The house sits in an elevated position a short walk from the commercial centre of the village, Bellac is a village étape; that is, a small town or village with fewer than 5,000 residents and all the essential shops and businesses, so life here is self-sufficient. The house also has the most exceptional views of the valley below Bellac and the Blond mountains and surrounding countryside. The village is steeped with history this house is part of that history as it was built and owned by the owner of one of the Tanneries in the village, famous for their soft leather used by many fashion houses.
This house was built around 1944 and is surrounded by a private garden of 2108m² fenced, gated, and walled.
Entering through the front door you have a large entrance hall and office, you then walk through a double door into the main lobby, in this area you will find the original intercom service the first owner used to contact the tannery in the valley below. Double doors leading into the large dining room, (being sold furnished) with French doors leading out onto a South facing terrace, the dining room is separated from the drawing room by a 4-panel glass door. Across the lobby is the kitchen with the original servant/butler buzzer system and a door to the side of the house where there is parking and a garage.
The lobby also has access to the cellar which has a cave/laundry room/workshop/wine store and boiler room.
On the 1st floor, which has original wood floors, there are 4 large bedrooms all with en-suite’s one having a balcony with exceptional views over the valley below and the Monts de Blonds in the distance.
The 2nd floor also has 4 bedrooms, one with ensuite and a separate family bathroom; this area would be ideal as an owner’s accommodation, should you decide to use the property as a Bed & Breakfast.
At the front of the property, you have a driveway to the right and access to the garage for parking cars, to the left is another double access gate perfect for customer parking, if required, it leads to the front terrace and covered outside dining area. The garden is laid to grass with mature plants and shrubs, a small fishpond, potager and outbuilding, with exception views over the village of Bellac and the Monts de Blond.
Getting to the area is easy with flights from many UK airports into Limoges and Poitiers airports both accessible by trains from the local station. Poitiers train station also has TGV connections to Paris, Bordeaux, London & Brussels.
NB: The owners will be leaving some of the furniture with the house as it is original from when the house was built, it belongs there. This will be listed and agreed at the point of an offer being accepted.