REDUCED in price - Here is a prime example of a post war 'Bourgeois House', which has been well renovated with a view to keeping all of its original charm. The main building proudly stands out and its stone basement is divided into several areas: a spacious garage with a private parking spot on the front, a staircase to the upper floors, a cellar, a workshop and finally a boiler room that houses the dual central heating system on oil / wood, the user being able to select his / her preferred heating method at any time.
Past a few steps up to the entrance, not without noticing the finely maintained gardens in the process and you are inside the house. You first step into the wide entrance hall with its colourful floor tiling, then on the left, into the 25m2 (270 sqft) front room / library with its wood burner that feeds the central heating system. The room is bright and displays warm visual tones with its exposed beamed ceiling and its fine slatted solid wood floors. You feel like sitting in one of the comfy leather armchairs to read your book in front of the fire.
On the other side of the corridor lies the large 35m2 (377 sqft) living / dining room. Pastel colours on the walls, polished wooden floors, beautiful decor, elegantly carved stone chimney, everything takes you back to the house's original splendour. The room is bathed in sunlight thanks to its multiple windows. You can climb down a few steps to the south-facing terrace and landscaped gardens through its large French windows.
At the end of the ground floor corridor, there is the fully fitted 14m2 (150 sqft) kitchen where the family can have its daily meals. French windows with some steps lead you down to the vegetable garden.
Back to the ground floor landing where there is a separate toilet / cloakroom and a door to the basement, you can then take the polished wooden stairs to go up to the upper floors.
On the first floor, there is a spacious landing area on solid wood floors. To your immediate left, the first 9m2 (97 sqft) bedroom. To your right a large 19m2 (205 sqft) second bedroom and between these two rooms, a stylish bathroom fitted with a cast iron roll top bath, a washbasin with a cut-glass wall lamp and mirror and a toilet.
Finally, the 35m2 (377 sqft) master bedroom with its own private shower room (with shower, basin and toilet) and dressing room. Some large French windows open to a balcony so that you may enjoy the dominant views over the park in all its splendour. Nothing beats this to start a new day!
But that's not all as the stairs continue to the second floor.
To your left and in front of you, the fourth and fifth bedrooms, 13m2 (140 sqft) and 17m2 (183 sqft) big respectively, both served by a common 9m2 (97 sqft) bathroom.
To the right of the landing, a roomy attic of about 35m2 (377 sqft) means you can store quite a few things there. In the garden, old stone pigsties with a natural slate roof have been turned into a garden shed to store tools and the tractor-mower.
There is also an old 70m2 (755 sqft) stone barn on two floors with running water and electricity, which is currently used as an artist's studio and garden shed, but which could also be used as an office or even as a friends' guest house.
The property's magnificent plot is entirely enclosed with walls and hedges, is flat and is 3500m2 (almost an acre) big. Here come the garden-parties with the family or friends!
The land includes a vegetable garden, a large lawned area with various fruit trees such as apple trees, cherry trees, walnut trees, shrubs and ornamentals, as well as larger trees.
All this space and yet, you are not in the middle of nowhere, but next to a small quiet street a few steps away from a village with local shops such as a chemist's, a primary school, a bar and tobacconist, a restaurant, a small supermarket. A larger village with all the amenities (of which a large supermarket, a middle school, sports clubs, cinema, etc.) is a ten minute drive.
Limoges is 40 km (25 miles) away and its international airport 50 minutes.
Location: In a village
Lot size: Approx. 3357 m2
Type: Maison de village
Year of construction: After 1950
Surface area: Approx. 230 m2
Number of rooms: 8
Number of bedrooms: 5
Sanitation: Number of bathrooms : 3
Bathroom(s) with Bath, Shower, Sink, Toilet
Drainage system: Mains drainage
Heating: Built-in fireplace
Central heating system on oil
Central heating system on wood
Outbuildings: Number of barns : 1
Agency Fees paid by the vendor
The department of Haute-Vienne is in the region of Limousin and boasts a varied landscape of forests, countryside and lakes that attract many tourists each year looking for a range of activities including walking, fishing, sailing, boating and skiing.
In addition, the department has a strong historical and cultural heritage and the landscape is dotted with Roman churches, abbeys and fortified castles. Beautiful man-made beaches are easily accessible and are a good alternative for a great day out. In particular, the Lake of Vassiviere, created in 1950, is extremely popular with visitors.
It is sometimes known as the Land of a Thousand Lakes, the Limousin and its Haute-Vienne department offer beautiful and preserved landscapes. Waterfalls sparkling in the middle of rocks and trees, myriads of flowers and impressive dense forests are the kind of treasures that can be discovered in the department.
Transport links are good too, the easy and cheap access from the United Kingdom with companies as Ryanair or from French cities made that Limoges and the Haute-Vienne became an attractive destination. There is also a project of enlargement for Limoges’ airport.
The department has a semi-continential climate with summer temperatures in the mid 20’s, perfect for enjoying the scenery.
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