REDUCED in price - Former business and residential house which renovation needs to be finished. The building has three floors and is located near the centre of Saint Germain les Belles. This property offers great opportunities to bring business and private home together, with the added benefit of a significant storage capacity.
- On the ground floor: we have a 150 ft2 entrance hall with a toilet / sink, staircase access to the floors above and the cellar, followed by a 140 ft2 living room with a small stone fireplace and French windows opening out onto an inner courtyard. To the left of the entrance, a large 860 ft2 tiled room, formerly used as a shop floor with glass door and bay window to the street. Rear door with access to a 75 ft2 tiled room with a wood stove, glazed door to the inner courtyard and open access to a 130 ft2 partly fitted rustic looking kitchen.
- On the first floor: a long landing space allows access to two bedrooms, the first of which is 140 ft2 in space with old refurbished parquet floors and overlooks the street. The second bedroom is 130 ft2, overlooks the courtyard, and has old parquet floors that have been covered with vinyl flooring. There is a separate toilet with a washbasin straight off the landing. Then a 65 ft2 office / landing with a staircase up to the attic. A small storage room under the stairs can be accessed from the main landing. Large 156 ft2 bathroom over laminate flooring, fitted with a shower cabin with spa system, a rustic wooden double vanity unit and a built-in bath. There's an 86 ft2 playroom/child's bedroom between the bathroom and a 48 ft2 dressing room, with cupboards and French windows opening out onto a small terrace. This outer space still needs to be secured with railings before it can be used. Behind the playroom, a 160 ft2 master bedroom with beautiful old wooden floors and a brick corner fireplace.
- On the second floor: an 118 ft2 central landing with a 20 ft2 bathroom / WC off it and two attic bedrooms on either side, 124 and 172 ft2 in size respectively.
- Outside: There is a row of two large outbuildings connected to the back of the commercial space. The size of the first one is 36 x 31 feet and consists of a central walkway, with, to one side, a large storage room that is over 430 ft2 and to the other side, a small shower room and a boiler room. These spaces have been developed by the current owner for his commercial activity, but can be redeveloped to the tastes of the new owner. This outbuilding was erected later on between the house and the second outbuilding, which is, a 40 x 30 feet farm building with a central hay barn and two old animal stables. The flat clay tile roof was damaged by bad weather last year and will be repaired by the owner in time for the sale.
The barn and the rest of the fully fenced in plot can be accessed via a side street with an iron double gate. This part of the property consists of a 5860 ft2 shared property plot, with a path and yard that is shared between the owner of the property and the neighbouring owner. There is an old vegetable garden, which can easily be replanted.
The house was, for the most part, renovated in 2007, fitted with a new gas central heating while keeping the original cast iron radiators. The gas tank is buried next to the barn. Hot water is supplied either via the central heating system or via solar panels fixed on the roof. Electricity has been mostly updated. The attic has been converted and the slate roof insulated.
The street facing windows have been changed to UPVC double glazed wood effect windows, except for the shop part. The others are single glazed wooden windows. However, part of the roof and the frame of the first outbuilding is damaged and requires renovation.
All shops in the village are within walking distance: bar, restaurant, supermarket, garage. There is a kindergarten, infant / primary and secondary schools.
There are also sports facilities (football, rugby grounds, tennis courts, an indoor sports hall) and cultural facilities (festival hall), a medical centre.
The local train station gives you easy access to Limoges or Brive-la-Gaillarde. Otherwise, the nearest motorway junction is just over five minutes in the car.
Location: In/near a village
Plot size: Approx. 1111 m2
Year of construction: Before 1900
Renovation: In 2007
Surface area: Approx. 267 m2
Number of rooms: 14
Number of bedrooms: 5
Sanitation: Number of bathrooms : 2
Bathroom(s) with Bath, Shower and Sink
Drainage system: Mains drainage
Central heating system on oil
Outbuildings: Number of barns : 1
Agency Fees paid by the vendor
The department of Haute-Vienne is in the region of Limousin and boasts a varied landscape of forests, countryside and lakes that attract many tourists each year looking for a range of activities including walking, fishing, sailing, boating and skiing.
In addition, the department has a strong historical and cultural heritage and the landscape is dotted with Roman churches, abbeys and fortified castles. Beautiful man-made beaches are easily accessible and are a good alternative for a great day out. In particular, the Lake of Vassiviere, created in 1950, is extremely popular with visitors.
It is sometimes known as the Land of a Thousand Lakes, the Limousin and its Haute-Vienne department offer beautiful and preserved landscapes. Waterfalls sparkling in the middle of rocks and trees, myriads of flowers and impressive dense forests are the kind of treasures that can be discovered in the department.
Transport links are good too, the easy and cheap access from the United Kingdom with companies as Ryanair or from French cities made that Limoges and the Haute-Vienne became an attractive destination. There is also a project of enlargement for Limoges’ airport.
The department has a semi-continential climate with summer temperatures in the mid 20’s, perfect for enjoying the scenery.
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