Charming 2 Bedroom Country Cottage in Beautiful Location, Grandsaigne, Correze, France
With its picturesque villages, ideal climate and unique culture, France continues to be one of the most desirable places across Europe to be at any time of year. On offer here is the chance to invest into this consistently beautiful part of the world with this excellent property.
Located in the picturesque commune of Grandsaigne, in the Correze department of France, this wonderful, recently renovated property features 2 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, utility room, workshop, cave-like storage room, balcony area and a spacious private garden area to enjoy the stunning surroundings in.
This property not only offers buyers a wonderful, spacious and comfortable place to live but is also a venture into France’s lucrative holiday rental market, which is going through a golden age right now thanks to the emergence of direct rental sites such as Airbnb and booking.com. Grandsaigne is a fantastic place in its own right and is also a great location from which to explore the many other wonderful parts of France such as nearby Clermont, Limoges and the world-famous wine country regions around Bordeaux. As well as being close to essential amenities, this property has the added advantage of being surrounded by limitless areas of outstanding natural beauty, such as the nearby parks Millevaches en Limousin and Perigord-Limousin Natural Regional Park. The property is also close to limitless places of historical significance.
One other huge draw is the fact that the property is surrounded by a vast range of spectacular walking, cycling, water sports and fishing areas and there are also many excellent golf courses nearby such as Golf Neuvic and Golf Puy d’Arnac.
The area is also very well connected via road, rail and the air, with the nearest international airport, Brive-Souillac Airport is just over 1 hour away. This of course is yet another huge plus point in the context of the holiday rental and commuter markets.
FURTHER PROPERTY DETAiLS
A charming rural property which has been renovated and modernised with new electrics, kitchen, en suite bathroom, downstairs shower, modern stylish wood burner and bespoke oak staircase.
Comprises larger master bedroom upstairs with Velux windows providing excellent natural light, glass panelled door leads to proposed large decking area affording views of distance hills over woodlands and forests, a further 2 double inward opening windows complete the natural lighting. Oak stairs lead to saloon which has large patio doors affording views over the front garden.
Kitchen dinner includes feature inglenook fireplace with invicta wood burner, ample storage, work surfaces and new gas cooker with overhead extractor. Kitchen/dinner is fully tiled. A stable door, upper half glass panelled, leads to a covered porch. 2nd bedroom is ample for a double bed and has a double window giving views over the rear aspect. Through the kitchen there is a downstairs shower room with wash basin and room for a toilet (not installed). The cave is accessed via pine panelled steps and is a large enough for wine and fresh food storage. A passage leads through from the top of the cave stairs to a storage/utility room and thence to the workshop and storage area.
The grounds are approx 2270 sqm and contain mature trees, log store and large shed. A new fosse septic system was installed in 2007.
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ABOUT THE AREA
Grandsaigne is a commune in the Correze department of central France.
Correze has some of the finest tourist attractions in Limousin, being home to no less than five ‘plus beaux villages de France ‘, Collonges la Rouge, Curemonte, Saint-Robert, Segur le Chateau and Turenne.
Correze also encompasses the breath-taking Plateau de Mille Vaches, Monedieres, Gorges, valley of the Dordogne, Valley of Vezere, the Causse Correzien and the famous city of the horse, Pompadour. This is to name but a few of the departments multitude of attractions.
Larger tourist numbers tend to be seen in the south of the region, helped by the weather. South Correze benefits from have the warmest weather in the Limousin, with an average temperature several degrees higher than many other areas. its proximity to the enduringly popular Dordogne river helps too. However regular programmes of events at the racecourse in Pompadour as well as other great attractions in the north of the department mean the Correze as whole is very much on the tourist trail.
The department has many undeniable assets: – the characterful buildings and cultural inheritance, unique villages, around thirty different museums, the legacy of the Gallo-Roman era and the military, religious and medieval heritage that still pervades today.
The department’s capital, Tulle is also home to that truly French instrument, the accordion. Correze also has great gastronomy and agriculture and a remarkable natural landscape of breath-taking diversity.
Apple growing is extremely important to the region’s economy, providing much needed seasonal work and being the basis for many special events at a local level. Correzien strawberries and raspberries are also important with large events held to celebrate them each summer, including the wonderful fete de la fraise held annually at Beaulieu sur Dordogne. Truffles, wine and veal are just some of the other famed produce from the Correze all availably widely at the departments many local markets.
Geographically Correze is in an enviable location and is often referred to as the gateway to the south. The A20 Paris-Toulouse motorway runs the length of the department with the recently completed A89 (Bordeaux-Lyon autoroute) providing efficient links east to west. in addition, Correze is located on a major north-south railway axis (Paris-Toulouse). The airport of Limoges-Bellegarde provides excellent links to the UK as well as the long-awaited airport of Brive-Souillac which has been in operation since 2010.
The villages of this department really take you back in time. The Correze has a rich medieval past with evidence of these times to be found throughout Correze’s towns and villages. The region is full of charm, with old half-timbered and granite houses roofed in the traditional way with slate or local stone (lauze). The departments largest city Brive , in the south of the region offers all the shops and facilities you could need for modern living whilst retaining its charm and not to be missed markets.
Water sports, and in particular canoeing, are very popular throughout the department. For a few Euros you can test your skills on the Dordogne, Vezere and Auveze rivers, although there are also plenty of other outdoor activities to enjoy.
For lovers of anything equestrian Pompadour is a must. With a packed program of events throughout the year. The warmer and drier climate of this ‘gateway to the south’ with its excellent road links and realistic property prices, mean the department of Correze is only likely to grow in popularity in the future.
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Located in a peaceful and well-run community.
2270m2 plot overall.
3 reception rooms.
Cave-like storage room.
Spacious private garden area with fruit trees.
Log store and large shed.
Large decking area affording views of distance hills over woodlands and forests.
Huge potential as a holiday rental home thanks to excellent location.
Essential amenities are close by in the village.
Surrounded by limitless areas of outstanding natural beauty
Perfect location from which to explore the many other fascinating places across France.
Surrounded by a vast array of walking, cycling, water sports and fishing areas. Horse riding and tennis facilities also nearby.
Close to many excellent golf courses including Golf Neuvic and Golf Puy d’Arnac.
Close to many areas of historical interest.
Close to many areas that are excellent family days out.
Excellent transport links.
Brive-Souillac international Airport is just over 1 hour away.