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#156 🏅77%  REJECT • €120k • typical • hamlet • 470m² mini-hub • small old hotel close to typically pretty villages and valleys
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southern France — near Montauban, Albi, (Toulouse)
☃️11–17°☀️5🌧13 • 🍂15–25°☀️6🌧13
GOOD  🔨 effort
GOOD  🚌 transport
OKAY  ✈️ access
OKAY  🛒 shops
GOOD  🏙 towns
GOOD  🧗 activities
DODGY  ☀️ climate
GOOD  ⛰️ nature
GOOD  🌷 garden
OKAY  🏠 building
OKAY  🏘 hood
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Environment ✧ rolling agricultural river valley, with scrub woods and rocky gorges

Services ✧ none; shop and good resto 10mins bike/30mins walk; village 10mins drive/5mins train; towns 30mins train (last 8pm)

Access ✧ station at door: Toulouse 1h10, connecting for Paris (6h30) / night-train, Barcelona (5h30)

Notes ✧ price has been dropping over many years, also on private sale so may accept 100k
✦ used to be an important railyard and station at the split of two lines, with cement factory, since demolished leaving just a solar farm and a few houses with no services
✦ several attractive villages 15mins (Najac, St Antonin-Noble-Val), 2 good towns 30mins (Gaillac, Villefranche); 2 bigger towns 45mins (Montauban, Albi); Albi can be reached with a train change in 1h
✦ there's guignette popup riverside cafe 5mins bike/30mins walk; and a resturant a similar distance on way to paths
✦ no immeditely neighbouring paths, but might be possible to hack one from the top of the land; otherwise 20–30mins along road whence there's a very pretty valley with different length loops; 15mins drive to several good steep river valley spots with long trails; 30mins to dense forests
✦ the main local village (10mins) is well serviced, with an indoor climbing arena, via ferrata, kayaking, riding and starting point for hikes
✦ the river valley is good for swimming (in summer)
✦ both the adjacent villages have biking trails, and the 30mins to reach one is just over 5mins by train increasing reach
small though has 14 bedrooms on two floors with restaurant and bar below, but more common space would be needed so some would be eliminated, however building a conservatory onto the patio should be possible
✦ on a road in a hamlet and directly opposite an impresive station building
✦ the road is moderately important but carries only local traffic and is midway between larger towns thus traffic goes away rather than through, except summer holidays; in any case the road is divided at this section by a median with trees
✦ 200m2 roadside patio, but could have a wall; 1800m2 south facing land behind the building sloping up the hillside with views across the valley
about 130m2 main footprint with 3 floors and attic (3rd floor rooms could be mezzanine); 2 50m2 annexes
✦ there's a big empty warehouse next door if expansion were desired; more interesting is a huge old mill… and indeed the station building itself is for sale, alternatively there's a big empty mill building on the river local bus twice daily from door to some villages and Montauban (1h15) fibre is deployed; there is one mobile mast with very good signal for a single provider and another for 3 providers with fair signal
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