Pretty house built during the first half of the 20th century, carefully renovated over the last 10 years, and located at the end of a cul-de-sac with another inhabitant. It lies on the edge of a hamlet removed from main roads. You benefit from a large, landscaped plot of more than 2 ½ acres with a multitude of different plant/tree species and a private natural spring that waters all of it all year round. You also own large well-maintained outbuildings: one barn of 56’ x 28’ and another barn of 36’ x 28’ with a workshop, as well as a stone house from the beginning of the 19th century with a recent roof, and even a roofed terrace. The surrounding countryside and peace can really be appreciated there. Come and discover this unique property as soon as possible! The main house Not too big, not too small, and very cosy, are the words that spring to mind when you walk through the front door of this pretty 3-bed stone house, which does not look like it’s a hundred years old, although it is! You come in through a closed wrought iron and glass porch (4’2” x 8’3”) and into the fully tiled living room (ca. 452sqft) over a recent insulated block-and-beam floor. A large ceiling metal beam made it possible to remove the load-bearing partition walls and open up the space. This space is well heated thanks to the ten-year-old Jøtul 14kW log burner installed within one of the two existing chimney flues. The open-plan kitchen-living room is fitted out with custom-made solid wood cabinets. A sliding door opens onto a pantry/utility room (6’ x 7’) with solid metal shelves. The room has separate toilet next to it (3’2” x 7’) with custom-made built-in cupboards. The door from the living room opens onto a south-facing terrace where you can enjoy the peace and quiet and the beautiful garden. A solid wooden staircase with ceramic tile-fitted risers, giving a lovely exotic touch, runs up to the first floor onto a landing/corridor (ca. 80sqft) with solid chestnut flooring. This gives access to 2 bedrooms (10’1” x 12’8” & 12’3” x 14’6”), the largest of which is used as an office. The room faces West on the front façade-side and has custom-built storage with large sliding doors. The other bedroom, on the East side, also over solid chestnut floors, like on the 1st and 2nd floors of this house, has pretty hand-made rendered walls. Between the two bedrooms, a family bathroom (9’2” x 10’1”), with a shower cubicle, washbasin cabinet, toilet and heated towel rail, makes up the rooms on this floor. From the 1st floor landing, a door reveals the ceramic tile-decorated staircase leading up to the attic converted into a large loft. The room (12’3” x 21’6”) has 2 Velux windows allowing lots of light in. A built-in cupboard was created in a corner of the room by recycling old wardrobe doors. There is a sleeping area, an office/library area, and a lounge area. All that’s missing is the kitchen area and you would have a real “home within a home” there! From a technical point of view, the house is in a very healthy condition with a renovated natural slate roof insulated with wood wool panels and multi-layer insulation. The walls throughout the house were also insulated with wood wool. The former wooden beamed ground floor over the cellar was replaced by a latest generation insulated block-and-beam floor. The cellar is accessible from the outside. The house’s drainage network is connected to an eco-friendly phytopurification system that meets current regulations. The larch double-glazed joinery and high-quality shutters are in excellent condition, despite being 10 years’ old. It’s ready to move into and you can by all means start enjoying the place immediately. Several outbuildings You will benefit from two beautiful barns and an old house, laid including the main house, around a private courtyard. The first barn, with its floor area of approximately 40’ x 23’ and its many former stables provides several very practical spaces, a garage that can park two cars in a single row, a room where the owners store their firewood, an open barn allowing them to store more wood, and more vehicles (as well as a campervan or a tractor if necessary). The second barn, with a surface area of approximately 36’ x 26’, adjoins the first one and has been partially converted into a workshop (25’9” x 11’3”) with a striking-looking mosaic tiled front wall, is laid over a concrete floor, has windows on the gable and full insulation (walls and ceilings). A wood burner heats the space, which can of course be used all year round. If you feel like doing a nice renovation project, an old house of ca. 39’ x 23’ per floor over two floors with an almost new flat clay-tiled roof, would make a good guest house or workspace. The “kitchen” has a large stone fireplace and a pebble floor that are just waiting for you to renovate them... Not forgetting a small, roofed gravelled terrace next to the house to enjoy this beautiful property’s exterior. The garden The landscaped garden of this property is a magnificent and very rare place in the area with its dozens of species of trees and shrubs, fruit trees and ornaments, all perfectly maintained. An old garage has been converted into a covered terrace. A lovely (shady) spot for a book, the newspaper, lunch or dinner al fresco. The roof of this terrace is made of corrugated asbestos. The garden is completely fenced in. A spring flows along the bottom edge of the garden next to a neighbouring plot of woodland. The spring does not belong to the owners, but they hold a water right written in their deeds ensuring them long-term access. They maintain this access to free water and use it to water their superb garden. Access and amenities The property is approximately 35 minutes from Limoges and 45 minutes from its international airport. It is less than 10 minutes from the amenities of Saint Germain les Belles, around ten minutes from Linards’ or Châteauneuf la Forêt’s.
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