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Village house with gite potential for sale

Charente Immobilier have a lovely village house with gite potential for sale.

This tastefully renovated house is in the heart of a small village and yet is in a peaceful and private location.

A long drive loops round to the main gates, past a small outbuilding to open into a large courtyard.

To one side is the house - opposite is a large outbuilding / garage plus a delightful covered terrace.

There is a large terrace to the front of the house. 


Ground floor

The original double front doors open into a large entrance hall (18m2) - this has a tiled floor, a new oak staircase, exposed stone walls, exposed beam ceiling and doors to the sitting room and to the study.

The sitting room (30m2) has a large stone Charentaise fireplace (working) with log-burning stove, tiled floor, exposed stone wall and exposed beam ceiling. From here a few steps lead down to the informal sitting room (30m2).  This has a tiled floor, exposed stone walls and a wood-burning stove. To one side a staircase rises up to a 22m2 mezzanine - ideal as an overflow bedroom or office. 



From the informal sitting room a wide opening leads through to the light and airy kitchen (26 sq m) with tiled floor, exposed stone walls and modern fitted kitchen units.
There are glazed doors from the kitchen to a very pretty walled herb garden (this has two stone sheds and a gate out to the well and drive). At the back of the kitchen a door opens into a large utility room (18m2) that holds the oil fired boiler (hot water and heating) plus plumbing for the washing machine.  A staircase leads up to a large attic room (26m2) that has further 30m2 loft over the kitchen.

At the back of the informal sitting room is a cellar, and large cupboard plus a corridor that leads to a cloakroom with WC and a modern shower room with shower, basin and cupboards.

To the rear of the informal sitting a few steps lead to a passage that runs behind the sitting room - there is a door to a large (17m2) bedroom with a wooden floor and the passage ends in the study / breakfast room (12m2) - this has a feature fireplace plus a glazed door out to a rear garden and terrace (this has a gate that leads out to the recently restored 12th century church).


First floor

The new oak staircase rises from the entrance hall to a first floor landing. To the left are two bedrooms (30 sq m and 12 sq m), the largest of which has an attractive fireplace. To the right of the landing a doorway leads to another room (24 sq m) which in turn leads to the large family bathroom (bath, shower, wash-basin and WC.



On the other side of the courtyard from the house is a large outbuilding - this is double height and is currently used as a large covered parking area.  At the back is a staircase up to a large room (36m2) that could be converted.

Also at the back of the garage is a glazed door that opens into what was once a cobbler's shop - this has been tastefully renovated and is currently used as a gym - there is separate access out to a village road.


Outside the gate there is a further area of garden plus an additional outbuilding.

Property link http://www.charente-immobilier.com/rm/listings/l0597.html

Charente Immobilier
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