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Lots of character: 3 large bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen / breakfast room, separate dining room, large vaulted lounge overlooked by a mezzanine balcony, a roof top terrace and private enclosed courtyard garden.
This is a real gem of a home situated in the village of Fouqueure, with bakers and bar and two nearby towns of Aigre and Mansle offering full amenities.
The property’s easy maintenance exterior is perfect for a lock up and leave home, for those who prefer pot plants to veg plots, or those looking for a base from which to travel, or to use the property as a holiday home. Options of installing an above ground pool are available.
The house oozes character and retains lots of original features including a stone staircase – a rare find, exposed wooden beams, exposed stone walls and Charentaise fireplaces. Full of charm it offers something a little bit different and is definitely worth a closer look!
In greater detail the accommodation comprises:
Entrance hallway with original flagstone floor and stone staircase.
Bedroom 1 – 22m2.
Laminate wood flooring, exposed stone walls. Window to front of property.
Door onto newly fitted en-suite shower room comprising WC, power shower, stylish vanity basin, part tiled walls and tiled floor.
Another door from here leads to an area which is currently used for storage but could easily be turned into further accommodation. Charentaise fireplace and door providing possible access out onto the street would allow this area of the house to be used as separate accommodation if required.
First floor landing leads to:
Living room– 25m2.
Charentaise fireplace with wood burner. Wood floor and some exposed stone walls. High beamed vaulted ceiling. Views up to the mezzanine balcony.
Kitchen diner – 22m2.
Charentaise fireplace with wood burner, wood floor.
Beautiful bespoke free-standing kitchen painted in Ivory Farrow and Ball. An extensive range of base and wall units provide ample storage together with space for integrated washing machine and dishwasher. Solid oak work tops and a Belfast sink complete the French country feel.
Window overlooking the front courtyard and French doors lead out onto a decked terrace area with recessed lighting.
Inner hallway leads to a formal dining area.
Dining Area: 14m2
Wood floor, exposed stone walls, door to outside covered staircase leading down to street. Door onto bathroom. Handy storage cupboard.
Comprising wash hand basin, bath with shower over, WC, wood floor, beams, exposed stone walls.
Stairs from the dining room rising to second floor.
Mezzanine 5m2, balcony overlooking the living room, currently used as office.
Bedroom 2 – 20m2. Wood floor, beams. sky light, some exposed stone walls.
Bedroom 3 – 17m2. Wood floor, beams, sky light, some exposed stone walls.
Enclosed courtyard garden.
Potential workshop/ barn 30m2
Potential store room 36m2
Access by external stone staircase from courtyard to roof top terrace area of 36m2.
Should you want a pool, you have the option of installing an above ground pool to the far right of the courtyard, still allowing space to park a car. Alternatively, a pool could be sunk into the decked terrace from the first floor into the storage space below.
Area and weather:
Fouqueure is a friendly and welcoming village, with a primary school, mairie, tabac/bar.
Aigre is just 6 km (6mins by car); a small market town with weekly farmers market, shops, bakers, bars, restaurants, doctors, dentist, post office, small supermarket, garages, pharmacy, beautician, hairdressers among others.
Angoulême 25km (20/25mins by car) offers all the major amenities you would expect of a large town with out-of-town retail parks and has a vibrant central old town with bars and restaurants.
TGV runs from Angoulême and makes a day trip to Paris a reality in just 1½ hours.
Local airports of Poitiers, Bordeaux, La Rochelle and Limoges allow flexibility of travel.
Calais is approx. 7½ hours by car.
The Charente is a department enjoying a fabulous micro-climate of warm summers and generally gentle winters, with the central area around Fouqueure profiting from the best of this. It is dominated by its class 1 river which winds itself through the gently undulating countryside, woodlands and forest. Outdoor life is very much the order of the day and the location offers excursions to the surrounding departments of the Charente Maritime (a day out to the coast), Dordogne, just to name a couple.
This is an ideal location to enjoy not only the delights of South West France, but also gives home owners the possibility of ease of travel to other areas of France and the surrounding countries.