Saint Estèphe (Dordogne) - Barn conversion set in beautifully laid out gardens, close to the leisure lake
€222,600 (APPROX. £195,855)
Property Details - Barn conversion
Located in a charming hamlet within the beautiful countryside of the Périgord-Limousin National Park, this old stone barn has been partly converted to create a gorgeous three bedroom cottage surrounded by delightful gardens.
However, this only accounts for part of the entire barn space and works are at an advanced stage on the development of the remainder. All the necessary services are fitted, a concrete floor has been laid with the ability to install underfloor heating, and some of the internal walls have been constructed. However, the development is at an early enough stage to allow the new owners plenty of scope to influence the final outcome. Whilst the existing plans are to create an additional two bedroom/two bathroom house, one could add further bedrooms or even integrate it with the existing cottage. The owners’ current plans would add a further 100m2 of living space.
The existing cottage is completely independent although there is one door that links through to the rest of the barn. The quality of finish is very high with oak framed double glazed windows and oak doors throughout. The old character of the barn is evidenced by the exposed, original beams.
The main living space consists of an open plan lounge, kitchen and dining room. Stainless steel work surfaces feature in the kitchen which is equipped with an electric oven and hob, a dishwasher and a fridge. The lounge and dining area has a wood pellet burning stove and a stable door opening into the gardens.
Just off the kitchen is a utility room with a washing machine, fridge and freezer. There is also a downstairs w.c.
A solid beech staircase rises to the first floor landing off which is the master bedroom complete with ensuite bathroom with w.c., built in wardrobes and an air conditioning unit. Also on this floor is a guest bedroom with built in wardrobes and wash basin and a separate shower room with w.c..
On the second floor is a further bedroom with wash basin and w.c.
The gardens have been designed and laid out by the owners who have transformed what was a simple grass field into a delightful cottage garden that wraps around the property. The gardens are fully fenced and bounded by hedges to ensure complete privacy. Clever planting and the creation of graveled pathways has created a series of outdoor spaces with totally different characters. In addition to shrubs, trees and flower beds, there are fruit trees, vegetable beds and soft fruits. At the end of the barn there is a covered dining terrace and stairs leading up to a covered balcony which enjoys open views across the countryside.
A well provides water for the garden and this has been connected via a pump to a series of outside taps. In addition, there are power points and external lighting throughout the garden. There is plenty of parking space behind the iron gates along with an open hangar.
Although set within the peace and tranquility of the North Dordogne countryside, the international airport in Limoges can be reached in just 45 minutes and the TGV in Angouleme is a similar distance. The bustling market town of Piegut–Pluviers is only a 7 minute drive whilst the beautiful town of Brantome, with its famous Benedictine Abbey, is just half an hour away.
Agency fees of 6% are included in the asking price.
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