Stone and half-timbered house built during the first half of the 17th Century, which was once a set of 3 different houses, and which is now a large 5 bed family house. Located in the historic centre of the town, few properties can benefit from such a beautiful garden with flower beds, trees and shrubs, a paved terrace with a canopied part and a separate garage. A very beautiful fully renovated house with the possibility of creating a separate guest accommodation. A fantastic opportunity!
The HouseWhen you arrive in front of it, you see that this house is old, but its front façade doesn’t give you, because you do not suspect that you can enjoy a characterful and well laid out 2800ft² living space. The house is made up of three levels, with on the ground floor a secluded entrance hall (107ft²) guarded by an old double thickness studded entrance door. The room has a separate toilet and an oak hatch with a pulley opening system, in order to access the vaulted cellar below. To the left of the entrance, a glass door opens onto an old garage (334ft²) with a utility area. The room is currently used for storage but is more or less fully converted, except for the bare concrete floor, as there are central heating radiators, the ceiling is insulated, and the garage door has been replaced with large glass wooden doors to let in light and there is a secondary solid oak front door. All the walls are of carefully pointed stone and there is a hatch in the ceiling to access a bedroom above. There was a spiral staircase there which was removed by the owners. This part of the house, added to the large room and the bedroom with adjoining games room above, could be turned into a guest house for who so wishes.
Behind the entrance hall, a stone and wood stairwell leads to the upper floors, then a large living room (592ft²) with a tiled floor, exposed beams, pointed walls and a stone fireplace in which sits a pretty round wood stove. There is an open plan fitted and equipped kitchen (140ft²) connected to it. These two spaces open out to the West-facing paved terrace through some French doors.
On the first floor, a central landing over a chestnut floor leads, through a thick stone wall, to a bedroom (130ft²) and an ensuite games room (172ft²), which we mentioned above. These two rooms have a sloping ceiling, the upper part of which exceeds 13ft. From the landing, two additional bedrooms (194ft² and 280ft²), an office (130ft²) with no outside window, a dressing room (21 ½ ft²), a master bathroom (118ft²) with bath and shower cubicle and a separate WC/handbasin round up this floor.
On the second floor, the staircase leads in a mezzanine up to the attic which has been completely converted with pretty chestnut floors, into a large living room (312ft²) with fitted cupboards, pointed stone walls and exposed beams and two large Velux windows. Finally, two decent sized bedrooms with each a Velux window (130ft² and 140ft²).
The GardenThe approx. 430ft² West-facing terrace is a real "icing on the cake" that is this house. It has a large, canopied area allowing you to eat al fresco with family or friends. This roof also protects the Viessmann city gas central heating/hot water system, which the house is fitted with.
A small stone wall separates the terrace from the raised lawn area planted with well-maintained trees and shrubs. A high stone wall separates our garden from the neighbour's. On the end of the lawned area, a timber shed with Roman tiled roof, then a wooden staircase leads down to further shrubbed plot and to a single-car garage, which the owners built and use to store wood and tools. The terrace and the garden are above street level and there are two secondary pedestrian accesses to get down there. You can therefore enjoy the house’s exterior without the fear of being seen by passers-by or neighbours. The two streets bordering the property being narrow, there is almost no motorized passage, and you can hear the birds singing more than anything else, except, from time to time, for the bells of the close-by medieval church.
AccessThe property is located in the historic centre of the pretty Limousin town of Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat. You are close to the shops, schools, and attractions that it possesses. Limoges’s centre is half-an-hour away. Allow ten minutes more to reach Bellegarde airport.
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