Pretty stone family house built renovated in the 1980s with an enclosed ¼ acre flat plot of land set back from a small departmental road on the edge of a village with local shops part of the Millevaches in Limousin regional park.
The dwellingThe house is built partly over a cellar and consists on the ground floor of a 96ft² central entrance hall with large oak cupboards. To its right, the 118ft² fitted kitchen and a spacious 177 ½ ft² North-facing bedroom facing with solid chestnut floors. To the left of the entrance, two former rooms over chestnut floors have been turned into a 226ft² living room with an open fireplace and good ceiling heights of 8 ¾ feet. From the entrance, a landing with a separate WC provides access to the 48 ½ ft² bathroom, which built-in bathtub was replaced a few years ago by a large shower with easy access for people with reduced mobility. Finally, at the rear of the house, on the North side, a large North-and-East facing 194ft² boiler/utility room with a wooden staircase leading up to the first floor and a stone one down to the cellar. This room which needs finishing / modernizing has French doors opening out to the garden and houses the oil-fired central heating system (Chappée branded boiler dating from 2005). The oil tank is buried right next to the house. The hot water is produced by an old 200-litre electric tank (1990).
On the first floor, a landing leads to two 150ft² and 161ft² bedrooms with pretty chestnut parquet floors, a 48 ½ ft² storage and a large 377ft² convertible attic also on chestnut floors which should enable to create additional bedrooms and a bathroom if so wished. Insulation is provided by rolls of glass wool over the ceilings of the 1st floor converted rooms and over the floors of the convertible attic, as well as by multilayer insulation between the ground floor joists. The natural slate roof, with its oak frame was renovated about 20 years ago and all the old iron hooks securing the slates were replaced with stainless steel hooks. The electrical installation is dated and requires general updating. The house is connected to a septic tank, the installation of which is awaiting a survey.
The gardenThe house has a front garden wall with a fence over it, as well as single and double gates so that you can park your vehicle off-road. A South-facing Garden with trees and flowers and a paved stone terrace is in front of the building. There is a passageway on each side allowing you to go around the house, although the right-hand side is for pedestrians only. A fence separates the house from the neighbour's barn. The land is completely fenced-in and in good condition and the rear of the land is accessible from a small communal road. You could, if you wished, create a garage on that side with a secondary car access, as both plots of land for sale are fully buildable. The land is flat and consists of a lawn and a few trees.
Amenities and accessThe property is about two minutes’ walk from the village centre, its primary school and its local shops. It is about 10 minutes by car from the village of Saint-Germain-les-Belles with its swimming lake and 15 minutes from that of Châteauneuf-la-Forêt. Limoges centre is ca. 40 minutes’ drive away and its international airport 50 minutes away.
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