st-amant-de-graves-charente, Charente, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Located in a small village between the riverside towns of Jarnac and Chateauneuf sur Charente, this property offers 2 independent dwellings on one attractive plot, making it ideal for extended families to buy together, or someone looking to generate rental income.
A large gateway opens into a pretty courtyard, around which the main house, barn and cottage are arranged. Beyond this is a beautiful, mature garden and pool.
The front door opens into a tiled entrance hall (2.7m x 5.5m = 15m2), from here, steps lead into the spacious main living area (93.5m2) with tiled floor, exposed beams and a feature stone wall. The centre of the room is double-height, with mezzanine floors at either end.
The room is currently divided into sitting room (7.8m x 5.6m = 43.5m2) and dining area (7.3m x 6.8m =50m2). There is a glass covered well in the sitting room fitted with lights to make an attractive feature. There are also glazed doors leading to the courtyard.
One mezzanine used as an office area (3.2m x 5.5m = 17.5m2) and the other as a further sitting area (7m x 7.7m = 54m2).
Tothe far end of the living room a corridor leads past a WC with wash basin and on to a recently installed, fitted and fully equipped kitchen with breakfast area (6.1m x 5.2m = 31.5m2). Glazed doors opening onto a rear terrace with views over the lovely garden and pool area.
From the kitchen a short corridor leads to a ground floor bedroom (3m x 4.4m = 13m2) with fitted cupboards and a newly refurbished en-suite bathroom (6m2). The bedroom also enjoys fine garden views and glazed doors opening on to the terrace.
The upstairs accommodation is reached via the larger of the two mezzanines.
Generously wide corridors provide access to three bedrooms (18.5, 16 and 10m2). The two larger bedrooms each have a vanity area with washbasins in spaces that could be converted into full en-suite shower rooms if desired.
The smallest bedroom has a glassed-in balcony overlooking the garden.
There area also a shower room, separate WC and plenty of storage accessed from the corridor.
Recently renovated to provide independent accommodation, the cottage has two rooms (28 and 20m2) plus a kitchen (22m2) and a shower room with WC on the ground floor, and one room (20m2) on the first floor. The property can therefore be arranged to provide either one or two bedroom accommodation.
Attached to the end of the cottage is a garage, and could therefore be used to extend the accommodation still further, if required (subject to relevant planning permissions).
The barn is attached to the main house with an interconnecting door to the entrance hall. From the hall of the main house, a door opens into the first room of the barn, which is used as the boiler room for the central heating system.
There is a second room with plenty of space left for conversion (subject to relevant planning permissions), on two storeys or for use as storage space.
In addition to the courtyard there is a very pretty garden to the rear of the house. It is mature with some great specimen trees, rose garden and terrace and runs down to a stream at the end. To one side of the garden is the recently installed heated swimming pool (10m x 5m) with attractive landscaping.
There is also a complex of garden stores and useful small outbuildings.
This is a large house in a pretty location, with flexible accommodation.