Very spacious country house with garden, pool and outbuildings
Set on the edge of a pretty village, this 3/4 bedroom Charentaise house has large light-and airy rooms, an attached barn, garden and pool and is within walking distance of the village shop.
The front door opens to a very large entrance hall (29m2) with tiled floor and exposed beam ceiling. To the far side of the hall a pair of glazed doors opens to the main living room (50m2) with terracotta tiled floor, exposed beam ceiling, stone fireplace and three pairs of glazed doors opening to a terrace to the back of the house and the garden beyond.
To the left of the entrance hall a pair of glazed doors opens to the farmhouse-style kitchen (31m2) with tiled floor, exposed beam ceiling, a range of fitted units and an indoor-barbeque. To the back of the kitchen a door opens to an internal hall, off which is a WC. A flight of stairs rises from this hall to the first floor.
Another door from the kitchen leads through to a second kitchen (9m2) with fitted units and a door to the back garden. From here a door opens to a large summer kitchen (17m2) with access to the attached barn / garage.
Glazed doors from the utility room open to the summer sitting room (57m2) with tiled floor and sliding patio doors to the pool and garden. Formerly the distillery, the "alambic" is still in situ and makes a great focal point.
To the right of the entrance hall doors open into a large room (39m2 currently used as a billiard room) with tiled floor, exposed beam ceiling, fireplace and patio doors to the front garden. To the back of this room is a room (21m2) which is currently used as an office but which could equally be used as a ground floor bedroom.
A staircase rises from the billiard room to the first floor landing. At this end of the landing a door opens to the very large master bedroom (37m2) with an ensuite bathroom area (18m2 - bath, shower, twin wash-basins and bidet). There are two more large double bedrooms (28m2 and 23m2) each with ensuite facilities. Also off the landing are a WC and a storage area. To the far end of the landing a staircase leads done to the internal hall next to the kitchen.
Attached to the house is an outbuilding / garage (about 130m2) with air-conditioned wine cellar and a boiler / laundry room.
The house sits on a generous 4305m2 plot (just over an acre). To the front of the house is a garden, mainly laid to lawn with a number of trees and shrubs. To the back of the house is a paved terrace which leads to the swimming pool (12m x 5m), next to which is a pool house - ideal for outside entertaining with its bar, barbeque and pizza oven. The rest of the garden is prettily landscaped with a number specimen trees, shrubs and flower borders.
The local village has a small convenience shop within walking distance of the house and the popular riverside market town of Jarnac is just a short drive. Ideal as a spacious family home the property would also make a great holiday home with letting potential if desired.