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Comfortable 1890s country house with adjoining cottage & letting income

The house is in good order having been our home for over 20 years. The independent cottage provides regular income through our long-established web site. Extensive buildings, vegetable garden and wildflower meadow, all set in magnificent countryside. Explore our web site to find out more about this wonderful part of France.

House and Longère
with outbuildings in about 2 acres €195,000.

Main house: South facing late 19th C maison bourgeoise with many original features. On a country lane in the middle of Europe’s largest national park, at about 800 metres altitude, 5 minutes from shops, 25 minutes from ski slopes.

Ground floor: Half-panelled entrance hall, radiator. Half-panelled drawing room with marble fireplace, Jotul wood burning stove, radiator. Kitchen dining room with cream Godin range cooker, radiator. Back kitchen with sink, cupboards and central heating boiler, clothes maiden, etc., radiator. Rear sitting room with radiator and access to large wine cellar. WC. Curved polished oak staircase leading to
1st floor: Two spacious double bedrooms (radiators and fireplaces) with shared bathroom. Two further double bedrooms (with radiators and fireplaces) one currently used as an office, the other as a linen store & workroom for the holiday cottages (shelving, cupboards).
Curved polished oak staircase to:
2nd floor attics which have central heating and plumbing recently installed and are ready for further bedrooms and bathrooms if required. Dormer windows at front and Velux windows at rear.
Steps to further attic above.
New roof. Recent central heating boiler and septic tank.
Services: mains water, mains electricity, high speed internet.

Independent cottage: Early 19th C “Longère” adjoining the main house. Completely separate. Spacious beamed living room with enormous fireplace and Godin wood burning stove. Fitted kitchen area, dish washer etc., large radiator.
Main bedroom has a traditional “lit clos” - a semi-enclosed double bed with original wood panelling, electric radiator. Second double bedroom, electric radiator. Bathroom with shower, basin and WC, electric towel rail, washing machine.

Sunny courtyards. Extensive outbuildings in good condition with striking fish-scale slate roofs: garage, former stabling (area about 78m²) currently housing the central heating oil tank, firewood, a car and tools. Curving wooden stairs to huge 1st floor (area about 180m²) with double doors to the outside. Pigeonnier on two floors, area 26m² overall). The outbuildings have their original locks and massive keys.

Wildflower meadow at rear, kitchen garden (total area of property 0.8332 hectare, about 2 acres)

5 minutes drive from Condat with shops, garages, doctors, chemist, post office, bank, cash point and other services. At the heart of Europe’s largest national park, this is a truly beautiful yet little known part of France where we have run a highly successful letting business since 1993. Sale due solely to bereavement.
Clermont-Ferrand airport 1 hour, flights to Southampton.
The A75 Paris-Montpellier autoroute 50 minutes.

Contact: Peter Scott
0033 4 7178 6357