Beautiful Charentaise estate with guest house and fine views
This stunning Charentaise estate complex has a beautifully landscaped garden, a well-appointed guest house and wonderful views.
The front door opens to the entrance hall (15 sq m) with terracotta tiled floor, exposed dressed stone walls, exposed beam ceiling and a glazed door to the raised terrace to the rear of the house. To the right of the hall a door opens to the more formal of the two dual-aspect sitting rooms (27 sq m) with terracotta tiled floor, exposed beam ceiling and a limestone Charentaise fireplace.
To the left of the hall a door opens to a spacious dual aspect farmhouse-style kitchen with terracotta tiled floor, exposed beam ceiling, and a large limestone Charentaise fireplace with wood-burning stove.
To the far side of the kitchen a door opens to a hall, off which are a bathroom (bath, wash-basin and WC), a laundry room and a shower room with WC. The hall then leads on to the second sitting room (about 43 sq m) with tiled floor, exposed dressed stone walls, exposed beam ceiling and two sets of patio doors. One set faces west and opens to a small balcony with fine views over the countryside and which takes full advantage of the views of the sunset. The second set of patio doors opens onto a delightful raised and decked terrace which also has fine views over the garden and the countryside beyond. This terrace is on the north side of the house and therefore provides a lovely shaded dining area during the hot and sunny summer months.
To one corner of the room a flight of steps leads down to a cellar which houses the oil-fired central heating boiler. To one side of the cellar is a separate wine cellar.
The original wooden staircase rises from the entrance hall to the first floor landing, off which are two very large dual aspect bedrooms (30 sq m each), both with fireplaces and fine views. Also off the landing is a shower room (large walk-in shower, twin wash-basins) as well as a separate WC.
The staircase continues to the second floor landing, off which are two more large bedrooms (30 sq m each) with fine views. Both of these rooms showcase the impressive timberwork of the roof structure. Also off the landing is a shower room (shower and twin wash-basins) as well as a separate WC.
To the side of the main house is a second entrance area. From here a glazed door opens to an room (14 sq m - currently used as an office). This room has a tiled floor, exposed beam ceiling and, as it was formerly a stable) has retained the attractive wooden wall-mounted manger. To the rear of the room a pair of glazed doors opens to the lawned terrace that runs along the rear of the house. To the right of this entrance area a door opens to a room (35 sq m) with wooden floor, exposed stone walls and an exposed beam ceiling. This room is currently used as an entertainment area. From here it is possible to access a first floor area (about 60 sq m) which provides conversion potential.
To the left of the house, part of a wing of outbuildings has been converted to provide a very comfortable single-floor guest cottage comprising a living room (about 30 sq m), a kitchen, a shower room and a bedroom (11 sq m).
To the left of the house (between the house and the guest house) is a very useful open-sided barn that provides excellent covered parking) and to the right is a large barn.
The house sits on a plot of 6485 sq m. To the front of the house is an enclosed courtyard garden. To the rear is a rare raised terrace with lawn which in turn leads on to the rest of the garden. The garden has been beautifully landscaped with lawns, specimen trees, plantations, walks and arbours.
This is a rare opportunity to acquire a well renovated property with fine views and a lovely garden, all within walking distance the village with is shops. The historic town of Angouleme is just a short drive (or bus ride) away.