4 bedroom character property for sale
France - Limousin, Creuse, Magnat-l`Étrange
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- Maison de Maitre
- Fully Renovated
- Local amenities
Just reduced from 145,000€
This 4 bedroom renovated, detached residence is full of elegant original features, to which have been added sympathetically styled modern conveniences. The original period features include 6 marble fireplaces, ornate mirrors, oak floors, panelling and much more, creating an elegant period home. There is a barn with integrated garage and cellar. Both gardens have been restored to create colourful, secluded spaces.
The lovely large windows ensure all the rooms are filled with light. Each of them is fronted by hand made wrought iron balcons. On the ground floor you find a wide tiled hall, lounge, dining room, kitchen, utility room and toilet. Both the lounge and dining room have elaborate plaster cornices, panelling, oak floors and marble fireplaces under large mirrors. The kitchen has been fitted with cream shaker-style wood cupboards, solid wood worktops, a range cooker and there is a wood burner in the granite fireplace.
A lovely turned oak staircase leads to the first floor which has 3 bedrooms, 1 with en-suite shower room and 2 with connecting Jack and Jill washroom / toilet. There is also a large, luxury bathroom with jacuzzi bath and shower. The largest bedroom is currently used as a second lounge, with sofa-beds for flexibility. The 4 main rooms on this floor have marble fireplaces, mirrors, panelling, coving and oak floors.
The staircase continues to the attic which has pine floorboards and 4 roof windows. It currently contains the 4th bedroom but the surrounding storage space could easily be converted to more. Below the house there is a full sized cellar with windows.
The barn is next to the house. The ground floor is 83 square meters with integrated garage. There is power and water. It has a full sized cellar and garage pit underneath. Planning permission was previously been granted for conversion.
At the front of the house there is a 40m sq, west facing garden. The hand made wrought iron railings are covered with roses and wisteria screening the garden. This is a perfect spot for a relaxing drink in the evening sunshine. There is hardly any passing traffic to disturb the calm only the occasional neighbours out for a stroll. A few steps away, attached to the barn is a 560 square meter south facing garden providing views over the village and surrounding countryside. This is planted with flowering shrubs and a small vegetable area. At the far end a willow provides welcome shade from the summer heat.
There is currently 158 square meters of living space. The house has oil fired central heating with old style radiators (currently decommissioned). It was completely rewired in 2008 using reproduction light switches.
The house is located in the Millevaches regional natural park in the Limousin. In the heart of a small friendly village in the pretty Creuse countryside. People make time to stop and chat as they go about the village. It creates a real feel of stepping back in time.This is one of the most tranquil areas of France famous for its cattle and trees. The area offers quiet roads, clean air and an unhurried pace of life. The village has its own shop and restaurant. There is also a post office, self-serve petrol station, early years school and the Mairie (town hall).
Due to the lack of traffic it is an excellent area for walking and cycling. The local lakes are a popular fishing destination. The lack of light pollution means that on a clear night you can see the milky way. The nearest town of Felletin, is approx. 20 minute drive down country lanes offering views over the rolling hills. It has a selection of shops, supermarkets and restaurants. There are also doctors, dentists and vets. There is a weekly market each Friday morning. The larger town of Aubusson with its old quarter, UNESCO listed tapestry industry and hospital is a 30 minute drive.
The furnishings were selected to be in keeping with the house. All the furniture and fittings plus most of the contents are being sold with the house for an additional €15,000. This includes everything you need to start living there straight away.
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- Aulnat (International), 68.3 miles
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