Charente, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Large lounge (30 sq m) with wooden floors and beamed ceilings, natural stone walls and a wood burner set in a Charentais style fireplace plus 2 radiators. Windows look out into the front garden and doors lead out to the back patio.
Leading from the lounge is a staircase that leads up to two large bedrooms (18 and 16 sq m) the master with walk in wardrobe, fitted cupboard, radiator and parquet flooring. The second bedroom has a cupboard housing the water boiler radiator and laminated flooring. A family bathroom (6 sq m) fully tiled walls and floor with walk in shower extra large bath, sink and toilet.
Dining room (19 sq m) leading of the lounge with wood burner, radiator, stone walls with original wooden insets dating back to 1840 and tiled floors, windows looking out into the front and back garden.
Kitchen/Breakfast room (24 sq m) leads off from the dining room with large velux top window and two additional windows that provides lots of light, designed with free standing Dutch oak units and marble work tops imported from Holland to maintain the traditional feel of the property. Also a matching centre island inset with marble, The washer and dishwasher are fitted into the units. There is a free range cooker and cooker hood, set into the units are several wine racks, and matching plate rack. A oak table seating 8 people that will extend to take more people should it be required. French oak double doors lead into the renovated barn area. The back door leads out to a open hanger which has a raised area for seating and could be extended to provide even more living area if wished,
Under this hanger a stoned area leads on to the original stable, currently used for storage and work room, however it could be converted into 3 further bedrooms for the all ready busy chambre d'hotes or a Gite (subject to relevant planning permissions).
Architect designed seven years ago and finished to a very high standard this area is currently used for the chambre d'hotes and provides a double height lounge area (33 sq m) showing off the original old beams dating back to the 1700. A log burner set on quarry tiles inlaid into parquet flooring and two additional radiators and air conditioning unit.
Leading off the lounge is a ground floor bedroom (14 sq m) ensuite with radiator and parquet flooring, The bathroom is tiled and has a walk in double shower, toilet, sink and electric towel rail a large airing storage cupboard leads off the bathroom.
In the lounge there is a wooden staircase (carpeted) with storage cupboard underneath this leads into the second bedroom (15 sq m) again with laminated wooden flooring, radiator, air conditioning and ensuite providing shower, toilet, sink and electric towel rail.
Attached to the stable there is a further hanger presently used for garaging and provides gates out into the lane, this area of the garden is walled and screened for privacy.
The total plot size is appox 2.5 cares with gardens set around the property, at the back there are various fruit trees, walnut and Indian bean tree which provides a perfect shaded area. There are two patios one at the back of the house and one at the side which faces South and overlooks a pond and rose gardens, A small orchard has been planted to the side of the house and ornamental bushes, The field is beyond which was purchased to maintain the wonderful view.
The land originally had planning permission and this could possibly be obtained again if the purchaser wished or additionally the field could be used for livestock,horses,etc.
Verteuil-sur-Charente is a walkable 2kms from the house, with a selection of bars and small shops - the larger town of Ruffec approx 15 minutes by car.