A former stronghold house in 6.5 ha of untenanted land
with equestrian outbuildings, a pond and a stream

Lubersac, CORREZE limousin 19210 FR
Limousin

Location

Ten or so minutes from the A20 motorway (Paris-Toulouse), about forty minutes from the town-centres of Brive-La-Gaillarde and Limoges (international airports, SNCF train stations, A20 and A89 motorways). Where the French departments of Corrèze, Dordogne and Haute-Vienne meet. A beautiful area where numerous rivers make their way through the wooded hills and the flowering orchards. A haven for fishermen as well as hikers and pony trekkers, not to mention lovers of wide-open spaces who appreciate the changing pace and colours of the seasons. Scenery that encourages the peaceful exploration of an awe-inspiring historic heritage, unjustly not so well known as that of the neighbouring Périgord region. Here, medieval fortresses, Renaissance-style residences, abbeys, water mills, including some genuine masterpieces, brave the ravages of time and bear witness to the prosperity of the region: Arnac, Pompadour, Coussac-Bonneval, Ségur-le-Château, Saint-Robert, Excideuil, Saint-Mesmin, Hautefort, Jumilhac, and many more. On the outskirts of a large village which is pleasant to live in and easily reached on foot. A lively village, with numerous amenities and a weekly market, where fairs and even interesting cultural events are organised.

Description

This property is set half-way up a gently sloping hillside. It spans approx. 6.5 continuous ha, most of which is fenced in: the estate comprising superb grazing land, ideal for horses as well as a wood and a stream. With no near neighbours, but also without any nuisances, the residence has the advantage of an unobstructed view over its surroundings. The buildings are accessed via a private road, bordered by fencing for horses and a hedge, which comes to a dead end in a gravel courtyard. On the north side is a parking area, flanked by a vegetable garden and a stable; on the south side is a large barn-cowshed with an adjoining lean-to which can be used as a carport or for storing farm equipment. The west section delimited by a tall trimmed hedge is accessed via large wrought iron gates that open into a second courtyard. Two stone constructions, on the north side, are set at right angles and topped with gable roofs. Housing a garage as well as the old bread oven, they feature a terrace with a pergola, enhanced by wisteria that provides much appreciated shade in the summer months. The main residence, however, stands on a slope on the south side, proudly dominating its surroundings. Below the terrace, in the shade of an outstanding one-hundred year old oak tree, a large, source-fed pond is much sought-after by ducks looking for refreshment.

The stronghold house

This residence is an old stronghold house, the origins of which date back to the 13th century. The property was still used as a Seigneury in the 17th century. The main building took on a quadrilateral shape. Built of granite, it spans four stories, including the lower section, the top floor being the attic space which is now converted. The gable roof is covered with small flat tiles and features “Velux” skylights (two on the north side and five on the south side). The building includes a square tower in the centre of the north side housing a spiral stairway; whilst, on the east side, there is a more recent one-storey extension which is perfectly integrated and topped with a gable roof, also covered with small flat tiles. Some of the openings on the facades are half-mullioned windows, others have lintels decorated with an ogee or a coat-of-arms. At the back of the building, a straight flight of stone steps leads up to a large, south-facing terrace which can also be reached from the lounge and the kitchen. It is worthy of note that the three openings providing access to the lounge were added at a later date, probably when the annex was constructed.
Fully restored to incorporate modern-day home comforts, the residence is far from being as austere as its initial vocation would tend to indicate. Every area of space has been used and everything appears to have been well thought out. The spacious rooms have a warm atmosphere and the layout adds to the general aura.


