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Bellac (87)

A 19th & 20th century residence and its estate, spanning approx. 42 ha of parklands, woods, grasslands and a lake, near to Bellac on the outskirts of the Limousin region.
Not far from Montmorillon, equidistant between Poitiers and Limoges-Bellegarde airport 65 km away. The region where this property is located is part of the most rural and least known of territories. The Basse-Marche plateau is a land of small irregular-shaped fields separated by hedges and ditches, ideal for rearing animals, cattle to the west and sheep to the east. The upper Limousin region is a farming area with a tourist trade predominantly involving nature activities such as hiking, cross-country cycling, golfing, water sports, canoeing and fishing. There are also many well-known cultural events such as Haut-Limousin and Bellac festivals. Heritage enthusiasts can visit unspoilt villages such as Mortemart, classified as one of France's most beautiful villages, the little character town of Dorat or, further south, the legendary pathways of the Monts-de-Blond hills.
This estate comprises several buildings, constructed in the 19th and 20th centuries, for residential and farming purposes. The estate spans over 42 ha, including a 15 ha wood planted with pine and oak trees and laid out with alleyways, a small lake, a wooded garden, featuring several beautiful specimens several hundreds of years old (ginkgo-biloba, bald cypress, etc.), an enclosed garden and a pond. The view from this site stretches over the surrounding, totally unspoilt countryside (notably from the bedrooms, upstairs in the main house and from the top of the turret).
A private driveway leads to a superb gateway. The main east-west-facing building is a 19th century house that was modified in the last century with the addition of a battlemented turret, adjoining the east facade on the garden side. Small entrance pavilions and two small courtyards were built at the same time. Two other houses stand on the west side of the estate. Laid out around an attractive pond are the barn house, with a small barn as well as the old farming facilities, and the garage house, with several adjoining lean-tos.
The site also comprises a very large barn, divided into two sections. Dating from 1850 with 5 m high beams, it awaits renovation.

The main residence and its little side pavilionsThe main house has a central building, spanning 3 levels (including an attic) and two little side pavilions, spanning approx. 45 m² over 2 levels, adjoining the north and south sides. It spans a total of 470 m² of living space, not counting 140 m² of attic space which could be converted.
Although the inside has not undergone any recent works, it is in a good general state of repair. The main old original features have been preserved as the house, still lived in up until a year ago, remains heated and maintained by a person who lives on site.

Ground floor
The main entrance via a vestibule provides access upstairs via a superb main stairway, with wrought iron railings, to the stairway in the turret at the end of said vestibule and to the ground floor reception rooms. Those on the north side initially comprise a vast dining room, with cement floor tiles, a magnificent ornate stone fireplace and panelling. Followed by a basic kitchen and its back kitchen, a toilet and a very bright first lounge, with a large, central, stone fireplace. The floor is laid with red and white cement tiles in an excellent state of preservation. On the south side, the vestibule leads to a large lounge, with a central, monumental stone fireplace, enhanced by oak wood panelling. And lastly, a library is laid out like the lounge, also with a fireplace. From the entrance hall through to this last room, all the floors have been redone with beautiful grey marble. The little side pavilions are fitted with removable ...

Le Figaro Properties reference : 18650099