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Listed 12th Century Priory for Sale.

€692,000

Reception Rooms: 3
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 2
Land: 0.29 ha

Reference: B8-8191TS
692,000
£ 609,860
$ 786,797

This imposing listed 12th Century Priory for sale near Villefranche-de-Rouergue has been listed ISMH for its South wing in 1928, its facades in 1925 and its roofs in 1952. Built on the foundations of a commanderie dating back to the 10th century, the property has a garden of 2,800m2 ( 0.29 hectares - 0.72 acres) with an inner courtyard. The Priory has retained its Chapter House, Hospitium, dungeon, refectory, cloisters and an underground room.

Overall the living area is of 200m2 with a kitchen and five bedrooms with shower rooms.

Ground Floor: Entrance via the cloisters to the chapter house, 36m2, a sacristy with the monks room, a passage to the fields, vaulted rooms, a hospitium of 80m2, a chapel of 105m2. The kitchen which is 50m2 is situated in the Keep.

First Floor: Accessed by two staircases. A wide corridor leads to the dormitory, six beautiful rooms including the bishop's bedroom, two
bathrooms and W.C.'s.

Second Floor: Two attics which could be converted, each of 140m2, lit by numerous windows.
Keep, 50m2.
In the cloister garden is an underground room.

This is a rare historic property which appears to be in a remarkable state of repair. There is scope to hold concerts or exhibitions and it would justify some additional work, since there could then be scope to accommodate guests in chambres d'hotes as this property is on the route of the pilgrims travelling to St Jacques de Compostelle.