property details & discussions
for a Hub House co-operative coliving project
At auction on 16th September, only 30mins from Poitiers so might attract developers, however low price may be indicitive protected status or high cost of demoilition thus not appealing to them yet neither is an issue for us so is definately plausible. Bids may increase to about €150. Interesting history dating back to 1248, and located on one of the routes to Compostela, thus having a history of welcoming travellers that could be continued!
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Environment ✧ flat agricultural land but village is on a hillwith woodland, there's paths on doorstep along river, a natural pool, plus SUP/kayak are available in summer; no mountains, coast 1h30 (also direct train)
Services ✧ supermarket 15 mins walk; town only 15mins by train
Access ✧ station 10mins walk (Niort 30mins, Paris 2h); Poitiers airport 30 mins drive (Stansted, Porto, Marrakesh), Limoges 1h
Property ✧ ex hospital so needs stripping but in decent condition unlike Montlucon; includes a chapelle with stained glass window; entirely south facing with hill protecting from north; is located opposite a modern retirement home
✦ has mains gas
✦ village has a bypass so road is not busy
✦ I've uprated the garden because around the corner is the town's own nice hilltop park; there's only 800m2 of south-facing terraced garden at the top abovee the buildings, but there is enough space for more (upto an extra 900m2) terraces plus conservatory, especially if the ground level carparks (with about 28 spaces) at the sides are eliminated (may not be allowed as technically requires 1 parking space per unit, which is another reason developers could have a problem, however we will hopefully classify it as a single house).
✦ There's a small land parcel (#1, about 6,000m2) opposite (behind the retirement home) that could be suitable for aquisition.
✦ The village has three wind generators producing a surplus; it or the surroundings also seems to be part of a no-pesticides project.
✦ Can reach Paris with earliest trains at 8h30, but last return from Poitiers/Niort are 19h20 thus from Paris quite early at 17h20.