A striking home situated on a quiet lane in the sleepy village of Fenioux, in an area known for its scenic beauty. This stunning property is offered fully restored to a very high standard, retaining much of the original character and charm including exposed beams, fireplaces and cottage gardens. There is a further stone cottage at the end of the gardens to restore if desired. Accommodation is arranged over 3 floors with the main living room and kitchen set on the first floor, bedrooms and bathroom above and a large reception room that could also serve as a 3rd bedroom, or office on the ground floor. The attached garage has a studio workshop over that would suit an artist or similar. The property benefits from being connected to mains drainage.
Sitting at the top of the Gatine Hills, Fenioux is close to several villages with bakers and bars, including Le Beugnon which has a very popular restaurant. The larger market towns of l’Absie or Secondigny are just 10 minute’s-drive away, where most facilities are available including supermarket, petrol station, garage, schools, pharmacy, boulangerie, hairdressers, tabac, post-office, pub, bistro etc. Beautiful Coulonges sur l’Autize, offers more shops, street markets and supermarket, while Niort, a bustling principal town offers retail parks, diy stores, major shopping centres, cinemas, hospitals, restaurants etc is about half an hour’s drive. La Rochelle beaches and airport are approximately one hour’s drive and two other nearby airports are Nantes and Poitier.
Entrance Room: Measuring approx. 6m X 5m with wood floor, exposed beams, fireplace, corner sink and with stairs to the first floor. Currently used as a summer kitchen and office, but could serve as a third bedroom, formal reception room or studio. Door through to:
Utility / Boiler Room: With oil fired boiler for central heating, plenty of storage space and shelving.
Shower Room & WC: Modern suite comprising of shower cubicle, WC, and basin
Kitchen / Diner: Measuring approx. 4.9m X 6m Modern fitted kitchen with a good selection of eye and base units with serving island. Equipped with cooker, hob extractor. Exposed beams, feature fireplace, plenty of space for a dining table and chairs, front aspect. Stairs to 2nd floor. Door through to:
Living Room: Spacious room measuring approx. 6.5m X 5m with fireplace and log burning stove, exposed beams, wood flooring and doors opening onto the gardens.
1st Floor: Landing
Shower Room: With shower, WC and basin.
Double Bedroom: Approx. 3.9m X 4m with built-in cupboard and side aspect. Carpet flooring. Exposed beams.
Master Bedroom: Approx 5.7m X 5m with walk-in dressing cupboard, exposed beams, Juliette balcony overlooking the gardens
Gardens / Outside:
To the front of the property is a small courtyard garden with flowers and roses. A side path leads to the rear. The back gardens are a real treat with covered dining terrace, ideal for entertaining, bbq’s or simply relaxing with a cool glass of wine while you enjoy your surrounds! Established with lots of cottage garden plants, and enclosed on both sides with a wall the gardens are a real sun trap.
Attached Garage: The attached garage has stairs leading to a studio above. The garage lends itself to the possibility of conversion (stp) either extending the main house accommodation or for the creation of an annex or even a small holiday cottage.
Stone House: At the end of the garden is a stone house, currently used for storage but with the possibility of being restored to create a second dwelling, holiday cottage, office or studio.
The property is served by mains drainage and has oil fired central heating throughout.