BF 598 Upside-down barn/house project to finish.
This is an unusual small barn which seems to have been built with the intention of transforming it into a house. As it stands, it has an external stairway leading to a two room 'apartment'. The footprint is 60m², so when developed this would give 120m².
Planning permission has been granted for a 40m² extension across the rear of the building, and it's for sale with the plans to convert into an 'upside-down house' with the main living area of 60m² upstairs, with a patio door to a 40m² sundeck.
The ground floor would hold 2 ensuite bedrooms in the 40m² extension, with a master bedroom and bathroom plus an entry porch and study with spiral staircase on the ground floor.
The heavy work of digging out at the back (the building is on a slope) has been completed, and the foundations and drainage have been laid in, as have the water and electrical supply to the building.
It is on mains drainage. The lane in front has no passing traffic and isn't a through route, it serves only the few houses built along the lane, and there are no buildings on the other side, where the land drops away, giving views over the village.
The garden extends behind the building and there's a good flat area where a garage or workshop could be built. It's 1000m² but more could be negociated.
The structure is stone up to first floor level, then brick. The roof, which is sound, is flat terra-cotta tiles and the building is very well protected from storms, having survived the devastating tempest of 1999 with zero damage.
Located in a good sized village in the Perigord-Limousin Parc Naturel, with railway station, bar-restaurant, shops, dentist, a woodyard and other commerces, and walking distance from a lovely leisure lake and tourist 'velo-rail', this would make either a charming holiday home, or a full time home in a lively village.