Ref. CD-2961 This is a very special opportunity to obtain a home offering an abundance of charm, character and potential!
Situated in a sleepy hamlet in the Limousin countryside is this pretty, part renovated one-bedroom stone house with attached barn. Set within grounds of 15,455 m2 you will find pretty gardens, outdoor eating areas, woodland, two lakes, a well, and a wonderful old piggery. One of the lakes is spring fed, so it could be used as a swimming area, while the other is a well-stocked fishing lake.
Approaching the property you immediately notice the beautiful topography of the terrain and the overwhelming sense of serenity.
Entering the house, you arrive in an open plan kitchen and dining area measuring 35.5m2. The freestanding kitchen is simple, but in keeping with the French farmhouse style, and the room itself benefits from many charming features, including wooden beams and exposed stonework, a large fireplace and an impressive stone sink, all of which are ready to be brought back to their original beauty. Above this room is a spacious attic, which could be transformed into a second bedroom, if desired, while beneath it there is a very useful cellar.
A door on the left opens into a comfortable living room of 20.5m2 featuring more wooden beams and another fireplace, from where a wooden staircase leads to a double bedroom with an en-suite WC and shower room, measuring a total of 18m2. This area of the property sits on a second cellar and has been renovated to a very high standard using top quality materials and is very well insulated, although some minor works remain outstanding to achieve its full potential. The bedroom in particular benefits from a top-hung Velux roof window, bringing light and air to the room, and allowing its occupants to sleep under the stars.
The house is heated by two very efficient and cosy wood burners, and the front aspect is double-glazed. Drainage is via a septic tank, which the current owners installed three years ago.
The attached barn measures approximately 96m2, making this a great space for extending the living area and adding further bedrooms, as it has the potential to be accessed internally as well as externally. Ideal for older children, an extended family, or a second income!
Famous for its rolling landscapes, and bursting with countryside charm, the Haute-Vienne is full of forests, lakes and rivers, with magnificent chateaux rising up from the granite, and with a population below the national average, it is the perfect place for those seeking a tranquil retreat. The capital, Limoges, is steeped in history, while those in search of the great outdoors will be spoilt for choice with two regional parks, Périgord-Limousin and Millevaches, in the department. These are perfect for hiking, cycling, horse-riding and other outdoor activities.
The nearest town with day-to-day amenities (convenience store, boulangerie, pharmacie, etc.) and a railway station with direct trains to Limoges and Périgueux is Bussière-Galant, which is just a 7-minute drive away from the property. You will also find many more shops, a large selection of supermarkets and restaurants, a hospital, a cinema, and a leisure centre in nearby Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche. There is an airport at Limoges (40 minutes away) with direct flights to and from the UK and the rest of Europe, and the A20 and A89 motorways are both easily accessible.