Villefranche-de-Rouergue - entire four-storey building with loft and gites for sale

Gites for sale in SW France






200m² loft - 2 gîtes - garage/gallery


4 storey building in the historic centre

on the Camino pilgrims' way


€320,000 * ref: 105



* 700m² surface area

* 400m² living surface

* ground floor garage/gallery space

* central heating

* service lift

* historic centre of Villefranche: near central market square


This most unusual property is located in one of France's lesser-known mediaeval bastide towns: Villefranche-de-Rouergue on the River Aveyron in the Aveyron département between Figéac and Albi. In the maze of narrow streets surrounding the impressive Collégiale Notre Dame and main market square this four-storey building - formerly housing artisans workshops - has been converted into a complex of furnished accommodation.



On the ground floor - at street level - there is a vast workshop currently used by a piano-restorer. There is also a garage (for two vehicles) and a bolier-room with a state-of-the-art Bruderus gas-condensation boiler. A service hoist/lift goes from this floor right up to the third floor.


A flight of stairs (with direct entrance from the street) leads to the first floor and the two independent apartments/gites. The big gite has two double bedrooms, a very spacious kitchen and pantry, a living room and a bathroom. The ceilings are high and the windows very tall, affording a lot of light.

The smaller gite is of similar proportions but with just one double bedroom. Gas-fired central heating throughout.


The second floor - the entire second floor - has been converted into a contemporary loft: open space living area with two bedrooms, large high-tech kitchen, bathroom. Heating by centralized wood-burner. Double-glazing and serious insulation. And the service lift brings up logs for the fire from the street level.


But that's not all! There is yet another floor with a bedroom/studio with en-suite bathroom ... and an attic just waiting for renovation. This is where the present owner had intended to create a roof terrace ... until ill-health stopped that.


Our opinion:

Not everyone wants to have to maintain large unruly gardens or acres of forest. This property is for buyers who want a foothold in mediaeval France - a few paces from a remarkable 14th century square, dominated by the Collégiale Notre Dame, which is the equal of Avignon's Palais des Papes - without the need to fight with nature. The two gites bring in over one thousand euros a week in season, the garage/gallery area could be exploited for all sorts of events and happenings, and the loft is just ... sublime. Finally, for roughly €450 the square metre ... you just can't go wrong. To be visited at once!


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Please contact us for further information and pictures. The property can be visited by appointment only.


* agency fees included ____________reference n°: 105


more information - viewing - or +33 950 685 946


Legal details:

SARL GITES A LA FRANCAISE RCS Toulouse n°: 531 694 925


RESPONSABILITE CIVILE: Assurance : Allianz 41404407

GITES A LA FRANCAISE ne manie pas de fonds. A ce titre, et en conformité de l’article 38 de la loi (n°2010-853) du 23 juillet 2010, elle est disposée de garantie financière





The Aveyron


The Aveyron is a vast empty département firmly anchored in the wilds of the Massif Central, the ancient backbone of France which dates back to pre-Cambrian times.


It is part of the adminstrative region 'Midi-Pyrénées' but has its roots partly in the Midi and partly in the the mountainous centre. Two great river valleys carve through the rugged terrain - the Aveyron and the Tarn - creating a series of high plateaux and deeply etched valleys. The plateaux tend to be covered in sheep pasture and moorland and the valleys clothed in thick forest, often sweet chestnut, pine or beech.


Rodez is the capital but Millau and St Affrique are also major players in the urban stakes ... although many would consider them all quiet country towns. There are vineyards west of Rodez - the Marcillac AOC - mainly reds but excellent rough wines. The Aubrac plateau is the home of a famous breed of cattle, reputed for their meat. But the main culinary claim to fame of the Aveyron is without doubt that prince of cheeses - Roquefort. Between St Affrique and Millau lies the village of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon with its immense limestone caves where the cheeses are carefully matured.


The south of the Aveyron is the wildest and most deserted part of the department: the land rises in the SW to Lacaune in the Tarn which offers cross-country ski facilities. In the SE lies the great plateau of Larzac, where sheep out-number humans ten to one.






- 4-storey building in historic centre

- 2 independent gites/sc apartments

- fabulous contemporary loft

- 400m² living surface

- 700m² total usable area

- possibility roof terrace

- 1 minute markets and shops

- 40 minutes airport

- 5 minutes train station

- very reasonable asking price






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- Gite complex near Mazamet

- Entire hamlet for sale €350k


- renovated hamlet at Plaisance


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