This elegant and light-filled 1920’s character house is set within its own spacious grounds in a small friendly hamlet in the heart of the Perigord-Limousin National Park, Nouvelle Aquitaine, 4kms from the pretty town of Oradour sur Vayres with all shops and amenities, including supermarket, restaurants, new medical centre, boulangerie, post office and garage.
The lovingly-restored 3-4 bedroom detached house with swimming pool and terrace is definitely a home with the ‘Wow’ factor. On Mains Drains and centrally-heated, and with no outstanding renovations, and low Taxe Fonciere – just 335e per year – you can move in and enjoy your new French life from Day 1.
It’s situated just a 30-minute easy drive from Limoges Airport which offers daily flights to many UK destinations in under an hour and a half.
Built in 1924 with a distinctive Mansard roof for the Headmaster of the local school, this unique property which has many original period features, and now restored with quality materials, sits prominently in its own 2800m sq ‘parc arboré’ garden grounds and offers 145sq m of living space, a 70m basement space and outside, a stunning 30m sq natural stone terrace which wraps around two sides of the house and a 8m x 4.5m swimming pool.
It comes with central heating, brand new central heating boiler, double glazing, fully-fitted stylish kitchen with black stone work surfaces, spa bath, ensuite shower room, wifi and satellite TV connection.
Also included in the price, large Hangar suitable for vehicles or garden equipment, a small glass greenhouse, a polytunnel to grow your own veg and a large vintage horsebox –useful as a workshop or studio or could easily be renovated into additional living space or a quirky AirBnB.
ENTRANCE HALL (6.43m2)
You approach the property by stone steps which lead to the terrace and the original oak front door with opening windows behind elegant decorative wrought-iron work.
On entering the hall with original floorboards, to the left hand side is the original wooden staircase with a stunning glass ‘Boule d’escalier’ and stairs with neutral carpet that leads to the to the 1st floor.
KITCHEN (11m2)/DINING ROOM (16m2)
A bright and welcoming double-aspect room painted in light grey with French doors leading directly to the Terrace and the Pool with spacious dining area with an Art Deco ceiling rose & light fitting. The fully-fitted kitchen area has classic white wood top and base units allowing for plenty of storage, with stunning black stone worktops and splashback. It also boasts a Whirlpool fitted dish-washer, oven and microwave plus a Brandt Induction hob, all included in the price. Contemporary lighting in the kitchen and matt black ceramic floor tiles throughout complete the look.
UTILITY ROOM & W.C. (5m2)
A useful room leading from the dining area with plenty of space for washing machine and dryer and wine fridge. There is also a separate w.c. with wash-hand basin and large storage cupboard.
Off the hallway is the spacious main lounge with high ceiling making it light and airy. It extends into the circular turret area with five sets of double windows with original metal shutters overlooking the garden, this area gives an extra dining or relaxation space and is flooded with light throughout the day. There’s original wooden floorboards, 3 radiators, original fireplace with hearth tiles, and a beautiful centrepiece of period ceiling rose with original 1930s light fitting (by negotiation).
4th BEDROOM/2nd LOUNGE (14m2)
A beautiful room with 2 sets of south-facing windows, with their original metal shutters, allowing morning sunshine to stream in . With original floorboards, original wooden fireplace and hearth tiles and period ceiling rose, it has a central heating radiator to keep the room cosy during the winter months.
BASEMENT AREA (70m2)
A door off the hallway leads to the huge basement area in 4 sections which houses the new central heating boiler and hot water tank. This area has potential to be converted into a Games/Music room or a workshop or just a useful area for storage.
Spacious luminous landing area with space for desk or bookcase and doors off to three double bedrooms and family bathroom
BEDROOM 1 (16m2) with ENSUITE (2.3m2)
Lovely double room overlooking garden with original beams, ceiling rose, fitted window blinds and fully-fitted neutral carpet. This bedroom has tiled ensuite shower room, with w.c. and wash-hand basin.
BEDROOM 2 (16m2)
Spacious double room with fabulous walk-in wardrobe in turret area, fitted neutral carpet, fitted window blinds and ceiling rose.
BEDROOM 3 (15m2)
Double-aspect sunny bedroom with views to front and side garden areas. Original beams, ceiling rose and fitted carpet.
FAMILY BATHROOM (7m2)
3-piece white Bathroom suite includes Spa/jacuzzi bath, w.c. and wash-hand basin in vintage wooden dresser. Tiled floor, Velux window with blind and 3-globe light fitting
The house is centrally positioned in its own garden grounds of 2,800m2 with double grey metal electronic gates at the entrance, a sweeping drive and a large parking area for a few vehicles.
The stone terrace wraps round two sides of the house which ensures it gets the sun all-day long with an in-ground ionised swimming pool (8m x 4.5m) complete with its own fitness current facility.
To the rhs of the driveway there’s a large 30m2 hangar which can be used for storage, workshop or garage.
Also a small glass greenhouse, a polytunnel and vintage horse-box are within the garden grounds and are all included in the price.
A stunning antique fountain ‘The Three Graces’ has a new pump fitted ‘and is available by negotiation.
Family reasons now force the sale of this wonderful, unique property. Houses like these rarely come onto the market so it won’t be around for long – please contact us if you have any questions or to arrange a viewing without any delay.