Attractive renovated farm complex ideal for gite and B&B business
*** Sterling Service : �567 000 GBP FIXED ***
This farmhouse with 5 guest houses and swimming pool offers great potential for income generation with no requirement for any renovations etc.
The main house has been designed for use as a bed and breakfast, with private and guest accommodation well separated (it would nevertheless take very little effort to configure the house as a single family home).
The front door (private entrance) opens to a room (17m2 - currently used as a library / reading area) with tile floor, exposed stone wall and exposed beam ceiling. To the left of this room a door opens to an office (21m2) with tiled floor, exposed stone feature wall and exposed beam ceiling.
To the right of the library a door opens to the sitting room (34m2) with tiled floor, Charentaise fireplace with wood-burning stove, exposed stone wall and exposed beam ceiling. To the far side of the sitting room a door opens to the kitchen (18m2) with tiled floor, exposed beam ceiling and a range of fitted kitchen units.
To the rear of the kitchen a door opens to a large utility / boiler room (13m2), off which is a WC.
The utility room also serves as the link between the private and guest parts of the house. Guests enter the house from the garden directly into a light and bright breakfast room (19m2). From here a door opens to a living room (30m2) with tiled floor, exposed stone walls and exposed beam ceiling.
To the far side of the living room a door opens to a bedroom (17m2) with a large ensuite bathroom (bath, shower, wash-basin, bidet and WC.
A wooden staircase rises from the guest living room to a first floor landing, off which are three ensuite bedrooms (16m2, 14m2 and 13m2 - each ensuite with shower, wash-basin and WC). There is also a room (18m2) currently used as a guest TV room.
A door from the landing opens to a good-size bathroom (bath, shower, wash-basin and WC) which in turn opens to a bedroom (18m2) with exposed stone feature wall. From the bedroom a door opens to another room (26m2 -dressing room / office / bedroom). From here a door opens to a flight of stairs that lead down to the outbuilding next to the kitchen.
Attached to each side of the main house are substantial outbuildings which provide useful work and storage spaces.
All on one floor (there is one step), Le Marronnier comprises a sitting room (25m2) which is semi open-plan with a large kitchen / dining room (22m2). These rooms retain plenty of charm with exposed stone walls, exposed beams and a stone fireplace. There are two bedrooms (11m2 and 9m2) as well as a shower room.
This house comprises an open-plan living room (about 39m2) with exposed beam ceiling and fitted kitchen area. Off this room are a small laundry space and a WC. Also on the ground floor is a large bedroom (19m2) with walk-in shower. Upstairs there are two bedrooms (16m2 and 11m2) as well as a shower room.
This house comprises an open-plan living room (35m2) with exposed beam ceiling and fitted kitchen area. Off this room are a small laundry space and a WC. Upstairs there are two bedrooms (16m2 and 11m2) as well as a shower room.
Set further from the house is a building in which is the studio - a living space (about 20m2) with shower room. Also in this building is a room currently used as a gym and there is also a large store room.
Private guest cottage
In the owner's private garden is a charming stone building comprising a living room (23m2) and a bedroom (15m2). A room at the end of this building also has a shower.
The buildings sit on a plot of 21996m2 (over 5 acres) with the majority of the land cultivated as meadow and planted with fruit trees as well as a number of vines. The main house has a private courtyard garden with lawn palm trees, trees and shrubs as well as a covered parking area.
Each guest house has its own terrace and there is a large swimming pool with terracing around it.
Set on the very edge of a small village, this property is surrounded by vines and fields making for a very relaxing environment. The little grocer's shop is within walking distance and the popular and historic towns of Pons, Saintes and Cognac are just a short drive. The property is ideally located for day trips to the coast and the larger towns of La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Royan, Poitiers and Angouleme.