Large executive home in a stunning location in the tranquil Charentais countryside would suit Work-From-Home due to its large office/studio area under main roof, Equestrian / Small Holding or Bed and Breakfast (the property is situated on the St Jacques de Compostelle Pilgrimage Route). The entrance leads to a classic hallway and ground floor with black and white flooring. The walls are painted white to complement the eye-catching flooring throughout and to blend seamlessly with the adjoining living room decor. The huge reception room is combined with a dining area offering a luxurious entertaining space with views over the property and Charente countryside but not far from shops, schools, etc.
Upon entering the automatic gates you will find a haven of peace; this splendid property guarantees calm and rest in the heart of the Charente. Approached via a tree-lined country lane, Les Petits Champs sits in an elevated position overlooking its own paddocks, rolling hills and woodland. The exterior of the house is beautifully designed to complement the architecture of the nearby 12th century church and local heritage. There is ample parking for numerous cars, a camper van or perhaps even a boat.
The first floor and master suite is accessed via a bespoke wooden staircase to a landing area. The master suite with has panoramic views over the terrace below, swimming pool and unspoilt rural countryside. The ensuite bathroom has floor-to-ceiling tiles, with a walk-in ‘douche a l’italienne’ and full-sized bath. There is a large storage area built in under the eaves providing approximately 20 sqm (215 sq ft) of additional hanging area (for those with lots of clothes).
The lower floor provides two well-proportioned bedroom suites each benefiting from beautifully designed en-suite bathrooms, handmade and direct access onto a terrace space and the swimming pool. The fourth bedroom on this level is currently used as office space.
The light and bright contemporary kitchen was designed by Schmidt Kitchens and will delight any avid cook. French glass doors provide a direct access to the huge paved terrace and pool area The black granite worktop surfaces contrast nicely with the silver units. Neff kitchen appliances, including two ovens with different settings including: steam baking, fan, various grills, etc, integrated Miele dishwasher, built-in coffee/cappuccino machine. There is more than ample cupboard storage and massive pot and cutlery drawers.
There is a large utility / laundry room boasting banks of cupboards providing masses of storage for linen and cleaning products. There is a double sink and draining board. The second boiler, which services the lower floor is housed in this room.
The two en-suite bedrooms, in a separate wing of the house would be ideal for B&B activity. Both rooms lead directly to the pool area. Situated between the picturesque medieval villages of Nanteuil en -Vallée and Verteuil sur Charente (with its fairytale chateau) the area attracts tourists throughout the year. This is in addition to the numerous pilgrims travelling the world-famous St Jacques de Compostelle Pilgrimage route abutting the property.
The configuration of the house provides for a totally separate entrance with reception area leading to an office/atelier which would suit an accountant, artist, beautician, dog groomer, etc, with a separate storage area, leading to an exterior, fenced courtyard area. The property is connected to broadband and has Wifi.
An 8m x 4m salt-water swimming pool which is directly accessible from two of the ground floor bedroom suites. The pool has an alarm and purpose-built pool house for the equipment. There are four really nicely paved terraces around the house providing sun or shade at different times of the day. To the rear of the house and accessed by the kitchen, main reception area and bedrooms there is a large fully-fenced garden area with an easily-maintained garden area. There is a double external power point and there is plenty of room for al fresco dining, sunbathing and BBQing. The pool area is very private for aficanados of an all-over-tan and there is an outdoor shower. The terraces overlook greenery and beautiful French rural scenery.
The property is fully-fenced and split into 7/8 separate paddocks and grazing areas. The paddocks are located immediately to the front of the property and behind the rear garden; all are easily accessed from the house. There are two shelters and one large stable 20 sqm split into to two stalls. There is good vehicular access to the paddocks. Mains water supplies automatic drinkers to three of the paddocks. Attached to the rear of the house there is a large, lockable dog run enclosed by 2.2 metre-high galvanised grill fencing. The run is also has access to a very secure garden area, ideal for pets or small children.
Located not far from Poitiers, Angouleme and Bordeaux (and only 2h20 from Paris by train) this property could suit someone wanting to install their family in the country while working in any of these cities.
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