A stunning late 19th century country house. Carefully renovated throughout, spacious, and occupying a fine, elevated position on the lower western slopes of the Monedieres, beneath the summit of the Suc au May (900 meters). Situated within the Millevaches Natural Park, this property benefits from a particularly peaceful, secluded and very private location with superlative views across the surrounding countryside
The house lies 600 metres from the nearest D road and is approached by gravelled drive between majestic beech-woods and open pastureland. Immediately adjacent to the house is a large entrance courtyard on the east and south sides, the remainder bounded by traditional stone walls and metal railings. To the north and west the house overlooks extensive stone terraced lawns merging seamlessly into the surrounding landscape beyond. A salt water swimming pool, pool house (21.25 sq meters), courtyard with bbq area, stone 'Quercy' folly and additional seating areas combine to form the attractive, elevated position of the pool itself. Wide grassy rides gently ascend the hillside above, leading to magnificent, mature woodlands (approx 3.00 hectares) with extensive views over the local landscape and to the western hills of the Monedieres. The house and grounds, as a whole, present the interested buyer with an opportunity to purchase an outstanding property of immense character and distinctive charm.
About the area
The Millevaches Natural Park is famous for its extensive forests, high, wild and open plateau country, rivers, wetlands and waterfalls, and a dazzling array of beautiful lakes. With a rich variety of flora and fauna, the area is a nature lover's paradise. A wide variety of outdoor pursuits including, hiking, cycling, kayaking, fishing, swimming and hang-gliding make it a popular holiday destination. The local, medieval town of Treignac (10 minutes by road) has modern amenities and services. Cafes, bars, restaurants, hotels and summer festivals make for a lively, colourful, interesting and friendly community.
The property is approx. 30 minutes drive from the A82 Paris/Toulouse Motorway and within easy reach of both Brive La Gaillard and Limoges with connecting airports and mainline rail stations. Tgv services.
About the agent
French Properties Direct markets property which is for sale by the owner privately. There is no estate agency fee to pay us if you buy this property following an introduction by us.
Atelier - 34' 1'' x 20' 4'' (10.4m x 6.2m) or 48.64m2
Presently used as a large general workshop, garden machinery and mower garage and storeroom with double and single door access to the garden. Contains 3000 litre fuel oil storage tank. Lighting and power point. Potential for conversion to form additional accommodation, studio space, games room etc.
Utility room - 15' 5'' x 11' 6'' (4.7m x 3.5m) or 17.86m2
Direct access from Kitchen above by tiled steps via Cloakroom. Contains washing machine, tumble dryer with worktop above. Double sink and generous cupboard space. Separate WC and wash-hand basin. Boiler room with hot water storage tank off. A very cool space in summer and suitable as a wine cellar.
Kitchen/dining area - 21' 4'' x 27' 7'' (6.5m x 8.4m) or 54.6m2
With large, traditional Cantou fireplace and wood-burner. Kitchen - tiled worktops, generous drawer and cupboard space. Large gas/electric oven, dishwasher, double sink and under-unit fridge.
Morning Room - 14' 5'' x 9' 2'' (4.4m x 2.8m) or 12.32m2
With mezzanine above.
Salon - 24' 11'' x 20' 4'' (7.6m x 6.2m) or 47.12m2
Internal double French doors lead to the main salon, an impressive, triple aspect living space with beautiful, contrasting views. Double French doors lead to courtyard on the east and outside terrace on the west - a summer dining area of 32.24sq m. Clearview Wood-burner. Polished solid oak floors.
From the dining area stairs lead to a snug.
Snug - 8' 10'' x 10' 6'' (2.7m x 3.2m) or 8.64m2
With TV, telephone and livebox connections.
Landing, stairs and corridor with fitted bookcases.
Bedroom 1 - 11' 10'' x 11' 2'' (3.6m x 3.4m) or 11.58m2
Accessed from the landing. Beautifully appointed room overlook the courtyard and woodland.
Bedroom 2 - 15' 5'' x 10' 6'' (4.7m x 3.2m) or 15.04m2
Off corridor with fitted bookcase, linen cupboard.
Bathroom 1 - 9' 10'' x 6' 11'' (3m x 2.1m) or 6.3m2
Opposite Bedroom 2 and with large cubicle shower, bath, wash-hand basin, WC. Storage cupboard. Heated towel rail. Corridor and two steps down lead to Mezzanine internal balcony area with seating space and large fitted bookcase.
An internal balcony area with seating space and large fitted bookcase.
Bathroom 2 - 6' 7'' x 9' 10'' (2m x 3m) or 6m2
Bath with shower, washbasin, WC. Heated towel rail.
Dressing Room - 19' 8'' x 10' 2'' (6m x 3.1m) or 18.6m2
With large fitted wardrobe and hanging space and additional storage cupboard space. Small fitted bookcase.
Master bedroom - 19' 8'' x 14' 1'' (6m x 4.3m) or 25.8m2
The dressing room leads to a triple aspect Master Bedroom. This is a particularly peaceful, light and airy gable-end bedroom with commanding views over the garden and fields to distant hills.
From the Snug/first floor landing, stairs lead to the 2nd floor. This floor, as a whole, would make for excellent accommodation as a 'Chambre d'Hote'.
Bedroom 4 - 21' 4'' x 9' 2'' (6.5m x 2.8m) or 18.2m2
Fitted wardrobe with hanging space. Further storage cupboard space. Double aspect Velux windows with extensive 'treetop' views.
Bedroom 5 (presently used as a study) - 15' 1'' x 9' 2'' (4.6m x 2.8m) or 12.88m2
Fitted hanging wardrobe. Large Velux and 'porthole' window with extensive views. A very quiet space.
Bathroom 3 - 9' 10'' x 7' 10'' (3m x 2.4m) or 7.2m2
With large cubicle shower, bath and washbasin unit. Heated towel rail. Separate WC.
Gardens and grounds
The extensive gardens immediately adjacent to the house are laid mostly to areas of attractive, terraced lawns contained within beautifully constructed dry-stone walls. Mature broad leaf trees provide shade and shelter near the lower boundary. Surrounding the courtyard and pool area are a variety of flowering shrubs, specimen conifers, productive old-fashioned vine and climbing roses. The woodland contains an impressive mix of mature oak, beech, chestnut, birch, Scots pine and Douglas fir. It is a haven for wildlife, flowers and fungi. There are winding paths and grassy rides with benches to sit on in unexpected clearings with views to the hills. The woodland has been carefully restored and maintained by the present owners and also provides a sustainable source of timber for fuel purposes.
The house is heated throughout by a combination of oil fired central heating, electric convectors and two large and efficient, modern wood-burning stoves.
Drainage via private drainage and Septic Tank.
315m2 of habitable accommodation
Total land area = approx. 39000m2 (approx 10 acres).
Tax fonciere was 1495 euros in 2016