THIS MONTH’S DREAM HOME

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The pos­si­bil­ity of gen­er­at­ing an in­come is of­ten an im­por­tant fac­tor when it comes to mov­ing to France, and run­ning gîtes is prob­a­bly one of the most popular op­tions. Of­ten that in­volves find­ing a prop­erty with po­ten­tial and start­ing from scratch, but as I’m rather im­pa­tient – not to men­tion lack­ing in DIY skills – I think I’d want the ready-made op­tion. Like this prop­erty in Haute-Vi­enne. Not only has it been ren­o­vated, but it al­ready of­fers an up-an­drun­ning gîte with an es­tab­lished record of re­turn­ing guests. Lo­cated in a quiet ham­let just out­side a vil­lage, this com­fort­able home is also just 30 min­utes from Li­mo­ges air­port, mak­ing it very easy to get to.

Con­sist­ing of two stone cot­tages, the first has been cre­ated from an old barn and fea­tures a large, open-plan liv­ing area on the up­per floor to make the most of the views over the gar­den, not to men­tion the spec­tac­u­lar scenery of the Périg­ord-Li­mousin re­gional na­ture park. One of the two bed­rooms is also on this level, while the sec­ond is down­stairs on the ground floor, where there is ac­cess to a garage.

The sec­ond cot­tage, cur­rently used as a gîte, also has two bed­rooms, both of which are en suite, plus a well-equipped kitchen, a din­ing room and a spa­cious lounge with a wood-burn­ing stove. Guests have their own pri­vate out­side space too, and there’s the added ben­e­fit of sep­a­rate ac­cess from the main house.

I of­ten think it would be nice to work from home – just think how short the com­mute would be for a start. And I’m def­i­nitely sold on the idea if this is what work and home could look like.

“I of­ten think it would be nice to work from home, and I’m def­i­nitely sold on the idea if this is what work and home could look like” – SAYS EDITOR VICKY LEIGH

ON THE MAR­KET FOR €229,000

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