Beautiful townhouse with landscaped courtyard garden within walking distance of shops
This lovely townhouse has an equally charming garden and provides elegant period accommodation. location
The front door opens to the entrance hall (21 sq m) with original tiled floor and a painted marble-effect to the wainscoting and door surrounds. To the right of the hall a door opens to the salon (35 sq m) with wooden floor, exposed beam ceiling, wainscoting and a Louis XVI fireplace.
To the left of the entrance hall a door opens to the dining room (35 sq m) with wooden floor, exposed beam ceiling, wainscoting and a stone fireplace more in the Louis XV style.
From the dining room a door leads through to the kitchen (23 sq m) with tiled floor, exposed beam ceiling, a range of fitted kitchen units and a part-glazed door to the terrace that runs along the front of the house. To the rear of the kitchen is large utility room.
Also off the entrance hall is a WC.
A generously-curved wooden staircase rises from the entrance hall to the first floor landing. To the left are two bedrooms (18 sq m each) with wooden floors. Next to these two rooms is a bathroom (bath, twin wash-basins and bidet) as well as a separate WC.
To the right of the landing a door opens to the master suite of rooms. The first room (35 sq m) is the master bedroom (currently used as a study / reading room) has a wooden floor and fine country views. From here a door opens to another bedroom (19 sq m) which if not required as a bedroom would make a very fine dressing room as next to this is a bathroom (bath, wash-basin and WC). The master suite used to be accessible via a second staircase (this is currently not used but could be brought back into service).
The stairs continue from the first floor landing to the attic (98 sq m - currently unconverted but with potential as there is good head height under the beams.
To the front of the house is a raised terrace which makes a great entertaining space. Part of this is shaded by a pergola, next to which is an indoor barbeque - making outdoor entertaining a real possibility in all weather. Attached to the side of the house is an outbuilding which can be used as a garage. Next to this is another attractive outbuilding that provides covered parking and useful storage.
The courtyard garden has been beautifully landscaped - well stocked with trees, shrubs and flower borders - a real delight. To one corner of the garden is a studio which could make a great office or artist's studio.
This is a substantial and elegant property with the best of both worlds - rural views yet within walking / cycling distance of the heart of the historic town of Cognac.