- HOUSE in CHARENTE €398,000
- 225 m2
- 6050 m2
Stunning Logis, (“Petit Chateau”) with gite potential. Many original features, pool and parkland. Just minutes from the local village with commerce. Jarnac 3.5 kms.
This beautiful home has wonderful proportions and retains the most beautiful and opulent features, from wall panelling to ceiling roses and coving, this property has a lot to offer. A, partly, converted guest house, pool, jacuzzi, long private drive and open parkland to name but a few.
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Close to the market town of Jarnac, with the river Charente winding its way through, Bars and Restaurants, cobbled, pedestrian shopping area, banks, supermarkets, Dr’s etc. Found at the end of a long private drive.
As you approach this house you cannot help but be wowed by the exterior.
As you drive up, with vineyards to your left, you will see the gardens with their established trees, feature pond, detached guest house, large workshop and pool with terrace and jacuzzi.
The, main, entrance door opens onto a, stone floored, entrance hall with sweeping stone staircase. The wooden panelled walls, coving and high ceilings give you an instant impression of luxury.
From here you can enter the LIBRARY, to your right. Built in bookcases that match the cherry wood wall panelling and oak floors, windows front and rear. The perfect place to work whilst looking onto your private rear courtyard with calming water feature. Right again, though double doors, (glazed to allow the light through), is a light but cosy SALON with an open stone fireplace, double aspect and oak floors.
To the left of the entrance hall is the DINING ROOM, this time with a marble fireplace, oak floor, panelled doors, ceiling rose, deep coving and material “wallpaper”. The dimensions are very balanced and flow beautifully. To the left of here is the STUNNING KITCHEN, marble style floor tiles, granite worktops, high end units, built in oven, microwave/oven and warming draw. Built in dishwasher, induction hob and high end extractor fan. Every chefs dream. External door to the front terrace.
To the left of here is the BOOT ROOM/SUMMER KITCHEN, a great mixture of the British boot room and the French summer kitchen. This room, that has its own external door, houses the laundry facilities, the RECENT Oil fueled boiler, another sink and cooking hob along with plenty of storage.
To the rear of the entrance hall, and through an arched wooden door, is the downstairs W.C, with sink. To the right of here is access to the SECRET COURTYARD, an absolutely charming space with water feature. Spend half an hour sitting here and leave feeling calm and refreshed.
The wide, stone, sweeping stairs lead to a generous HALLWAY, with corridors to your left and right.
Directly in front of you is the FAMILY BATHROOM, generous in size and equipped with jacuzzi bath, W.C. wash hand basin and shower cubicle. This works equally well as part of the adjoining suite.
Left hand corridor and above the Library and Salon:-
Separate W.C, with wash hand basin. Storage cupboard at the end of the corridor with the SUITE, which can be used as one space with a large bedroom, dressing room and bathroom. Or as a Sitting room with attached bedroom and bathroom or, quite simply, as TWO DOUBLE BEDROOMS. Stunning views over the pool and gardens.
Right hand corridor, and above the dining room, kitchen and boot room are.
DOUBLE BEDROOM, with fireplace and ENSUITE shower room toilet and wash hand basin.
A further DOUBLE BEDROOM with fireplace and a further DOUBLE BEDROOM with sink. All of the upstairs floors are wooden, (some currently covered with carpet).
Externally is a cosy, shaded BBQ area with access to the LARGE WORKSHOP with ample room for the pool equipment the requisite sit on mower and lots of space to tinker, hobbycraft or simply use for storage.
The POOL and its TERRACE, with jacuzzi, dominate the front of the property, completely private and not overlooked, surrounded by mature trees and beds and a, surprisingly, easy to maintain garden. Tucked away in one corner, of the garden, is a POND, with seating area and water feature.
To the side of the house and hidden from view by the workshop is the, partly, converted gite/ GUEST HOUSE. With private courtyard and parking. This has the most glorious, picture, windows with views over the gardens.
The house has plumbing, electrics and sewage in place. The ground floor has a large open plan room with seperate room to one side and open plan wooden staircase. The windows dominate two sides allowing light to flood the building. The first floor has a similar layout but with wooden flooring and an open fire. Room to the side, mirroring downstairs and a, partly, finished shower room.
DIMENSIONS , approximate.
Entrance hall 17 m2
Library 24 m2
Salon 30 m2
Dining room 30 m2
Kitchen 18 m2
Boot room 12 m2
W.C. 2.3 m2
Secret Courtyard 14.7 m2
Landing 4.5 m2
Bathroom 10 m2
W.C 2.7 m2
Suite Bedroom 1 28.5 m2, Bedroom 2 17 m2
Master Bedroom 20.5 with its Shower room of 5.1m2
Double Bedroom 13.6 m2
Double Bedroom 15.5 m2
Workshop 64 m2
Pool 10 m x 5.5 m
Open plan room 17 m2 with L shape of 5 m2
Second room 8.5 m2
Open plan room 30 m2
Bathroom 5 m2
Second room 10.5 m2
Guest house courtyard 55 m2
Cognac, Jarnac, Saintes and Chateauneuf have a lot of Roman influence with amphitheater’s etc. Cognac is, of course, well know due to the amber liquid which is growing in popularity year on year.
The area is known as “Spirit Valley” (production of all the internationally known Cognac rands as well as Pineau des Charentes, wines, Greygoose vodka, Grand Mariner and other spirits and liqueurs.
The largest producer, Hennessy, has just completed two new, large, buildings one to store their products, another as a factory for attaching the labels to the bottles.
Unemployment is incredibly low, for rural France, due to the industry as the barrels, bottles etc are all locally produced.
Due to this, for a small town, Cognac and the area offer a lot of services and entertainment. An olympic sized pool is about to be completed. Sports centres, schools, conference facilities, bars and restaurants are all very high quality. The historical center has been maintained, with its cobbled streets and boutique shops, with a ring road around where you will find out of town shopping. Extremely popular with tourists.
* €398 000
agency fees to be paid by the seller
This property has ...
- Barns / outbuildings
- Business potential
- Character property
- Guest house / gite
- High speed internet
- Mains Drains
- Outside hot tub
- Private parking
- Swimming Pool
- Country House
- Family Home
- Holiday Home
- Maison de Maitre
- 0-2KM to amenities
- Close to golf course
- Hamlet property