Character town house with lovely, peaceful garden, Vienne, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Originally built in 1656, this former Presbyterian minister's home in the heart of Loudun retains many of its original features. The accommodation is over two floors and there are additional loft and cellar spaces. Ideal for town living as close to all amenities.
On the ground floor there is a generous L-shaped hallway with double doors leading out onto the garden, a double reception room, a separate dining room (currently being used as downstairs bedroom), a large kitchen/diner, a secondary hallway leading to bathroom and separate wc and two utility rooms. Under the main stairs a door leads down 29 steps to an extensive cellar over two levels.
The first floor landing provides access to 5 bedrooms (two ensuite and one with separate dressing area and separate WC). A further room, with an integrated dark room, is currently being used as an craft space. A separate stairway leads to the extensive loft space split into unused rooms.
The house has gas central heating and all main rooms have marble fireplaces. There is some work to be finished, but overall this house is in good decor.
There is a charming walled garden with an orangery and a small vegetable garden, a log/coal store and ancient washhouse. The pretty garden is an oasis of calm where you can sit and relax and listen to the birds.
The current owners are artists and collectors of unusual pieces, which is reflected in the décor of this wonderful family home. Some items of furniture may be available for sale by separate negotiation.