A pretty, deceptively spacious, light and airy detached cottage that has been lovingly updated and renovated by the present owners, retaining original features while adding some quirky contemporary touches. It has gas central heating and is largely double-glazed. The hot water is heated economically using solar panels.
The house is set in gardens and has a swimming pool with sliding cover. It comprises:
Lounge 24m2 with Charentaise fireplace and log burner, stairs off to bedroom/hobby room above. There is a further downstairs double bedroom (19m2) and a separate family modern shower room with double ‘walk-in’ shower. Another light and airy double bedroom (18m2) completes the bedroom suite accommodation on the ground floor.
A dining area, with double glazed veranda off, leads to the well-proportioned contemporary kitchen (39m2)with country-style units allowing for plenty of storage space. Space for electric range. There is a spiral staircase that leads to a super bathroom with free-standing bath offering superb view over the garden. An attic area, useful for storage or further conversion, completes this first-floor layout.
From the kitchen, doors lead to an insulated “cave”, acting as that all-important wine-store and a further storage/boiler room with modern gas boiler and unit for solar panels that heat the hot water.
Externally the gardens are very private and not overlooked, incorporating not only the beautiful pool and terrace but a lawned area and flower beds, with garden sheds and a little summer house. There is even space for a hot-tub. Double gates allow entry for a car. All in all, just perfect! The land attached to the house amounts to a sensible 1250m2. A plot of land is located opposite the house off the quiet country lane, offering further parking; this previously had planning permission for a villa and it is presumed this would be permitted again (subject to confirmation from the Mairie), or it could be retained as it now as a wild garden and wooded area, complete with beehive. The area of this plot is 2620m2 and it is not overlooked.
This property is just a 5 minute drive from the market town of Civray with its range of shops, boulangeries, restaurants/bars and beautiful church. There is also a new leisure centre with indoor and outdoor heated pools and gym and pretty walks along the River Charente that flows through the centre of the town. Nearby airports are at Poitiers (50 minutes), Limoges (1 hour 20 minutes), Bordeaux and La Rochelle. The fast TGV train from Potiers allows for connection to central Paris and straight into the terminal at Charles de Gaulle airport, within 1 hour 20 minutes.
Note the existing valid DPE was carried out before further renovation works were done, so a new one will be available soon to take into account the insulation and double-glazing.
Maison rénovée avec double vitrage, chauffage central (gaz), panneaux solaires pour l’eau chaud. (svp noter le DPE était fait avant les rénovations).
Trois chambres (19, 18 et 12m2), dont deux sont au rez-de-chaussée, salon/salle à manger (24m2), grande cuisine meublée 39m2, salle d’eau (entre les deux chambres au rdc) , à l’étage: salle de bain avec vues sur le jardin, cave, chaufferie, véranda, grenier.
A l’exterieur: jardin attenant 1250 m2 avec piscine enterrée avec abri, pelouses, dépendances/abris. Terrain en face (2620m2), ou il y avait un permis de construire pour la construction d’une maison. Située proche à Civray 86400 avec ses commerces, booulangeries, église, bars/restaurants, centre aquatique ODA, et rivière. On se trouve le village le plus proche à 5 minutes à pied.
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