Historic logis with pool and three gîtes with no near neighbours, Charente, Nouvelle Aquitaine
This substantial property, with the manor house, 3 gîtes, swimming pool and outbuildings, all set on over 2.5 hectares (7 acres), has roots dating back centuries and is set in a private location with no direct neighbours and great income potential.
Main House Approached via a long tree-lined private drive, the manor house (229m2) offers spacious living accommodation and retains many original features.
Whilst there is an entrance hall, the house is currently accessed via the kitchen. This room (30m2) has an exposed beam ceiling, exposed stone walls, a very large fireplace and a range of fitted units. The stone floor retains the original "coeur de demoiselle" mosaic and there are some attractive stone arches (which show the thickness of the stone walls).
A door from the kitchen opens to the entrance hall (15m2) with wooden floor and exposed beam ceiling. To the right of the hall a door opens to the dining room (20m2) with wooden floor, stone fireplace and a stone arched serving hatch to the kitchen.
Another door from the hall opens to the sitting room (25m2) with wooden floor, exposed stone walls, exposed beam ceiling and a fireplace. This room also has some attractive arched stone work. To one corner a door opens to a ground floor WC - which also has plumbing for a washing machine.
The last door from the entrance hall opens to third reception room (23m2) with wooden floor, fireplace and exposed beam ceiling.
A wooden staircase rises to the first floor landing, off which are four double bedrooms (32m2, 26m2, 24m2 and 16m2) all of which have wooden floors and stone fireplaces. The largest bedroom house a shower. Also off the landing is a bathroom (bath, shower, wash-basin and WC).
The stairs continue to the attic (about 115m2 with conversion potential - subject to permissions).
Gîte 1 This gîte (43m2) has a large living room with tiled floor, exposed stone walls and a large fireplace, a shower room (shower, wash-basin and WC), a bedroom and a mezzanine bedroom.
Gîte 2 This gîte (43m3) has a large living room with tiled floor, exposed stone walls and a large fireplace, a shower room (shower, wash-basin and WC), a bedroom and a mezzanine bedroom.
Gîte 3 This gîte (28m2) has a living room , a shower room (shower, WC and wash-basin) and a bedroom.
Outbuildings The property comes with a number of outbuildings (in various states of repair) including a workshop, a former stable and a former cottage.
Exterior The property sits on a plot of 28159m2 (just under 7 acres). To the front and side of the house there is a garden with lawn and a number of mature trees and shrubs. To one side, and hidden from the house, are the gîtes and a large swimming pool (12m x 6m). A pathway through an impressive bamboo grove leads to a gate which in turn opens to the rest of the land - which mainly comprises woodland. In addition to this there is a substantial section of land left as meadow.
Summary This spacious manor house is in a great location, just a short drive from the market town of Mansle (with shops, restaurants and supermarkets) and easy access to the N10 (the main Paris - Bordeaux route).
The main house benefits from double-glazing and central heating and is packed full of original features. The whole offers great potential for income generation - simply as gîtes, or as a retreat for artists, well-being courses etc etc.