Cross country events have been held here to popular local acclaim. Excellent opportunity to further develop as an equestrian, bed and breakfast or event/wedding venue.
Originally the stables to the nearby chateau, flexibility is the key word for this residence and its estate that surrounds it. Previously run as a successful equestrian business offering training, hacking livery etc, the property is also ideally situated as a bed and breakfast business, offering 5 letting rooms as well as an impressive master suite. The beautiful attached barn conversion is completely self-contained, however with its interconnecting door to the main house, two of the bedrooms can be attached to this house, instead of the main residence, offering varying options for rental, or for two families to live there but with their own private space. Such is the nature of the layout of the residence that it entirely lends itself as an event/wedding venue too.
Approaching the estate by a country lane, the property comprises:
Conservatory 7.7 x 4.7m used as dining room for guests. Stairs down to: Owners' lounge with vaulted ceiling, electric contemporary radiators with digital controls and door to 'bar' 3 x 5.3m. Back to the ground floor: Kitchen 6.4 x 7 m. Fully fitted with light units, terracota tiled floor and log burner in Charentaise fireplace. A door leads to: Snug 3.2 x 5.4m, a cosy room with chestnut floor and enamel log burner, window over garden. Steps down to: Cave/office/ 3.1 x 5.4m with door to garden. From the kitchen stairs to half landing with bathroom 3.4 x 3.3m. Stairs to first floor. Bathroom 2 with large shower, wooden floor (with its own water heater). Bedroom 1: 3.3 x 5.4m. Polished wood floor. Views over the countryside. Bedroom 2: 4.3 x 2.9 m. Views over the large courtyard and countryside. Bedroom 3: 4.3 x 3.9m. Again with views. Shower room with contemporary shower, basin and WC. Bedroom 4: 3.5 x 3.6m with en-suite shower room. Double size windows to take in the view. Bedroom 5: 3.6 x 3.5m with en-suite bathroom. Views from double-size windows. Note: Bedrooms 4 and 5 can be incorporated into the adjoining barn accommodation, with the interconnecting door.
From the landing. Stairs to a Master suite: 7.9 x 6.8m with high beamed ceiling, dressing room and fabulous en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower and bath. The barn conversion offers a magnificent property and includes: Entrance hall leading to utility/wine store with central heating boiler (oil). Door to covered parking area and log-store. Stairs from hallway to: Floor to roof living room 10 x 7.3m with log burner, dual aspect views. Connecting door to the main house and bedrooms 4 and 5.
Open-plan country kitchen 3.9 x 6.2m with door to fabulous balcony 4 x 9mt with panoramic views over the estate and adjoining countryside, Pantry/workroom 3 x 2m. Double bedroom 6.2 x 7.3m with floor to ceiling window and views over the valley. Dressing room. En-suite shower room.
Spiral staircase to wonderful mezzanine that is a second sitting room or office. Two sets of stone stables. Stable 1 has 4/6 stables. Stable-block 2 has 4 stables incorporating a foaling stable and tack-room.
Externally: A courtyard with outbuildings on 3 sides (houses on the fourth side); storerooms, summer kitchen (3.8 x 6.8m). Hangar that can be converted for events 24.3 x 6.7m. Hay store 7.4 x 6.8m. Garage 3.7 x 7m. Pool with external covered seating terrace. WC. Utility room. The land stretches around the houses and stables, incorporating vegetable garden, paddocks, fields, woodland and accessible streams.
The house is located just 7 km from Charroux, an ancient town with ruins of a renowned Benedictine abbey that was founded in the 8th century. Charroux has boulangeries, hotel, restaurants, bank, doctor, dentist, garage. The larger town of Civray (13 km, 8 miles) offers more shops, a twice-weekly market, supermarkets, restaurants/bars and new swimming pools. Nearest airports: Poitiers just 60 km (also with direct routes to Paris city and Charles De Gaulle airport with fast TGV) and Limoges (84 km, 52 miles).