Pretty renovated farmhouse with 1 2/3 acre on the edge of a small hamlet, away from any main road, but only a few minutes from the small town of Eymoutiers, known for its historic centre on the banks of the river Vienne and for its weekly farmers' market. It has a beautiful and large barn and an adjoining bread oven, a large pigsty, a storage shed and beautiful enclosed flat land of over 1 2/3 acre. There is a spring arriving in front of the house, with a fountain and a large watering trough. The property can be used as a holiday home or lived in all year round with a large vegetable garden, animals, a small agricultural business, market gardeners take note! The place is charming, quiet, but not isolated. Come see for yourself…
The HouseSet between its bread oven on its left and its barn on its right, the 900ft² South-facing dwelling stands out from its neighbouring buildings by its bull's eye windows on the top of its rendered facade. It consists of two main rooms on the ground floor: the entrance door opens onto the fitted and equipped kitchen-dining room of 204ft² with a wood burner within the original fireplace. On the right, the 236ft² living room with solid chestnut floor is just above a cellar.
An exposed staircase leads up to the first floor, where a landing opens onto a 108ft² bedroom and a 32ft² shower room-WC, on the North side. On the South side, a second bedroom of 108ft² and an 86ft² child's bedroom (or an office). A retractable staircase gets you up to the convertible attic above. Please note that the house is sold fully furnished.
Some renovation work will be required: the bathroom having suffered water damage; it will have to be redecorated. The false ceiling in the kitchen was removed following this damage. You can choose to install a new ceiling or re-varnish the beams and leave them exposed. The electricity is functional, but however not up to the latest regs. The same goes for the septic tank. On the other hand, what is not required here: insulating wool has been laid in the cellar and on the attic floor. The roof of the house and part of the barn is recent with a waterproof membrane under the roof, as well as that of the bread oven. All the windows and doors of the house are double glazed with reinforced insulation and the shutters are recent. Heating is provided via a wood burner and electric radiators. Hot water comes from an electric water tank lodged in the attic.
The outbuildingsIf you wish to increase the living area of the house by about 650ft², you can do so by creating an opening towards the adjacent old vegetable cellar and its hayloft above. Their ground and 1st floors can be connected to those of the house. The barn itself has a shared wall the veg cellar. It consists of two separate floors: three stables on the ground floor accessible from the front and a 1400ft² hay barn on the 1st floor accessible on the North side by a large door.
In front of this set of buildings, a courtyard, and old pigsties with a tiled roof of 1076ft² of useable space over two levels. All its openings face North, as the exterior wall to the South lines the edge of the property and overlooks a small rural path. Adjacent to the pigsties, an awning of almost 540ft² under which stands a room connected to the pigsties. Finally, a 130ft² closed shed adjacent to the awning rounds up this set of buildings. Behind the house there is an open hangar of over 2700ft² of floor space with an asbestos roof. Part of it is attached to the back of the barn.
The landCovering an area of more than 1 2/3 acre, the property’s land is flat and completely enclosed by a stone wall at the front, with that of the pigsties, high tree hedges and fences at the rear. You can see your neighbours’ houses nearby, but they don’t overlook you. The plot is divided in two parts: the part in front of the house forms a courtyard and a large private parking space enclosed by an imposing double metal gate. There is a garden in front of the pigsties with a barbecue. And then the fountain in front of the house with a large drinking trough (which was used to hand wash clothes a long time ago) where the gentle sound of water lulls you during the day. There is water all year round for animals or a market gardening activity. The larger part of the land spreads out behind the house and the barn and on the West-facing side. There is a second gate from the communal road to access the hay barn at the back. You can have everything you need here to create a small agricultural activity around vegetables, plants, or aromatic herbs with a professional space in the pigsties. The end result production can be sold every week on the Eymoutiers market a few minutes’ drive away...
AccessThe property is 5 minutes from Eymoutiers, its supermarket, shops and other amenities, 10 minutes from Châteauneuf-la-Forêt and its swimming lake and 35 minutes from Limoges. Brive and Limoges airports are just over an hour and 50 minutes away respectively.
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