fontaine-chalendray-charente-maritime, Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle Aquitaine
In a quiet hamlet, a long driveway leads you past the front garden to the side of the courtyard. Through a side gate, you enter the courtyard and pass the two Gîtes before reaching the main house.
Several of the rooms on the ground floor have doors opening onto the courtyard – including the main living room, the kitchen and the summer room.
The kitchen (24m2) has a wooden floor, fitted units (including a central island with storage below), exposed beam ceiling and a fireplace with wood burning stove. A wooden open staircase leads from the kitchen to the first floor where the master bedroom suite is located.
A door to the rear of the kitchen leads to a boiler room (6.5m2) with a tiled floor and beyond this another door leads to the summer room (38m2) with views over the rear garden. The summer room has a solid wood parquet floor and French windows opening onto the rear terrace. There is a working stone fireplace on the rear wall and a mezzanine area has been created with a drop-down ladder. A further storage room is located to the rear of the summer room.
To the left of the kitchen, a door opens to the dining room – study – family room (37m2) with a solid wood floor and insert-style wood burning fire. The windows to front and rear make this a lovely light room and there are views over the rear garden and the front courtyard.
A door to the rear of the dining area opens into a shower room with shower, toilet and washbasin. From the dining room a door opens to the sitting room (40m2) with again, solid wood flooring. Double doors open onto the courtyard and windows to the rear offer views over the garden. To one side is a fireplace.
An open staircase in the sitting room leads to the first floor.
The four bedrooms are split with three on one side of the house – reached by the staircase in the kitchen and the fourth (master bedroom suite) on the other side of the house – reached by the staircase in the sitting room.
This comprises a large bedroom (30m2) with ensuite bathroom (bath, washbasin and WC).
The remaining three bedrooms (19m2, 17m2 and 12m2) are reached via the landing at the top of the stairs rising from the kitchen. Also of this landing is a shower room (shower, washbasin and WC).
On the ground floor of the first gîte is an open-plan living room (32m2) with a wood-burning stove and a range of fitted kitchen units. A wooden staircase rises to the first floor bedroom (30m2) with an ensuite shower room (shower, washbasin and WC).
The ground floor of the second gîte comprises a large open-plan living room (45m2) with wood-burning stove and a range of fitted kitchen units. A wooden staircases rises to the first floor landing, off which are two bedrooms (17m2 and 10m2) as well as a shower room (shower, washbasin and WC).
To one side of the courtyard is a range of outbuildings including a barn, a workshop and a garage.
The property sits on a plot of 4282m2. To the front of the property is a large garden area laid to lawn with a good size vegetable plot. Directly to the front of the house is a walled, gravel courtyard and to the side and rear of the house is more garden, mainly laid to lawn with a number of mature trees. To the side of the property there is also a mobile home.
This is a substantial property which could make a very comfortable home with good income potential.