This 3-bed bungalow, built in the 1960’s and enlarged in the early 1970’s, is located at the end of a quiet village just 10 minutes from the Limoges – Brive-la-Gaillarde road axis. The building in good general condition, but the interior decoration of which will need an update, would make an ideal secondary / holiday home with its ca. 215ft² South-West facing roofed terrace and its beautiful wooded and enclosed park of over 1 acre.
The dwelling The older part of the house is raised over a cellar as well as a crawl space and consists of a small entrance lobby (22ft²) with, to its left, bedroom 1 (ca. 140ft²) on well-maintained solid chestnut parquet floors and with full height fitted wardrobes. To the right of the entrance, a basically fitted kitchen with a tiled floor (ca. 150ft²) where you can have your daily meals and to its right bedroom 2 (140ft²) with solid chestnut parquet floors and a small cellar accessible from an outside door.
From the kitchen a door gives access to the extension via a hallway (ca. 75ft²), to a cozy tiled lounge-dining room (approx. 20m²) with granite surround built-in fireplace and French doors opening onto the canopied terrace. Family bathroom (45ft²) with bath and bidet and separate toilet. Bedroom 3 (118ft²) with parquet floors and private access to an office / library (97ft²) and French doors to the terrace.
The old asbestos roof was changed to a new tin roof a few years ago. The house is heated via a bespoke built-in fireplace and electric radiators. Hot water is supplied through a relatively new 200-litre electric water tank. The original windows still in good condition have been overglazed and new solid wooden shutters fitted. Electricity works, but could benefit from an update, as well as improved insulation for year-round use. On the other hand, here there is no costly update of the septic tank required, because the house was not long ago connected to mains drainage.
The outbuildings You will no doubt enjoy the presence of a garage (226ft²), a summer workshop / kitchen (193ft²) and a woodshed (140ft²). These are practical spaces for storing and keeping things tidy.
The Garden An undeniable asset of this property is its magnificent South-west facing park, enclosed and planted with many fruit trees as well as various conifers, gently sloping down from the house. A small part of the garden is in front of the house lined with a stone wall, a fence and a double gate to be able to park your vehicles privately on your land.
Amenities and access We are in the village of La Porcherie, which has just over 500 inhabitants with a bar-restaurant-bread store, and which is just 5 minutes by car from Saint-Germain-les-belles with its primary school, middle school, swimming lake, sports facilities, tourism, health, and local shops. Central Limoges is 30 minutes’ drive via the motorway and its international airport 45 minutes.
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