gourvillette-charente-maritime, Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle Aquitaine
The front door opens to the entrance hall (9 sq m) with marble-tiled floor. To the rear of entrance hall is a WC. To the right of the entrance hall a door opens to a spacious sitting room (30 sq m) with tiled floor, wood-burning stove and exposed beam ceiling.
To the left of the hall a door opens to thelarge farmhouse-stylekitchen / dining room (30 sq m) with tiled floor, fireplace and exposed beam ceiling. From the kitchen a doorway leads through a very useful utility / boot room (21 sq m - with kitchen area and fireplace), off which is a shower room (shower, wash-basin and WC). To one side a flight of stairs leads up to a room (9 sq m - currently used as an office).There is a door from the utility room to the courtyard garden to the front of the house.
A flight of marble-tiled stairs rises from the entrance hall to the first floor landing that runs the width of the house. Off the landing are four double bedrooms (12 sq m each), all with wooden floors. Also off the landing area is abathroom (bath, wash basin and bidet) as well as a separate WC.
A bespoke wooden staircase rises from one end of the first floor landing to the second floor landing, which also runs the width of the house. Off this landing are two generous bedrooms (25 sq m each), both with wooden floors, exposed stone walls and exposed beam ceilings. To the end of the landing is a large bathroom (17 sq m) with bath, shower, twin wash-basins and WC.
The property owns substantial outbuildings including former stables, store rooms and barns. In total there are 5 outbuildings covering a about 450 sq m. Planning permission (now expired) was at one time granted for the conversion of one of the larger barns to habitable accommodation.
To on side of the courtyard gardenis a swimming pool within a secure walled enclosure.
Cottage (for renovation)
To the rear of the property, with its own access and own garden is a building that was formerly a small cottage. Subject to any relevant planning permissions, this could be renovated to provide habitable space.
To one side of the garden a gate opens to a garden - laid to lawn with a number of trees and shrubs. Just accross the lane, behind the church, is a vegetable garden (about 330 sq m)
This is a large house with substantial outbuildings in the heart of an attractive village - it could make a great family home but equally offers potential as a bed and breakfast. The owners will consider selling the property part-furnished and for the right offer they may also include a car.