Total renovation over past 10 years
Potential for two dwellings or B&B.
Low maintenance grounds
Secluded large balcony (15 sq mts) overlooking countryside
High quality mains/battery smoke/fire alarm system
Small barn for stabling or conversion to gite
Oak and Chestnut floors throughout
Area of outstanding natural beauty
Huge cellar spaces and garage/workshops
High quality fixtures and fittings included
A quality barn conversion offering a comfortable modern home of 330 sq meters incorporating 5 bedrooms 3 bath/ shower rooms. Finished to a high standard the property is light and airy but retains many original stone walls and oak beams. The L shaped property at present provides one home but with a little imagination and minimum expenditure would lend itself to conversion into 2 integrated dwellings.The property sits in 4663 square meters (1.15 Acres) of landscaped gardens and meadow, with unobstructed views across forest and countryside. The rear of the property is half laid to lawn with trees and a vegetable patch and meadow area which a present is cut and bailed twice a year by the local farmer who also cuts the hedges bordering the property.
There are seven cellar rooms which mirror the footprint of the house, on the main entrance level to the property you enter on the second floor but at the rear of the property the entrance is through the cellars/ garage with a staircase up into the accommodation area. There is also a two story barn ( approx 40 sq meters) facing the main property with parking space between the two for several vehicles.
The property sits on the edge of the hamlet of Issoudun- Letrieix (pop approx 300), in the Creuse Valley, a beautiful farming community which in recent years has undergone an influx of a few younger families restoring the once empty lovely old houses in the village, which boasts a beautiful XIII century church. The village has no shops,but is visited 4 times a week by the boulangerie and twice a week by the charcuterie vans from the small town of Chenerailles at 8 kilometers, which also has junior schools, chemists, doctors ,vetinaires, banks and small supermarkets, plus wonderful recreational swimming and fishing lakes. In the immediate surrounding country side there are miles and miles of cross country tracks for rambling, bike riding or horse riding all freely accessible to the public.
The bustling town of Aubusson which has many amenities, Cinema, swimming pool, supermarkets is at 16 kms, and the larger town of Gueret with all amenities at 30 kms. The train runs regularly between Gueret and the City of Limoges and the T.G.V to Paris can be accessed on this route.The airport at Limoges is approx 90 mins by car and the city of Montlucon is 40 mins. For the Ski enthusiasts the little know but highly rated resorts of SuperBesse-Puy- de- Sancy and Le Mont-Dore are 1 hr 40 mins by car close to the historic city of Clermont Ferrand which also boasts a superb rugby club with many visits by English clubs.
Kitchen/Diner 8.4 x 4.4 (37 sq mts)
Salon 9.0 x 4.4 (41 sq mts)
Entrance hall 11.5 x 4.60 (53 sq mts)
WC 1.6 x 1.3 (2.0 sq mts)
Main bathroom 4.3 x 4.3 ( 18. 5 sq mts)
Bedroom 1 3.4 x 5.4 ( 18 sq mts)
Bedroom 2 4.0 x 3.5 (14 sq mts)
En suite between 2 & 3 ( 3 sq mts)
Bedroom 3 2.8 x 4.7 (13 sq mts)
Bedroom 4 3.45 x 5.8 (20 sq mts)
Master Bedroom 10.9 x 8.10 (88 sq mts)
Mezzanine 4.4 x 4.5 (19.8 sq mts)
Loft storage 80 sq mts
Large double doors into the open plan kitchen/ diner/salon. Oak floors throughout with island in the kitchen area (2.1 x 1.3) with Belfast sink and pop-up sockets.
Stone walls and beams with double door leading from diner onto 5 x 3 mts balcony with exterior wall and deck lighting. Kookaburra sail awning included, stunning views over countryside.
Salon with double door to front aspect and double door to side aspect, from salon custom made oak staircase to mezzanine with window to rear overlooking garden.Feature Stone door through to master bedroom on split level with original oak beams as feature, chestnut flooring, four Velux windows , two of which operated by remote with self closing rain censors. Master bedroom has en-suite bath, toilet and sink and also kitchenette with sink and power. Door at rear of bedroom leads to storage space (80 sq mts) there is also access to the eaves space via loft door to access central heating header tank and solar heating inlets. The master bedroom could easily be converted to a further two bedrooms and still retain the bathroom and existing raised bedroom space.
There is emergency lighting and loft ladder descent from storage area into bedroom 4 to provide emergency escape from master bedroom.
Double doors lead from salon to entrance hall with doors off to:
WC with extractor and hand basin.
Main bathroom with wet area 2.5 x 1.10 glass screen 2 x 1.4 quality mixer unit and rain effect shower head and shower head on flexible hose. Modern bath with free standing taps and shower head on elevated plinth giving views over countryside. Sink with mixer tap, lighted mirror towel rails and storage. Chestnut floors and chrome spot lights.
Bedroom 1 double windows to side of property, built in storage/clothes rail, quality wall lighting and power, TV and phone sockets.
Bedroom 2 double window to side of property, built in storage, quality light fittings with reading lights, wall lights, TV, phone sockets, door to Jack and Jill wet room , WC and hand basin, door to:-
Bedroom 3 double window to side of property, reading lights Power points TV and telephone sockets, door into entrance hall and:-
Bedroom 4 double window to front of property wall lights and reading lights, power, TV and phone sockets, Sink with mixer tap and Mirror and plumbing for shower cubicle if desired.
Double doors from entrance hall to front of property.and further door from entrance hall to cellars.
Seven rooms in cellars which were originally for cattle with stone floors and feeding troughs still in place, the rooms are used fro the following;-
Wood storage ,garage, workshops, utility room with pellet boiler,washer, fridges and freezer. The workshop has a 4 mts x 1 mts workbench with an abundance of power points and fluorescent lighting, doors lead from the cellars onto the side and rear of the property.
The property benefits from having the most productive well in the village holding 2000 liters of waters and has never been known to run dry, there is an electric pump to supply all the water for my garden.
The property has solar panels on the rear facing south roof which during the summer provides sufficient hot water for four people with the occasional boost from the boiler during overcast periods. The central heating system with radiators to all rooms is powered by a pellet boiler via a 3000 liter tank with a 3 KW immersion element (only used as frost protection) and supplementary solar heating. there is also a wood burning stove in the salon
The main house and Barn have been re-pointed by myself over the past two years, the barn has a new roof (totally) and would lend itself to many uses.
All electrics, plumbing and Fosse septique have been installed in the last eight years, and the main house roof was totally refurbished in 2008