Quality renovation and view on 1,8 acre
This stone house was renovated using high-quality materials and benefits from dominant breathtaking views over the rolling hills of the Limousin region. A long time ago, this hamlet had several farms with large barns. Today, only two dwelling houses remain.
This property, which once was small and basic, has really changed a lot and the result is highly charming! The house has two separate entrances, the original entrance door, which is on the path side, is rarely used nowadays, since the owners have created a second garden-side entrance with a porch. Hence will you mostly come in via the fitted side kitchen (64 ½ ft²) that has French doors and a window. Once inside, you feel cosy straightaway thanks to the nature and colours of the materials used: travertine stone wall tiles, ceramic checked tiles on the floor, a sink with honey coloured worktops, cream coloured kitchen units… There is a separate cloakroom to the back of this room. The warm tones and cosy feel is again apparent in the main kitchen next door (253 ft²). The white washed walls bring out beautifully the varnished ceiling beams and wooden door frames. The kitchen is fully fitted and equipped with several low kitchen units, wide worktops, large Belfast sink, cooking range, fitted dishwasher.
Next to the kitchen, the living room (393 ft²) is a real draw thanks to its large stone fireplace and impressive crossbeam with at its centre an antique looking cast iron log-burner, its exposed ceiling beams, its granite door and window frames and its good looking varnished wooden floors. The original entrance door is in this room and there is also a low door opening out onto a terrace with a pergola at the back. Then comes the superbly made dining room (178 ft²) with French doors and multiple windows, creating a kind of glass wall, as you could find it in a conservatory. This was built as a new extension to the existing house that tastefully incorporated the outside stone walls of two small outbuildings. One of these outbuildings was turned into a utility / boiler room (80 ½ ft²). The high degree of quality of the renovation becomes obvious when you notice, even inside a secondary space such as a utility room, that the floor has been tiled using decorative stones! This space houses the oil boiler of the central heating system, a washing machine, dryer as well as some useful storage units. Two extra rooms have been created next to the dining room that round up the living space on the ground floor. The master bedroom (242 ft²) with its solid wood doors and floors, its exposed stone walls and its private en-suite (68 ft²) fitted with a shower, a washbasin and a toilet. From the bedroom, you can access the wooden terrace outside via some French door to enjoy views that are going to take your breath away…
You can go up to the first floor via the staircase in the kitchen. That floor has three bedrooms (118 ½ , 172 and 258 1/3 ft²) and a family bathroom (72 ft²). One of the bedrooms has a private access via an external stone staircase against one side of the house. Inside, their décor is authentic: pointed stone walls, exposed roof frame, old pretty chestnut floors. There are windows just above floor level. The tiled bathroom is simply decorated and fitted: built-in bathtub, washbasin and toilet, linoleum floor.
The house has all the necessary comforts: central heating, log-burner, wall and roof insulation and an up-to-date septic tank. But you also be able to fully enjoy the magnificent outdoor views thanks to the roofed terrace on one side of the house. There is a decked terrace in front of the master bedroom and another terrace under a pergola. The plot slopes down on one side of the property with a wooded area and in front of the house it is a flat well groomed lawn. At the end of the land, a stream runs along its edge.
The house is at the end of a tarmaced lane, which then becomes a public pathway that is solely used by the owners. There is strictly no (foot) traffic nor ramblers footpaths along the house. The large barns on the other side of the path are no longer in use.
Besides the fantastic views, here you can also enjoy peace and nature on your doorsteps. There are numerous sports activities in the area, including walking, cycling / mountain biking, canoeing. Plus the famous lake “Lac de Vassivière”, where it is possible to do sailing, waterskiing and swimming, is only a fifteen minute journey in the car.
The village of Peyrat-le-Château is only three miles away and has all the necessary amenities, such as a baker’s, corner supermarket, several restaurants, etc. Limoges is an hour drive and it takes 70 minutes to get to its airport.