Marval (Haute Vienne) - Attractive country cottage with 11 acres of paddocks and woodland, perfect for the good life in France
€199,500 (APPROX. £175,760)
Property Details - Farmhouse
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This property would be perfect as either a small holding or an equestrian property and consists of a beautifully renovated cottage with an attached barn and 11 acres of land, including a series of fenced paddocks along with an orchard, vegetable garden and woodland.
All these elements combine to offer the essential requirements for a self sufficient lifestyle in a tranquil setting amongst the beautiful scenery of the Parc Naturel Régional Périgord-Limousin.
The cottage has been lovingly renovated and retains plenty of charm and character. It successfully manages to combine modern comfort with the practical aspects required to manage the small holding.
On the ground floor is an open lounge, kitchen and dining room. The bespoke fitted kitchen includes a range cooker set beneath an extractor canopy and a dishwasher. The lounge area is focussed around a wood burning stove which also provides the hot water for the central heating system.
There is a second, separate kitchen (which includes a larder cupboard and a washing machine) which is used for preparing all the home grown fruit and vegetables.
To the first floor are two bedrooms, one with built in wardrobes, a luxurious bathroom complete with free standing bath, shower cubicle and double wash basins. The landing is spacious enough to accommodate a study area.
Attached to the cottage is a 65m2 barn which is currently used for parking and storage, however it could be developed to either extend the living space in the cottage or even to create a self-contained gîte. Attached to the other side of the barn is a separate workshop with a first floor storage room…again this has possibilities for development. Either of these outbuildings would also be suitable to create stabling for horses.
To the front of the house is a graveled driveway with plenty of parking space and a well providing water for the garden. This leads into an attractively designed garden area which has been laid out with a series of raised beds for vegetable growing, a formal lawn, a wild flower garden, a water feature with a fountain and a decked seating area topped with a pergola. There is also a soft fruit garden including raspberries, gooseberries and blackcurrants.
A pathway leads down into an orchard area which includes a polytunnel used for growing vegetables such as tomatoes and cucumbers. Amongst the trees in the orchard are apple (both cooking and eating varieties), pear, plum, peach, cherry and hazelnut.
There are a series of fenced paddocks offering grazing land of around 4.5 acres. The woodland areas surround the property on two sides with mature oak and chestnut plus a more open area with a water source that provides a natural wildlife habitat. A footpath runs adjacent to the garden providing easy access for long walks in the surrounding countryside.
With no immediate neighbours and just a quiet country lane running alongside, this is the perfect place to escape from the rat race. However, there are two villages within a 10 minute drive, both with facilities such as supermarkets, butchers, boulangeries, banks, doctors and pharmacies. The nearest large city is Limoges which has an international airport with regular flights to and from the UK….the airport can be reached in only 40 minutes
Agency fees of 5% are included in the asking price.
Honoraires d'agence de 5% TTC inclus, charge acquéreur.
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