Substantial, renovated, character family town house of 297sqm, comprising of 10 main rooms with south facing gardens, attached annexe and ample private parking.
This delightful Maison du Maître is located in the heart of a vibrant market town with a comprehensive range of shops, including bakers, butchers, cafes and restaurants. Montbron also has two good sized supermarkets, schools , doctors, dentist and an active community. Angouleme lies 25 minutes drive east of Montbron and has a fast TGV service to Paris and Bordeaux. Regular flights to the UK and other European destinations arrive at Limoges airport within one hour easy drive, or Poitiers which is approximately 1hr 30 minutes away.
This character property stands in a prominent location in the heart of the town, yet attractive rolling countryside is only 10 minutes walk away. The front bedrooms benefit from lovely open views over the rooftops to the hills beyond. The attached annexe is currently partly used for bed and breakfast accommodation but could easily be converted into a small flat for a family member or to rent out. With three storeys and a cellar, four bedrooms together with a very large attic providing a further three rooms, this house offers flexible accommodation and business opportunities within a town setting.
Double gates lead on to a gravel courtyard providing parking for up to 5 vehicles. The property is set back from the road behind a boundary wall with metal railings. Trees provide extra screening and privacy. Pedestrian gate also giving access to the courtyard.
Steps lead up to the impressive double doors, carved wood with opaque glazed top panels and decorative iron grillage.
Throughout the house you will find many period features including oak floors, beautiful double height glazed doors, four metre ceilings with decorative cornicing. Benefiting from full oil fired central heating, a wood burner, mains gas and drainage plus good wifi speed.
Entrance Hall – 20.5msq Sweeping carved stairs leading to first floor. Double partly glazed French doors to dining room. Downstairs WC with large built in storage cupboards. Separate boot room with storage cupboards and shelving.
Dining Room – 35msq The stunning feature of this elegant room is the extensive range of floor to ceiling library shelves and cupboards. Built by a local master carpenter they provide a snug corner for reading and relaxing with a coffee. Large windows to the front aspect, tall French doors leading to the lounge.
Lounge – 26msq Inset wood burner (14kw) with carved mantle surround and pammet tiled hearth. Built in oak cupboards with shelving over, TV points. Double doors to garden to kitchen.
Kitchen – 14.5msq Fully fitted with a comprehensive range of hand built painted solid wood wall cupboards and base units with granite work surfaces and sink, tiled splash backs. Shelving, under cupboard lighting and concealed up lighting. Five ring gas hob and eye level electric double oven to remain. Inter-grated fridge, tiled floor, double French doors leading to south facing garden. There is the possibility to make the kitchen even larger by knocking through the interior wall adjoining the annexe, which would make a superb family kitchen/breakfast room.
First floor landing with stairs rising to second floor. Velux window to second floor landing.
Bedroom 1 – 21.5msq A bright airy south facing room overlooking the garden. Beautiful range of oak hand built in wardrobes to one wall with hanging rails, shelving and top cupboards over. Plumbing for sink, oak floor. Telephone point.
Bedroom 2 – with en-suite 18msq Window to garden aspect, window seat below with cupboards under. Full range of built in wardrobes with hanging rail, shelving and cupboards over, further storage and book shelves. En-suite shower room with corner shower, WC and pedestal basin. Oak flooring.
Bedroom 3 – 21.5msq Double fully glazed French doors leading to balustrade balcony overlooking courtyard with far reaching views. Oak floor.
Bedroom 4/Study – 21msq Double fully glazed French doors leading out to balustrade balcony overlooking courtyard. Far reaching views, internet and telephone points, oak floors.
Family bathroom 7msq UPVC double glazed opaque window to side aspect. Most attractive fully tiled bathroom with large bath, central mixer tap and shower attachment, separate shower cubicle with Hansgohe double head rain dance shower. Stone basin with cupboards below and large mirror over the shelving and lights. Tiled floor
Room (flat option) 50msq – The area has previously been used as a flat and has both plumbing and heating and offers flexible usable space, with two roof lights, raised platform with storage under, shelving.
Bedroom 5 – 8.5msq2 window to rear. Built in wardrobe with shelving over.
Bedroom 6 – 9msq2 Window to rear. Built in wardrobe with shelving over.
Vanity area 5msq2 with free standing shower cubicle, hot water tank, basin and bidet.
CELLAR – Comprising of utility room with hot water cylinder, plumbing for washing machine, sink with base units under, water softener. Further room with boiler and 3000 litre oil storage tank. Separate wine cellar.
ANNEXE – 46msq Currently used for bed and breakfast, with private entrance into hall way leads to a spacious double bedroom with large window to front, adjoining shower room with shower cubicle, separate WC, vanity unit with shelving under. Electric wall mounted heating for all rooms.
An additional large room with window to garden currently used for storage could be made into a lounge/kitchen for an independent apartment, or be incorporated into the main house (kitchen extension for example)
The south facing rear garden is bordered by walls and hedges, has mature trees and well stocked flower beds. There is a terrace for al fresci dining, loggia, raised decking area small garage and wood store.
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