Ideal 4-bedroom holiday home / rentals business with superb private enclosed pool, separate cottage, outbuildings, and gardens
Les Deux Rivieres is a luxurious 4-bedroom detached house with a 10m x 5m
private enclosed pool, cottage, outbuildings, and large garden bordered by the river Antenne. It is set in a most peaceful location in the beautiful village of Les Touches de Perigny in the heart of the Charente-Maritime area of South West France.
Only 3 km from Matha with its supermarkets, restaurants, and shops, and 20 minutes from Cognac with its brandy houses, river trips and street cafes.
Less than an hour's drive to the Atlantic coast and La Rochelle.
The commonly-used entrance for this house is from the covered terrace at the gable end of the house into the kitchen (25sq m). With its tiled floor and range of fitted units and appliances the kitchen is modern and practical.
A door leads through to the very spacious lounge (47sq m) which has ample space for relaxing and more formal dining. With a woodburning stove, beams, and glazed doors opening to the garden this room suits entertaining in all seasons.
From here there is a door leading through to the adjoining garage (35sq m) where there is a store room with washing machine and tumble dryer, separate toilet, and stairs leading up to a first floor grenier. This whole area could easily be converted to further guest or owner accommodation.
To the right of the kitchen, as you enter the house, there is a smaller lounge (15sq m) currently used as a room for relaxing and reading. From here, stairs rise to the first floor.
The first floor landing gives access to each of the four double bedrooms. The master bedroom (15sq m) has an ensuite shower room with WC, and the 3 further bedrooms (16, 12, and 10 sq m) share the spacious family bathroom (6.5 sq m) which is very well appointed with bath, separate shower, WC and washbasin. All the bedrooms and landing have fitted carpets, and offer garden views either to the front or rear of the property.
At the gable end of the house, beyond the kitchen, is a superb 10m x 5m swimming pool with roman steps, which is surrounded by a white aluminium fence and has a lockable gate access, thus conforming to French pool safety regulations. The pool has an extensive terrace surround and is ideal for family sunbathing as well as swimming.
A low-level outbuilding extends into one corner of the pool terrace. This houses the pool pumps, filters, and computerised water regulation, etc. Beyond the pool, this outbuilding also has a woodstore and further space for storage, etc
To the right of the pool there is a two-roomed cottage with WC and washbasin.
This is currently used as games rooms and has a full-sized table tennis table, with mini football, and a medium-sized snooker table.
This building could easily be converted into further guest or owner accommodation (planning consent was given in 2004 for a 2.4 metres rear extension). The building is already connected to its own septic tank.
At the far end of the main house building, beyond the garage, is a large open-fronted stone outbuilding currently used by rental guests for undercover car parking.
This could be converted into further accommodation, or knocked through into the adjoining garage / grenier at first floor level to make a guest or owner's apartment.
The extensive and beautiful garden is at the rear of the house and is in two parts. The part nearest to the house is laid to lawn and has a variety of specimen trees and shrubs leading to a small stream with a bridge over.
The lower part of the garden is grassed and leads to the river Antenne.
The property also includes a further strip of land between the stream and river at the far side of the neighbour's lower garden.
Total area of land including the house and outbuildings = 2798 sq metres.
Holiday lettings potential
The house is currently rented to couples and families as an exclusive location for their summer holiday.
Bookings usually start at the end of May and go through to the end of September and produce annual revenue of around £12000.
With very little outlay, the season could be extended to achieve bookings in late March, April, and October.
With additional heating, the house could also be let in the winter months.
The small cottage, the garage with grenier above, and the stone barn could all be converted to further guest or owner accommodation.
Guests have consistently loved the house, its facilities, and the surrounding area, and several guests have had repeat bookings, some for 3 consecutive years.
Bookings are already in place for the summer of 2012.
All furniture, fixtures and fittings, including appliances, crockery, cutlery, etc
are available to purchase from the vendors by separate negotiation, so the lettings
business could continue successfully without interruption.