A fabulous family home in a great location with uninterrupted views, over open countryside from the spacious kitchen/dining room.
The farmhouse and its dependencies are set well back from a quiet road in a small attractive hamlet. The whole property, meadow, swimming pool and pool house, is totally enclosed by well maintained two metre high stone walls. This gives complete security; ideal for children and animals.
A long gravelled driveway leads to ornamental wrought iron gates with a beautifully carved stone archway over the adjoining side gates. These gates open into a front lawned garden of about a quarter of an acre filled with several varieties of roses, clematises, wisterias and other flowering shrubs, all established along the high internal walls.
The main farmhouse with its adjoining barn, large open hanger (72msq) and several other smaller dependence including a pool house, completely encircle the front garden making it very private. The property has been renovated and restored to a high standard; retaining all the original Charentaise features including oak beams, exposed limestone walls and stone or oak flooring throughout.
The oak front door opens into an entrance hall (12 msq) with an original stone sink, two ‘Bull’s Eye’ windows and the main oak staircase to the first floor. To the left is the lounge (42 sqm) with a typical Charentaise stone fireplace and wood burning stove. Large double windows give views over the front garden.
From the lounge one enters a high galleried reception room (68 sqm) with tongue and grooved pine ceiling, oak flooring and a fully fitted kitchen. The size f this room allows it to be used either for social events or business use. It has a glazed door to a south facing garden and several windows to the south and west facing aspects. A further door gives access to tow double bedrooms and a south facing patio terrace. This whole area can be used as a separate annex if required.
To the right of the hallway is the dining and kitchen/breakfast room (57 sqm) with all modern fixtures and fittings and double aspect windows and patio doors, looking over lovely open views of the farmland beyond. The dining room is part open to a first floor mezzanine level and has a large stone fireplace with wood burning stove. A door leads from the kitchen t a newly fitted utility room (9 msq), with a sink, freezer units and washing machine. Also on the ground floor there is a double and single bedroom with adjoining bathroom and shower rooms both include a WC. All these rooms have windows facing the ‘chemin vert’.
On the first floor is the master bedroom (22 sqm) with a full bathroom and shower room en-suite and there is a further double bedroom with en-suite shower, WC and vanity unit.
GARDEN, MEADOW AND SWIMMING POOL
Wooden gates from the front garden lead to the meadow, saline swiming pool (10m x 5m) and pool house. The swimming pool is surrounded by a variety of mature flowering shrubs, pool house, pergola and French kiosk providing alfresco dining options. An original Well exists with a submersed electric pump for watering the whole garden area. The large meadow and orchard are situated behind the formal gardens.
The nearest town of Brioux-sur-Boutonne is just 5 minutes away offering all the local amenities. It has a weekly market and is famous for its Summer Festival throughout July. Within 15 minutes drive is the historic market town of Melle with the capital of the department, Niort, 40 minutes away.
Poitiers and La Rochelle are the nearest airports and TGV train access via Ruffec, Niort or Poitiers.
Oil fired central heating with additional choice of a new 200 litre electric water cylinder.
Mains electric and water
Telephone and high speed broadband access
New septic tank and drainage
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