Saint Mathieu (Haute Vienne) - Beautiful 16th Century Manor House set in parkland grounds
€275,600 (APPROX. £242,487)
Property Details - Manoir
A beautiful 16th Century Manor House that has been sympathetically restored and retains many original features and is full of charm and character. The house occupies a tranquil position on the Haute Vienne/Dordogne border yet is within walking distance of a village with amenities and just 5 minutes drive to a popular town with a weekly fresh produce market.
The delightful grounds extend to just over 3 acres and comprise a parkland garden with a range of mature specimen trees, woodland, a paddock for grazing animals and a large stone barn.
The house and barn are situated along the sides of a grassed courtyard with a superb, ancient lime tree at the centre.
The heavy, wooden front door of the house opens to reveal the entrance hall with a stunning original staircase created from sturdy oak beams. To the left is a grand salon measuring 40m2 with a stone fireplace containing a wood burning stove, exposed wooden beams and access to a small office. The solid chestnut flooring runs through the entrance hall into the kitchen and dining room, again with an original stone fireplace. This one has a wood burning stove with a back boiler that provides hot water for the central heating system.
A door from the kitchen leads into what was the old bake house and still features the original bread oven which is in working order. It now provides a side entrance into the house, with plenty of space for boots and coats, and a useful utility room with a back door into the garden.
At the top of the staircase is a small landing area featuring an old stone sink. To one side is a bathroom which also houses a very modern and efficient hot water system powered by a heat exchanger.
To the other side is a corridor leading to the three double bedrooms, all of which have original oak floorboards whist the master bedroom also has an ensuite shower room. A further staircase leads up to an enormous loft space which could be developed to create additional living space.
The courtyard garden to the front is full of pretty flowers whilst the parkland garden to the rear offers a wonderful playground for children and plenty of shady spaces for sitting out. Included in the sales price is an above ground swimming pool.
Please note that this property has been priced to reflect the fact that whilst the current fosse septique is functioning without problems, it does not conform to the latest regulations, therefore the new owners will be required to install a new fosse septique within 12 months of purchase.
The nearest international airport is in Limoges (45 minutes by car) whilst the high speed TGV rail network can be accessed in Angouleme which is also just 45 minutes away.
Agency fees of 6% are included in the asking price.
Honoraires d'agence de 6% TTC inclus, charge acquéreur.
Richard Morford, Agent Commercial, Siret No. : 752 627 984 00038
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