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Ref 1816522 | Argentat, Region Limousin | 8 Bedroom Character Property with a Swimming Pool

Currency services provided by Excel Currencies 421,475 EUR  |  Approx.£362,932 GBP  |  Approx. US$451,063 USD
  • Type: Character property
  • Location: Argentat
  • Region: La Correze
  • Province: Limousin
  • Country: France
  • Bedrooms: 8
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Build Size: 380m2
  • Plot Size: 9408m2

A unique property comprising 2 stone houses with frontage to the River Dordogne. Benefiting from a heated swimming pool, within large grounds (almost 1 hectare, over 9000m) at the edge of an hamlet in a rural but not remote setting. The 1st house, dating back to the 1850s, carefully renovated by the previous and current owners, was a typical farmhouse of the region and has kept some original features. With a beautiful 'lauzes' roof, the accommodation is arranged over 3 levels. On the lower ground floor, there is a large basement area with built-in oak storage units, a good-sized laundry room and a separate shower room with WC. The main accommodation is on the 1st floor, accessed either from the basement area or via the external stone stairs. Here there is a salon (lounge) with a lovely cantou (large fireplace) fitted with a wood-burning stove, a 'souillarde' area, exposed beams and character features everywhere, plus hallway, WC, breakfast room and separate kitchen. The 2nd floor is reached by a wooden staircase up to a landing, which leads to 3 double bedrooms, 1 single room, all with dormer windows, a family bathroom and a separate WC. Tiles on basement and 1st floor, oak parquet flooring on 2nd floor. The 2nd house is a barn, built in 1903, beautifully converted in 1994 with quality materials and with additional improvements by current owner. The roof is in 'ardoises? (slates). The accommodation is set over 3 levels. On the ground level, there is a massive area ideal for storage, workshop and for parking several cars. Separate room for swimming pool equipment (filtration filter). Separate store/wash room with shower & WC. Access up to ground floor via inside stairs or by typical barn slope from outside leading to large picture window and door. Large open plan living with exposed stone walls and views over 3 sides of the building. Centrally located pellet fed wood burner. Separate kitchen area with fitted units (Mobalpa) and appliances. Large bedroom (or study room) with views over the pool. Large shower room with potential for conversion to an en-suite. The 1st floor is approached via a wooden staircase to open plan mezzanine/landing, leading to 3 further double bedrooms and a bathroom recently installed (Jacuzzi bath, shower, WC). Outside features include a large gravelled courtyard with space for several cars, a picturesque well in the inner courtyard, a beautifully landscaped garden around the property and a large pétanque area. The 10m x 5.5 m swimming pool has a shallow and deep ends and large paved surround ideal for sunbathing. Garden and houses are lit by attractive lampposts and spotlights. Both houses are alarm protected. A path leads down to the meadow and woodland, bordered by the River Dordogne. This character property sits in a valley in Southern Corrèze known as the 'Limousine Riviera'. The stretch from Argentat to Beaulieu is famous for fly-fishing and is popular with canoeists. The charming local town of Argentat provides a range of shops and amenities: supermarkets, banks, hairdressers, doctors, vets etc. The region is famous for its gastronomic excellence. Many excursions are available nearby. The departmental capital Tulle and Brive Airport are respectively 25 and 50 minutes away. This property offers superb holiday or all year round accommodation. The farmhouse can either be used as a 'maison d'amis' to welcome friends and relatives and/or be run as a successful holiday rental business as at present. Furniture to be included subject to negotiation.

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