Chaleix (Dordogne) - Ensemble of three houses in a delightful location - good business potential
€286,200 (APPROX. £252,686)
Property Details - Character Property
Within the verdant countryside of the Périgord-Limousin Natural Park sits this delightful ensemble of three detached, self-contained properties in an old farmyard setting with an attached paddock. Located at the end of a single track lane running 200 metres down from the road, the property occupies a secluded and private position.
Whilst not currently operating as such, this property could very quickly be established as a gîte business. The dwellings consist of the original farmhouse (with two bedrooms), a converted barn (three bedrooms) and a converted former pig sty (one bedroom).
The freestanding barn that has been converted in recent years is 95% complete with a few finishing touches required (for example, the flooring and the ensuite in bedroom 3 is still to be done). The conversion has been approached with a desire to retain the character and sense of space of the original barn. Accommodation is across three levels with high vaulted ceilings, exposed stonework and original oak beams on display.
On the ground floor is a large open plan lounge, kitchen and dining room, all focused around an impressive wood burning stove set onto a plinth, the flue for which is exposed allowing the heat to radiate and warm the entire house. Two sets of French doors open out onto a south west facing terrace. There is one bedroom on the ground floor for which all the plumbing is in place to enable an ensuite shower room to be installed.
A short staircase rises to an open mezzanine level which is currently used as a study and library area. From this mezzanine level there are two further staircases, one of which goes up to a bedroom with an elegantly exposed stone wall, whilst the other goes up to the master bedroom (with ensuite bathroom) which is accessed from a second mezzanine floor. This area enjoys open views to the south west and creates a cosy sitting room for the occupants of the master bedroom.
The original farmhouse is believed to date from 1862 and offers 120m2 of living space. On the ground floor is an open plan lounge, kitchen and dining room set around an attractive fireplace with a wood burning stove. The room has a lovely beamed ceiling and features the original stone sink. Also on the ground floor is a double bedroom and a shower room. There is an enormous bedroom on the first floor which has some very attractive exposed beams and original oak floorboards.
Attached to the original farmhouse is a stone barn, currently used for storage but ripe for conversion if so desired.
The final dwelling is a cute, one bedroom cottage created from an old pig sty. All on one level, it consists of a fully fitted, breakfast kitchen that opens out onto a south facing terrace and a bedroom with French windows and an ensuite shower room.
Half of the grounds are maintained as gardens with lawns and a variety of shrubs and trees along with a vegetable plot. The other half is a fully fenced paddock with a stream running through the middle, perfect for goats or sheep. There would be plenty of space to install a swimming pool if required.
Buyers are advised that whilst there is one fosse septique on the property that is in conformity, the authorities will require the installation of a separate fosse septique to serve the new barn conversion.
The property is only 2km from a small town with a supermarket, boulangerie, bank, bar, restaurant and medical centre. The nearest railway station is only 10 minutes drive whilst the airport in Limoges can be reached in just 40 minutes
Agency fees of 6% are included in the asking price.
Honoraires d'agence de 6% TTC inclus, charge acquéreur.
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