This superb property has oil-fired central-heating and most windows are double-glazed to offer the potential for year-round holiday/business letting, as the present owners do. A large, yet manageable garden (2430m2) incorporates a shaded terrace for dining, graveled courtyard and lawn with fenced in-ground pool. The separate contemporary ‘gîte’ has access to its own private courtyard garden which looks delightful when populated with large pot plants and garden furniture. In front of the gîte is a private covered seating area with space for hot-tub and more garden furniture.
Boasting a position in the heart of an attractive hamlet, yet the property is within walking distance (20 minutes) of the village of Chaunay that has a renowned boulangerie, two bars, hotel, restaurant, pharmacy and hairdresser. There is a weekly outdoor market and activities at the large salle de fêtes. For work or for visitors, the N10 is just a few kilometres away, giving access to the North and South of France, Spain and Portugal, ideal for capturing holiday makers travelling this route. Nearby Poitiers (47 km) has an international airport and international trains station with direct connections to Paris centre (1 hou 20 minutes), Charles de Gaulle airport terminals Lille Europe and Strasbourg as well as numerous other French towns and cities. A further airport can be found at Limoges, with a wider range of flights and destinations. Bordeaux is just 2 hours away or the Atlantic coast can be reached in about 1 1/2 hours, just a perfect location!
Fronted by a sweeping gravel driveway, planted with ornamental trees and perennial borders, the property comprises:
Main house 159m2: Large 5.7 x 5.4m kitchen with ‘country-style’ fitted units, leaving ample space for a large table, for socialising with friends. An original Charentaise fireplace adds a unique aspect to this lovely room. Door off leads to a rear lobby area and storage space with WC and separate shower-room, ideal for use after swimming in the in-ground pool. Access to dining terrace.
Salon 6 x 5.4m. With Charentaise fireplace, this double-aspect room also has French doors to the pretty terrace area. A stylish Godin enamel log burner completes the decor. Stairs off to first floor and door to useful downstairs Bedroom 4.2 x 5.4m. Another light, double-aspect room with tiled floor and door to terrace.
There are 4 bedrooms: Bedroom 2 with high ceiling and view over front garden and hamlet and wooden floor, 4 x 5.9m
Bedroom 3 with wooden floor 2.3 x 4.5m
Bedroom 4 with built-in wardrobe, wooden floor 2.3 x 4.5m
Door to lower landing area with under-eaves storage
Shower room with shower, wash hand basin, WC, velux.
Bedroom 5 with built in wardrobe incorporating the electric water heater for summer use.
A sizable double glazed and centrally-heated property of 66m2, giving the discerning buyer the option of living in this contemporary house, while renting out the larger 5 bedroom property for more income. This house comprises:
Double-aspect new fully fitted kitchen with gas Range and space for appliances, 6.1 x 4.3m, stable door to private garden.
Door to lounge, again double-aspect with attractive Travertine floor.
First floor: Stairs up from the kitchen lead to a landing with a double bedroom 2.7 x 3.4m with built in wardrobe and separate built-in cupboard.
Shower room incorporating large low-level double shower, WC and wash hand basin. Heated towel rail.
Mezzanine bedroom. Although open, there is a privacy wall to separate the room from the lounge below. A double glazed window offer views over surrounding countryside.
The rear garden is laid mainly to lawn, with separate pool area, which is fenced and incorporates a small pool house for the equipment. The garden usefully leads to a small lane to allow access to the garden from the road. For those lazy summer days a covered terrace offers space for al-fresco dining.
At the front of the property, to the side of the driveway there is a separate outbuilding comprising:
Boiler/laundry room with central-heating boiler and plumbing for washing machine 3.6 x 5.6m. Further room with double-glazed window that could be used as an office 2.9 x 5.6m. Garage with space for a car and garden equipment. There is the possibility that this building could be converted to a further gîte, subject to permissions.
The properties are presently successfully let all-year round through Booking.com, Air BnB and Holiday France Direct as well as taking direct bookings from social media and website.
Grande maison en pierre avec rénovation de haute gamme. Chauffage central partout, double vitrage (sauf 3 fenêtres) avec revenus existants comme maisons de vacances. Située dans un hameau charmant à 20 minutes à pied du village de Chaunay 86510, proche à N10 pour travail ou pour invités en route au Midi/Nord, l’Espagne et le Portugal. La maison se compose de:
Au RDC: Cuisine partiallement meublée 31m2 avec cheminée Charentaise, Salon 32m2 avec radiateurs et poêle à bois émaillé Godin. Le salon donne sur une chambre lumineuse avec porte qui donne sur la terrasse de 25m2.
Salle d’eau, WC,
A l’Etage: 4 chambres en plus: 23m2, 10m2, 10m2, 16m2. Salle d’eau avec Velux. chauffe-eau.
Dehors: Dépendances comprenant: chaufferie/buanderie, bureau, garage 76m2 en plus.
L’Exterieur: jardin avec pelouses et accès d’un chamin, terrasse piscine interée.
Gite de 66m2: Cuisine meublée 24m2, salon 20m2. A l’étage: 2 chambres 9m2 et 13m2, grande salle d’eau.
Dehors; jardin privé avec accès à la piscine. En avant: terrasse pour poser un jacuzzi.