nieuil-charente, Charente, Nouvelle Aquitaine
The front door opens to a large entrance hall (27m2) with exposed stone wall, ancient and impressive staircase and an original stone floor in "coeur de demoiselle". To the right a pair of doors opens to the dual-aspect sitting room (54m2) with slate tiled floor, exposed stone wall and fireplace.
To the left of the hall a pair of doors opens to a the grand dining room (40m2) with wood-panelled walls, exposed beam ceiling, fireplace and a wonderful stone floor in "coeur de demoiselle" with repeating heart and circle motifs.
From the dining room a door opens to a vast kitchen (about 45m2) with slate tiled floor, a very large fireplace and doors to the front and back gardens. Off the kitchen is the utility / boot room (with WC). A flight of steps leads down from the kitchen to a large vaulted cellar.
The staircase in the entrance hall rises to a large first floor landing. To the left a door opens to a suite of rooms comprising an ante-room (11m2), the "marquis' bedroom" (16m2 with fireplace), another bedroom (11m2) and a room destined to be a "jack and jill" bathroom.
To the right of the landing a door opens to a corridor which provides access to a very large bedroom (30m2) with fireplace. A door at the end of the corridor opens to another large bedroom (32m2) with an ensuite shower room (built into the tower) and a fireplace. From this bedroom a door opens to another large landing (19m2) off which are a bedroom (13m2) and a huge family bathroom (16m2) with free-standing bath, shower, wash-basin, WC and a fireplace.
Stairs from the second landing lead back down to the kitchen and up to the extensive attics.
Divided into two sections, the attics cover about 180m2.
There is an attractive formal garden to the front of the house and to the rear the garden is left to grass.