Beautiful maison de maitre
This elegant 5-bedroom maison de maitre set in over an acre of land close to Cognac, comes with a second house requiring renovation.
A pretty double staircase rises to a terrace to the north side of the house, giving access to the "formal" front door.
The front door opens to the entrance hall (14m2) with wooden floor and high ceiling. To the left of the hall a pair of doors opens to a room (21m2 - currently used as an office) with wooden parquet flooring and a marble fireplace.
To the right of the hall a pair of doors opens to a room (21m2 - currently used as the breakfast room) with wooden parquet flooring. To the far side of this room a pair of doors opens to the large dual-aspect farmhouse-style kitchen (30m2) with tiled floor, fireplace and doors to both the front and rear terraces.
A pair of doors from the kitchen opens to a very large south-facing double reception room (about 60m2 - easily large enough for both formal sitting and dining areas) with wooden parquet flooring, marble fireplaces at each end and four tall windows overlooking the garden. There is a pair of doors opening back into the entrance hall as well as a pair of doors opening to the garden.
To the far side of this room another pair of doors opens to a large sitting room (34m2) with wooden floor, marble fireplace and doors to both the front and back gardens.
An elegant wooden staircase rises from the entrance hall to the first landing, off which are two large bedrooms (21m2 each) both with wooden floors and marble fireplaces.
From the landing a short passage leads to a corridor that runs the width of the house, off which are three more bedrooms (19m2, 9.5m2 and 9m2). The two smaller bedrooms also have an inter-communicating door. Also off the landing is a dressing room. At each end of the corridor there are large bathrooms (15m2 each), both with baths, showers, twin wash-basins and WCs.
From the corridor on the first floor a flight of stairs leads up into the large uncoverted attic space (about 100m2). Up here there is plenty of head room. This space offer potential for further development (subject to any relevant permissions and techinical requirements).
Below the house there are extensive cellars which include a laundry room, boiler room, store room and wine cellar.
The house sits on a plot of 5461m2. To the front of the house is a courtyard garden, mainly laid to lawn with some trees, shrubs and borders. To the rear of the house is a walled south-facing garden, mainly laid to lawn with trees, shrubs and terraces. A gate from this garden opens into another paddock-like parcel of land.
Ranged around the courtyard are a number of outbuildings which include the former bake-house (with bread oven), an outbuilding that has been converted to an office space and a large covered parking area.
Attached to the side of the main house is a second house which would require complete renovation should the new owner wish to use it as habitable space. Onthe ground floor there are three rooms totalling about 60m2 and again, on the first floor there are three more rooms (about 60m2) - with two impressive fireplaces.
This is a beautiful house in a great location close to the historic town of Cognac.