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Rural Farm - 2 Houses, Land & Barns - Potential to Expand into the Second House - Gite Development Potential - Very Quie…

4 Beds
1 Bath
Habitable Size: 129 m²
Land Size: 1.93 ha

Property view from roadside

Both houses from the north

Rear view of both houses from the south

South view of habitable house

South view of house to renovate

Barn 1 - central big door and two cattle doors

Barn 2 - one big door and one cattle door

Barn 3 wood store

Barns 1 & 2 from the north end of house

Entire property

Kitchen dining area

Galley style kitchen

Bedroom 1

Bedroom 2

View up the stairs to gallery and landing

Very large master bedroom 31.5m with triple aspect

Master bedroom window

Master bedroom oak beams

Master bedroom 3.3m vaulted ceiling

View down the beautiful staircase into Kitchen/Living

Landing onto master bedroom

Landing onto office and bedroom 3 featuring 3.3m ceiling


Bedroom 3 with oak beams

Bathroom left

Bathroom right

View of property from the top of the land

Road to the farm

House current energy rating

Ground floor plan both houses

Plan of first floor

Plan of the various buildings

Fosse installation of complete system

Margarite daisies at gate

Kitchen garden on barn 2 wall

Wisteria on wall of barn 3

Plenty of apples in the orchard!

Lillies at spring fed trough

Cherries are almost ready

More cherries

More apples

Thousands of plums every year

Kiwiberry loves the heat of the barn wall

Roof structure example barn 1

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Region: Limousin Department: Haute-Vienne (87) Commune: Oradour-sur-Vayres (87150)

For Sale By Owner (FSBO)

For Sale Privately Private Owner
Currency Conversion provided by French Property Currency powered by A Place in the Sun Currency, regulated in the UK (FCA firm reference 504353)
€175,000 is approximately:
British Pounds: £148,750
US Dollars: $187,250
Canadian Dollars: C$257,250
Australian Dollars: A$288,750
Please note that these conversions are approximate and for guidance only and do not constitute sale prices. To find out more about currency exchange, please visit our Currency Exchange Guide.
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Key Info

  • Type: Residential (Country Estate, Country House, Farmhouse / Fermette, Maison de Maître, Mansion / Belle Demeure, Manoir / Manor House, House, Barn), Business (Working Farm / Farmland, Gîte, Gîte Complex), Land, Group Of Buildings / Hamlet, Investment Property, Maison Ancienne, Maison Bourgeoise, Equestrian Property, Small Holding, Detached
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bath/ Shower Rooms: 1
  • Habitable Size: 129 m²
  • Land Size: 1.93 ha


  • Not overlooked, neighbour is 300m away
  • Water well, spring fed trough & borehole
  • 29 mins to airport, yet deep in the countryside
  • Potential to develop property into a very large house or two houses to provide a gite income
  • Easy entry into an off grid, sustainable life


  • Bed & Breakfast Potential
  • Cellar(s) / Wine Cellar(s)
  • Character / Period Features
  • Countryside View
  • Double Glazing
  • Driveway
  • Equestrian Potential
  • Fibre Internet
  • Fireplace / Stove
  • Garage(s)
  • Garden(s)
  • Gîte(s) / Annexe(s)
  • Land
  • Mains Electricity
  • Mains Water
  • Off-Street Parking
  • Orchard(s) / Fruit Trees
  • Outbuilding(s)
  • Renovation / Development Potential
  • Renovation Project
  • Rental / Gîte Potential
  • Septic Tank / Microstation
  • Solar Panels
  • Stable(s) / Equestrian Facilities
  • Stone
  • Vegetable Garden(s)
  • View(s)
  • Water Source / Spring
  • Well
  • Woodburner Stove(s)
  • Workshop

Property Description

Rural Farm - 2 Houses, Land & Barns - Potential to Expand into the Second House - Gite Development Potential - Very Quiet Location

