Four-bed stone village house with approximately 1830ft² of living space built at the end of the 19th Century and incorporating a former butcher’s shop. The house’s interior has character with its old decorative elements, such as oak parquet floors, mosaic tiled floors, molded ceilings, stone, or marble fireplaces, etc. The ca. 650ft² old commercial premises taking up the left wing of the house, can be added to the living space or used to create a separate accommodation. An adjoining garage, a workshop / boiler room, as well as a large building with a convertible attic within a secluded and wooded park round up this property.
The dwellingThe main entrance to the house is from the street side on a large entrance lobby (130ft²) with a solid wood staircase and a stairlift. Behind it, a storage room (54ft²) with fitted wardrobes and the staircase leading down to the cellar located under the commercial area. To the right of the entrance, the kitchen (226ft²) with a large stone fireplace and small mosaic tiled floors. To the right of this room, an old stone annex comprising of an office (75ft²) and another entrance hall (54ft²) has been integrated into the house and has made it possible to add a living room space (130ft²) to the former dining room (324ft²) located behind the kitchen, on the garden side. An open fireplace was put in there and you can access the garden through some French doors.
On the first floor, a landing area (150ft²) leads to four beautiful bedrooms (2x194ft², 215ft² and 226ft²) with marble fireplaces, wood panelled fitted wardrobes, large, slatted oak floors, - and a family bathroom with a WC (43ft²).
On the second floor, a large 645ft² convertible attic with a double dormer window.
It will be necessary to update the interior decoration, sanitary facilities, electricity, and insulation. Except for the business part of the buildings, the windows of the house are double glazed PVC, and it is connected to mains’ drainage.
The shopThe rest of the house and buildings have been converted with what used to be the bakery and then the butcher's shop in mind. Those used to be within the left wing of the original house. The shop’s dedicated entrance is on the street side with a large front window (floor area of 194ft²). Once inside, you are immediately thrown back in time, the look is exactly how it originally was: the mosaic tiled floor, the glass shelves, the counter with the cash register, the cold stores… everything is here. A rear door gives access to a kitchen (150ft²) with a sink, the hot water of which is supplied by a bottled gas fired water heater. To the left of the kitchen, a stone annex has been integrated into the house and is connected to it. It comprises of a cooking lab (approximately 16m²) with a WC and a separate garage at the front (355ft²) with a door on the main street side. If you wish to create an apartment in the business premises, the exterior door from the lab, which leads to a side street, would be ideal for creating a separate entrance.
OutbuildingsThe former professional kitchens used to be behind the house in the existing boiler room (approximately 430ft²). It is a rendered block building with a flat concrete roof and large windows to the front, adjacent to the commercial part of the house. A door now closed off, but which can be reopened, leads into the current lab. It houses the oil-fired central heating tank and boiler. As the boiler has not been in use for several years, it will be up to the future owner to have it checked before using it again.
Next to the boiler room, but without a connecting door, is a large garage / workshop (970ft² of floor space) with rendered block walls and a natural slate roof, two large doors and a small side door. It can easily park several vehicles, large and small. The ceiling is over 10ft high. There is a similarly sized attic above it with a chestnut floor, a dormer, and a gable window.
The parkThe land of the house is fully fenced, tarmacked in front of the storage buildings and accessible via a double sliding gate. The rest of the garden consists of a lawn lined with box hedges and planted with ornamental trees.
Access and amenitiesYou have a great opportunity here to develop a beautiful family home and/or to recreate a small "food" or craft business about 40 minutes from Limoges’ city center. The village with its 700-odd inhabitants is part of the Millevaches en Limousin regional park and has a bakery, a corner supermarket, a chemist’s, a primary school, a bar-restaurant, a fishing lake and an idyllic setting that is typical of the Limousine countryside.
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