Spacious village house with plenty of character
This very attractive village house has plenty of features, a pretty courtyard garden, useful outbuildings and potential to increase the habitable space.
An impressive pair of gates open from the village lane to the attractive courtyard garden, ranged around which are the house and the stone outbuildings.
The front door opens to the living room (32m2) with tiled floor, exposed stone walls, exposed beam ceiling and a stone fireplace. To the left of this room a wide arch leads through to the kitchen / dining room (21m2) with wooden floor, exposed beam ceiling, a range of fitted kitchen units and a fireplace. This room is easily large enough for a good-size dining table. A part-glazed door opens from the kitchen to a conservatory which in turn provides access to the courtyard garden.
To the right of the living room a pair of doors opens to a more formal sitting room (18m2) with wooden floor, marble fireplace, cornicing and a plaster ceiling rose.
A corridor to the back of the living room leads to a large bedroom (22.5m2) with wooden floor, exposed stone wall and exposed beam ceiling. Next to this room are a bathroom (bath and wash-basin) and a separate WC. This whole area easily be sectioned off to make a large master suite if desired.
Off the corridor a door opens to a back hall (16m2 - currently used as a laundry area) with tiled floor and a door to a little lane to the back of the house. Off this room are two bedrooms (each 15m2), both with wooden floors and marble fireplaces. Also off this hall is a shower room (shower, wash-basin and WC).
An attractive wooden staircase rises from the living room to a very large landing (31m2) with wooden floor and exposed stone wall. This space provides plenty of space for a generous office area (with potential to be a library, games area etc.
To the right of the landing a door opens to large bedroom (21m2) with wooden floor and exposed stone wall.
To the left of the landing a door opens to an as yet unconverted attic space (about 65m2) with potential for development into further habitable space.
Below the house (accessed from the courtyard) are a number of cellars which also house the water softener, the heating unit for the substantial heat-exchange unit and the oil-fired central heating boiler (which can be used instead of the heat-exchange unit when and if required).
The courtyard garden itself is mainly laid to gravel with a small and very attractive lawn area to one side, planted with trees and shrubs. To one side of the garden is a large outbuilding which currently provides studio / workshop space (70m2 with heating, water and electricity) and garaging (56m2). In addition to this there are two other smaller stone outbuildings which provide useful storage.
Just over the lane, a very short walk from the house, is another garden (210m2) which is well planted, providing fruit, flowers and vegetables for the house.
This is a very attractive house in a pretty village close to the market town of Rouillac which has shops, supermarket, restaurants etc. The department's capital, Angouleme, with its TGV links to Paris and Bordeaux is just a 30-minute drive.