Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle Aquitaine
The front door opens into a large dual-aspect entrance hall / reception room (35m2) with tiled floor and elaborately carved stone fireplace. To the right of the hall a door opens to a study / library (25m2) with tiled floor. Off the study is a small internal hall with shower room and separate WC.
To the left of the entrance hall a door opens to the largesouth-facing sitting room (42m2) with tiled floor and stone fireplace. From here a door opens to a small room which serves as an office and also as the link between the two wings of the house. Off this office space is a WC. To the right of this office is a pretty bedroom (23m2) with wooden floor, attractive fireplace and an ensuite bathroom.
To the left of the office is a smaller second entrance hall which in turn leads to the dining room (27m2) with tiled floor, fireplace and wood panelling to the walls. From here a doorway leads to the breakfast room (17m2) with tiled floor and stone fireplace. Off the breakfast room is the kitchen (8m2) with a door to the courtyard garden to the front of the house.
An ancient wooden staircase rises to a half-landing, off which are a suite of two bedrooms (26m2 and 12m2 - one leading through to the next) which serves as a perfect parental suite as there is also an ensuite shower room. The larger room has a fireplace whilst the smaller has a balcony.
The stairs continue to to a very large landing (15m2) off which are an ensuite bedroom (13m2) and a dressing room. The landing gives access to a large corridor (18m2) off which are four additional bedrooms (20m2, 18m2, 18m2 and 12m2) as well as a bathroom, a shower room and a separate WC.
Beneath the house there is a useful cellar - ideal for storing wine.
Guest cottage / summer house
Next to the house (but detached from it) is a little cottage comprising a small entrance hall, a large room (30m2) with tiled floor and exposed beam ceiling, and an ensuite shower room. A pair of glazed doors opens to a covered terrace overlooking the garden.
Attached to the house and accessible from both the house and the garden are a number of outbuildings that provide useful storage. One of these serves as a very generous utility / boiler room.
Accessed via a flight of steps from the small internal hall off the study there is a pump / filter room for the swimming pool.
The property sits in about 7 hectares of garden, park and woodland and also includes a lake (about 7800m2). To the front of the house is an enclosed courtyard garden, next to which is a generous parking area laid to gravel. To the sides and rear of the house are lawns which lead to the moat, beyond which there is some woodland. Immediately to the back of the house is the large swimming pool (14m x 7m). To the far side of the courtyard is the lake, which is surrounded by woodland.
Carefully maintained by the current owners, this beautiful and secluded property could make a wonderful private residence but is also offers great potential for income generation. Within walking distance of the village shop, the pretty little town of Montendre is just 10 minutes'drive and the centre of Bordeaux can be reached in under an hour.
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