Price including 3.96% agency fees to be paid by the buyer.
Price excluding agency fees €240000 / £207662.0376
Whilst walking around this amazing restoration taking measurements, I stopped for a while to watch a fox with her cubs playing in the farmers’ fields behind the house; something I suppose you take for granted when you live in such a wonderfully private and tranquil setting.
The chemin leading to the house is owned at its start by the local farmer, then as you get closer to the farmer’s barn, it changes ownership to two very lucky people.
The current owners came to France in 1997 and bought a typical French Farmhouse in ruins; since then they have renovated and updated the farmhouse, whilst still keeping its original charm and then cleverly continued through on the upper level into the barn and outbuilding areas, giving individuality to both areas and the next lucky occupants a plethora of options for family living and guest accommodation; and/or an income from gîtes, or B & B.
They have finished it off with a beautifully private 12 x 5m swimming pool (2m deep at one end); simply stunning…. anything is possible with this home.
Saint-Léger-Magnazeix is 5 minutes’ drive away and Lussac-les-Églises is a 10-minute drive, both have shops, bars and restaurants.
Le Dorat is around 18 minutes away and is the traditional capital of the Basse Marche. Within the ramparts of this ancient town are some fine examples of Romanesque architecture, including the Collegiale Saint-Pierre-de-Dorat. The surrounding area has all year round attractions including horse racing (French style) sound and light shows; craft days; All year round markets as well as concerts, tennis, cinema, fishing, sailing and windsurfing in nearby locations.
Getting to the area is easy with flights from many UK airports into Limoges (59 minutes) and trains in Le Dorat itself; having links to services to Poitiers train station where you have TGV connections to Paris, Bordeaux, London & Brussels.
The house has mains water and electricity; drainage is to a fosse. Gas central heating is installed, in the old farmhouse side of the property, the other side of the house has modern electric radiators. The end barn is wired for underfloor heating, but the project in there has stopped now due to the sale. The roof is in very good condition and broadband is available.
For anyone looking for a smallholding setting, an idyllic retreat B & B or Gîte Business or just somewhere totally private to retreat to then look no further; this is the perfect solution.
Salle de Vie - 8 x 7.5m with tiled floors, fully fitted kitchen with island, wood burning fire, double window and French doors to back terraces, French doors and 4 panel double height windows with central French doors to front of property, doors to storeroom, bathroom and barn and stairs to the most amazing minstrel gallery/mezzanine.
Store Room - 5 x 3.7m which is currently shelved out and used as an amazing pantry, but could just as easily be an office or even a bedroom if a window was placed at the front of the property
Bathroom - 2.7 x 2.7m with shower, vanity unit with hand basin and W.C.
Stairs from the Salle de Vie lead to……
Gallery - 10.6 x 8m and 4.7 x 3.4m with wood floors, exposed beams and A frames. Dual aspect Velux windows giving this area the most wonderful light, ideal for painting.
Gallery Mezzanine - 4.7 x 3.4m a great bonus space
Bedroom 1 - 4.7 x 2.7m with exposed beam and Velux window
En-Suite - 3.5 x 2m 3.4 x 3m with wood floor, shower cubicle, vanity unit with hand basin, bidet, W.C. and Velux window.
Bedroom 2 (The Wooden Bedroom) -3.6 x 3.5m .1 x 3.1m with exposed beam, and Velux window
NB: Above the wooden bedroom is storage space of approx. 3.6 x 3.7m
Office/Day Room - 8 x 3.1m
Master Bedroom - 5 x 3.1m with double window to front of house and door to balcony/walkway leading to sewing room.
Master Bedroom En Suite - 3 x 3.1m with exposed beams, sunken bath, hand basin and W.C.
Master Bedroom Walk in Wardrobe - 2.7 x 2.5m
Stairs lead down into the second section of the house/gîte …
Gîte Ground Floor only
Under stair cupboard - 1 x 2m
Open Plan Living/Dining Room - 8 x 4m with tiled floor, exposed beams original fireplace and window and door to front and doors to back of gîte and pool terrace
Kitchen Area - 3.4 x 2.4m with tiled floor, fitted units and window looking towards swimming pool
Bedroom 1 - 4.3 x 3.4m with tiled floor, exposed beams and window to front of gîte.
Bedroom 2 - 3 x 3.5m with tiled floor and window to front of gîte
Bathroom - 3.7 x 3.5m with tiled floor, white beams, shower cubicle, bath with show attachment, hand basin, W.C. and doors to back terrace.
To the left of the Main House….
2 Gable end lean to buildings of 3 x 2m each, for renovation
Attached Barn - 8 x 6.5m with a second floor the same size. The ground floor is already wired for underfloor heating and has a door into the main salle de vie of the house.
To the Right of the Main House/Gîte
Workshop - 6 x 6.8 with second floor used as a….
Sewing/Craft Room - 6 x 7.5m with a walkway/balcony connecting it to the Master Bedroom and external stairs to front gardens.
NB: This could be another dwelling
Stone Potting Shed - 4 x 3.5m
Stone Garden Equipment Shed - 3.4 x 3.3m
Log Store - 10.2 x 1.7m
Stone Storage Shed - 1.8 x 1.7m
Stone Central Heating Shed - 1.7 x 1.5m
Landscaped Gardens to the back of the property with
Swimming Pool – 12 x 5m with a 2m deep end and surrounded by a paved patio/sun terrace.
Covered Sitting/Eating Area at the back of the property
Chicken Coop - with fenced area for chickens to the front of the house
Mare - Large pond
Orchard with ….
Well - Free water is always a bonus!
All of the above is set on just over 5 acres with a private chemin as the only access, no one comes up the chemin unless they are the local farmer (who has a barn just before the house), invited or lost!
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