This superb sheep farm (currently with organic status) comes with 70 hectares of attached land, a 5-bedroom farmhouse (200m2 plus habitable), a below-ground swimming pool, 3 stone barns and a tunnel barn and is less than 1 km from the local village which has a popular bar/restaurant and is only 7 km from historic market town of Le Dorat (providing all facilities including schooling) in the north Haute Vienne.
Le Dorat is the chosen location for the 2019 World Sheep Shearing Championship.
The property is currently being run as an organic sheep farm but also could be considered for cattle breeding or indeed for horses.
There is the possibility of buying the property with less land to meet specific project objectives.
The farm comes with a renovated 5-bedroom farmhouse in good condition, three stone barns on the other side of the lawned garden (with in-ground swimming pool) and courtyard plus a tunnel barn for hay storage located about 500m away.
95% of the 70-hectare land package is attached to the farm buildings and includes a small lake, other natural water sources and about 800m of river frontage.
The farm is currently operating with about 180 ewes but this could be easily doubled still leaving at least 10 hectares for growing cereals such as oats, triticale etc. for winter feeding purposes.
Details of current subsidy levels can be provided on request.
The farm already attracts good agricultural subsidies and there is scope to obtain environmentally friendly additional subsidies.
The land has been managed with conservation in mind. The wild flowers, meadows and copses support a huge diversity of wild life including rare birds, insects, roe deer, red deer and wild boar.
The property also has hunting rights.
The farmhouse itself has been restored, retaining all of its traditional charm.
On the ground floor there's a large open plan kitchen/diner (36m2) with tiled floors, beams, and large granite fireplace housing an new wood burner with back boiler for central heating. This leads through to an office room and a downstairs shower room with WC. On the other side of the entrance hallway, there is a welcoming lounge with exposed beams and parquet flooring and a fireplace housing a woodburner. This room leads out to a covered terrace with the swimming pool beyond. To the rear of the ground floor is a large bedroom of about 25m2.
Upstairs there is a beautiful, open landing leading to one enormous master bedroom with vaulted ceiling, 3 other bedrooms, two of which are doubles, and a large luxury bathroom with slipper bath and shower.
Outside, just past the covered terrace, is the swimming pool (50m2) and the lawned garden.
To the other side of the lawned garden, there is an enormous barn of 360m2 in 4 sections. There is also a smaller barn (m2) with possibility of permission to convert for other uses such as support facilities to the possibility of on-site camping ; and a lamb bergerie.
The adjoining land includes a small lake, and has views looking towards the village of Oradour St Genest where there is a popular bar/restaurant.
All amenities can be found in Le Dorat - shops, banks, schools etc., including a very efficient branch railway line running from Limoges to Poitiers; the latter providing cross platform connections to Paris and other French cities as well as Brussels and London (via Lille). The all-year-round international airport at Limoges is just 50 km away.
- Property type
- Special class
- Agricultural / cattle
- Plot size
- Grounds > 50 HA
- Plot size
- 700,000 m²
- Total living area
- 250 m²
- All bathrooms
- Swimming pool
- Broadband internet