Saint Mathieu (Haute Vienne/Dordogne border) - Beautifully renovated stone property with gîte, set in a peaceful location close to a village
€299,000 (APPROX. £269,133)
Property Details - Character Property
EXCLUSIVELY LISTED WITH ALLEZ-FRANCAIS
A most impressive 3 bedroom stone house that has been developed to a very high standard of finish, along with a top quality 2 bedroom gîte, all set in over an acre of land with lovely views.
Over the course of the last three years the property has undergone a thorough programme of modernization with the installation of new lighting, refurbished shower rooms with brand new shower cubicles, the creation of walk in wardrobes and a boot room, redecoration throughout and a new kitchen in the gîte and new range cooker in the main house.
The original part of the property dates from the 16th century and it’s heritage is evidenced by an enormous beam running the width of the house. The superb development has successfully managed the difficult balance of bringing the house into the 21st Century with a contemporary interior whilst retaining the character and charm of the original property.
At the heart of the main house is the magnificent lounge which has a double height vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and stonework plus skylight windows to flood the room with natural light. There is a high output ‘Jotul’ wood burning stove set within a stone hearth with an exposed brick chimney breast rising the full height of the room. A lovely feature is an original stone sink set beneath an arched window.
To one side is the contemporary dining kitchen. There is an excellent range of storage units along with built in fridge and freezer and a large range cooker with electric oven and six–ring gas hob, set beneath a stainless steel extractor canopy. The solid chestnut flooring was also installed at the same time as the kitchen along with modern, low voltage lighting. A door from the Kitchen leads straight out onto a south facing dining terrace.
On the other side of the lounge is a large study area. This leads through to a boot room and a separate utility room, which also has a toilet.
The first of the three double bedrooms is on the ground floor and it has an ensuite shower room.
Climbing the stairs from the Lounge takes you to an impressive galleried landing. To either side is a double bedroom, both with walk-in wardrobes and ensuite shower rooms and one that also features a freestanding pedestal bath.
Positioned at right angles to the main house, across a gravelled courtyard, is the delightful gîte. It is composed of a spacious, open plan living area with a fully fitted kitchen, dining area and lounge with a wood burning stove. Large, west-facing windows help to ensure this area has plenty of natural light. There are two bedrooms, one set up as a twin and the other as a double, and a shower room. The gîte has its own private dining terrace with wonderful views over the grounds. The gîte is being sold including all the furniture, kitchen equipment, towels and bedding to enable it to be occupied immediately.
Beneath the gîte is a very useful cellar that can be accessed from outside - it has good head height, a concrete floor along with electricity and plumbing. It provides excellent dry storage space for garden equipment.
The grounds are largely laid to grass with a number of mature trees, shrubs and a small pond
Although the property sits in a peaceful hamlet with beautiful countryside all around, there is easy access to a good departmental road making it easy to reach the larger towns and cities in the region. The nearest local shops, bank, doctor and supermarket are to be found in the pretty village of Saint Mathieu, only 2km away, whilst the nearest airport is in Limoges, just 40 minutes drive.
Agency fees of 5% are included in the asking price.
Honoraires d'agence de 5% TTC inclus, charge acquéreur.
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