We recently sold our renovated Charentaise longere to British buyers and are currently living in the holiday home of some very good British friends. Since July this year we have been making regular trips over to Creuse (23) and Puy De Dome (63) to search for our next property.
This search has so far been fruitless, (16 viewings!!) so I thought we might as well post what we are looking for on here, just in case somebody knows of a property for sale that may suit our needs.
We are pretty certain that we want to be either in the south/east of La Creuse or in the north eastern corner of Puy De Dome (Les Combrailles area).
We are after an old character stone built house with outbuildings and decent land that we can renovate ourselves. We did start out looking at renovated houses, but they don’t offer great value and most have not been renovated that well (or for year round habitation) or in our taste/style. We would rather create something ourselves! (cold sweats thinking of all the work…again!!)
Our criteria is as follows:-
Property located in a quiet and secluded location, with a nice aspect and without immediate neighbours. (prefer not to be in a hamlet) the more secluded the better!!
Nice land with a good mixture of meadow and woodland/mature trees. Absolute minimum of 1.5 hectares, but preferably more.
Ideally a well or source on land.
Located away from any main roads, preferably on a quiet chemin or dead end.
Maximum budget for a house requiring full renovation up to €100,000 but preferably for less if roof/structure is not good.
Quite a wish list we realise, but not impossible!
Anyway PM me if you can help! Regards Paul