Modern home with historic feel in hamlet near village for sale
In the French region of Limousin and the department of Haute Vienne this attractive detached two-story house set in half an acre of grounds is located in a quiet and pleasant hamlet. It is within easy walking distance of the lovely and thriving village of St Sulpice Les Feuilles which offers a wide range of amenities. There is easy access by road, air and rail to the UK and the rest of Europe that allows for commuting for those who seek this as an option.
Set back from the road along a private drive the house, some 23 years old, has been fully and tastefully updated and is in excellent condition and ready to move into. The layout provides flexible accommodation with up to five double bedrooms based upon an occupier's requirements. The property offers stunning views over the undulating countryside and is an ideal permanent home, a large holiday home or easy adaptation to two apartments.
The drive leads to a parking area for several cars and a double garage constructed of block and colour rendered walls and tiled roof. A focal point is the above ground swimming pool which has a wood-burning water heater that extends the swimming season. In addition there is an adjoining field of more than 1 ½ acres which is suitable for a number of uses including keeping animals or other possibilities subject to permissions.
The house is constructed of block with colour rendered walls and a tiled roof. All windows are double glazed. The roof is insulated as are the internal walls. In 2008 the house was upgraded with new electrical wiring and fittings. Electric heaters were replaced with modern units. The plumbing was also updated and new bath, showers and sinks were installed. A new kitchen was installed including a butler sink and a range cooker with extractor.
There are electric radiators in all rooms and an effective wood burner in the living room. There are two ceiling fans in the lounge/dining area and one in the master bedroom. All windows are double-glazed and all floors are tiled. The house is connected to a fosse septique which has been inspected and is fit for purpose and meets the European standards. A telephone/broadband internet connection is available. The total habitable surface is 182m².
Study/Double Bedroom 16m2
Work Room/Double Bedroom 12m2
WC/shower/vanity unit (white sanitary units + walls are tiled)
Utility area with a sink, washing machine, freezer – subject to separate negotiation and free-standing storage cupboards 15m2
Under stairs cupboard + hot water cylinder
A self-contained apartment of 32m2 comprising a bedroom, sitting/dining room with sink, basic cooking facilities (subject to separate negotiation) and a toilet/shower/vanity unit. This area can be used as part of the house or as a separate private accommodation area.
Kitchen with cupboards, drawers, wood worktop, butler sink, integrated Falcon range-cooker(subject to separate negotiation), fridge/freezer and dishwasher 9m2
Living/Dining room 36m2
Master double bedroom 12m2
Bathroom with bath/shower and vanity unit (white sanitary units + walls are tiled)
Double Bedroom 9m2
The double garage is constructed of block with coloured rendered walls and tiled roof. There are electric power points and lights.
In the enclosed garden:
The garden comprises an enclosed half-acre area consisting of lawns with attractive shrubs, flower beds, fruit trees and a vegetable garden with fruit bushes. The following are features within the garden:
An above ground swimming pool with wood burner heater to extend the swimming season and it is exposed to maximum direct sunlight throughout the day. For day-to-day running there is a pool pump, filter and robot pool cleaner.
At the side of the house is a small terrace with water feature which is accessed outside or through the patio doors from study/double bedroom. A block with colour rendered walled shed with electric and water tap has a wooden covered seating terrace on top with views over open countryside and shelter from a hot sun.
At the rear of the house there is a large tiled patio area for additional outside seating. There is a chequer board for playing chess.
The garden also comprises a wooden garden shed and a green house.
There is an adjoining field of 1 ½ acres (6242m²) which is suitable for a number of uses including keeping horses, sheep, goats etc. There may be other options for usage subject to permissions.
Saint-Sulpice-les-Feuilles offers: A Carrefour Express supermarket, a mini market, a bank, a post office, baker's, butcher's, two garages with fuel and service (in one the head mechanic speaks very good English), Control Technic test centre (MoT equivalent), two doctors' surgeries (English spoken) and a pharmacy (English spoken), a dentist, an incredible DIY store, PMU bar, Columbia restaurant and a church. A newsagent selling English papers and a gift shop/lotto. Additionally a Primary school in Saint-Sulpice and a Lycee school in La Souterraine. The Maries office and the fire station.
La Souterraine offers: Larger supermarkets and a DIY store, as well as numerous shops and regular markets. It is home to the English Library and a cinema that shows English films. The railway station is at La Souterraine providing trains to Paris and beyond, as well as south to Toulouse.
The A20 autoroute – 5 mins from house is the main route north to Paris and the Channel ports or south to the southern France and Spain.
Limoges - the nearest large city offers: A large teaching Hospital with emergency facilities, Limoges-Bellegarde airport providing flights to Paris, Lyon, Stansted, Southampton, Leeds Bradford, East Midlands, Liverpool and Bristol. (There are winter services on some flights) The city has a railway station providing a hub to other parts of France. The city has many historic buildings as well as a centre for shopping, markets, churches, museums and close to the historic WW II memorial town of Oradour-sur-Glane.
The area has a wealth of activities such as farmers' markets with BBQ evenings. Sports include fishing, golf, clay pigeon shooting, cycling etc. There are many close by lakes for recretion with restaurants, play areas, boating/canoeing, beaches, scenery, swimming etc.
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