Attractively priced property situated to take advantage of rural Charentaise life, yet benefitting from easy access to local amenities in nearby towns and villages, plus close to the large town of Angoulême (14km), offering all services and with links by TGV to Bordeaux and Paris. Bordeaux and Poitiers Airport 1hr max by car. Limoges and La Rochelle airports 1.5hr max by car. Walking distance to shop, bar/ restaurant 2.5km.
Double glazed throughout.
Oil fired central heating
Some rooms have individual aircon/heating units.
Drainage – fosse septique installed in 2008
Period and Charentaise features, such as exposed beams, original interior doors, stone fireplaces, wooden, stone or tiled floors. Country style kitchen. Decorative ceiling roses in a number of rooms.
Spacious, light and renovated with care and attention to detail, to a very high standard, allowing you to simply move in and enjoy your new home.
Central door from the terrace opens onto the main entrance hall (20m2) with tiled floor and, doors front and rear to the gardens. Sweeping wooden staircase leading to the first floor.
To the right of the front door is a large dual-aspect living room (42m2) with wooden floor and a stone fireplace.
Leading off the living room to the right, is a room (10m2) which is currently used as an office and has a separate external door the front of the house. Store-room to the rear of the office.
Left of the entrance hall is a second living room/sitting room (23m2) with a stone fireplace. To the rear of this living room a room which can be used as a study, tv room/playroom, or whatever you choose (15m2), overlooking the rear garden.
Left of the second living room/sitting room there is a second entrance hall (9m2) with terracotta tiles to the floor and a door to the front terrace and garden. Off this hall there is a good sized laundry and store room, plus separate WC.
Left of this second hall is the dual-aspect country style kitchen (28m2) with a tiled floor, exposed beamed ceiling, large Charentaise fireplace, fitted units including an island unit.
Taking the impressive wooden staircase from the main entrance to the first floor, you find a landing that runs the width of the house. Light and airy with wooden floor. Off the landing are five bedrooms.
Master bedroom (28m2) with a large en-suite bathroom (13m2) – free-standing bath, walk-in shower, wash-basin and WC),
Bedroom 2 (17m2) with en-suite shower room,
Bedrooms 3 and 4 are a suite of two rooms (16m2 and 11m2)
Bedroom 5 (16m2). In addition to this there is a spacious family bathroom (bath, wash-basin and WC).
The roof is spacious, light with multiple aspect windows and full ceiling height, running the full length of the property, offering the possibility of further renovation and extension of accommodation.
Underneath the house with access via the front garden, is an ancient vaulted cellar (perfect for storing wine), dating back to the original château built on this site. A real piece of history, the cellar has a door to a tunnel (now closed) which used to connect with the local church.
Attached to the house, with access from the kitchen and the front garden is a large outbuilding, divided into a number of rooms. The room directly accessible from the kitchen, has doors to front and rear gardens, an impressive flagstone floor, large fireplace and original large “potager” (traditional stone cooking range). Almost certainly the original kitchen for the property, this room could be used to extend the current accommodation to make for example, a dining room, full of character. Beyond this there is a store room and the utility room. These rooms equally could be converted to an independent annexe for guests (subject to relevant planning permission)
A further large outbuilding, to the left of the property houses what large wine vats, some of which now serve as water collectors, for garden use.
The house sits on a plot of approx. 3500m2 (exact measurement will be obtained before a sale is finalised, as a number of existing plots will be officially split).
To the front of the house is the current access to the property, a pretty garden, planted with shrubs and roses with an old stone well to one corner and access to the cellar below the house.
A stone outbuilding to the left of the property has been converted into an outdoor covered dining terrace, (approx. 25m2), attached to full glass fronted room, currently housing the spa pool.
To the rear of the house is a private, fully walled garden, with a number of fruit trees. The vendors have planning permission to create a separate entrance from the rear into the grounds of the property.
This property has a lot to offer for this price. A beautiful home, full of character, ready to move into; option of extending accommodation, or creating independent accommodation; location is ideal to take advantage of the countryside, exploring the local area and further afield, plus offers the possibility of commute to Bordeaux or Paris and anywhere in between.
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