This attractive former farmhouse has an enviable hilltop setting with stunning uninterrupted views, spacious accommodation, a guest cottage and indoor swimming pool.
The sweeping semi-circular drive brings you the entrance of this substantial property - but hides from view the "piece de resistance" - the superb valley views.
The front door opens into a tiled entrance hall (2.5m x 7m = 17.5sqm) with a solid wood staircase to the left.
To the right of the entrance hall is the sitting room (5m x 9.7m = 48.5sqm), pervious 2 separate rooms, this large reception room works well using one area for television watching, and another, more social area next to the wood burner. Recently refurbished this room demonstrates well the effect redecorating in a modern, light colour palette can have.
The sitting room leads through to the kitchen (4.6m x 5.3m = 25sqm), at the rear of the house. With a range of fitted bespoke units, granite worktops, island and an Aga this kitchen has everything you could want for a farmhouse kitchen. There are also glazed doors leads out to the south facing terrace with "knock-out" views.
To the left of the kitchen is a second reception room, currently used as a dining room (5.1m x 3.5m = 18sqm) with a handsome original beam, tiled floors and beamed ceilings. The dining room also opens directly into the entrance hall.
Off the hall there is a Wc with washbasin, a laundry room / store room, wine cellar and an office / library (2.7m x 5m = 13.5sqm) opening onto the rear terrace.
The stairs rise from the hall to a landing area, off which all the first floor accommodation is accessed.
The master suite comprises; bedroom ( 18sqm) fully fitted dressing room (11.5sqm) and newly refurbished en-suite shower room (7sqm)
There are two further double bedrooms (19 and 14.5sqm) which can be independently accessed via the external stone steps to the front of the house, and a shared bathroom with Wc (12sqm)
Also off the landing is the pool room (93sqm) fitted with a shower room and Wc, kitchenette, jacuzzi bath and 3.5m x 8.5m indoor, heated swimming pool. Removable panels in the rear wall allow the pool to be opened up to the rear terrace bringing a little of the "outdoors indoors"!
Annexed from the main house there is a 100sqm cottage with three bedrooms, an open plan living room with kitchen which opens to the rear terrace and a bathroom. There is a possibility to open a doorway between the cottage and the pool room.
The property sits on a one and a half-acre plot laid mainly to lawn.
Adjoining the house there is a covered parking area, and to the side of the guest cottage there is an open sided barn, used currently as a summer games room.
Along the south facade of the house and the cottage, there is a terrace. Outside the kitchen this terrace has permanent gazebo style cover with Uv protection, offering protection from the suns rays and also the occasional unexpected rain shower. From the terrace you can really enjoy the rolling countryside views and ever changing seasonal landscape.
A 30 minute walk (or 2minute drive!) finds the centre of the local village of St Laurent de Ceris which is well equipped with a small supermarket, bakery, bar/restaurant, schools, doctor and many more amenities.
Ask us to send more photos of the garden - it really does have wonderful views.
Habitable area (m2 - approx.): 390
Beds: 6 (3 + 3)
Land (m2 - approx.): 6468
Swimming pool: Yes (3.5 x 8.5 heated indoor pool)
State of repair: Good
Heating system: Oil fired central heating
Sanitation system: Septic tank
Taxe foncière €: 1200
Nearest shop: 3km
Nearest bar: 3km
Nearest town: 14km
Price € 420,000
Agency fees to be paid by buyer included: 5.00% inc vat
Price without fees: € 400,000
Price / sq metre: €/m² 1,076.92
Number of mandate: 2658
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Agency: Charente Immobilier