Lovely Charentaise house with pool, gardens and roof terrace
*** Sterling Service : �200 000 FIXED ***
This lovely Charentaise house offers surprises around every corner. With a large roof terrace offering views across vines and a huge pool, it makes a great home and yet also would make a perfect base for a business.
The gates open into the large courtyard - this is gravelled and includes a feature fountain, covered terracing, garaging and outbuildings.
A path leads past the fountain to the front door - this opens into the entrance hall which features a lovely open tread elm staircase. A door to the left opens into the dining room (21 sq m) with a superb Charentaise fireplace - this has two large south facing windows looking into the courtyard as well as a den (7 sq m) that make a great retreat. There is also a door to a cloakroom with wc and wash hand basin.
A door leads on from the dining room into the kitchen (14 sq m) - this has a range of wooden fitted units, sink, oven and hob together with space for a table and a glazed door into the courtyard. A door opens into the large summer kitchen (20 sq m) - again, this has a range of units including a second sink. A door from here opens into the boiler room (oil fired) that provides the central heating. Another door opens into a small courtyard from which rise steps to the 76 sq m roof terrace - this has magnificent views across the countyside.
Also off the kitchen is a door into a large games room (50 sq m), again with a door to the roof terrace courtyard) - off this is the 12 sq m utility room and, at the far end, doors lead out to a covered terrace that leads on to the pool.
From the covered terrace a door opens into the sitting room (36 sq m) - this has a fireplace with insert, tiled floors and a double aspect with windows both to the south onto the main courtyard and north onto the terrace behind the house.
A door opens back into the hall and a third door opens into a bright garden room (18 sq m) - this has sliding double glazed windows on the north to the rear terrace and to the east out to the pool.
A door opens to the stairs down to the wine cellar and a passage leads off to give access to a study (7 sq m), cloakroom with wc and an 18 sq m bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
The garden room, study and bedroom are self contained and could be readily converted into a small guest house (with direct access to the pool).
On the first floor there is a large (22 sq m) double aspect landing with bookcases and seating area - off this are three bedrooms(13 sq m, 16 sq m and 17 sq m) - one has an en-suite shower room with wc and there is also large family bathroom - again with wc.
Garden and Outbuildings
Outside, there is a 12 by 6 metre pool with a new liner and new filter - this is surrounded by terracing and there is also a door to a shower and wc.
In front of the house is a range of outbuildings (about 280 sq m) that includes a 70 sq m gite that needs finishing (once complete it would have two en-suite bedrooms, a living room, separate access and a covered terrace).
There is room to create additional gites if required and there is also plenty of space for parking.
Beyond the pool the garden leads into an orchard and boasts a range of fruit trees (pear, apple, apricot, fig, plum, cherry and and kiwi) plus hazlenut and mulberry trees and vines. Beyond this is a further peice of land that also has a separate access.
In all the plot extends to just short of an acre - set as it is on the edge of a village, surrounded by vines, it would make a lovely home.