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We specialise in the Limousin

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Famous for it's forests and lakes the Limousin has become a popular area for British and other Europeans seeking holiday, retirement or even main homes. Click on the links below to see why and how to get here.

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Contact Us

Paul Nicholson
Chaise Martin, St Laurent sur Gorre, 87310, France.
Mobile: 00 44 (0) 7966 46 73 99.
info@frenchbarnconversions.com

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How to get here

Flying?

Limoges airport is only 30 mins by car. Flights to / from the UK and other European destinations. Check out the airport's website and those airlines operating out of Limoges at the bottom banner.

Sailing?

Main ferry ports served by the Channel ferry companies include Roscoff, St Malo, Cherbourg, Boulogne & Calais. The journey will take a few hours to overnight depending upon which route is taken. Look out for the special offers and check out French home owner clubs and their discounted ticket prices. Click the ferry operator logos for more information.

Driving?

The Limousin is 400 miles (630km) from the main ferry ports to the UK. The journey will take 6 - 8 hours. Click the AA logo to plan your car journey.

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Something Different?

If a barn conversion is not what you require, click the image to take a look at this fully refurbished period cottage complete with barn, forge & over 4,000 m2 of land.

Renovated Cottage For Sale

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  • 4 bedrooms, main en-suite
  • Separate family bathroom
  • Superb gallery lounge
  • Fully re-roofed
  • Fully fitted kitchen
  • Large rear patio: 8m x 4m
  • Barn: 19.1m x 9.1m
  • Plot: 800m2 (20m x 40m)
  • Garden: 600m2 (20m x 30m)
  • Dates to Napoleonic period
  • Sympathetically converted

CHAISE MARTIN

St Laurent sur Gorre


Barn conversion at Chaise Martin

Under development - ready in 3Q2016. Offers in the region of 167,400.

 

  • Quiet commune in rural location
  • Rear views over open fields
  • In the heart of the Limousin famous for its forests & lakes
  • 20 mins to the city of Limoges & its Airport (direct flights to Stanstead, East Midlands & Liverpool)
  • 2km to the village of St Laurent sur Gorre
  • 10km to Rochechouart & its chateau
  • 15km to the town of St Junien

A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO BUY A SYMPATHETICALLY RENOVATED STONE BARN CONVERSION. DINING / KITCHEN, LARGE LOUNGE WITH FULL HEIGHT CEILING, MASTER BEDROOM + EN-SUITE, 3 FURTHER BEDROOMS & FAMILY BATHROOM. SITUATED IN A TYPICAL SMALL RURAL FRENCH HAMLET, YET ONLY 2 MINS BY CAR FROM LOCAL AMENITIES. PLANS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DURING DEVELOPMENT BUT WILL NOT BE TO A LESSER QUALITY. PERSONALISED SPECIFICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THE EARLY PURCHASER. NO ESTATE AGENCY FEES (NORMALLY UP TO 10% OF PURCHASE PRICE PAID BY PURCHASER).

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STAGE PURCHASE

DESCRIPTION
(Interim stages by negotiation)

DUE

COST

STAGE 1

Fully re-roofed, chimney repaired, plans passed & permissions granted.

Completed

STAGE 2

Fosse-sceptique installed, water & electrics to building. Install french land drains.

Completed

STAGE 3

Kitchen, ground floor entrance and first floor bedroom completed to allow further renovation of the barn whilst having adjacent comfortable living space (ideal for someone wishing to renovate a property whilst on holiday). The bedroom will be completed to the final specification below. New floors to be laid on both floors. All electrics, plumbing & chimney installed. New doors fitted. At this stage the kitchen will only have a cooker & sink. Kitchen units & wood burning stove may be fitted at this stage upon request at additional cost.

Completed

 

STAGE 4

Completion of first floor lounge with dual doors overlooking rear garden and leading to an exterior wooden balcony (stage 6). Construction of dividing walls leading to west wing bedrooms (stage 6) and main stairwell from kitchen to lounge. Provision of downstairs wc, accessible via door to the garage. Creation of garage and workshop area. Laying retaining wall in rear garden to create two level tiers. Lower level laid to lawn. Terrace laid outside rear kitchen door.

Completed

 

STAGE 5

Installation of bespoke kitchen, including gas cuisenaire & separate electric single oven. Other appliances by negotiation. Install windows, doors & velux for ground level & first floor level of the west wing. Completion of west wing bedrooms, and second storey floored loft including the installation of electrics.

Completed

 

STAGE 6

Wooden balcony & exterior staircase leading to ground level.Complete crepe of external stonework and fit guttering (front completed).Fit family bathroom and ground floor utility room with WC.

