Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle Aquitaine
The front door opens to the entrance hall (12m2) with terracotta tiled floor and exposed beam ceiling. To the right of the hall a door opens into a huge sitting room (43m2) with exposed beam ceiling, wooden floor and a fireplace with wood-burning stove and a finely molded over-mantle.
To the left of the entrance hall a door opens to a large kitchen / dining room (44m2) with tiled floor and exposed beam ceiling. This room is divided into distinct areas: a kitchen with fitted units and breakfast area with a large Charentaise fireplace and a dining space with separate sitting area arranged around a smaller, marble fireplace.
From the kitchen a door opens to a summer kitchen / scullery with a door to the courtyard. Off this room is a shower room (shower, wash-basin and WC) with plumbing for a washing machine.
To the rear of the entrance hall a door opens to an internal hallway in which there is a large wine cellar (with the contents being safely secured behind a very attractive wrought iron gate). To the left of this hall is a further reception room (18m2) with with wooden floor and mezzanine level (8m2) - perfect as a multi-media room, library, office, extra bedroom etc. To the right of the hall is a room (24m2) with stone floor. Currently unused, this space could be converted to additional habitable space if desired.
The original wooden staircase rises to the first floor landing, off which are four double bedrooms (25m2, 20m2, 18.5m2 and 16m2), all with independent access to the landing and two of which have an interconnecting door so could form a large suite. Two of the bedrooms have fireplaces. At one end of the landing is a shower room and at the other a bathroom.
The property benefits from a number of stone outbuildings (totaling about 250m2) that provide useful garage and storage space, but which could equally (subject to relevant permissions) be converted to habitable accommodation. These include a large barn (about 130m2), a games room /garage (about 50m2), a workshop (about 30m2) and an open-sided barn (about 35m2).
The property sits on a plot of about 2015m2. To the front of the house is a large courtyard area beyond which is a lawn. To the right of the house is an attractive walled garden with lawn, to one side of which is a large, above ground pool.
The property also comes with its own former windmill. Located a few kilometres away, the mill is over three floors. It has a fireplace and has, in the past, been used for family parties.
This beautiful property makes a wonderful home with easy access to the popular towns of Cognac, Saintes and Saint Jean d'Angély and just an hour from the coast.
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