Charente, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Property Details: House, Châteauneuf-sur-Charente, Charente, Nouvelle Aquitaine
France Property Shop ID: 559280
This substantial country property, close to the beautiful river Charente,is based around a private courtyard and is well situated for access to the towns of Jarnac, Cognac and Angouleme.
Approached through an impressive porched entrance barn, the house is built of dressed stone.
The front door opens into the tiled entrance hall that runs the depth of the house, terminating in a picture window that overlooks a vineyard. To the right of the hall a door opens into a reception room (34 sq m) with wooden floor and marble fireplace. To the left of the hall a door opens into a second reception room (30 sq m) with tiled floor. To the rear of this room a door opens into the kitchen (23 sq m with fitted units, glazed doors to the garden to the side of the house and views over the garden to the rear. A door leads from the kitchen back to the entrance hall. To the rear of the hall there is a WC and a laundry/store room (12 sq m).
An elegant wooden staircase rises to the large landing with views over the courtyard to the front and the vineyards to the rear. There are four bedrooms (32 sq m, 30 sq m, 14 sq m and 14 sq m) and a bathroom.
The staircase continues to the second floor (attic) which runs the length of the house. Due to the low beams is would not be practical to convert this space to habitable accommodation, although there is plenty of storage space and the new roof is visible.
Below the house (and accessed externally) is a cellar and attached to the house is the boiler room that houses the oil-fired central heating.
Running along one side of the courtyard is an attractive stone house with a kitchen (8 sq m), a living room (26 sq m) with stone Charentaise fireplace and a further reception room (28 sq m). Upstairs are a bathroom and two bedrooms (25 sq m and 29 sq m), one with stone fireplace. There is an attic (38 sq m) with sufficient head-height for use as habitable accommodation. The gîte has gas-fired central heating and hot water.
There are extensive outbuildings, some of which are suitable for use as habitable accommodation - the gîte could, with little difficulty be extended into one of them or they could be turned into separate accommodation.
There is an indoor pool that can be heated.
In addition to the courtyard there is a small orchard, a large pond (fed by the stream that borders the property), some lawned area and a good-size vegetable garden.
This is a very attractive property in a sought-after area and would make a great commercial enterprise as well as an impressive private home.
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