built efficient detached home 5 beds (4 large double 1 single), 3 baths, fabulous views!
Peaceful secluded hamlet location, Creuse Limousin
house is in a secluded and private location but it is less than 5 mins by
car to the motorway and then about 10 minutes to Gueret . This house
is energy efficient with double glazing with heat efficient glass,
multi-fuel water heater, wood burner providing heating for the whole
The house has been designed to be cheap to run. The annual taxes on the property are very low because it is an eco house. The insulation is so good that the wood burner provides sufficient heat for the whole house, even the internal walls have insulation in them. The whole house is fitted with low energy lighting so if the boiler is run on wood the electricity bills are very low.
Building and repair costs in France can be enormous because taxes here are so high, so this house is an economical alternative to a native farmhouse which are expensive to run and maintain.
There is parking
for several vehicles. Covered veranda with wooden decking leads to
the front door. Hallway, ideal boot room. Leading to the open plan
style lounge/dining room, leading to the fitted kitchen. Useful
utility room. Downstairs bedroom 4 with en-suite shower room which
could be used as a dining room or accommodation for senior members of the family.
staircase leads to first floor landing, doors leading off to master
bedroom with en-suite bathroom, lake views and two windows to front
aspect. Bedrooms 2 & 3 with shared bathroom. Bedroom 5/office.
village is only 2/3 minutes away, it has all the facilities you need
mini market, bakery, DIY shop , bank, chemist etc..
house is at the end of a road so there is no traffic and the only
local house that is used is a holiday home. The house location is very private
and not overlooked. The garden needs developing but is easy to
maintain in its present state, it has a small wood, garden pond (with goldfish) and a few
mature trees dotted around the grounds.
whole area is covered in walks so it is doggy heaven. Close by there
is a swimming lake and numerous places to visit. The Creuse
department is a world heritage site covered in natural forests and many
lakes. For most of the year there is a lot going on especially in the
summer. The local pharmacist organises a Anglo/French social group
for expats and locals to get together.
nearest big town is Gueret which has all the large supermarkets you
could need. We prefer to travel a little further (35 mins) to
Montlucon for our weekly shop as it is a little larger and has more
facilities. The nearest airport is just over an hour away at Limoges with cheap Ryanair flights to Bristol, London, East Midlands, Liverpool and Leeds.
Live the dream, get out of the rat race.