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SP0148 - Beautiful Off Grid Home, Gite & 4 Hectares, France, for sale.

We have given this property a rating of 3 on our Sustainability Rating. This is based on the following answers to our questions. Please note that the answers are given by the owners and are not validated by us.

House-construction?
Terracotta block, lime render.

Roof-construction:?
Tiles

House-insulation:?
10 cm of high density rockwool throughout.

Roof-insulation:?
Multifilm insulation 22 layers of aluminium & hollow fibre.

Window-construction:?
Wood.

Window-glazing:?
Double glazed.

Window-shutters:?
No.

Heating House?
Wood burners x 2.

Heating Water?
Bottled gas.

Cooking method?
Bottled gas.

Electricity?
Totally off grid, 1500 watts of photovoltaic panels & small (250 watt) wind generator. Large battery bank for storage.

Water?
Mains.

Food production?
Apple, greengage, fig & hazelnut trees. A soft fruit garden with strawberries, raspberries & rhubarb, blackcurrant, redcurrant & gooseberry bushes. 55m2 of raised beds built with a width of 1 metre & height of 60 cm. Large fenced poultry run with hen house & a brick built dove cot.

Food production - %?
80% of all our vegetables are home grown.

Income possibilities?
We run a b&b + a gite from the property so there is a good steady income. We used to sell surplus vegetables from the gate but bottle the surplus these days for use during the winter months.

Owners opinion on sustainable features:
Totally organic 4 hectares of meadow & woodland, the woodland is coppice oak and provides ample firewood. The mixture of habitat from meadow to forest edge to forest and ponds which we have constructed + the usage of careful planting for bees & butterflies have made for a property with an incredible bio diversity. Add to this the raised bed system and enough land to keep poultry or livestock such as a pig or 2 if one wanted to makes for a very sustainable property. Our electricity supply is sufficient to run house, gite, b&b plus the wooden cabin in the woods. Ground water is in the limestone just below & there is the possibility to sink a borehole cheaply to be self sufficient in all ways.

Other:
Please see the owners own website for more information and photos.

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