Charente, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Completed in 2005, this spacious modern home offers generous living accommodation and provides a great opportunity for use as a spacious home or perfect as a Bed and Breakfast.
The front door opens to the entrance hall (15m2) with tiled floor, off which is a WC.
To the left of the hall a doorway leads through to the dual aspect sitting room (37m2) with tiled floor, attractive stone fireplace and three pairs of patio doors opening to the garden.
A door from the sitting room opens to the master bedroom suite. The dual aspect bedroom (24m2) has a tiled floor and glazed doors to the garden. Off the bedroom is a large bathroom (10m2) with bath, shower, wash-basin and WC.
Off the sitting room, and open-plan with it, is the large farmhouse-style kitchen (30m2) with tiled floor and a pair of glazed doors to the garden. Off the kitchen is the utility room (8m2) with plumbing for a washing machine. This room also houses the central heating boiler.
To the far end of the kitchen a door opens to a large room (26m2 - currently used as the dining room). An archway from this room leads back to the entrance hall. Off this room are two spacious guest bedrooms (20m2 each). Both rooms have tiled floors, ensuite shower rooms (shower, wash-basin and WC) as well as glazed doors to the garden.
A wooden staircase rises from the entrance hall to the first floor landing. To the left is a very large room (30m2) which is currently used as a games room but which could equally be used as a bedroom. Next to this is another spacious double-bedroom (23m2) with ensuite shower room (shower, wash-basin and WC). At the far end of the landing is a room (9.5m2), currently used as an office / relaxation room which could be used as a bedroom if desired.
The flexible layout of the house easily lends itself to use as a B&B - the dining room can be used as a guest dining / living room with 2 guest rooms. Alternatively, the rooms on the first floor could also be incorporated as and when needed, adding 2/3 more letting bedrooms. This will still leave substantial and private owner's space
Attached to the end of the house is the garage.
The house sits on a plot of 2604m2 set on the very edge of a pretty village - the heart of the village with its shops and restaurant is within easy walking distance. The garden itself has been designed to provide a number of separate spaces with terraces looking on to them. The garden itself is laid to lawn with a number of trees, shrubs and flower borders and there is plenty of space to park a number of cards.
To one end of the house is the pool (10m x 5m) with plenty of terracing. Beyond this is an area of the garden reserved for used as a vegetable garden.
The village itself is known for its artists and craftspeople, as well as its well-preserved historical buildings and the remains of a 12th century abbey.