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4 bed barn conversion with gite for sale

Allez-Francais Sarl is offering a 4 bed barn conversion with gite and heated pool for sale.

This spacious and characterful property is the result of a small cottage with a large, attached barn having been developed in 2008. It now offers a 4 bedroom house including a 50m2 art studio along with a two bedroom gîte and a swimming pool; all set in ¾ of an acre of west facing gardens.

In addition to being great value for money in terms of the price of the habitable space on offer, this property is also very efficient to run. The central heating is run by a high capacity air source heat pump, there is double glazing throughout and high levels of insulation – this is reflected in the excellent energy rating that has been awarded to the property. In addition, the entire property uses water that is extracted and treated from its own water source so there are no bills for water consumption.

The entire ground floor of the house has tiled flooring with underfloor heating and electrically operated roller blinds on every window. There is an entrance hall to the front of the house (which sits on a quiet, no through lane in the hamlet) and another one to the rear that opens onto a terrace overlooking the garden.

The kitchen is fully fitted with an excellent range of storage cupboards, granite worktops, a gas hob, electric eye level oven and microwave. There is also space for an American style fridge/freezer and a dishwasher. The kitchen opens out into a conservatory overlooking the grounds.

An archway leads into the lounge & dining room which has an inset wood burning stove set in an attractive fire surround and beautiful, original beams on display.

Also on the ground floor is a study, a utility room, a laundry room and a walk in pantry/wine cave.

A stone staircase leads to the first floor where there are three further bedrooms along with two large rooms (covering 71m2 in total) that could fulfill all sorts of uses. The current owner is an artist who uses the space both for her own work and for teaching, along with a library and games room however the space is very flexible and could be used to create additional bedrooms if required.


To the rear of the house is a summer kitchen (also used for preparing vegetables and fruit from the garden for winter storage) and a gravelled driveway leading down to two garages (one with workshop space) and the pool area. The heated pool measures 8m x 4m and is surrounded by terracing.

The gîte was created from an outbuilding and offers a well equipped kitchen and dining room, two bedrooms and a shower room. It has been utilised as a guest cottage for friends and family but could be let out on a commercial basis.

The fully fenced grounds are well maintained with sweeping lawns containing numerous trees and shrubs (including fruit trees) along with two large areas given over to vegetable growing.


The property sits on the edge of the hamlet and enjoys a sunny, west facing aspect. The nearest village with shops, a bar and a restaurant is just 5km away whilst the airport in Limoges can be reached in 45 minutes.

Property link - http://www.allez-francais.com/property/R8992

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