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Masléon,  Nouvelle-Aquitaine,  France

€99,000  • Detached House • 2 Bedrooms • 80 sqm


  • Renovated throughout
  • Bungalow with cellar and convertable attic
  • Organically gardened
  • Haven for nature / wildlife
  • In countryside but not isolated
  • Great position
  • Light and spacious
  • Original features


A detached house in a hamlet, very well placed between three towns: St Leonard de Noblat, Chateauneuf la Foret and Eymoutiers; and Limoges is only 30-40 minutes away. There is a village shop and boulangerie. The Lac de St Helene is only 7 km, and Lac de Vassiviere is a 30 minute drive. The nearby train station St Denis des Murs goes to Limoges and to Eymoutiers. Set in rolling countryside this house has extensive views through bare trees in the winter, and is flooded with birdsong in spring and summer. The grounds are partly wood and partly garden. There is a well in the woodland which can be restored. The woodland is level but the garden to the rear of the house is gently sloping and to the sides and front of the house is quite steep. The slope is terraced for easier maintenance, and is planted with shrubs that will spread to reduce upkeep. All the plants have been chosen with butterflies and bees in mind and most are scented. The small natural stone-built pond also attracts wildlife. The property extends between the D123 at the bottom and a 'residents only' lane at the back. Main access is from the back lane, where the gravel drive leads to an open garage. There is a secondary gravelled parking space. Outside there is a brick built shed and a plastic covered greenhouse.

This is a house for nature lovers. Frogs, lizards, hedgehogs, dragonflies and vast numbers of butterflies are present for about 9 months of the year. Salamanders pass through heading southwards in October and it's also on the flight path of migrating cranes that pass overhead throughout November and return northwards in February/March. It is very light with large windows to the front, from where we get spectacular skies and you can see the sunset all year round.

• New roof, end of 2013
• New boiler, end of 2015
• 2 x new Invicta wood burners
• Renovated kitchen diner, new appliances, 2016
• New shower room 2017
• New septic tank 2017
• Double glazed throughout
• Repainted exterior 2017
• Insulation in the loft plus to the walls of 3 rooms but not the front 2 rooms.
• Internet

Oil fired central heating. Large store of wood for burning.
2nd bedroom currently used as an atelier.
Boarded loft, potential to convert.
Cellar with central heating boiler and oil tank.
Garage (not enclosed)
2nd parking area (gravelled)
Plenty of scope to develop the garden and woodland.
House and gardens = 1,000m2
Woodland = 2,048 m2 (approx figures)
Total land = 3/4 acre


Floor plan Site map, showing house, garden and woodland (boundaries in red) proximity to neighbouring houses.


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