,400p.a
Heating: Central heating
Neighbours: Close by
Distance to shops: Walking distance
Distance to airport: 30mins
Please note: All locations and sizes are approximate. La Résidence has made every effort to ensure that the details and photographs of this property are accurate and in no way misleading. However, this information does not form part of a contract and no warranties are either given or implied.