This beautiful farmhouse built at the beginning of the 20th Century consists of a dwelling house with a single floor of 700 ft² of living space and a 600ft² convertible attic. The adjoining barn has a floor space of 1.550 ft², with two or even three useable levels. Gorgeous land of more than 7½ acres of meadows bordered by a stream surrounds the house, part of which is rented out until the end of 2025. A freehold area of just over 2½ acres can be used immediately by the happy future owner whether he be a nature lover, animal lover or both! The dream of living in the countryside without being overlooked could come true here ...
The interior You enter the bright house on the North-West side up a set of stairs directly onto the 170ft² kitchen with an old "honeycomb" patterned tiled floor. The traditional wood range is still in use here. To the right, a 145ft² dining room. Behind the kitchen, a 170ft² living room with chestnut parquet floors with patio doors opening out to the rear garden, on the South-Eastern side. There is a nice space to create a sun terrace, with or without a veranda. All rooms are on beautiful varnished chestnut parquet floors. To the right of the living room and behind the dining room, the only bedroom (150ft²) in the house. To the right of the dining room, an 86ft² bathroom with a bathtub and WC was fitted out in the 1980s, in a small part of the first floor of the adjoining barn. The windows to the front of the house are double glazed, only the rear patio door and the bedroom window remain to be changed.
Outbuildings The house has a cellar that is accessible from an exterior door at the front which accesses the boiler room housing the oil-fired central heating boiler.
At present, one goes up an external staircase to the 600ft² convertible attic on chestnut floors. It will be possible to install an internal staircase from one of the rooms on the ground floor and increase the living area to 1300ft² by creating at least two additional bedrooms with a bathroom, without having to touch the barn.
The barn consists of a stable of approximately 540ft² of floor space and a 650ft² hay barn. Attached to the barn, there is a 250ft² garage of floor space on two levels with front and back entrances, currently used as a workshop.
The exterior The property is fully fenced with an access gate and a large private courtyard with a water well and old rabbit hutches. There is a vegetable garden and an orchard, also fenced in. The freehold land around the house will be 2 ½ acres. The farmers will be exploiting the rest of the land (approx. 5 acres) until they retire at the end of 2025, consisting of meadows adjoining the property. The 5 acres will be totally freehold up from 2026. The land is bordered by a stream, part of which is diverted to arrive in a fishpond located in front of the house.
Access and amenities The house is located on the edge of a small country road and about a hundred yards from a B-road with little traffic. The house overlooks part of its land and thus benefits from a beautiful view of the Limousin countryside. There is no close neighbour and therefore no-one overlooking your property. Your closest neighbours will be the Limousine cows!
The property is only a few minutes from the village with amenities and a primary school of La Croisille sur Briance and a quarter of an hour from a larger village with all amenities, schools, as well as a swimming lake. Allow 40 minutes by car for Limoges centre and 50 and 55 minutes respectively for Limoges and Brive-la-Gaillarde airports.
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