Garden level
The lower section is used as a cellar and for storage purposes. This partially vaulted floor (approx. 70 m²) is perfectly sound. It is accessed via the sole opening on the west facade. The lintel above the door is decorated with an ogee and bears two coats-of-arms. It is cosily laid out and steeped in a soft light. This level is therefore perfectly suited to the laying down of wine and to its immediate consumption in a “lounge” atmosphere.
Ground floor
This courtyard level has numerous openings. The large kitchen (approx. 28 m²), fitted with built-in cupboards including a central unit, opens on to the south-facing terrace as well as on to the north-facing terrace shaded by the wisteria climbing the pergola. The lounge also opens on to the south-facing terrace; its three large openings, letting in copious amounts of light, make it possible to appreciate the outstanding panoramic view without having to go outside. The impressive fireplace, from a later date, is built of stone. It faces the fireplace in the dining room which is also made of stone and, although much older, is now merely ornamental. Both rooms communicate with one another to form a total floor surface area of approx. 70 m².
First floor
The upper floors are reached via the tower’s spiral stairway with its predominantly monolithic steps. The first floor comprises three rooms: a bedroom and a large dressing room, separated by a central bathroom (approx. 13 m²). Both the bedroom and the dressing room are spacious (approx. 31 m² and 26 m²) and luminous: double aspect, superb recent flooring, monumental stone fireplaces with imitation mantelpieces, indoor shutters and light-coloured exposed beams. It is worthy of note that, if required, these rooms could easily become two bedrooms, sharing a communal bathroom; doors to the latter already exist on either side.
Second floor
The attic space has been converted to include a landing, topped with a storage area on a mezzanine floor, providing access to two bedrooms (a floor surface area of approx. 20 m² each) separated by a shared bathroom (approx. 10 m²). These rooms with their sloping ceilings are illuminated via remote-controlled “Velux” skylights: exposed roofing framework, superb recent flooring and cupboards.

The stables

Spanning a floor surface area of approx. 145 m², this local stone building has a gable roof. The inside has been perfectly converted for accommodating horses: four horse loose boxes individually fitted with automatic watering troughs, including two for broodmares with their foals (double size); as well as a grooming area with lighting and a solarium with a three-phase electricity supply. A tack room area completes this building. A water supply point is fitted with an instantaneous domestic hot water heater.

The barn-cowshed

Spanning a floor surface area of approx. 195 m², this local stone building has a gable roof. The inside is divided into several sections used as a cowshed, a shed and a workshop; the upstairs is ideal for storing hay and straw. On the south-side, behind the building, is an open riding arena. The west facade is extended by a lean-to (approx. 54 m²) which can be used for parking a car or storing farm equipment.

The garage and old bread oven

These two buildings (approx. 36 and 15 m²) adjoin one another at right angles. A large terrace sheltered by a wisteria-covered pergola was added in the corner formed by the two buildings.

Our opinion

On the borders of three outstanding departments with a wealth of historic, cultural and environmental assets, a land where the horse rules, this residence is surrounded with unspoilt countryside and has a magnificent panoramic view from the outskirts of a large village which appears to have everything. A most unusual property of a reasonable size where the current owners have carried out quality works to ensure that it is comfortable, has a warm atmosphere and is well maintained. Those who, like them, adore horses will appreciate the quality of the outbuildings and their facilities; others will focus on the large spaces to be put to good use or converted.

879 000 €
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Ventes d'immeubles

À Paris et en Ile-de-France
Prix de vente au-delà de 600 000 euros       5% TTC*
Prix de vente de 400 000 à 600 000 euros   6% TTC*
Prix de vente de 200 000 À 400 000 euros   7% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 200 000 euros             9% TTC*
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En Province
Prix de vente au-delà de 500 000 euros       6% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 500 000 euros   30 000 Euros TTC* (forfait)
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Expertise

Avis de valeur argumenté : 1 800 Euros TTC*
Expertise à partir de 2 400 Euros TTC*
Les tarifs des expertises sont communiqués sur devis personnalisé établi sur la base d’un taux horaire moyen de 120 Euros TTC*

   

*TTC : TVA incluse au taux de 20 %

Reference 680529

Land registry surface area 6 ha 63 a 33 ca
Main building surface area 245 m2
Outbuilding surface area 391 m2

 

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Périgord, Limousin, Quercy

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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.


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