In progress

 

Completed

Final completion to the specification below

3Q2016

167,400

Check out our new plans. Click plan thumbnails.

Revised Property Description (Fully Completed)

ALL PLANS & SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT DEVELOPER'S DISCRETION
A FINAL SPECIFICATION WILL BE AGREED AT TIME OF PURCHASE

Ground floor - Entrance door leading to Kitchen / Dining room: 9.25m x 5m. Fully fitted bespoke kitchen with wooden floor, exposed beams, large typically French fireplace and facility for wood burning stove. Door leading to rear patio area: 8m x 4m. Door leading to lobby area and staircase to first floor lounge.

Lobby area with door leading to large integral garage / workshop. Wide wooden staircase to first floor lounge.

Large integral garage and adjoining workshop: 10m x 8.5m (average). Large double height barn doors with shutters provides access for larger vehicles. Rear door to garden. Door to WC. Door to wood store.

Downstairs WC: 1.9m x 3m approx. Low level WC and hand basin.

Large wood store: 8m x 3.5m. Door to outside side path.

First floor - Lounge: 9m x 5m: Impressive lounge with its original oak roof trusses to the ceiling, wooden flooring and exposed stonework. Two glazed doors to the rear wooden balcony with its own external wooden staircase to the rear garden. Door to main master bedroom. Door to west wing bedrooms. Double windows over large barn door and Velux roof windows that flood the lounge with natural sunlight. Facility for wood burning stove. Door to staircase to second storey loft area.

Master bedroom (9m x 5m) with its luxury en-suite bathroom comprising bath, walk-in shower, hand basin & WC. Exposed original roof trusses and stone walls dominate this truly magnificent and spacious bedroom. Glazed door to the rear wooden balcony.

Inner corridor provides access to three further bedrooms and family bathroom.

Three generous sized double bedrooms (4m x 4m approx), each with a window plus a velux roof window thus flooding the rooms with natural light. Exposed stonework to the external walls.

Family bathroom 4m x 3m including shower, bath, w.c. and hand basin.

Second Floor - Floored loft area (8m x 6m).

General - Quality materials will be sourced from reliable local French suppliers as used on previous conversions. All windows and doors will be double glazed with hard wood surrounds.

Exterior - To the front of the property is a shared well and a small standing area in tarmac upon which a car may be parked. To the west side is a small area to access the wood store leading to the rear garden. At the rear of the property is a manageable sized garden 20m long x 30m wide (max), twin levelled and laid to lawn, overlooking open fields. Large rear patio area: 8m x 4m and lean-to providing shade from the sun. Potential to install swimming pool at buyers own cost, subject to planning permission.

It should be noted that additional land may be purchasable from other vendors which will increase the flexibilty offered by the property. This is the responsibility of the purchaser to negotiate.

Services - Mains water and electric. Drainage via newly installed fossesceptique with guarantee / certificate of compliance with French standards. Telephone line fitted. Broadband capability within the village.

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Internal viewing - By appointment only, please.

Directions - From Limoges airport take the D20 to Aixe sur Vienne. After a short distance, take the N141 to St Junien. After a short distance, take the D47 signposted to Aixe sur Vienne. After several kilometres, take the D10 to Rochechouart. At les Grand Bos turn left onto the D21a1 to St Cyr / St Laurent sur Gorre. Pass through le Petit Vedeix and le Grand Vedeix. At the T junction turn left onto the D21 to St Cyr / St Laurent sur Gorre. Proceed ahead until reaching St Cyr. Straight ahead at the crossroads in St Cyr, round the sharp left hand bend and take the next left. Proceed for approx 2km into Chaise Martin.

From St Junien - take the D21 to St Cyr / St Laurent sur Gorre until reaching St Cyr. Straight ahead at the crossroads in St Cyr, round the sharp left hand bend and take the next left. Proceed for approx 2km into Chaise Martin.

From Rochechouart - take the D10, turning right onto the D21 to St Cyr / St Laurent sur Gorre. Proceed ahead until reaching St Cyr. Straight ahead at the crossroads in St Cyr, round the sharp left hand bend and take the next left. Proceed for approx 2km into Chaise Martin.

From St Laurent sur Gorre - take the D21 to St Junien / St Cyr. Proceed ahead until reaching the signpost for St Cyr. Turn right immediately before the blind righthand bend. Proceed for approx 2km into Chaise Martin.

Once in Chaise Martin - Turn left at the crossroads and the barn is in the left-hand corner - refer to site layout on website or at the end of the brochure for a map of the commune.

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