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It has been designed to bring out the best features in this solid character house, plus introduce all of the modern facilities demanded for a new life in France.
The materials used and quality of workmanship are truly first class.
The property is on 2 levels with the living space on the first floor (garden level). The main entrance to the house is on the first floor and opens into the Living Room (65mē) - a soaring open-plan space flooded with light, beautiful oak floors, high ceilings and character beams. There is an open fireplace and original stone sink adding character. This room works equally well for a family or for entertaining.
At one end of this is the beautiful Schmidt kitchen which has been selected to blend seamlessly with the natural wood and stone of this character room. The kitchen includes a gas cooker with electric oven below, plus a completely integrated Neff brand dishwasher.
Off the lounge is a corridor leading to the bedrooms and bathrooms. There are also 3 large storage cupboards.
Bedroom 1 - (25mē) a spacious and light room with wooden floors, stone walls and windows on two walls.
Ensuite bathroom - with bath, walk in shower with glass panel and sink.
Bedroom 2 - (24mē) lots of light, wooden floor and stone walls, plus having direct access to the attic (fully insulated and floored).
Main bathroom - in addition to the huge walk-in shower, there is also dedicated space for a washing machine and clothes dryer.
Large hall (20mē)
Bedroom 3 - (18mē) with wooden floors. This could be used as a bedroom, study or office.
Bedroom 4 - (18mē) with wooden floors. This could be used as a bedroom, study or office. There is also a door leading to the front of the house.
Bathroom 3 - large walk in shower with pebbbled tiled floor and striking large floor and wall tiles.
There is a wonderful well feature that has been retained in the wall on the ground floor. Water is accessible from the exterior, but an illuminated window allows the well to be viewed from inside the house.
The ground floor is ideal as an extension to a family house, or there is the possibility to use it as rental or even B&B.
Each bedroom has been fitted with television, telephone, and electric sockets. They all have solid oak floors and they have been insulated for sound and temperature.
All the bathrooms have walk-in showers, top quality fittings, and plenty of storage space. The colour schemes and tiles were all chosen to reflect the character of each room.
There is a large barn with the property, this would make a fantastic workshop, garage or tools room. It is insulated and has electricity. Housed here is the new central heating boiler. Hot water and central heating is provided by the fuel boiler. All electrics and plumbing are new and the roof is in excellent condition.
The garden is wonderful and provides fantastic views of the local town and Charente countryside. There is a 'Roman Ruin' which retains all the french character and charm, 2 caves for storing bottles of wine, a car port and ample space for sitting, relaxing and soaking up the french lifestyle.
The position of this property provides the perfect balance between the convenience of town and the privacy of the countryside.
The property is on the edge of a wonderful and thriving village in the heart of the south Charente. There are a selection of shops, bakers, bars, restaurants and local schools. There is also a daily train service running to Angouleme.
Angouleme, a bustling modern city is 30 minutes away (TGV and international airport). Bordeaux (TGV and international airport) is 1 hour. Limoges (international airport) is 1.5 hours. The Channel Ports are reached in about 7 hours.
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