Beautiful Longere Charentaise house with fine views
This 3/4 bedroom stone longere charentaise has spacious living accommodation, a large barn, a lovely landscaped garden and fine rural views. location
Set in the heart of the Cognac vineyards, this former cognac distiller's house commands fine views.
The front door opens to the entrance hall (5.6m x 2.4m = 13 sq m) with wooden floor and exposed beam ceiling.
To the right of the hall a door opens to an elegant sitting room (5.8m x 5m = 29 sq m) with exposed beam ceiling, a limestone Charentaise fireplace and two windows overlooking the garden. To the left of the hall a door opens to the large kitchen / dining room (5.7m x 5m = 28 sq m) with tiled floor, a range of fitted kitchen units and two windows overlooking the garden.
To the rear of the kitchen a door opens to the utility / laundry room, off which is a WC. To the one side of the room a door opens to a second reception room. This room (about 50 sq m in total) was formerly the distillery. The first section (5.3m x 4.3m = 22 sq m) retains its impressive original copper alambic (cognac still). The second section (6.4m x 4.3m = 27 sq m) serves as a second sitting room with exposed stone walls, a wood-burning stove and a pair of glazed doors opening onto a terrace with fine views. A flight of steps leads up to a mezzanine floor above the sitting area.
To the other side of the utility / laundry room a door provides access to a sun room with great views and doors leading out to a terrace next to the swimming pool.
A wooden staircase rises from the rear of the entrance hall to the first floor landing, off which are three bedrooms (5.1m x 4.2m = 21 sq m, 3.5m x 3.m = 11 sq m, 3.6m x 2.7m = 10 sq m) and a room which could serve as an office or overflow bedroom (3.1m x 2.4m = 7.5 sq m). All of the rooms have wooden floors. Also off the landing are a bathroom (bath and wash-basin) and a separate WC).
A door from the former distillery opens to a useful cellar space.
Attached to the house is a large barn with plenty of potential for further development (subject to relevant planning permissions). Next to this is an open-sided barn which makes an ideal spot for covered outside entertaining.
To the front of the house is a large gravelled area which provides plenty of parking space, beyond which is a beautifully landscaped garden with box hedging, flower borders and lawn beyond which is a vegetable garden. To the rear of the house are the terraces and swimming pool, beyond which is a large area of lawn. To the side of the house is another section of land which has direct access to the barn.
This is a very attractive house in a fine rural setting with great views. It has been well renovated and maintained and could make a lovely permanent homes as well as an indulgent holiday home.