Stunning maison bourgeois in one hectare walled gardens and vines
Beautiful period home set at the end of a long drive with mature walled gardens, swimming pool, guest annex and vines.
Approached via a private driveway flanked by the property's own vines, the grandeur and symmetry of this property is striking. Surrounded by a completely walled garden the property is composed of main house, guardian's house - (now a guest annex) and two large stone barns.
Not only is the layout of the buildings perfectly symmetrical, but so too is the facade of the house. A flight of stone steps leads to a terrace and the front door which opens to the tiled entrance hall (4.5m2). From the entrance hall a door opens to the dual-aspect dining room (24.5m2) also currently used as an informal lounge, with tiled floor, open fire with attractive stone surround and wood panelled wall. To the back of the room a door opens to the fully fitted and equipped kitchen (5m2) with door to the raised back terrace.
To the side of the dining room a door opens to the dual-aspect sitting room (24.5m2) with wood panelling, open fireplace and solid wood flooring.
Another door to the rear of the dining room opens to hall (4.5m2) which in turn gives access to the attractive rear terrace with its far reaching countryside views. Off the hall is a large ground floor bathroom (10m2 - with bath with shower attachment, bidet, WC and wash-basin.
An attractive wooden staircase rises from the back hall to the first floor landing, from where access is given to four bedrooms (19m2, 18m2, 13m2 and 10.5m2) all with east or south facing views, and ensuite shower room with WC to the master bedroom.
A cellar runs the full length of the house, with doors to the garden and a lockable wine store, ideal for keeping a precious collection safe!
Outbuildings and gardens
The guardian's house is located adjacent to the house in one of the two, equally sized outbuildings, and offers a reception room (25.5m2) with a corner kitchen, a bedroom (20m2), dressing room (6.5m2) and a shower room (7.5m2). The cottage is perfectly habitable and would be ideal as a small rental gite, or perfect as accommodation for friends and family.
The garden has been planted with many mature trees and shrubs, including three cherry trees and a majestic cedar.
The 10m x 5m swimming pool is south facing and completely private, it comes complete with roman steps, salt water filtration system and alarm.
It is rare to find property of this style and condition as ideally located as this, sitting centrally in its hectare of land, with fine vineyard views, yet only being 15 minutes from the pretty riverside towns of Jarnac and Chateauneuf, and just half an hour from the historic city of Angouleme with its superb transport links.