- Type: House, Apartment, Tourist business, Gîtes, Bed and Breakfast
- Living surface: 320
- Plot size: 10263
- Bedrooms: 5
- Total rooms: 9
- Bathrooms: 3
- Closest neighbour in m.: 50
- Heating: Electrical heating, Wood burners, Gas stoves, Other
- Close By: Beaches, Recreation lake, Hiking & Cycling
- Special features: Pool, Air conditioning, Childrens cot
- Languages spoken: English
French Country Farmhouse and Apartment, Pool, Land and Outbuildings
Price: € 350 000 | Ref.: 3349 | Views: 930
For sale by owner - Detached 18th century stone farmhouse with attached duplex apartment, large swimming pool and several outbuildings set in private landscaped garden and own woodland. Tranquilly located in a hamlet near Cussac village which has all amenities. This beautiful, spacious property has been renovated to a high standard with charm and character. All the accommodation is tastefully decorated throughout with many original and quality features restored to a high standard by local artisans. The property is at the edge of a local hamlet of approximately 20 houses which is serviced by a school bus. It is set in approximately 5 acres (2 hectares) of land. This comprises of several areas of landscaped gardens, woodland/forest plus an area of uncultivated land. This can be reached via a walking track at the rear of the car parking area and also has additional access by means of a country lane off the roadway. This gives rise to the prospect of further business opportunities (subject to permissions) for property development or other leisure activities – camping. A good income has been established through the rental from both of the accommodations. The property is in excellent condition and ready to move into.
The main house ground floor has an open plan living room/kitchen of 40 m², natural wooden floor and exposed ceiling beams. The kitchen area is fully equipped housing free standing bespoke handmade kitchen units with solid granite worktops, Belfast sink, log burner and a dual fueled range cooker - all included in the sale. The living room area currently has adequate space for an informal dining table plus two large settees.
The dining room/snug of 28 m² is accessed off the living room/kitchen area. This is equipped with a free standing log burner within the feature stone fireplace, solid oak wooden flooring, exposed oak ceiling beams plus window sills and exposed rosewood granite stone wall.
The upper floor of the main house is accessed via a bespoke handmade chestnut staircase, in the open plan living room/kitchen area, leading to a spacious landing of 9 m² with iron balustrade, exposed oak ceiling beams and solid chestnut wooden flooring.
The master bedroom of 30 m² has an en suite bathroom of 16 m². This spacious room has an oak door, vaulted ceiling, exposed ceiling beams, feature stone wall with period finish and fitted luxury carpeting. The en suite bathroom is accessed via an oak door. This room also has exposed ceiling beams a feature stone wall with period finish and solid wooden flooring. It has an external door leading outside. The room contains a free standing roll top bath/shower, toilet and a period reproduction basin with a solid marble topped large vanity unit.
Bedroom 2 of 13 m² is next to the master bedroom and is accessed off the landing. This spacious room has an oak door, vaulted ceiling, exposed ceiling beams, feature stone wall with period finish and solid chestnut wooden flooring.
Bedroom 3 of 14 m² is next to the bedroom 2 and is also accessed off the landing. This spacious room has an oak door, vaulted ceiling, exposed ceiling beams, feature stone wall with period finish and solid chestnut wooden flooring. It also has a cupboard accessed via an oak door with ample storage.
The family bathroom of 4 m² is next to bedroom 3 and is also accessed off the landing. This room has an oak door, vaulted ceiling, exposed ceiling beams, in built bulkhead storage space and solid chestnut wooden flooring. The room contains a corner shower, toilet and basin .
The duplex apartment ground floor has an open plan lounge of 20 m² and a kitchen/diner of 8 m². It is accessed via a separate entrance and also has a connecting lockable door to the main house.
