Set in a small village, and in the commune of Abzac on the Charente/Vienne border this is the most beautiful of houses; renovated to an exceptionally high standard whilst retaining a wealth of original features. With 400m2 living space the property could be used just for your family; but would also lend itself to many other commercial uses; the current couple have run a very successful Chambre d'hote here since completing their labour of love renovation.
The village of Oradour-Fanais is a 5 minute drive away and has a local store/garage; just 9 minute drive away is the larger village ofAvailles-Limouzine; an exceptionally popular tourist destination on the banks of the Vienne river, which has various shops, bars and restaurants. You nearest large supermarkets are 20 minutes drive away in Confolens; which also has a train station.
The international airports at Limoges, Angouleme and Poitiers for daily flights to several UK destinations are only 56 minutes, one hour and one hour 20 minutes away respectively.
Limoges and Poitiers have rail links; the latter providing cross platform TGV connections to Paris, Bordeaux and other French cities plus Brussels and London (via Lille).
The property itself rests down a quite driveway to one end of the hamlet; beyond it are only a few houses/farms; so you have instant access to bridleways and walking paths.
The current owners, bought in 2006, since then they have transformed what was a rundown shell into one of the most lavish and sympathetically restored houses I have seen.
To appreciate the potential and beauty of the property a viewing is a must as it has many possibilities for living and also earning potential should they be needed.
The house benefits from mains electricity (rewired in 2008) and water; drainage is to two septic tanks which were installed in 2007. The house has been rewired and the roof is in good condition.Doubled glazed throughout with a combination wood/oil central heating system.Broadband is available.
Entrance Hall - 5.5 x 3.5m with tiled floor, double entrance doors, feature original Charentaise sink, doors to Living rooms 1 and 2 and oak staircase to first floor
Living Room 1 - 6.2 x 5.6m with wood floor exposed beams, colombage detail to walls, stone fireplace with wood burning fire, two double windows to front of property and original oak door to dining room.
Living Room 2 - 5.7 x 5.5m with original tommet tiled floor, exposed beams, colombage detail to walls, stone fireplace with wood burning fire, triple window to front of property and double doors to kitchen
Dining Room - 5.6 x 5m with wood floor exposed beams, stone fireplace with wood burning fire, double windows and door to back gardens and doors to Utility room and Lounge 2.
Kitchen - 6.2 x 5.6m with tiled floor, exposed beams fully fitted kitchen units, island with breakfast bar, double doors to Lounge 1 and door to back gardens.
Utility Room - 6 x 4.1m with tiled floor, fitted units, doors to Dining room and Kitchen and door to back gardens.
Landing - 8.6 x 2.1 (at narrowest) with wood floor exposed beams and original oak door linen cupboard.
Bedroom 1 - 5.7 x 5.7m with wood floor, exposed beams, full wall length fitted wardrobes; window to back gardens and door to:::::
En-Suite - 3.4 x 3.2m with tiled floor, half tiled walls, exposed beams, Velux window; bath, hand basin, shower cubicle and W.C.
Bedroom 2 (family room) - 4.9 x 3.8m and 3.4 x 2.3m with carpeted floor, 2 double windows to front of property and door leading to.....
En- Suite - 2.8 x 1.9m with vanity basin, bath with overhead shower and W.C.
Bedroom 3 - 4.2 X 3.4m with carpeted floor, exposed beams, window to front of property and door leading to........
En-Suite - 3.2 x 1.9m with shower cubicle, vanity basin and W.C.
Family Bathroom - 3.5 x 2.3m with tiled floor and walls, exposed beams, Velux window; bath, hand basin and W.C.
Bedroom 4 - 4.7 x 3.7m with wood floor, exposed beams, colombage details to walls, window to back of property and door leading to.....
En-Suite - 2.5 x 1.9m with shower cubicle, vanity basin and W.C.
Bedroom 5 - 5.7 x 4.5m with carpeted floor, exposed beams, window to back of property and door leading to.....
En-Suite - 2.5 x 1.9m with vanity basin, bath with overhead shower and W.C.
Landing - 5.9 x 1m with exposed beams
Bedroom 6 - 4.8 x 3m with carpeted floor, exposed beams and Velux window.
Bedroom 7 - 4.6 x 3.7m with carpeted floor, exposed beams and Velux window.
Store Room - 2.5 x 1.3m
Under Eaves Storage
Entry to the grounds and property is via a small lane which winds around the back ad side of the house, the outbuildings are nicely spread out along the land and around the courtyard to the front of the property and consist of......
Piggery - 96m2 with separate grazing area for animals.
Duck House - 49m2 with small pond
Freezer Room - 9m2
Garage - 15m2
Main Barn - 17 x 11m - Currently used as a workshop
Barn 2 - 20 x 6.2m - Currently used as a wood and vehicle store
Hangar - 8 x 8m
Cottage - For Renovation; which could give another house/ gite if required.
Walled Terrace - 11 x 10m an exceptional area with stone floors
Above Ground Swimming Pool (8m diameter)
Formal Garden - surrounding the house and laid to lawn
Grazing Land of around 2Ha