A recently renovated farmhouse of 275 M², with annex/studio, large attached barn & outbuildings set in 2.5 hectares of land.
An ideal equestrian property or small holding with 4/5 bedrooms and an annexe/studio.
Situated just 5 miles from the stunning town of Rochechouart with all daily amenities. Just 28 miles from Limoges airport. The beautiful Haute-Charente leisure lakes are just 7 miles away, offering bathing, fishing, kayaking and choice of bar/restaurants, particularly in the summer months.
This is a superior quality renovation of a beautiful country farmhouse originally built in 1852. Stripped back and renovated with impeccable taste, original features and modern luxury have been skilfully blended to create a spacious comfortable home which is versatile and economical to run.
The main house of 275 m² is attached to a large barn of 131 m² with lean-to of 28 m².
There is another outbuilding that could be converted into a small gîte /studio if required (with its own separate access).
There is a further outbuilding of 120 m² currently used as shelter for horses and a feed/wood store, set in 2.5 hectares of land.
The sweeping drive leads to private courtyard parking to the front.
You enter the house into a spacious hallway with tiled floor and a beautiful bespoke oak staircase and original brick feature wall, this leads you down to french doors opening onto the rear garden and the large open kitchen at the rear of the property. The kitchen of 22 m² is fitted with painted wooden units, a large 3 m X .95 m island unit, a double Belfast sink & space for a dishwasher to the side. The fitted oven, microwave and American fridge/freezer are all included in the sale. At the end of the kitchen an impressive original brick fireplace houses the oil fired range cooker.
A half height wall with original oak beams on top means the kitchen is partially open to the main dining room of 23.5 m² which has oak flooring and a feature fireplace, a doorway leads back through to the main entrance hall to the left of the front door. Just off the hall is a downstairs wet room with WC, sink and walk in shower.
To the right of the front door you enter into the main living room of 32 m², with oak flooring, exposed beams and a large traditional fireplace with wood burning fire. To the rear of the living room a door leads through to a 13.46 m² office/bedroom, with oak flooring.
From the kitchen a door leads through to a separate annex of 35 m² in total, there is a back door here that leads out to the rear garden and also a front entrance from the courtyard.
There is space in the hallway (6.85 m²) for a large chest freezer, a door leads off to a big pantry of 8.26 m², the hallway continues into another large open area of 20 m², a versatile space with plumbing in place offering possibilities of simple conversion for an elderly relative/self contained studio or alternatively could be used as a workshop/home office space.
Upstairs you are greeted with luxury carpets throughout the light spacious hallway. There are three large double bedrooms of 18.5 m², 15.84 m², and 13 m², all with exposed beams and a spacious light feel. The main bathroom offers a WC shower, bath and sink unit. There is also a small room housing the water heater tank with space for ironing/airing laundry. In addition, there is a doorway into the attic space, which already has new windows, plumbing and some electrics in place, ready to create a large master suite of 42.5 m² (this area will not need much work to finish it, if required).
The property benefits from a new felted roof on the main house, duel fuel central heating and hot water system serving wet underfloor heating on the ground floor with radiators on the first floor, powered by both a wood burning stove with a back boiler in the living room and a oil fired 'aga style' range cooker in the kitchen.
An extremely economical property to heat, (with an extra coil and planning in place to add solar power on top if required). It has been extremely well insulated throughout with floor, roof and wall insulation, including professionally fitted insulation between the downstairs and upstairs ceiling/floor which in addition provides rigidity to the floors & additional sound proofing.
The property also benefits from double glazed (wooden) units throughout, newly refurbished shutters and the fosse septique system conforms to current regulations.
Outside / Equine
Just over 2.5 hectares of well maintained good grazing / hay making land separated into three good sized paddocks much of which is boarded by English style post and rail and mature hedge.
Large stone barn (approximately 10m x 13m) with clay tiled roof which keeps cool even in the hottest conditions. Inside the barn there are 3 stables including 2 large fan cooled oak framed horse stables (approx 5m x 4m).
A lean-to with 4 separate bays each about 5m x 6m. This is currently configured so that 2 bays are used for storage / grooming and the other two can be opened to any one (or all of the paddocks) allowing horses to free range.
A further lean-to
A gate house with three rooms - two of which are currently configured as stables, but could be made into a guest cottage / gite.
To the rear of the house is a large garden of 5000 m² laid mainly to lawn with fruit trees and flower borders, to the side of the house is a further garden area that used to be a potager and would be the perfect spot to reintroduce on one, if desired.
On the edge of a small friendly hamlet, facing away. So private, but not isolated. The hamlet has a mix of French, British and Belgian inhabitants.
Superb riding out with an extensive network of off road tracks starting only meters from the property.
Excellent local (English speaking) vets and farriers.
Hay supplier in the hamlet
Only 10 minutes from the local lakes, with their fantastic beach facilities
Only 5- 10 minutes from the local historic town of Rochechouart.
English speaking active riding club 10 mins away with lots of events and support.
- Property Type
- Equestrian - Horses
- Grounds HA or legal
- Grounds 1-5 HA
- Total living m2
- 275 m²
- Plot size m2
- 25,361 m²
- All bathrooms
- Double glazing
- Saddle room
- Broadband internet