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#6 🏅49%  REJECT • €60k • industrial • village • 2200m² hub • Whilst the surroundings don't offer too much variety and its badly connected, the tiny town (2k pop) seems fairly dynamic with unusual attractions — Street Art City (22,000m2 of art by new artists every year!), a velodrome, a (tiny) F1/F3 racetrack and also a lake/leisure area with volley-ball and probably suitable for SUP if we get boards, oh and there's a tennis club. The opportunity to have an incredible space where many of us can congregate and still have lots of personal space may outweigh the negatives.
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central France — near Nevers, Moulins
☃️8–14°  🏖26–34°  ☀️9 days  🌧12 days; borderline as mild and often overcast or showery
DODGY  🔨 effort
DODGY  🚌 transport
OKAY  ✈️ access
GOOD  🛒 shops
DODGY  🏙 towns
OKAY  🧗 activities
DODGY  ☀️ climate
DODGY  ⛰️ nature
OKAY  🌷 garden
DODGY  🏠 building
OKAY  ⛲️ hood
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Environment ✧ fairly boring northly agricultural terrain; theree's a few paths on the doorstep and forests for biking and horse riding, plus river canoeing all 10mins

Services ✧ whilst not connected it has all services including a covered market, local towns Nevers and Moulins are 35mins drive

Access ✧ station 20min (car, 1h bike) 2h30 paris 1h Nevers; Clermont 1h45; driving bourges/mont lucon 1h; clermont 1h30; bus Moulins twice daily (maybe res req by tel?)

Notes ✧ the space itself is plenty big enough to be attractive year round, it benefits from natural surroundings being the last building on the stream
✦ there might be the possibility of persuading the mayor to let us dam the stream for a pond and hydro, it has been damned for the lake and several other pools
✦ could maybe acquire land on other side of stream (p68 1.2ha), or downstream towards allotments (p169, 3600m2) both apparently unused
✦ currently has septic tank but should be no problem to build a pumped connection if possible via right of way
✦ p178;
✦ +250m to exchange (+Free)
✦ 1500m2 land alongside stream
✦ + extra buildings
✦ 3 floors, top is over 4m with full width skylights
✦ 53m long, 11m wide (ex stairs etc)
✦ 22 generous rooms and studios all with at least one large window either east or west
✦ 2nd: 2 large studios
✦ 1st: 6 shared, 7 ensuite, 1 bunkroom
✦ ground: 3 studios, 4 ensuite, 1 bunkroom
✦ =22 + bunkrooms
140m2 casual work area with 27 desks and sofas
✦ 50m2 quiet work area with 10 desks
✦ conservatory with work area with 6 desks and sofas
✦ 190m2 dual station kitchen with breakfast bars and sofas and dining for 32 extending onto terrace beside stream
✦ 90m2 cinema lounge
✦ 260m2 unallocated space with high ceilings and skylights
✦ large staircase
✦ potential for 480m2 of solar (skylights face north)
Property ✧ unusually large with a fantastic top floor having a 4m high roof with full width skylights; all floors have large windows and all rooms would be spacious benefitting from at least one window each looking either west or east onto a courtyard; located on edge of village next to stream, thus lots of view onto nature; with some climbing plants to hide the ugly bits of the building and some garden it could be welcoming
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