Rare opportunity to purchase an old farm made up of two traditional stone dwellings, and three substantial stone barns, all set within it's own gated grounds amounting to 19,323 square metres (1.9323 Hectares).
Having a borehole and water well, this property lends itself to many possibilities including off grid living or a self sufficient lifestyle. A spring fed drinking trough lies adjacent to the main gate, and is bordered by yellow and purple iris.
It is common for new visitors to comment on how 'it's a very peaceful and quite spot'
One of the houses has 4 bedrooms, bath & shower room, large kitchen/living area incorporating a large fireplace underwhich is a glass fronted wood burning stove which has a backboiler.
Many of the rooms have exposed oak beams and original wood floors
Second house is attached and ready to renovate (could be a rental gite), the interior having already been sand blasted. It's for you to decide, but when completed it could be a 3/4 bedroom property. It is the older of the two houses and also has the oak beams and wood floors
It could (with appropriate consents) be incorporated into the other house, to make a very large property or left independant which could perhaps provide a rental income if desired, perhaps a gite?
A complete waste and fosse system was installed and approved by SPANC in 2021 with sufficient capacity for both houses
This property is ideal to develop (subject to planing & approval) into the following businesses, yoga retreat, cattery, kennels, camp site or storage facility due to the distance from neighbours and location, but equally could be a smallholding, permaculture paradise or eco retreat and wonderful home

Within the Perigord Vert park, surrounded by open fields and trees, Very safe area with minimal crime
Nearest villages are Oradour sur Vayres and St Laurent sur Gorre, both under 6 kms from the house. Having schools (bus for the primary collects from our own bus stop!), supermarkets, boulangeries, restaurants, La Poste, tourist office, libraries, doctors, pharmacies, garden centres diy shops and Gendarmerie
St Junien is 20 km from the house and is much bigger, a wider selection of shops, bars, cafes, restaurants and bigger supermarkets like Aldi, Lidl, Leclerc and Super U. Cinema and hospital
Limoges is the nearest city and is 40 minutes away by car, it has all that you expect, along with some fantastic history and architecture
Limousin is the land of lakes, many of them offer watersports, swimming, fishing and tree climbing activities, many have beaches and a lifeguard during the summer season.
France is home to cycling, and you do not have to travel far to find clubs and groups of avid participants, or for the less serious, there are trails and routes to follow all around here.
Plenty of walking opportunities locally, football, tennis, table tennis and judo clubs are in Oradour and St Laurent.
Seasonal fetes happen right through the summer and some too in the winter moths, these celebrate religious holidays, apple or chestnut harvest, and in Oradour each year there is a huge fun fair which takes over the centre for up to a week, people travel quite far to visit it, a big hit with the children!
Mushroom picking is very popular in the area and I have known people (who know the secret spots) travel from Limoges to the woods away just to pick cepes and mushrooms.
La Rochelle is great for the sea and beaches, it's less than 3 hours in the car
Clermont-ferrand is great to visit in the summer for walking th volcanos, or in the winter is a very popular ski resort and is around 3 hours away

During the summer especially, this area is very popular with British, Dutch and Belgian tourists, amongst other nationalities

Distance to nearby towns and villages:
Oradour sur Vayres (8mins)
Cussac (11mins)
Vayres (15mins)
Rochechouart (18mins)
Chalus (16mins)
Saint Mathieu (18mins)
Saint Junien (22mins)
Limoges (39mins)
Piegut-Pluviers (30mins)
Picturesque village of Montrol-Sénart (40 mins)
Picturesque village of Mortemart with its covered halle (40mins)
Confolens (44mins)
Angouleme (1hr 11mins)

Cultural & Historic attractions
Dolmen de la Tamanie (9mins)
Château de Montbrun (20mins)
Château de Brie (14mins)
Château de Châlus-Chabrol (15mins)
Route Richard Lion Heart Coeur de Lion (15mins)
Les Bonnes Fontaines Cussac(11mins)
Resistance camps (Trou des maquis) & traditional log cabin (cabane de feuillardiers) in the Forêt de Bourbon (17mins)
Château de Rochebrune (29mins)
Château de Nexon (33mins)
Oradour sur Glane Martyred Village (32mins)

