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The house and yard
A 17th-century detached house in the heart of France in the Creuse department in the municipality of Mainsat. Quite located on half an acre of land overlooking valley and hills. No neighbors in a 300-metre radius. Total rest.
Once this was a small farm, traditionally constructed from natural stone and heavy oak beams, with a man-high fireplace in the living room. Characteristic of this region.
The building was fast becoming a ruin until it was completely renovated in 2007, while maintaining all the authentic details but to the demands of our time. New roof, new hardwood frames with double glazing, boiler, new water pipes and electrics and a classic but luxurious bathroom. For the disposal of
the water was also installed in the same year.
The living room is centered around the large traditional fireplace containing a wood-burning stove that can be both open and closed. In combination with the original natural stone floor and the robustly upholstered walls (with visible stones around the frames), the house exudes an ancient atmosphere of peace and simplicity.
The living room gives access to the semi-open kitchen with oak worktop and old ceramic sink. In the kitchen there is still the original wood oven, for bread but also ideal for pizza and local dishes.
An open staircase gives access to the spacious overflow (with antique cabinet) on which three spacious bedrooms come out.
Above it is, across the entire surface an unexplored attic, divided into two parts. This attic still offers many possibilities. The floor of this has also been completely renewed.
The house is surrounded by more than half an acre of own land. This gives you your rest in your own hands.
Part is an old orchard that can produce a fair amount of plums and walnuts every year with the necessary care and love.
The other two plots are pastures that can be grazed by cows from a farmer from the neighborhood.
Right in front of the house is gravel with root cloth. Currently this is maintained and weed-free kept by a fellow villager. He'll continue to do this in consultation.
On site is a usable old shed and a ruin of what has once been a stable, right behind the house. This ruin offers the possibility for an atmospheric and sheltered terrace or a spacious extension. Directly opposite the house in the wall of the orchard is still an old well. A beautiful detail from a bygone era.
A cosy house that can be involved (including the contents). Construction technically completely in order, with plenty of possibilities and not last place: paradise located.
The sale is accompanied by a Dutchman who lives nearby. He also speaks fluent French and English.
The area offers plenty of possibilities. For those who seek silence and peace: don't look any further.
Sit down and hear the silence and marvel at the countless stars of the Milky Way at night.
But there is also a lot to do for active people. Right from the house there are beautiful walks to take along ancient stone walls, through meadows and forests. Face to face with roe deer, foxes and other local residents.
Mainsat is a medieval castle village with an active village life where you feel welcome. There are also beautiful villages and towns to visit in the immediate vicinity, such as Auzances, Evaux-les-Bains and Chambon-sur-Voueize and Bellegarde and Marche with shops, cafes and restaurants. The brocante enthusiast can also enjoy it in the immediate vicinity.
A 20-minute drive away there is a swimming lake with restaurant where in spring, summer and autumn evening you can enjoy live music weekly in an accessible casual atmosphere.
An hour and a half drive is the Puy de Dôme and the other ancient volcanoes of the Auvergne.
Spectacular climbs and walks. In winter also a beautiful ski area.
If you want to shop, you can drive in Montluçon and Clermont-Ferrand on a two-hour drive away. But also in the closer Aubusson, half an hour's drive away, you can stroll around the narrow streets and eat and drink.
Price € 125,000
Not including notarial fees, registration and land registration fees.
Price / sq metre: €/m² 1,000.00
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