This beautiful maison de maître is in a great location and offers spacious living accommodation, retaining scope for the development of its outbuildings if desired.
The front door opens to the entrance hall (19m2) with terracotta tiled floor, exposed stone walls and exposed beam ceiling.
To the left of the hall a door opens to the dining room (32m2) with wooden floor, marble fireplace, exposed beam ceiling and beautiful wood panelling to the walls. To the back of the room a traditional Charentaise cupboard completes the authenticity of the room.
To the far side of the dining room a door opens to the spacious kitchen (28m2) with terracotta tiled floor and a limestone Charentaise fireplace with wood-burning stove. The kitchen has double-height with a gallery mezzanine overlooking it.
To the right of the entrance hall a door opens to the sitting room (34m2) with wooden floor, limestone fireplace with wood-burning stove, Charentaise cupboard, exposed beam ceiling and exposed stone feature wall.
To the rear of the entrance hall a door opens to a corridor that runs along the back of the house. Off this corridor is a spacious laundry / utility room (12m2) as well as a shower room (shower, wash-basin and WC). The corridor then leads to a “summer kitchen”/boot room which opens back into the main kitchen and which also has a door to the area behind the house.
A wooden staircase rises from the entrance hall to a generous first floor landing, off which are three double bedrooms (21m2, 17m2 and 12m2), each with wooden floors and two with pretty fireplaces. To one side of the landing is a spacious family bathroom (11m2) with free-standing bath, wash-basin and WC.
In addition to this there is an office (16m2 – potential fourth bedbroom). To one side of this room doors open to a cinema room / library (11m2) and to the other side another door opens to a room (15m2) – plumbing for a bathroom has been installed should the new owner wish to create a master suite with dressing room and private bathroom.
To the far end of the landing a door opens to a room the the galleried mezzanine overlooking the kitchen – ideal as an office / study / library area.
The property benefits from a number of substantial outbuildings including two large barns – one potentially ideal for conversion to habitable accommodation (subject to any relevant planning permissions) and the other offering a perfect space for storage or garaging for a number of cars. In addition to this there is a large covered area to the back of the house and the former distillery – complete with “alambic” (cognac still).
The house sits on a level, south-facing plot of about 4495m2 with most of the garden lying to the front. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with a number of flower borders and mature trees.
There is also the possibility of purchasing a neighbouring plot of land of about 5,500m2.
Set on the edge of a small riverside village, the village grocer’s shop is within walking distance and the popular, historic riverside market town of Jarnac is just 4km.
Bedrooms : 3
Bathrooms : 2
Reception Rooms : 2
Plot (m²) : 4495
Habitable area (m²) : 320
Outbuildings : Yes
State of Repair : Good
Drainage : Septic tank
Heating system : Electric heating + wood-burning stove
Taxe foncière (€) : 1459
Nearest shop : 1km
Nearest bar : 3km
Nearest town : Jarnac 4km