Built in 1763, this historic house has undergone a complete no expense spared restoration by local artisans. The house has been restored with all modern convieniences to enable comfortable living without loosing the French touch of this magnificant home.
New roof in 2010, Brand new and excessive electrics throughout with many sockets to each room, electric heating by the most efficient and effective radiators available. Plumbing throughout has been completely renewed. The restoration gave us the oppotunity to overcompensate on insulation, floors, ceilings, walls, and every other space has been laid with the appropriate insulation.
Built of granite by the famous Creuse stonemasons the house has large wrought iron gates into a enclosed courtyard with a detached untouched two story barn, ideal for a gite. The house has a front to back hallway laid with Italian stone, an oak staircase and a door to the vaulted cave. A further door leads to the dining Kitchen laid with French oak flooring, three tall windows and shutters and fabulous three metre high ceilings, Kitchen units by maison du monde, Stoves 1mtr range, stone sink with marble surround. To the rear of the kitchen is a utility room with the ballon, sink, toilet, and plumbed for a washing machine. The living room, also laid with French oak is off the dining kitchen and has a large window, tall ceilings and a sourced French stone fireplace characteristic to the age of the house. On the first floor are three double bedrooms and a showeroom with original oak floor a toilet, vintage French sink and a modern shower. The second floor, attic, is one huge bedroom with ensuite comprising of shower, vintage sink, toilet, and luxurious bath. Exposed full height beams accentuate the beauty of this house and the interior delights.
The garden is flat, grassed, south facing, and mostly walled with original iron gates that lead into town with every amenity. Pattisseries, banks, mini supermarket, butchers, rstaurant, tabacs, and the obligtory French cafe.
Felletin is famous throughout the centuries for its artistry in tapestry, 5km away is Aubusson famed for its rugs. Felletin hosts a market every Friday that winds through the streets in front of the house. There are many fétes throughout the year including an amazing international music and dance festival, a large antiques fair, and other events celebrating its history. The river Creuse runs through the town and is ideal for a walk and picnic.
Also nearby are some of the best lakes in France for swimming and boating – Lavaud Gelade and Lac Vassiviere with its chateau and cultural centre.
The area remains unknown to many, I rather like it like that, but has been described by the gardener Monty Don as 'the real France'. The director of Batiment du France, (English heritage- national trust equivelent) was amazed by its history, natural beauty and incredible buildings and could not understand why more French have no idea where we are. The stonemasons from this area re-built Paris after the revolution.
Easily accesible by air into Limoges, (1.5 hrs) from Manchester, Stanstead, and regional in the summer
Clermont Ferrand is a hours drive away and is a great historic yet modern city and worth a visit for the 1000 year old black basalt cathedral and medieval streets and square.
115 m² of habitable surface (1238 sqFt)
Open plan kitchen
730 m² of land (7858 sqFt)
No overlooking neighbours
good structural condition
3 parking spaces (in garage)
Not including notarial fees, registration and land registration fees.
Price / sq metre: €/m² 1,565.22
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