* Large Maison de Maître
* Plus 4 bedroom farmhouse
* Plus 2 bedroom cottage
* Large Gardens
* Luxurious heated and fully tiled 12m x 6m pool
* Wine Cellar
* Impressive Kitchen
* Central Heating
* Wood Burners
* Lots of Original Features
* All buildings fully insulated
* All with double glazing
* Pool house and gym area
* Large barn and workshop
* Further stables and outbuildings
* Sits on 15000m2 (around 3.7 acres) of garden
All three properties have been lovingly restored and updated to provide modern living whilst keeping their French character. In a quiet rural location the nearest neighbours are approximately 400m away yet still only a 25 minute walk from the market town of Civray and close to all amenities, including schools, shops and restaurants. The property is ideally located both in France and within the area.
Also included in the sale, a succesful business providing a ready-made income. The property offers a very, very comfortable home and an established holiday letting business with a fully working and successful website and a returning customer base. Please ask for a link to the site, we think you'll be impressed.
1. La Maison de Maître
The main house, overlooking the courtyard, is an impressive stone built Maison de Maître. Built in the mid 1800's the house has been totally restored and updated.
On entering the galleried and vaulted entrance hall the left leads to the kitchen, Tv room utility room and shower, the right to an airy and spacious music room, stairs down to the wine cellar and up to the first floor. The kitchen is on a grand scale with original flagstone flooring and room for an eight place dining table. A contemporary kitchen with units on three walls including two neff ovens, a neff combi microwave, integrated coffee maker, six burner gas hob and extractor, an island with under-slung sink, fully integrated dishwasher, island comprising four additional units and integrated wine rack. All the units are finished off with a solid granite worktop and upstand and there's even room for the original limestone fireplace and Supra 22kw wood-burner.
Leading off the kitchen there is a snug that is currently used as a Tv room and a utility room. Beyond the utility room there is Wet room with a shower and Wc.
Back to the hall and to the right is the lounge/music room again with original flooring and a second original stone fireplace with a further Supra 22kw wood-burner.
Stairs lead down to the wine cellar with electric light and power The wine cellar is humid and dark and perfect for the storing of any wines you might like to lay down.
The house is fully centrally heated with salvaged cast iron radiators on the ground floor and enamelled aluminium on the first floor. The downstairs shower and utility room have tiled floors with underfloor heating controlled independently.
The second floor comprises a galleried landing with vaulted ceiling leading off to the office/bedroom and main bedroom, also with vaulted ceiling, en-suite and a walk-in dressing room. Turn right at the top of the stairs to the western end of the house via a large hallway with vaulted ceiling and there are a further 3 bedrooms and a family bathroom.
2. The Charentais Farmhouse
The detached farmhouse is currently used as holiday accommodation and forms part of the rental income. The farmhouse sleeps 8 people in four bedrooms. There is a large kitchen with a high vaulted ceiling and ample room for a farmhouse table and 8 chairs, a utility room and a downstairs cloakroom. Through the hallway with vaulted ceiling there is a downstairs double bedroom with an en-suite incorporating a walk in shower. The sizeable lounge has enough space for an extended family, including sofas, armchairs, dressers and tv. The stairs lead to a galleried landing and a further three bedrooms, one with en-suite, and a family bathroom.
This is a detached country farmhouse set in its own gardens with patio and barbecue area.
The farmhouse faces away from the main house and therefore affords a high degree of privacy.
Recently refurbished to an extremely high standard every effort has been made to retain the character of the original building. With exposed timber beams and doors made from reclaimed timber, the farmhouse has wonderful character and charm.
Completely rewired, new plumbing, all new plaster and ceilings nothing has been left to chance.
3. The Cottage
The cottage faces away from and to the east of the main house and gets the morning sun through the patio doors making it a perfect start to the day for all those that have stayed there. The cottage is a detached stone built building and was at one time used as a bakery having two bread ovens, long since gone, and more recently used as a cottage for farm workers.
Now very comfortable holiday accommodation the property sleeps 4 people. It's normally booked from spring to early autumn, though the season could be extended if extra income was required. The cottage has a Supra wood-burner and electric radiators.
The patio windows look out over the back field and over open fields and woodland. There is a kitchen with all modern amenities, a shower room and a bedroom on the ground floor. The sitting room has space for two sofas, dining table and chairs, a cabinet for Tv and audio etc.
The cottage would be equally suitable as a 'granny annex' and being self contained and separate from the main building, probably the ideal location.
The cottage too has been completely updated to provide very comfortable accommodation. Fully rewired, new plumbing, new insulation, new plasterwork throughout but still maintaining the original feel and character.
Two double bedrooms with one on the ground floor and a further on the mezzanine.
4. The Pool
- Fully Tiled 12m x 6m
- Auto-Chlorine Dispenser
- Auto-Ph Level
- Large Patio
- Large Pool house with Gym area
- Flat Bottomed - so no deep end
This superb swimming pool is a glass tiled pool and measures approximately 12m x 6m. As with all pools it needs to be kept clean and hygienic. In this case it has been installed with a chlorinator which turns salt into chlorine and keeps the water sparklingly clear and clean without burning the eyes. The pool is also installed with an automatic Ph balancing regulator which keeps the water at constant Ph. So maintenance is as automated as possible.
At the side of the pool there is a pool house incorporating all of the technical controls but also a small gym and seating area out of the sun for when it is too hot and for warm summer evenings.
At the rear of the pool house there is a heat pump that can keep the water temperature constant and warm, even out of the main holiday season. Again once set the temperature is controlled automatically.
5. The Stables
Stables form the west of the courtyard. Currently used for storage they could equally be put back to their original use or converted to a gymnasium or further accommodation.
6. The Barn
This forms the south side of the courtyard. There is a portico on the south facing wall that offers the welcome to the courtyard. This is a large barn that currently houses a substantial workshop and parking for 3 cars and a tractor.
Mostly laid to lawn the property sits on around 3.7 acres of land (15,000m2)
Price € 699,500
Not including notarial fees, registration and land registration fees.
Price / sq metre: €/m² 1,130.05
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