Beautifully renovated farmhouse of 275 M², with annex/studio, large attached barn & outbuildings set in 2.5 hectares of land.
It is with regret that I find myself having to sell my dream home. It is an ideal equestrian property or small holding with 4/5 bedrooms, an annexe/studio and outbuildings all set in 2.5 hectares of land. Originally built in 1852, it has been stripped back and lovingly renovated to an exceptional standard, original features and modern luxury have been skillfully blended to create a spacious comfortable home which is versatile and economical to run.
The MAIN HOUSE
A spacious detached farmhouse of 275 m², You enter the house into a spacious hallway with and original brick feature wall, tiled floor and a beautiful bespoke oak staircase with built in storage below. The hall leads you down to french doors opening onto the rear garden and the large open kitchen at the rear of the property.
The kitchen of 22 m² is fitted with painted solid wood units, a beautifully wood topped island unit (3 m X .95 m), a double Belfast sink and space for a dishwasher to the side. The fitted oven, microwave and American fridge/freezer are all included in the sale.
At the end of the kitchen an impressive original brick fireplace houses the oil fired range cooker, From the kitchen a door leads through to a separate annex of 35 m² in total, there is a back door here that leads out to the rear garden and also a front entrance from the courtyard. There is space in the hallway (6.85 m²) for a large chest freezer, a door leads off to a big pantry of 8.26 m², the hallway continues into another large open area of 20 m², a versatile space with plumbing in place, offering possibilities of simple conversion for a self contained studio or alternatively could be used as a workshop/laundry/home office space.
A half height wall with original oak beams on top opens the kitchen to the main dining room of 23.5 m² which has oak flooring and a feature fireplace, a doorway leads back through to the main entrance hall to the left of the front door.
Just off the hall is a downstairs wet room with w.c. sink and walk in shower.
To the right of the front door you enter into the main Living room of 32 m², with oak flooring, exposed beams and a large traditional fireplace with wood burning fire.
To the rear of the living room a door leads through to an office/bedroom (13.46 m²), with large window & oak flooring.
You are greeted with luxury carpets throughout the light spacious hallway,
To the right; the hallway leads round to three large double bedrooms of 18.5 m², 15.84 m², and 13 m², all beautifully finished with exposed beams and a spacious light feel.
The main bathroom offers a w.c. shower, bath and sink unit. There is also a small room housing the water heater tank with space for ironing/airing laundry.
To the left; is a doorway into the attic space, already plumbing and some electrics are in place, and windows have been fitted to create a large master suite of 42.5 m² this area will not need much work to finish it (if required).
The property is surrounded by Beautiful gardens, in a plot of 2.5 hectares, with lovely countryside views. There are 2 driveways one leading to the private courtyard and parking to the front and the second drive avoids the courtyard and gives access to the barns, stabling, fields and courtyard.
To the rear of the house is a large garden of 5000 m² laid mainly to lawn with fruit trees and beautifully stocked flower borders, to the side of the house is a separate vegetable garden planted with plums, peaches, blackberries, raspberries, rhubarb, a vast selection of herbs, a circular lawn and vegetable patch. There is a tiny parcel of woodland, and the rest is well fenced paddocks.
Attached to the house is the large double height barn of 131 m², to the rear of this is a lean-to of 28 m², which has a sturdy oak framework and tiled roof and with removal of the tin sides would make a fantastic outside covered terrace area.
Opposite the main house across the large courtyard is another outbuilding that consists of 3 rooms (a wood store, chestnut store, and old bread oven), it would be a perfect small project to create a gîte, this building has private access and a small secluded garden.
The final outbuilding is set away from the house, it is divided into 4 bays each 5 m X 6 m, currently used for hay storage, wood storage, a horse shelter and a sheep shelter, (but easily converted to stabling) all the fields can be accessed directly from this building.
– An extremely economical property to heat, duel fuel central heating and hot water system serving wet underfloor heating on the ground floor with radiators on the first floor, powered by both a wood burning stove with a back boiler in the living room and a oil fired ‘aga style’ range cooker in the kitchen.
(with an extra coil and planning in place to add solar power on top if required).
– New felted and tiled roof to the main house.
– Double glazed (wooden) windows throughout.
– Extremely well insulated with floor, roof and wall insulation.
– Newly refurbished shutters.
– New fosse septique system conforming to current regulations.
– A property with huge charm in a private secluded setting.
– Good Internet connection
– Situated just 5 miles from the stunning town of Rochechouart with all daily amenities, and the villages of Chéronnac and Vayres provide your day to day basics.
– Just 28 miles from Limoges airport.
– The beautiful haute-charente leisure/swimming lakes are just 4.5 miles away.
House plans available on request.