Surrounded by mature gardens, pretty pool and terrace and rolling countryside to the rear and boasting striking architectural features, this property is one that stands out from the crowd!
It offers four bedrooms, two of which are on the ground floor, a wow-factor cathedral-ceiling Living Room, upgraded kitchen and bathrooms, fantastic pool and large terrace area to the front as well. A ready-made entertaining zone! There is the added bonus of an enormous basement which could be used for commercial purposes as it currently is, or indeed easily converted to independent apartment, suitable for income-generating purposes or extended family. It also boasts a large integral garage, a detached double garage, workshop and wood store barn.
This atypical property with its own distinctive architectural style offers flexible accommodation and is only 5 minutes drive to all amenities.
Dare to be different! Early viewing advisable.
ACCOMMODATION - Ground FLOOR
From front terrace, through French doors into:
A wonderfully light room with a double-height cathedral ceiling. What a first impression as you enter the property! - a fabulous entertaining space with plenty of room for family or friends to congregate.
Living Room part - 8.4mx4.5m (38m2)
Original tiles on floor. At the curved end of the room, there is a bank of 6 large, double windows, overlooking the pool and terrace area, allowing natural light to flood in. There are also two sets of adjacent French doors. There is a cosy log-burner in the centre of the room. Up three steps from the Living room to:
Dining Room part - 4x7.2 (30m2)
Flooring recently re-done, room for a very large dining table & amp sideboard or dresser. Door to side terrace. Window to other side of garden. Staircase leading upstairs.
From Dining room, through doorway onto corridor. Go through door on right into:
Bedroom 1 - 4x3m (12m2)
Tiled floor, plastered walls and ceiling. Window to side garden. Radiator. This room could equally be used as a study if required.
Turn left , along corridor, through door on left into:
Bedroom 2 - 4x3.5m (15m2)
Tiled floor, French doors onto terrace at side of property that leads to pool at the front. Out of bedroom, turn left into:
Family bathroom - 2.4x3m (7m2)
Recently re-fitted. Tiled floor and walls. Large shower, with glass bricks as a shower screen. Large double sink & amp vanity units. A spacious, modern bathroom.
Through door next to bathroom into:
W.C - 2x1m (2m2)
Tiled floor & amp walls. W.C.Along corridor into:
Kitchen - 5x3m (15m2)
Recently modernised. Fitted base-level units, one eye-level storage unit and an bank of fitted cupboards encasing the oven and microwave. Breakfast bar with room for four seats. Lovely views of rolling countryside to the rear of the property. Through to:
Conservatory - 5x2 (10m2)
This was once a large, open balcony to the rear of the property. The current owners have enclosed it to make a useable space throughout the whole year. Windows run the length of it affording views over the fabulous countryside. A wonderful place to sit and dine.
Up sweeping staircase in Dining area to First Floor. This would have originally been the loft space of the property, but, with the addition of two dormers, it has been converted into 2 bedrooms, one with a bathroom area and also a mezzanine area. The second bedroom is more of an occasional bedroom due to the quirky beams and steep pitch of the different sections of the roof. But it would make a fun room for children.
Mezzanine area - 4.2x3m (12m2)
Wooden flooring, exposed roof trusses. Used by current owners as an office area/TV area.
Master Bedroom with bath & amp sink - 3.6x5.1m (19m2)
Tiled floor, exposed, painted roof beams on ceiling. Dormer window. French doors leading to a small balcony. Due to the high pitch of the roof ,French doors and light colour scheme, there is a surprisingly airy feeling to this room. The free-standing roll-top bath & amp sink give an air of luxury and self-indulgence. There is an under-eaves clothes storage area.
Across mezzanine to:
Bedroom 2 - 7.2x1.8m 4.1x1.8 = 13m2
This is very much an attic room. The addition of a dormer allows light in. There is room for a double bed and some storage solutions where the roof pitch is higher.
Accessed via staircase off corridor near Kitchen (or directly from the outside):
BASEMENT - 70m2 30m2 garage
This is a fantastic space that could be used for a host of purposes. Part of the basement has been converted to a nail salon room & amp reception area. The current owner runs a very successful business from here. There is direct access from the outside so clients come directly to this part of the property. This area could equally be converted into an independent apartment, as there is the adjoining kitchen/utility room, another room which could be the living room and a W.C already in place. It would be ideally suited for extended families who are looking to create secondary living space that would be fully independent, but with the peace of mind of being onsite and upstairs incase of any problems! Or it could be created with the purpose of generating a little income and renting it out as a B& amp B style arrangement. This very versatile space could also be used as a craft room or artist's studio as it is flooded in natural light.
Room 1 - 1.4x3.5m (5m2)
Tiled floor. This houses the pool pump & amp equipment.
Room 2 - 2.8x3.5m (10m2)
Tiled floor, plumbing for washing machine, room for a couple of chest freezers. Room for storage shelves.
Room 3 - 3x3.5m (11m2)
Kitchen/Utility room - Tiled floor, plumbing for washing machine, a couple of cupboards with tiled counter top & amp double ceramic sink. An excellent laundry room away from the main living accommodation of the property. Could easily be the kitchen if an apartment was created in the basement. Nail Salon
Room 4 - 4x3.5m (14m2)
Modern, light tiles on floor. Drenched in natural light from the bank of double-glazed windows and French doors.
Room 5 - 3.1x3m (10m2)
Modern, light tiles on floor. Used as a reception area & amp waiting area with coffee machine currently. W.C - 1.5x3m (10m2)
Room 6 - 3.1x6m (19m2)
Tiled floor. Houses the boiler. French doors leading outside.
Garage - 7.3x4.1m (30m2)
Tiled floor. Large garage space. Oil tank for central heating. Good storage. Garage door replaced four years ago.
Mature garden, laid to lawn mostly with mature shrubs and trees dotted around the plot. There is a long, winding driveway. Electric gates to the front. Fully secure garden. The property sits quite a far long way back in its plot.
Swimming pool - 9.5x4.5m
Kidney shaped pool with internal roman steps. Chlorine filtration system. Lovely tiled terrace around the pool with plenty of room for sun loungers, joining onto the large terrace outside the Living room Shower by pool. Detached double garage - 5x5.1m (26m2)
Located about 15 metres from the property to the side of the drive. Already has electicity & amp water. Would be easily convertible to additional living accommodation if required. Very useful storage/garage/workshop as stands.
Workshop Building (at top of front garden) - 20m2 approx.
Wood-store Barn (to rear of property)
Wooden structure. Very useful wood storage for the log burner.
A long driveway meanders its way through the mature garden right down to the garage in the basement. There is ample parking - you could park dozens of cars!
Oil-fired Central Heating (Boiler replaced 4 years ago)
Drainage - Septic Tank
Taxe Fonciere -
Taxe d'Habitation -
Nearest amenities: Less than 5 minutes drive away in Castillonnes - Supermarket, shops, banks, bars, restaurant, cinema with regular English film screenings, doctors, schools, garden centre. SummaryAs with all properties, there is a compromise to be made with this one.
In this property's case, it is that of a relatively busy 'A' road that passes to the front. However, the house sits back about 30 metres from the road and is completely screened by mature trees. There are really lovely views to the rear of rolling countryside. The double-glazing ensures that no road noise is heard inside the building. The road might be a compromise too far for some buyers, but for anyone that is prepared to make this compromise, or who intend to run a business such as a B& amp B that might benefit from the passing trade associated with the road, will secure themselves an excellent property.