Charente, Nouvelle Aquitaine
With an original internal layout, this property has rooms spread over three floors.
The convenient entrance from the road at the rear of the property gives access to the gallery which overlooks an atrium on the floor below and leads to double glazed doors to the sitting room. This road at the rear also gives direct access to an 80m2 garage with reinforced concrete floor and electronic door providing ample space for two cars, sit-on mover, bikes etc., and access to the house
Directly opposite the front door a pair of glazed doors opens to the sitting room (40m2) with wooden floor, exposed stone walls, exposed beam ceiling and a stone fireplace equipped with a wood-burning stove. A second pair of glazed doors opens from the sitting room to a covered balcony which overlooks the garden and which has fine views over the surrounding countryside. A flight of stone steps leads down from the balcony to a south facing terrace.
To the right of the sitting room a door opens to a room (14m2 - currently used as a study) with wooden floor and exposed stone walls. From here a flight of stairs rises to an attic space with potential for use as additional living accommodation / office / studio etc.
To the right of the entrance hall there is a bedroom (15m2).
To the left of the entrance hall a doorway opens to a second hall, off which is the master bedroom (32m2) with wooden floor, exposed stone walls and exposed beam ceiling. Also off this hall there is a bathroom (bath, wash-basin and WC).
A staircase descends from the second hall to a garden-level hall, part of which is sectioned-off for use as a utility / laundry area. From here a door opens to a large farmhouse kitchen (32m2) with exposed stone walls, exposed beam ceiling, an attractive fireplace with wood-burning stove and a beautiful traditional stone mosaic-style floor (known as "coeur de demoiselle"). From the kitchen a glazed door opens to terrace.
To the right of the lower hall a door opens to double-height atrium to the far side of which are a shower room (shower, wash-basin and WC) as well as a store room. Another door form the atrium opens to a large room (29m2) with tiled floor, exposed stone walls an exposed beam ceiling. This room also houses the original bread oven. From here glazed doors open to the terrace. Off this room is another room (7m2) which could be used as a nursery or dressing room or which could also be converted to an ensuite bathroom if desired.
From the atrium there is also a door to the terrace.
A door next to the master bedroom opens to the upper level of the large attached outbuilding. a large garage (80m2) with an electric garage door. There is plenty of space for two cars, with additional room for a sit on lawnmower, bikes etc. It has electric door entry and direct access to the house.
On the lower floor it accommodates the boiler house/tool store, the potting/gardening store, the wood store, and the large central space with original barn doors which is idea for summer entertaining or for use as a games room.
The house sits on a plot of about 4000m2. The south-facing garden is set over two levels - a terrace directly in front of the house (mainly laid to gravel) with the rest of the garden at a lower level, mainly laid to lawn with a number of mature flower borders, shrubs and trees.
With plenty of internal character and wonderful external views, this property is a must-see. Just 7km from the market town of Mansle it is in a great location and could make a comfortable permanent or holiday home.