The house has two separate entrance doors, since the owners created a second garden-side access with a dedicated porch and staircase.
Therefore, when you step into the house, you are directly in the kitchen (145 1/3 ft2), which is modestly furnished with a sink on top of some low storage cabinets, pretty bespoke wall cupboards and a large dining table. A half-glazed door opens onto the living room (187 1/3 ft2). This is a bright and cosy space thanks to its wide south-facing French doors, its wooden floors and wood framed fireplace. From the living room, you can access the 113 ft2 utility room (tiled floor), then a simple bathroom (37 2/3 ft2) fitted with a shower, a bidet and a pedestal washbasin. Next to the kitchen but at garden level, you have a workshop (136 ft2) with an external door.
On the first floor, there are three bedrooms (176 1/2, 126 and 96 ft2). The two larger rooms have tall wooden wall storage cupboards. That level is entirely laid with nice antique parquet floors and ceiling height is 9 1/2 ft! There is a toilet in front of the staircase up to the attic. That space is partly convertible.
The roof is in good condition, after part of it was changed a few years ago.
There are two cellars under the house that are accessible via an external staircase, good for food or wine storage. The house's interior decoration needs an update: paints for the walls and ceilings (polystyrene tiles in the living room), dated wallpaper in the bedrooms, etc.
There will also be the need for some new electrics and plumbing if you want to create a bathroom on the first floor.
There is a useable outbuilding in the garden for wood and tools.
There used to be central heating in the house, judging by the presence of an oil tank in the outbuilding, but no trace of a heating system in the house, as the boiler and all the radiators have been removed.
The northeast-facing garden is 478 yd2 with iron double gates, a private parking space and a fence all around. There is also a large cherry tree and some tree hedges.
The house is only a couple of minutes walk from the village shops: bakery, corner supermarket, newsagent, bar, restaurant.
The primary school is less than a minute walk away. School buses take the children to the infant school in Saint-Meard or the middle school (children aged 11-15) in Chateauneuf-la-Foret.
Location: In a village
Plot size: Approx. 400 m2
Year of construction: Between 1900 and 1950
Surface area: Approx. 110 m2
Number of rooms: 7
Number of bedrooms: 4
Sanitation: Number of bathrooms : 1
Bathroom(s) with Shower and Sink
Drainage system: Mains drainage
Heating: Wood burners
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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