ruffec-charente, Charente, Nouvelle Aquitaine
The front door opens directly into a receptionroom (21m2 - currently used as a dining room) with wooden floor. To the left of this room a wide arch leads through to the sitting room (25m2) with wooden floor. These two rooms are in fact semi-open plan and share a double-sided fireplace with double-sided wood-burning stove.
To the rear of the dining room is an office area (9m2) with tiled floor. To the left of the office a door opens to a large room (21m2 with gazed door back into the sitting room) which is currently used as a store room but which, with a little work, could be upgraded to a games / TV / cinema room. Off this room isa WC.
To the back of the office space a doorway leads through to the kitchen (17m2) with high ceiling, tiled floor, exposed stone walls, a range of fitted kitchen units and a pair of glazed doors opening to the courtyard garden.
To the right of the dining room a short passage leads to a second sitting room (28m2) with wooden floor, wood-burning stove and glazed doors to the courtyard garden.
To the left of the main sitting room a door opens to a second entrance hall from where a staircase rises to a first floor landing. Straight ahead a door opens to a double bedroom (13m2) with an ensuite shower room (shower, wash-basin and WC). To the left of the landing a door opens to a bedroom (10m2) with ensuite shower room (shower, wash-basin and WC). Another door from this room opens to a private sitting room (18m2) with a door back to the landing.
Another staircase rises from the passage off the dining room to a small landing off which are three bedrooms (19m2, 14m2 and 11 m2). The largest bedroom has a large ensuite bathroom (bath, shower, wash-basin and WC) and the middle bedroom has an ensuite shower room (shower, wash-basin and WC).
There are extensive attics above the house with potential for development (subject to any relevant permissions and surveys).
There are two cellars below the house which provide additional storage if needed.
Accessible from both the kitchen and the second sitting room there is a pretty paved courtyard garden with a raised decked area, flower borders and a gate to the lane. Attached to the side of the house is a good-size outbuilding which provides plenty of storage space.
Just over the road is another garden (270m2) - this time mainly laid to lawn. This would make an ideal vegetable garden with space to keep a few chickens.
This is a spacious property in a pretty village with bar/restaurant and boulangerie. The manner in which the property can be divided up and the number of ensuite bedrooms are ideal for a B&B. The property is just a short drive fromthe popular town of Ruffec which has all the main shops and amenities. It is also within easy accessof the N10, which providesgood links to Angouleme and the airport at Poitiers.