Deux-Sèvres, Nouvelle Aquitaine
The house and land is fully detached and enclosed from all neighbours - B&B potential or flexible accommodation for multi generation family living and/or working.
The property comprises a stone-built three storey house: On the ground floor, there's an entrance hallway (6 sq m) four bedrooms (15, 14, 11 and 11 sq m), a dressing room (4 sq m), shower room (5 sq m with WC), a large living room (27 sq m) and dining room / kitchen (33 sq m) with a walk-in pantry.
The first floor comprises 3 very large double bedrooms (25, 22 and 20 sq m), a large open plan reception/library/games area (60 sq m) and a large bathroom (20 sq m) with double jacuzzi bath and an aqualux crysta shower + steam cabinet.
The second floor is a lovely 120m2 open plan room with exposed beams and feature vaulted ceilings with windows to either side and a skylight.
Solid wood flooring throughout, apart from the kitchen, downstairs bathroom and entrance hallway which are tiled. Mix of new, made-to-measure hardwood double glazing with some original hardwood single glazed windows.
The whole house feels very light and airy with plenty of natural sunlight filling each space.
There's a lovely wood fired Esse heating/cooking range in the kitchen which also heats the rest of the house via vintage cast iron radiators. There's a double-faced woodburner between the dining area and living room. There's a solar system for the hot water (which is also heated by the wood fired Esse and with electricity as a back-up). There's a rain collection and storage system with potential for an off-grid system. Loads of roofs to collect water, and plenty of South-facing sloping roof for more solar panels.
Adjoining the main house is a studio of approx 50m2 with concrete floor and wooden double glazed windows and glazed door. An approx 90m2 concrete floored barn is attached to the studio, reaching to double-storied height, with additional approx 50m2 mezzanine over the studio room. These two spaces are currently used as an office and sculptor’s studio.
There is a gated driveway leading to a garage, a huge open-sided hangar, and 2 stone outbuildings with gîte renovation potential, and an old smoke house. There's other outbuildings, an old orchard of about an acre, a large but somewhat neglected vegetable plot, plus wooded and grassed areas totalling about 3 acres in all.
There are walnut, cherry, peach, apricot, medlar, mulberry, plum, greengage, apple, pear and quince trees, along with a huge old lime tree that provides a wonderful shaded area near the house in the summer. The lands feature lawned areas along with various areas of coppice trees planted approx 10 years ago, including ash, field maple, beech, birch, hazel, wild cherry, hornbeam, willow and rowan.
The house is on the edge of a small hamlet with no immediate neighbours, a few minutes' drive to the nearest town, 40 minutes to the nearest city (with airport with links to UK + TGV station) and 1.5 hours to the coast at La Rochelle and Royan.
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