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7 bed property for sale

Poitou-Charentes, Charente, Cognac

£889,913

€995,000

Features

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Workshop, outbuilding(s)
  • Parking facilities: Garage
  • Outdoor amenities: Swimming pool, terrace
  • Surrounding amenities: Shops

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Description

Steeped in history (previous owners included a director of Hennessy Cognac), this magnificent property is less than about a 5 minute drive from the centre of Cognac, but with a 9 acre walled garden is totally private. The property consists of; main house with 5 bedrooms (with room for more), a 2 bedroom ‘maison des amis’, vast pool and terrace area and over 1,000m² of outbuildings making this an ideal B&B or business opportunity. The house, built about 1880, is south facing and sits in the centre of the plot fronting onto a large courtyard flanked by two outbuildings. The main entrance hall has a tiled floor with the original walnut staircase to the first floor. The main lounge (60m²) has patio doors to the terrace and gardens, large picture windows allowing plenty of light and a large ornate fireplace. Doors lead from here to the dining room with marble fireplace and windows overlooking the terrace and gardens. The 2nd lounge overlooks the front courtyard and has a fireplace. The spacious kitchen (35m²) has windows on 3 sides allowing plenty of light. It is fully fitted with bespoke units and centre island; leading from the kitchen is a pantry. Completing the downstairs is an office (could be used as a bedroom), cloakroom and WC, and several rooms that were the Maids quarters which are currently used for storage. Upstairs a central corridor leads to the bedrooms and bathrooms. There are currently 5 bedrooms (4 en-suite); the master suite (48m²) has 2 large windows overlooking the rear garden and views towards Cognac and bathroom with bath, shower and WC. The other bedrooms are all of a good size (33m², 33m², 29m², 20m²) and they either over look the rear gardens or front courtyard. Also on this floor is a large area (75m²) to be developed. The basement area includes a cave, two games rooms and the boiler. The ‘maison des amis’ has kitchen, lounge, dining room, 2 bedrooms, shower room and WC, and it’s patio area. The main outbuildings (approx; 1,000m² in total) form part of the courtyard to the front of the house and include; an old Cognac distillery (still in place), old stables, workshops, old fruit and grape presses and large open barn. The pool area is fully terraced with a changing room (shower & WC), and covered eating area. The pool is 16.5m x 6.5m with Roman steps and is fully automated. The gardens are fully enclosed by a stone wall and have a mix of wooded and grassed areas, orchards and small gardens. There are many specimen trees and shrubs and several smaller garden areas; rose garden, Japanese garden, vegetable garden and pond with many seating areas to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet.

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