The house was build in the early 80’s by a local farmer and has changed hands several times, us being the 4th owners. At the time the house was build, it was of a very good standard in terms of quality of the material, build, etc.
The house counts 3 floors and stands in the middle of a plot of 2800 square meters garden that has been transformed over the year in a small park with heated swimming pool, beautiful mature trees giving support to the hangmats, our vegetable garden and chickens all with a 360 view over the Limousin landscape.
On the ground floor, or actually the sous-sol (underground) you will find the bar/lounge area with pool table, self-service bar, TV-DVD, football table and vinyl collection. Perfect place for a drink off all kinds, watch a nice movie or play some pool while listening old records.
Also on this floor you will find the fitness room with several machines, weights, cardio equipment, yoga mat, etc.
The office (quiet spot with TV) is accessible if you need wired Internet connection or to make use of our Wireless printer/copier/scanner.
The washing area (no problem, we can do a washing for you), the wine cellar, extra public bathroom/toilet (handy for a quick shower when you come out of the gym or to access toilet if you are in the bar/lounge)
Our spacious workshop and garage can take 2 large cars or several motorbikes.
You can enter this floor directly by the bar or washing room and a stairs indoors leads to the first floor.
On the first floor is where we live and you will find 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The kitchen en living room and large entrance hall. The floor can be entered by the hall or from a closed off part of the verandah.
From the entrance a wooden wide stairs leads up the the 2nd floor where the guests bedrooms are nested. Once up the stairs there is a door on each side with on both sides a almost identical space. You pass the first room to access a master bedroom on each side. One room for morning rise and the western bedroom for magical sunsets. Perfect for a couple having lots of space or a small family for up to 4 persons. In one of the rooms there are 2 single beds and in the other room we can set up either 2 singles or a double. For now only one of the 2 sides has a bathroom with rain shower and toilet. In the nearby future a second bathroom will be constructed so we can provide 2 full family rooms en-suite. At this stage we can accommodate for singles, couples and families or small groups for up to 8 persons.
The Verandah is what made us fall in love with the house. It is placed north side of the house and goes over the full length of the house stretching 16 meters long. 75% of the verandah is open and 25% is closed but with full view around by glass windows. In the hot summers the verandah keeps a cool temperature with the soft summer breeze coming through. We can serve dinner as well in the closed part for colder evenings early or late in the season and the open part is great for BBQ´s. We can have everybody sit on a large table or make individual settings and further in the garden we can also provide snacks/drinks as there are several places to sit/lounge.
Furthermore in the garden you will find the heated swimming pool of 8 by 4 meters with pool house, lounge chairs, kids proof security fence and partially surrounded by bushes giving total privacy. The pool is lighted by night great for a moonlight swim.
There is a open grass field perfect for a game of football, tennis or badminton. A smaller grass field perfect for sunbathing and towards the trees there is a path in a shape of a 8 where you will find some shade or in the hangmats you can doze off for a while. For a sportive moment, the other side hosts the large trampoline (up to 80kg). On the other side of the house is the fenced parking and the vegetable garden nearby the chickens.
Why Villa Amelie…?
It’s when Amelie was only 2 months old that her parents Alice and Richard found this hidden gem. The proximity with the lively and authentic village of Rochechouart, the safe bicycle path leading to the shopping center, the breathtaking view over the countryside from the verandah, all came to add up in our choice while we had already fell in love with its spacious interior. Amelie from the very beginning actively participated in all renovations and when her little sister Juliette was born in 2017, we opened Villa Amelie as a bed and breakfast and of course, our table d’hôtes, ” La cuisine de Juliette”