This is a chance to own a small piece of French heaven, a tranquil typically French property nestled in beautiful grounds, where you will awake to the sound of birdsong every morning.
The house and gite have been renovated to a high standard and there is the potential to convert one of the garages into a studio apartment as it has running water and electricity.
The garden is fully enclosed, half with beautiful stone walls. The mature trees and shrubs offer total privacy and shade in the summer months and the raised beds give great vegetable growing potential all year round.
The Main House
The double front doors open onto the entrance hall with original fitted wooden cupboards and chandelier.
The heart of the house is the beautiful 54sqm lounge with the original wooden beams and chandeliers. The size of the room makes it cool in the summer but the large woodburning stove ensures it stays warm and cosy in the winter. The feature spiral staircase adds to the elegance of the room. The lounge leads to a dining room which we are currently using as a library and music room.
Double French windows lead from the lounge to the conservatory which overlooks the rear walled courtyard garden.
The modern fitted kitchen diner is light and spacious and looks out over the rear garden.
There is also a double bedroom and a shower room on the ground floor. The bedroom has charming fitted bedside cupboards and large windows looking out over the front garden. The bathroom has a large walk in shower, separate WC and storage cupboard.
Large master bedroom with exposed beams and stone work, fitted wardrobes and ensuite bathroom.
Double Bedroom with window seat and dressing room which has the potential to be turned into a second ensuite bathroom.
Storage cupboard, ideal for bedding and towels.
Access to the attic
A large area, perfect for your wine collection storage.
The easiest way to experience the gite is via the gallery and descriptions on our website
We started the gite business in June last year 2019 and were immediately full for July and August and we have a 4.9/5 rating on Airbnb and booking.com – we will be more than happy to provide more details on request.
We are selling the gite fully furnished so it will be ready for immediate rental, we can also transfer the website over to you if required. We made the decision to provide a spacious gite for 4 but with the addition of a sofa bed in the sitting room it could easily provide accommodation for 6 which would increase the rental income.
For those looking for a business we have permission to rent out the main house as well which has the possibility of providing a substantial income.
Spacious dining area with a table for four
Living room, seating for four, UK and French TV
Two bedrooms with double beds
Kitchen with gas oven and hob, microwave, small electric oven and kitchen utensils
Bathroom with oval bath and shower unit, plus washing machine
All tastefully decorated with genuine French furniture
If however you were looking for a granny flat then this part of the property is ideal, it is all on one floor, with the exception of 3 steps to the bathroom and 2 steps from the sitting room to the dining room and can be accessed from the main house via a door in the kitchen.
The most outstanding feature of this plot is the stunning garden full of mature oak, elm, yew, chestnut and lime trees offering welcome shade in the hot summer months.
We have designated an area for vegetable growing, there are raised beds and fruit trees including fig, apple, mirabelle, peach and our favourite – delicious cherries!
The above ground pool is perfect for children and relaxing in during the summer months or for gite guests.
At the rear of the house, access from the kitchen and conservatory, is a courtyard garden, where we dine and entertain alfresco in the summer months, it has an electric awning to offer shade in the summer. There is also a gravelled area with vine covered pergola and daybed, perfect for catching the setting sun.
There is a single garage near the entrance gates with running water, hot and cold, electricity and plenty big enough for your car, or motorbike in our case. This has the potential to be turned into a studio gite.
On the opposite side of the house is an open fronted double garage with a maintenance pit for the serious petrol enthusiast, attached to this is what we affectionally call the cat shed as the house comes with 6 friendly outside cats who pop in once a day for breakfast.
Next to these buildings is a steel garage which is currently used to store the garden furniture and tools, but is big enough to put an average family car in.
There are 2 stone lined wells on the property
Area of the outbuildings and cellar is 192m2
There is plenty of space for parking.
Le Vert is a small village on the Deux Sevres/Charente border. We are ideally located – being just an hour from the stylish beach resorts of La Rochelle the historic cities of Cognac and Saintes, the beautiful Marais Poitevin and family friendly Futuroscope near Poitiers. Surgeres train station is 30 minutes away with direct trains north to Paris (2h40) and south to Bordeaux (30mins).
In the next village of Dampierre sur Boutonne you will find a charming chateau with a programme of regular cultural events and the vibrant bar, Garage a Papi, with lots of live music and a friendly welcoming atmosphere.
Thanks for taking the time to digest all the details, if there are any areas where you want more information then please feel free, without obligation, to ask, looking forward to hearing from you.
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