This one is a real character house, lovingly restored by the current owner. Originally a barn and a house that had been abandoned for 100 years, the 2 buildings are linked by a glass tower to provide unique accommodation that is quirky and attractive.
Entering into the old barn side of the house, you arrive in a spacious, light-filled salon, with lovely features such as a flagstone floor, exposed stone walls and beams. There is a large wood burner to provide warmth on chilly winter evenings. Open stairs lead from the salon to the 1st floor. From the salon, there is also a study / occasional 4th bedroom, but this does have the convenience of a utility room and shower room adjoining.
The tower gives access to the old house, dating back to the C18th, perhaps even before. Here we discover the kitchen, with free standing units, plenty of space for a dining room table, and finally a cosy lounge, again with a fireplace & wood burner. A door leads out from the kitchen to the garden and pool area, whilst a door from the lounge gives access to the courtyard built on bedrock.
Upstairs you arrive at a lovely mezzanine area, a natural "bibliotheque", followed by the master bedroom, which has an en-suite bathroom.
Across the tower landing, there are 2 further bedrooms (Mansard style), oozing character, and they share a bathroom. There are low beams, but not a threat unless you are over 6' tall.
Beneath the house there are 2 caves, providing good storage space and could be useful as a utility area if required.
Outside, there are numerous sitting areas, offering a choice of shade or sunshine throughout all of the day. In front of the barn, the natural bedrock provides an unusual terrace with stone walls, and mature shrubs to offer a high degree of privacy. The salt water swimming pool 10 x 4.5 has a Roman End and a paved surround. From the pool there are glorious views across the local countryside to the pretty village of Turenne, and there are regular sunset specials to enjoy.
Above the pool, there is a lawn, and panoramic views that you cannot fail to enjoy. As well as a useful tool store, there is a 2 bay car-port, plus plenty of off-road parking.
In total there are 6 "Plus Beaux Villages de France" within a ½ hour drive, and many more tourist attractions nearby.
The area is now serviced by Brive / Vallée de la Dordogne airport, with flights to the Uk, Limoges is another option for flights. The A20 autoroute is about 20 minutes away, and toll free from the north.
Price € 371,000
Agency fees to be paid by buyer included: 6.00% inc vat
Price without fees: € 348,740
Price / sq metre: €/m² 1,932.29
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