House in Limousin, Creuse

Property sale, House  in Lavaveix les Mines

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Location: In a village Number of rooms (excludes
halls, bathrooms and WCs):
Price of property for sale (Euros): 215000 Number of shower or bathrooms: 5
Minimum rental per week (Euros): 0 Number of WCs: 2
Condition: Good / habitable Property size (m2): 250
Local facilities include: Size of grounds (m2): 10000
Golf: Golf    Hospital: Hospital    ADSL: ADSL    

Description of House in Limousin:
Maison de Maitre- former mining director's residence with 7 beds and 1ha of land- seeped in history offers lots of potential as a family home or B&B
La Maison de la Mine- built in 1870 as the residence for the Mine director and his family. Offers a large manor house set in 1ha of grounds and a variety of outbuildings.
Entry to the property is via a tree lined road and through the large gateway onto a gravel drive complete with huge pine tree and turning circle in front of the house.
Garden surrounds the entire property expanding to the rear to a total of 10000m²
Enter into the house into a spacious hallway and impressive staircase 5 rooms lead off the hallway:

OFFICE/STUDY - 5m x3m formerly the director's office and is today used as the family office/ study - original fireplace, two origial fitted cupboards and two big windows looking onto the driveway to the front.

BIBLIOTHEQUE/LOUNGE -5m x5m formerly the drawing room for the director's guests this room is now the guest lounge for the B&B rooms the family run. Original fireplace and over-mantel mirror. Interconnecting door into the office and two big windows looking onto the grounds. This room has the original ceiling rose and cornice. Wooden flooring.

LOUNGE -5m x 4m a second large room used as the private family lounge, two huge fitted cupboards and two corner cupboards plus open fireplace all original and again has the orignal ceiling rose and cornice. Wooden flooring. Two big windows looking onto the grounds to the rear.

Utility room and WC -3m x3m housing the washing machine, toilet, hand basin and electric board.
Window onto front of the proerty. Tiled floor.

KITCHEN DINING AREA - a huge room of 10m x4m offering a large kitchen space with fitted cupboards, original chimeny (currently housing the cooker) and original floor to ceilling cupboards. the dining area was originally the housekeeper's office and has the original shower area tiles now serving as the hearth for the wood burner. Floors are tiled with the original clay tiles Windows to the front, rear and side of teh property plus a door leading to teh terrace and annexe/ gardens.

First floor accomodation is currently used as B&B with three vast rooms and a nice airy landing with windo looking onto the front;
Bed 1 5mx5m two fitted cupboards and two huge windows with views onto the grounds en suite bathroom 3m x 5m double original art deco sinks, wc, bath with shower over. Connects to bed 2 to serve as a family suite. Wooden floor.
Bed 2 3mx5m original fitted cupboard and two huge windows onto front.
Bed 3 4mx5m classed as the romantic room as it has the slipper bath in the room, hand basin. Wc is closed off in the room. again 2 huge windows looking onto the gardens.
Bed 4 6mx4m a spacious bedroom with its own ensuite bathroom 5mx4m offering aview onto the terrace at the side of the house.

Second floor consists of teh owners accomadation with 3 arge bedrooms and a WC. there is scope to develop this floor further and create all rooms en suite. Currently there is a bath and sink in one of the rooms. Dimensions are 4mx5m/ 5mx5m/ and 5mx5m. Two rooms interconnect which would lend itself to creating a fab master suite.

Annexe: formerly the office block for the mine and is now used as the resident's bar/ restaurant for the B&B offering a large kitchen (5m x 7m) a dining area and bar (10mx5m) and a WC.

Garden is mainly laid to grass with lots of mature trees, a koi carp pond the old orangery, dovecote and hangar/ workshop which used to be the director's children's school room (still has blackboard!)

Mains gas central heating installed from scratch in 2010 as was the plumbing and electrics (no amenities on site when we purchased!)

Works to plan for - septic tank requires replacing and insulation works are required and the price reflects this work to be done. Wecan arrange quotes for you if you wish.

The house stands in a very calm area of the town but remains a few steps from the centre with shops, etc. It is also a part of the local heritage and as such has a local following and we are even number 2 on the tourist trail! The town is undergoing extensive regeneration and will be a great investment either as a home or to continue as a B&B. Sale can include furniture and equipment on negocition along with the website should you wish to continue the B&B activity.
A rare if not unique property for sale.
Lavaveix les Mines - Surrounding area:
Lavaveix was born in 1868 with the creation of the mining activity and hence the house was built in 1870 as the residence for the director and his family.
Lavaveix today is a small town of 865 habitants situated on the main road from Guéret and Aubusson.
Guéret is 22km away and Aubusson is 15km away.
There is all you would need in Lavaveix to get by without a vehicle plus there are bus services and a train station getting you around the department.
Shops in Lavaveix: 2 bakeries, a pharmacy, newsagents, men's hairdressers, womens hair dresser, white goods shop, pizzeria, bar, florist, funeral director, taxis (x2), DIY store/ hardwarre store, convenience store (Spar) and post office

2 Doctors surgeries
there is an infants and junior school very close to the house taking children from ages 2 to 10

Nearest supermarket is in Ahun 3k away and here you will find more shops including a butcher.

Weekly markets in lavaveix thursdays, ahun wednesday aubusson saturday

Association life is buzzing in Lavaveix with monthly events, concerts, dances, meals...

Secondary schools are located in Ahun 3km or Chénérailles 7km

Sixth form equivalents are in Aubusson 15km or

the mairie is very close to the house 500m
Other information:
Contact information for Property sale in France:
Name:Lisa Boot