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4 bedroom farm house for sale


France - Auvergne, Cantal, Vebret

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Key features:

  • Stunning views
  • Large attached barn
  • Conversion potential
  • Within an hour of ski slopes
  • Dramatic scenery
  • Pretty garden

Full description:

This traditional 4-bed farmhouse has bags of character, breathtaking views and a large attached barn. So if dramatic scenery, outdoor pursuits and mountain air are your thing then head this way!

The property is in a peaceful hamlet on a no-through road, just a few minutes drive from basic shops and an excellent bakery. The house was built in the Auvergnat style in 1821 with an attached barn with thick stonewalls and slate roof.

The property has mains water and septic tank drainage, which conforms to current regulation. There is an open fire in the living room of the main house, gas central heating as well as electric radiators in most of the rooms. The barn has no central heating. There is a satellite dish with Sky receiver and although the internet is not currently connected doing so would not be a problem.

The property has 220m2 of habitable floor space and the layout is as follows:

Main house:

Ground floor:
Entrance hallway (9 m2)
Living room (19 m2)
Kitchen (13 m2)
Bathroom and WC (9 m2)
Bedroom 1 (12m2)
Storeroom with central heating boiler (9 m2)
Walk-in pantry (9 m2)

First floor:
Hallway with walk-in wardrobe (3 m2)
Bedroom 1 (19 m2)
Bedroom 2 (14 m2)
Bedroom 3 (12 m2)


Hallways on both floors of the farmhouse offer access to the barn and there is external access from both the garden and roadside. The barn has plumbing and electricity.

Lower floor (55 m2)
Stone steps leading to a large hallway (10 m2)
Shower room (3 m2)
Workshop (14m2)
Upper floor (55 m2)
The barn (subject to planning permission) would make perfect guest accommodation.


The plot is rectangular and measures 1500m2 (0.37 of an acre). The garden is mostly lawned with a couple of beds and some mature trees. The views across the valley towards the ski slopes of the Puy de Sancy are stunning.


The Auvergne region is largely volcanic and is classified as one of France's national parks. The craters, mountains, gorges and glacial lakes make this region one of the most picturesque and dramatic in the whole of France. The Auvergne region is made up of 4 departments, of which Cantal is the furthest west.

While most departments are named after their rivers, this one is named after its volcanic mountain range. Cantal's towering peaks reach as high as 6096 ft. The many cows to be found grazing on the rolling pastures below produce the famous Cantal cheese.

The property is located in Prunet Bas, a small hamlet close to village of Vebret in the North West of Cantal. There are basic shops in Vebret (5min away).

The nearest town is Bort Les Orgues (15min away) where there are a good selection of shops and an excellent weekly market. For eating out the best options are the nearby towns of Bort and Riom es Montagnes. The closest supermarket is 15min away at Ydes.

There are two ski areas within easy reach of the house. Puy de Sancy and Le Lioran. There is another mountain to the south, Puy Mary. These are the highest mountains in France outside of the Alps and Pyrenees. These are great areas to hike in the summer months and also offer mountain biking trails and paragliding. Swimming, sailing, fishing and kayaking are available on several nearby lakes and the upper reaches of the Dordogne river.

Airports at Rodez, Limoges, Bergerac and Clermont Ferrand mean there are plenty of year-round options for reaching the area by air (or TGV). If you are taking the ferry and driving then the journey from Caen would take about 6hrs in the car.


Although the property is 1800ft above sea level the temperatures average in the mid-20's throughout the summer months and hover at just above freezing in the winter, making it the perfect destination for summer and winter sports, without the price tag of the Alps or Pyrenees!

Town: Vebret
Postcode: 15240

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Nearest Airports*

  • Aulnat (International), 69.5 miles

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To view this property or request more details, contact
La Residence, Oxford

La Résidence 1 King's Meadow Osney Mead OXFORD OX2 0DP
03339 395515  Local call rate
About La Residence, Oxford

Bienvenue à La Résidence – the French property people.

Whatever your budget, wherever in France you want to buy, you’re now in touch with the experts. We’ve been selling houses in France for more than 25 years – in Normandy, Brittany, the Pas-de-Calais, the Vendée, Poitou-Charentes, the Limousin, Aquitaine, Burgundy, the Languedoc-Roussillon, the Midi-Pyrénées and Provence. We also offer a Paris apartment service.

Our UK-based team, with decades of professional estate agency experience between them, know the French property scene intimately. You’ll find their enthusiasm for France and the French way of life infectious. All of our colleagues in the field are entirely bilingual and chosen for their experience and outstanding levels of service. From the moment you first contact La Residence, you’ll find that we’re dedicated to ensuring that you find the right house, at the right price, in just the right spot – and with the minimum of fuss.
On our site, we showcase a wide range of French property – from barns to manor houses, from cottages to châteaux, from B & B’s to gîte complexes and hotels and from fishing lakes to country estates.
By the way, you’ll find that some agencies ask you to pay an up-front fee or make extra commission charges or to pay for the services which we provide as standard, such as help with setting up a bank account, advice on the best foreign exchange rates, transferring the utilities at the new house into your name and so on. When you place yourself in our hands you can be assured that there are no hidden extra charges. The price you pay is not one Euro more than you’d pay if you approached a French agency directly.

Stephen Hilton heads up the Oxford-based firm. He was formerly a member of the British Diplomatic Service. Following a successful career which included a number of overseas postings and culminated in his appointment in the Foreign Office as First Secretary with responsibility for Anglo/French relations, Stephen joined the family property business as a Partner. It was from this base that La Résidence was founded in 1985. Since that time, the firm has gone from strength to strength and La Résidence is now widely regarded as one of the most respected French property companies in the UK whose opinions are regularly canvassed by property correspondents commenting on the French market.

Having himself owned a house in France for many years, he has much personal experience to add to his professional expertise. Together with his French colleagues, he has successfully arranged and overseen many hundreds of transactions, and it is now rare for him to come across any situation not previously encountered.

We are based in Oxford and welcome personal visitors. If you’d like to discuss your plans face-to-face, please call us for an appointment. We’d be delighted to help to make your dreams come true.

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