Reduction from €441,000 to €325,000
Delightful, Sympathetically Renovated Former Hunting Lodge - Two Potential Gites - Peaceful Location - Garden & Pasture
Set back from the quiet country lane, the principal house sits invitingly at the end of a tree-lined, graveled driveway, which provides dappled shade - much welcomed in the warm summer days.
The property has three characterful double bedrooms and has been fully renovated, thoughtfully combining modern bathrooms and kitchen, with original wooden floors, oak beams and simple white walls throughout.
Two partially renovated buildings, one on either side of the main house, would make ideal Gites, whilst the adjoining level field would be suitable for a horse or donkeys etc.
There is also an additional plot of woodland near to the property, measuring almost 1 acre.
The house is one of two built in the area including the Mairie in Bussiere Poitevine and was originally the hunting lodge for French dukes in the late 17th/18th century.
Climbing up the stone steps, you enter into the open-plan lounge/dining room, in classic style, with two original windows overlooking the drive, wooden floorboards, a wonderful floor-to-ceiling mirror, recessed nooks & crannies - all heated by a wood-burner.
The adjoining lobby,with separate toilet, leads to a second, smaller sitting room or study, with independant wood-burner and to the fully modernised kitchen with a combined gas and and electric 5 burner range, tiled floor and fitted floor & wall units. A door leads onto an enclosed terrace at the rear of the house and covered BBQ area.
A wooden staircase leads up from the lobby to a small landing serving three double bedrooms, including the master bedroom, which has an en suite shower room with WC and wash basin, and the modernised family bathroom with WC, wash basin and bath with shower over. The whole top floor benefits from exposed original oak beams.
Outside and to one side of the house are steps leading down into the basement, which was used as a training room for ballet students by previous owners, who were themselves celebrated professionals. Off of this room is a useful cellar, with an earth floor - perfect for storing wine.
The two independent buildings, complement the main house, with white stone walls and slate roof.
The conversion into Gites, or separate family/guest accommodation has already been started: one has a kitchen; toilet and WC, sitting room with double doors to the outside and a bedroom on the first floor.
The other requires more work, although water and electricity are connected and installed.
The whole benefits from a good-size barn, with sound roof and new wooden doors.
The house is located 15 kms from Bellac, with banks, supermarkets, shops, main-line railway station, hospital & doctors and a popular theatre. Bussiere Poitevine is 6 kms is the nearest town, with shops, schools, bars, cafe's and a Bank, whilst Limoges Airport is 52 kms away (normally within an hour's drive).
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- Grounds 1-5 HA
- 13,572 m²
- 194 m²
- All bathrooms