Garden oasis close to city centre
This well-restored farmhouse is close to all the main facilities and yet enjoys a large, private and beautifully landscaped garden and a "small-village" feel.
In "Greater Angouleme", the house is in the centre of the old part of Soyaux. Through the gates are revealed a stone Charentaise house and peaceful grounds with courtyard, gardens and a stone-built garage and outbuildings. It is close to all amenities including shops, schools, health centres and public transport.
The gates open into a large garden courtyard in front of the house - this is laid to lawn with mature shrubs and trees, a covered BBQ terrace (12m2) and a stone store-room that would suit conversion to a summer kitchen.
The front door opens into a large hall (17m2) with tiled floor, wooden staircase to the first floor and doors to the sitting room, kitchen, WC, a shower room, the dining room and the rear hall. The sitting room (45m2) is to the left of the hall and has a tiled floor, stone fireplace, two sets of glazed doors to the garden and is overlooked by the mezzanine landing on the first floor.
To the right of the hall is the fitted kitchen (19m2). This has a tiled floor, a range of fitted cupboards and appliances as well as a glazed door out to the garden. From the kitchen a door leads through to the dining room (18m2). This has a tiled floor, a glazed door to the garden, a range of fitted cupboards and a door giving access to the cellar (13m2). There is also a doorway back through to the entrance hall. Given its proximity to the WC and shower room, this room would make an ideal downstairs bedroom.
At the rear of the entrance hall is an archway leading through to an area with a wash-hand basin, separate WC and a door to a shower room (this also houses the mains gas central heating boiler and the electric hot water tank).
Also at the back of the entrance hall is a door to the rear hall - off this is a laundry room (8.5m2), large store room (9m2) and an integral garage (20m2) with double doors out to the street. There is also a staircase in the garage up to an unconverted attic so it would be possible, with relevant permissions, to convert the area into independent accommodation.
The stairs lead up to a large mezzanine landing (24m2) with wooden floor that gives access to all the bedrooms, the bathroom, WC and the rear landing. Off the mezzanine is a small bedroom (8.5m2) with a wooden floor and views over the garden and a large bedroom (16.5m2) with a wooden floor, a range of fitted cupboards, a wash basin and views over the garden.
To the right of the stairs an archway leads through to a hallway that serves two bedrooms (20m2 and 17m2) both with fitted cupboards, wash hand basins and views over the garden. Off the landing an archway leads through to a separate WC, modern bathroom with shower and bath and a doorway to the rear hall.
The rear hall gives access two further rooms (6m2 and 7.5m2) currently used as office and occasional bedroom. These two rooms could be knocked through to create a larger room. There is also a door that leads in to the unconverted attic (20m2) that has stairs down to the integral garage.
To the side of the house is a pretty, established garden with a range of shrubs and trees, concealed vegetable garden and access to a large outbuilding. This stone outbuilding has been renovated with double glazed windows and a new door into a large garage area (60m2) with electric up and over garage doors and a separate WC. There is a door from the garage into a large workshop (29m2) with windows and a door out to the garden.
The main part of the garden is split into different areas with a large selection of fruit trees, ornamental shrubs and trees, lawned areas and flower beds. There is a large above ground pool and separate gated access to the street.
The property has mains drainage and mains gas central heating. The downstairs windows all have security double glazing and the house is ready for immediate occupation. It also offers scope for enlargement either within the house or by conversion of the garage (subject always to relevant permissions)