The kitchen/diner is fully equipped with integrated appliances including oven, hob and fridge freezer. This room has a vaulted ceiling, exposed ceiling beams, largeThe open plan lounge area is off the kitchen/diner and has a vaulted ceiling, exposed ceiling beams, large ceramic floor tiles, feature natural stone and brick wall plus two double sets of French double glazed doors overlooking the pool and garden aspect. It contains a large free standing log burner and air conditioning unit (hot and cold).
The bathroom of 4 m² is accessed off the lounge area via an oak door. This room includes a shower, toilet and basin with vanity unit, matching mirror and storage unit.
The mezzanine bedroom of 12 m² is accessed via a bespoke staircase with iron balustrade from the lounge. This room has a vaulted ceiling, exposed ceiling beams natural wooden flooring and bespoke quarter pane windows. There is a large storage cupboard housing the water cylinder. Bedroom 2 of 16 m² is accessed off the kitchen/diner area via an oak door. This room has large ceramic floor tiles and double glazed French doors leading to a private courtyard. There is a large storage cupboard housing the washing machine - included in the sale.
A long gravel driveway gives access to the well landscaped private stone walled garden with lawns, mature trees, shrubs, flowers, fruit trees and woodland. This leads to an area with ample parking for five cars.
The views from the property are totally private, quiet seclusion but not isolated. The property overlooks the garden and swimming pool with views into the woodland and wildlife.
A swimming pool of 10 x 5 metres is located adjacent to the main house. This is set in a private secluded south facing landscaped garden area surrounded by shrubs plus other plants. The decking area at the poolside can accommodate 8+ sun loungers and has a raised decking pergola area at one end.
A covered bar and Al-Fresco dining area of 16 m² is located at the end of the main house. This is equipped with lighting plus electrical sockets and includes a fridge freezer, table, chairs (10), bar stools and storage facilities.
A BBQ area is situated between the pool area and the bar/Al-Fresco dining area. This has a stone chimney BBQ.
A stone water well situated between the BBQ and the pool area can be used to irrigate the gardens and top up the swimming pool in the summer months.
The duplex apartment has a private courtyard with a tiered garden which can be accessed either via bedroom 2 on the ground floor or from the main driveway through a trellis arch.
A small vegetable and herb garden is located between the car parking area and the private courtyard.
Outbuildings – The property benefits from several outbuildings. Some of these are fully functional and others present a potential opportunity for further development to either enhance the property or to increase the established business income stream:
• A detached double carport of 28 m² is located near the entrance of the gravel driveway. This is accessed via a separate driveway and provides additional covered parking for two vehicles.
• A workshop / carport of 20 m² is situated at the rear of the bar / Al-Fresco dining area. It is equipped with lighting, electric sockets, shelving. Work bench and storage units.
• A detached cottage / gite (bread oven) of 19 m² is located beside the private courtyard with the tiered garden. This is currently used to house garden equipment and as a wood store. This could easily be renovated to a 1 or 2 bedroom holiday accommodation.
The property benefits from double glazed units throughout and has been fully insulated using high quality materials. The main house has electric convection heaters, heated towel rails in each bathroom in addition to the two log burners on the ground floor. The duplex apartment has a hot and cold air conditioning unit, heated towel rail in the bathroom in addition to the large free standing log burner. The wood used in the log burners is fully supplied from the properties forest and in that respect is 100% self sufficient and totally sustainable.
Many of the appiances and furnishings in the property can be included in the sale (subject to negotiation).
The sewage system houses a Fosse septic tank.
Currently the property generates an income of approximately 1500€ per week in high season for the main house and 1000€ per week for the duplex apartment. These are rented on a self catering basis. Bookings for 2019 have already been secured for the summer. This business income can be included in the property sale, however it is not compulsory for these to be honoured by any new owner.
The current income stream could be enhanced further if rentals were done on a bed and breakfast basis or extended to either half or full board. The potential for additional business opportunities are plentiful. These include previous client requests for airport transfers, car hire, cycle hire, fishing tackle hire, picnic lunches and guided walks.