Located at the end of a small hamlet at the top of a hill, along a country cul-de-sac and close to Saint Germain les Belles, this farmhouse complex will meet the needs of people in search of nature and a new lifestyle in a privileged rural environment. This complex includes an 800ft² habitable stone house and its 200ft² convertible attic, an 19th Century stone cottage with a bread oven, two large barns with various adjoining outbuildings, a well and a large plot of land with an orchard and beautiful trees.The dwellingThe south-facing house has been renovated recently and comprises on the ground floor an entrance into the 190ft² kitchen with a fireplace and a wood burner which flue runs all the way up the chimney, and an exposed staircase to the upper floors. A small utility room with a Wc housed under the stairs adjoins the kitchen. To the right of the entrance, a 172ft² lounge with laminate flooring lies over the cellar.
On the 1st floor, a landing leads on its right to a 100ft² bedroom with a magnificent view of the attached land on the East side. To the left of the landing, the 172ft² master bedroom. Shared between the two bedrooms, an 86ft² shower room with a Wc. From the master bedroom, the staircase leads to the 172ft² floor-insulated, convertible attic.
A cellar accessible via an external staircase is located under the lounge and houses the 200-litre (44 gallons) electric water tank and the soil pipes going to the new septic tank. The slate roof of the house has been renovated and old iron fixing hooks replaced with stainless steel hooks. The attic floor is insulated between the joists with mineral wool.
The OutbuildingsThe property has several large outbuildings, including two non-convertible barns separate from the dwelling house, one along the other and with a combined floor space of approximately 2600ft².
The first barn is a single floored hay storage building partly raised over 30ft x 10ft pigsties. It has an extension with 970ft² of floor space built out of concrete blocks and roofed in cement fibred sheets. It is raised over a stone cellar and an open storage area. Adjoining this barn are further pigsties, also of 30ft x 10ft with a storage attic above.
The second barn has two floors and two stables on either side of an originally open barn, but which had a floor added to create more hay storage. Adjoining the second barn, a stone open hangar with a tin roof of nearly 430ft² of floor space rounds up the set of buildings. If all this is not enough, you can rebuild the third ruined barn that is also on the land!
If you want to create a nice independent guesthouse, why not renovate the pretty little 19th Century stone cottage next to the barns, comprising of a large room with an attic and a bread oven within the fireplace?A large hilly piece of land with a well, an orchard and magnificent viewsApart from the large buildings, land is this property’s other asset. A low stone wall with single and double access gates runs along the front part of the property from the old house to the vegetable garden behind the main house. A gravelled flat strip of land allows for several vehicles of all sizes to be parked in front of the barns. The land faces Northeast from the house, is all attached and is divided into three large sections: two meadows purpose-fenced for animals and a fenced-in orchard separated from the meadows by a hedge of trees. This orchard is also accessible via a communal road located on the other side of the property, to the North. The well next to the old house brings, through underground pipes, water to the drinking troughs around the meadows. The land is shaped like a gently sloping basin down from the barns and up the other side towards a hedge of tall trees along the public footpath to the North. The property is the penultimate one along the dead-end lane. The last inhabitant being the farmer and his farm at lane’s end, about 50 metres (160ft) further. There are no neighbouring properties on your doorstep to contend with here.
Access and amenitiesLocal amenities, schools, sports facilities, and the Saint Germain les Belles swimming lake are less than 10 minutes away by car. The house is 15 minutes from the A20 motorway connecting Limoges (30 minutes North) and Brive-la-Gaillarde (40 minutes South).
Price 199,000 €
Seller pays the agency fees.
Price / sq metre: €/m² 2,842.86
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Agency: House in the Limousin