Picturesque village of Saint-Jean-de-Côle (47mins)
Château de Rochefoucauld (46mins)
Chateau de Châlucet (50mins)

Other Tourist Attractions
Cassinomagus - Archaeological Park (23mins)
Roumazières Velo rail (46mins)
Féeriland Theme park(31mins)
Dreamwork Alpacas (32mins)
Zoo du Reynou (45mins)
Vallée des Singes Animal Park(1h23)
Fururoscope (2hr 2mins)

Golf clubs
Golf du Genêt (25mins)
Golf International de la Prèze (36mins)
Golf Nature de Champs-Romain driving range (33mins)
Golf Club de Mortemart (43mins)
Golf club Limoges (45mins)
Golf de St Lazare (44mins)
Golf de la Porcelaine Célicroux (54mins)

High ropes
Espace Hermeline (25mins)
Aventure Parc Massignac (29mins)
Périgord Vert Aventures (40mins)

Bathing / Water parks / Water sports:
Saint Mathieu lake (18mins)
Cognac-la-Forêt lake (16mins)
Châlus swimming pool (17mins)
Étang de Masselièvre (19mins)
Lacs de Haute Charente (29mins)
Aixe-sur-Vienne swimming pool (24mins)
Chassagne lake & beach (25mins)
Saint Junien swimming pool Aiga Bluia (24mins)
Lac de Lavaud (29mins)
Lac du Mas Chaban (31mins)
Saint-Estèphe lake (35mins)
Plan d'eau Prés de Peyras (44mins)
Canoeing on local lakes and the river Vienne (Aixe Canoe Kayak)
Various fishing locations nearby

Hiking, Walking & Cycling trails in and around the Parc naturel Perigord Limousin
Oradour sur Vayres old railway to Chalus (8mins)
Forêt de Bourbon (15mins)
Monts de Blond hills (46mins)

Motor cycling Cussac Moto Club (11mins)
Rochechouart Olympique Moto Club Quad (15mins)
Karting Circuit des Renardières (18mins)
Circuit Terre Ville de Saint-Junien (28mins)
Circuit Karting du Périgord (43mins)

Horse riding:
Haras de Royer (16mins)
Écurie des Forêts (14mins)
Les Ecuries D's'poir (14mins)
Equestrian Center Du Barrage De Lavaud (32mins)
Centre Equestre des Lacs de Haute Charente (27mins)
Ecurie Du Monteil (28mins)
Centre Equestre De Jallais (42mins)

Less than 30 minutes from the airport with UK flights to Stanstead, Manchester and East Midlands, Leeds/Bradford and Bristol. Also flights to many French and european destinations such as Portugal, Morrocco, Malta and Slovenia amongst others
By road, Calais and Dieppe are around 7 and 6 hours respectively, other ports are an option too
Bergerac is 1hr 57mins
Poitiers is 1hr 57mins
Paris is under 5 hours
Marseille is 7.5 hours by car
Barcelona is only 7.5 hours by car
La Rochelle under 3 hours by car
Bordeaux 2.5 hours by car
Clermont Ferrand is a little over 3 hours

Being a rustic built property, all the walls are very thick local stone (including rose and white quartz), with oak beams and trusses supporting the roofs. Some of them have been created with no finesse and are literally rough cut tree trunks of huge dimensions.
Inside faces of the walls are mostly lime plastered, all the other walls and ceilings inside are either plasterboard or tongue and grooved boards
Flooring downstairs is concrete in the kitchen/living and pantry areas, with two bedrooms having parquet, upstairs the flooring is all original hand cut floorboards which are nailed down, these have been refinished in the past

Very large kitchen/living/dining (38.5 metres square) space with fireplace and glass fronted woodburner (incorporates back boiler), plumbing for dishwasher & washing machine
Off the kitchen is a small hall with access to the pantry and bedrooms 1 & 2

Staircase is handmade and many guests comment on it, this leads to the first floor landing, off which you'll find the master bedroom, bedroom 4, bathroom, office and gallery.

