with 1.8 ha of parklands, on the riverside in the Green Périgord area
Crossed by numerous streams and dotted with lakes of all sizes, this part of the Green Périgord area comprises naturally wooded and undulating surroundings where farming and animal rearing take pride of place without being invasive.
This property is about an hour from Limoges airport and Angoulême TGV train station. It is near to Nontron, the department’s sub-prefecture, with all amenities, a cinema and a public swimming pool. The town is renowned for its first-class arts and crafts industries, supported by international companies dealing in leather goods, cutlery, saddlery and tableware. It is also home to an experimental centre for arts and crafts, grouping Nontron’s craftsmen and artists.
The old, fully restored barn now constitutes the main residence and a garage. A veranda is followed by a terrace and a garden where an oval swimming pool has been added. The east section of the property, delimited by fencing and dotted with tall larch trees, accommodates two Shetland ponies who have a loose box on the west side, next to the garden shed. Three invisible boreholes, next to a water well, provide the house with geothermal energy.
This 34 m long, rectangular house, an old barn converted into a traditional, long farmhouse, is constructed from lime-rendered, quarry stone blocks, with some exposed stone and dressed stone quoins. It is topped with a low, gable roof. During rehabilitation works carried out in the 1960’s, numerous openings and a monumental granite fireplace were added. Today, it has double-glazing throughout and old-fashioned, gilt casement bolts operate the windows and French windows. Interior doors are made of solid wood or are glazed and feature stained glass. A long, L-shaped corridor, with lime-rendered walls, provides access to all the rooms as far as the garage which is separated from the living accommodation by a storeroom. The bright, through lounge, with its high ceiling and its six windows, includes a dining room section. This large room opens on to a terrace, looking down on to a swimming pool and parklands. It also has a restful view over the verdant hillside opposite.
The fully fitted kitchen is separate. A study, on the south side, precedes a bedroom. On the north side are a bathroom and a separate toilet as well as two bedrooms and a bathroom, with a toilet, which communicate with a 12 m long, fully glazed veranda and its barbecue. This veranda is followed by a lean-to which could house a camper van. The vast garage can take up to three cars, one of which to be parked on a mechanic’s ramp. The semi-underground cellar is topped with a screed which is used as storage space, for a small boat for example. The attic space, which cannot be converted, can be accessed.
This building was the old farmhouse. Although its two levels await restoration, it has a new roof. The walls are constructed from rendered, random quarry stone blocks, whilst the framing around the openings and the quoins are made of exposed, dressed limestone or, like the main door opening on to the garden, of granite.
Two large rooms comprise the ground floor. The old fireplace, the original wooden stairway, the luminosity, the second opening on to the street and the ceiling with its exposed joists bestow real character on this authentic rural house.
The attic space, under a superb roofing framework in a good state of repair, is taken up by a single spacious room which is extremely luminous courtesy of its five small windows.
This traditional, long farmhouse has all modern day home comforts such as numerous openings, all double-glazed under high ceilings, a good, economical central heating system, a monumental granite fireplace fitted with a heat recuperation unit, a large veranda and a swimming pool with a safety cover. Furthermore, its setting, with grasslands to delight flocks, a little river, a chapel and tall trees, has everything that people dream of when they think of living in the country. Already attractive in its current state, this property could be improved through the conversion of the second house. The large garage, with its mechanic’s ramp, will appeal to classic car enthusiasts.
|Land registry surface area||18794 m2|
|Main building surface area||306 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||180 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||4|
Jonathan Barbot +33 1 42 84 80 85
NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.