An exquisite and rare property in the heart of an historic Charentaise town; Set on the banks of the River Charente, this former monastery and convent has been transformed into a boutique hotel and prestigious destination venue with sumptuous owner's residence.
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The discerning purchaser will be impressed with the attention to every detail at this beautiful hotel and private residence, making the ancient property a destination for travellers and offering a riverside boutique wedding venue or family home with a difference.
This discreet boutique hotel and venue comprises the former monastery/convent with attached 15th century church and ancient chapel, set around private gardens and swimming pool. All of the 7 guest rooms and suites and owners' house have been refurbished with the highest quality furnishings and fittings, ensuring that guests can relax and luxuriate in the beautiful surroundings. An ideal venue for weddings or family gatherings, with exclusive use of the hotel being offered. A property offering real flexibility for potential purchasers, the 15th century historic building comprises:
Elegant salon and dining hall with authentic fresco and Charentaise fireplace.
Professional chef's kitchen (at one time the town prison, evidenced by carvings in the stone) and preparation rooms.
Three bedroom suites on the first floor, one of which connects to the owners' property, all with luxury en-suite facilities.
Three bedroom suites on the second floor all with luxury en-suite facilities.
Bridal suite with its own entrance hall, with a free-standing bath in the bedroom as well as a shower-room with Italian shower. Door to private garden area.
Artist's studio presently used as housekeeper's room.
Fully fitted kitchen with Charentaise fireplace leading to:
Imposing salon and dining hall with French doors to the gardens.
Mezzanine library overlooking salon.
Music room/snug incorporating the original household well.
A laundry room.
First floor, with wooden floors throughout. A large corridor from which leads:
A large twin bedroom.
Chic bathroom with free-standing bath.
A light and airy double bedroom overlooking the garden.
Corridor connecting to bedroom 3 on the first floor of the boutique hotel.
Externally, the gardens are laid out to offer eating and seating locations with a decked area next to the beautiful pool. All overlooking the River Charente that flows by the hotel. large stone barn is used as a garage and for storage. The 15th century Church of St Francis allows for weddings or partnerships to be sanctified, with seating for upto 40 guests.The Pprotected Status of the building safeguards many original features such as Gothic windows and the historical artifacts discovered herein.
Ideally located 75 km south of Poiters with its airport and fast TGV train links to Paris centre (1 1/4 hours) and directly into Charles de Gaulle airport terminals, 29 km to Ruffect with train direct to Paris. Limoges airport 90 km, La Rochelle airport and the coast 140 km (1 hour 40 minutes), N10/A10 North and south just 6 km away.
Verteuil-sur-Charente is one of the prettiest villages in southwestern France, being dominated by its fairytale chateau. Populated with several eateries and the ancient mill, it draws visitors from throughout the world. For those wishing to travel further afield, Cognac and its renown brandy houses is just 1 hour away (80km) with skiing in the Massif Central just 2 1/2 hours distant and Paris 1 1/4 hours by fast TGV train, also going straight into Charles de Gaulle airport terminals. Nearest airports are located at Poitiers (75km), Limoges (90km) , La Rochelle airport and the cost (140km) and Bordeaux. The North/South RN10 main route is just 6 km distant.