Although the habitable space is 129m, there is a high vaulted ceiling to all the first floor

Master bedroom is 31.5 metres square with a 3.3 m vaulted ceiling, being triple aspect, having windows to East, South & West, South window being the largest, they look out over the land, trees and farmyard with barns (would be great to make the large window into a door and build a balcony here, subject to planning)

Bathroom has a rooflight, slipper bath and double shower cabin. Wall and ceiling are white toung and grooved panelling, floor is original hand cut planking.

Room sizes in square metres approx (imperial):
Kitchen/Lounge = 37 (121ft)
Bedroom 1 = 17 (56ft)
Bedroom 2 = 13.6 (45ft)
Bedroom 3 = 15 (49ft)
Master bedroom = 31.5 (103ft)
Pantry = 3.3 (11ft)
Bathroom = 7.5 (25ft)
Office = 7.6 (25ft)

Ceiling at ridge upstairs is 3.3m (11ft)

2023 a new German twin wall stainless steel flue was installed on the kitchen woodburner

Property is set back from the single track road, usually only the farmer to the East uses the road as it becomes private just past the gate, neighbours are 300 metres away. House is surrounded by the land and access to the farmyard is through a 3.65m (12ft) wooden gate.
Long dwelling lying North to South, across the farmyard are two barns, one very large and one large, around the corner of the North end of the houses is the third barn which is mainly used for firewood storage currently.
All the land is attached and has an abundace of the following apple, plum, peach, cherry, hazlenut and walnut trees. also blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, gooseberry, blackcurrent, redcurrent, strawberry, sloe berry and elderberry. Other trees found on the land are oak, chestnut and willow
I bought the house in 2010 and since then no pesticide or herbicide has been used on the land, it is in my opinion very
close to being organic, and so I have grown tomatoes, courgette, asparagus, pumpkin, rubarb, kiwi, kiwi berry, potatoes, peppers, chillis and cucumbers plus more, safe in the knowledge of their origins
Being so peaceful, the house has resident barn owls, little owls, sparrowhawks and at night gets visited by deer and occasionally boar. Also its ideal for bird watching/photography as every day kites and buzzards can be seen flying over the house or sat on the fence at the side of the road as you drive past. Recently a hoopoe has been visiting, and sometimes if you are lucky a woodpecker
Night skies are a wonder to behold, due to low light pollution, on a clear night it is possible to see thousands of stars, the milky way and other beauties.
Withing the terrain is the recently installed fosse waste sytem.

Additional Details
Property has mains water and electricity
Fibre internet
Hot water is provided by a solar panel, wood burner and if necessary an immersion heater
Possibility to become off grid if onsite water is used and with the addition of a solar panel system
At the South boundary of the land is a concrete lined and lidded borehole which is piped into the most southerly barn
To the south end of the houses is an old stone well, these water sources could be filtered and fed into the house without much work.
Refuse collection is from the gate

All sizes are done by me and are a guide only
Any suggestions for projects, businesses or developements of the property are purely that, it is advisable to verify the feasibility of obtaining the relative consents or planning approval prior to proceeding with any purchase

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Currency Conversion provided by French Property Currency powered by A Place in the Sun Currency, regulated in the UK (FCA firm reference 504353)
€175,000 is approximately:
British Pounds: £148,750
US Dollars: $187,250
Canadian Dollars: C$257,250
Australian Dollars: A$288,750
Please note that these conversions are approximate and for guidance only and do not constitute sale prices. To find out more about currency exchange, please visit our Currency Exchange Guide.

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Haute-Vienne (87), Limousin
Region: Limousin Department: Haute-Vienne (87) Commune: Oradour-sur-Vayres (87150) View Large Map

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