Charente, Nouvelle Aquitaine
The front door opens into the entrance hall (23 sq m - divided into two sections by a stone arch) with tiled floor, exposed stone walls and exposed beam ceiling. To the left a door opens to the sitting room (29 sq m) with tiled floor, exposed stone walls, exposed beam ceiling and a stone fireplace.
To the right of the hall a door opens to the dining room (15 sq m) with tiled floor, exposed beam ceiling and exposed stone walls. From here a door opens to a room (15 sq m - currently used as an office) with tiled floor, exposed beam ceiling and a fireplace. To the rear of this room a door opens to the kitchen (23 sq m) with fitted units, exposed stone wall, high exposed beam ceiling and a pair of glazed doors to the garden.
To one side of the kitchen a door opens back into the rear section of the main entrance hall off which is a WC. A door from the hall opens into a room (9 sq m - store / laundry room). From here a doorway opens to another room (35 sq m - to finish) which could be incorporated into the habitable accommodation. This in turn leads to an attached outbuilding (39 sq m).
A bespoke wooden staircase rises from the entrance hall to the first floor landing, off which are three bedrooms (12 sq m, 10.5 sq m and 8.5 sq m) and a family bathroom. To the far end of the landing is the master bedroom suite (about 35 sq m in total)which includes a spacious bedroom, a dressing area and an ensuite bathroom.
Next to the main house is an independent guest annexe comprising a living room (28 sq m) with tiled floor, exposed stone wall, double-height ceiling with exposed beams, a fitted kitchen area, a wood-burning stove and a pair ofglazed doors to a terrace. To oneside of the room a few steps lead down to a bedroom (12.5 sq m) off which is a bathroom.
This former barn has been converted to provide extremely spacious guest accommodation.
On the ground floor is a huge living area (over 80 sq m) which has been informally divided by a freestanding wood-burning stove and staircase into sitting and dining areas. To one end is a semi open-plan kitchen area (12.5 sq m). Also off the living room are a shower room and a store room.
The staircase rises to the first floor gallery landing that runs along all four sides of the building, overlooking the living room below. Off this are six bedrooms (15 sq m, 14 sq m, 13 sq m, 8.5 sq m, 6 sq m and 6 sq m)- the two smaller bedrooms could be ideal for young children. Also off the landing are two bathrooms and a shower room.
In addition to the outbuilding attached to the main house there is the former bakehouse with bread oven and a second barn (about 55 sq m) attached to the end of the guest house.
The property sits on a plot of 5439 sq m. To the front of the house is a traditional walled garden with water feature. The rest of the garden is mainly laid to lawn with a number of flower borders and mature trees. Set in the garden is a swimming pool with pool house.
This large property clearly has a proven record of income and retains scope for further development (subject to any relevant planning permissions). It also benefits from the recent installation of a new septic tank system.
Set in a great country-side location, the nearby village of Blanzac Porcheresse has local amenities including a supermarket. The pretty town of Barbezieux Saint Hilaire, dominated by its château, is a short drive, from where there is easy access to the N10 - a main arterial road connecting Paris, Tours, Poitiers, Angoulême and Bordeaux.
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