The house was constructed in 1780 and was originally a peasant's cottage. A local stone mason married the daughter of the cottage owner in 1850. In 1870 after the 2nd French revolution, he went to Paris with his 3 brothers and rebuilt the Hotel De Ville which was later burnt to the ground. The mason made his fortune, came back to La Creuse and built the house you see today.
Traditional French farm house kitchen with bread oven and cellar entrance
Living room/dining room
With oak beams, granite fireplace and wood burner
Bedroom 1 and dressing room
Dual aspect with double glazing, marble fireplace and separate dressing room with oak floor
With marble fireplace and wash basin with oak floor
With wash basin and oak floor
Marble fireplace, oak floorboards, original wall coverings, original bed canopy. Leading to bedroom No5
Tiled, with bath, shower, WC.
Two cellars - and indoor one measuring 20m2 and accessed from kitchen and an outdoor one measuring 16m2.
Large loft, the length of the house, partly decked out.This area lends itself perfectly for conversion if you so wish.
There is a 4 bedroom gite which sleeps up to 6 people. This is attached to a barn. The gite is located to the south-west of the plot and access to the property is situated in such a way that the house and gardens retain their privacy from gite guests. The gite has its own garden and a parking area for 2 or 3 vehicles
Large character barn spanning 2 floors and measuring 87m2 across 2 levels plus a small outbuilding to the rear of the property spanning 2 floors and measuring 12m2 across 2 levels. The latter was originally part of a larger house that collapsed many years ago. Both are in keeping with the architectural style of the principal house.
Barn attached to the gite
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
The garden consists of 4 parts, one part directly in front of the east wing would lend itself nicely to a swimming pool as it is walled on all sides and gated. Another part is in front of the west wing of the house, walled with railings on 2 sides. This forms a court yard by the large character barn and house and also contains a well. The third part is walled on 3 sides, there is a pergola with barbecue area in the large garden, this is grassed with small fruit trees and flower beds (and vegetable patch). There is further garden area beyond the large garden which has been left to grow wild at present. There is ample parking and more room by the gite for a garden and parking.
Wood burning stove running central heating system to upstairs. Wood burner in kitchen.
Fosse septique ("aux normes")for the house.
The gite has had a new fosse septique fitted, all fully compliant.
282m2 of habitable accommodation
Total land area = 5000m2
Recent tax fonciere = 867 euros for house and gite