In an area steeped in history, a few minutes from, a 7th century Roman road and stunning partially ruined Chateau, rebuilt in the 16th century. This property holds many a long forgotten secret.
The tower is reminiscent of childhood fairy stories. With outstanding views.
Set on a quiet country road in the heart of the grand champagne cognac producing area? and approached along a lane, with the main house to your right and the second house, garages and outbuildings to the left. Ample parking in front of and beside the second house.
The main house is behind a large pair of handmade oak gates, for pedestrian or vehicular access, completely enclosed. With beautiful, thoughtfully planted, established garden, with POOL and stone terrace from which one can enjoy the splendid sunsets and views.
Enter through the tower, with views through the glass ceiling to the roof, lending itself to an impressive ENTRANCE HALL. Tiled floors throughout the ground floor of the property with neutral decoration to show the traditional features of this light and bright home. Exposed stone walls and stone fireplace, with log burners and exposed beams.
To the right is the LOUNGE or dining room, used as a snug/study by the current owners. Would also work well as a formal dining room.
To the left is the DINING ROOM, used as a lounge by the current owners. Feature fireplace.
To the left again is the, recently refurbished, KITCHEN, with external door to the terrace. Handcrafted solid wood units and 800mm deep granite worktops are complemented by the, new, electric AGA oven. With plenty of room for a large table and chairs. Stairs to first floor.
To the rear of the reception rooms you will find the first two DOUBLE BEDROOMS. Serviced by a W.C and separate SHOWER ROOM. Accessible from one of the bedrooms and the hallway, allowing use by both bedrooms and W.C doubling up as a guest toilet.
To the rear again and into the point of this triangular shaped, part of the house, are a second ENTRANCE HALL, off of which are a LAUNDRY ROOM, (water), big enough to be used as a study if required, and BOILER ROOM. The external door opens onto a SECRET COURTYARD, complete with fountain. To the left of the courtyard is an APARTMENT, with second laundry room, WINE CAVE, STORAGE room, DOUBLE BEDROOM & SHOWER ROOM. Making the most of this unusual shaped property.
The first floor houses the MASTER SUITE comprising of large LANDING, with fitted cupboards. BATHROOM and BEDROOM. Loft and tower access from the bedroom.
The pump house, in front of the second house contains the oil fueled boiler for the second house and the pool equipment. Rear of this, in a separate building, is the 3000 litre, recently refurbished oil tank.
To the left of and attached to the gite are a GARAGE, (light, power & water), & separate WORKSHOP, light & power.
Accessed from the side, the second house offers: ENTRANCE HALL. Equipped KITCHEN, separate LOUNGE/DINER, TWO DOUBLE BEDROOMS, W.C. and separate BATH ROOM. With the possibility to extend into the garage and/ or the rear attached STORAGE room. Views over the WOODLAND. A second GARAGE, (light & power), and further outbuildings.
The forest has both deer and wild boar that wander through with EVERGREEN OAK and many beautiful flowers, including, at least three varieties of wild orchid.
Lounge: 28 m2
Tour entrance hall: 9 m2
Dining room: 31 m2
Kitchen: 27.5 m2
Corridor: 2.8 m2
W.C: 2.1 m2
Bedroom access shower room: 16.77 m2
Shower room: 5.5 m2
Bedroom: 16 m2
Entrance courtyard: 3.8 m2
Boiler room: 2.9 m2
Laundry room: 8 m2
Courtyard: 30 m2
Laundry room: 3 m2
Entrance 2 m2
Storage 2.1 m2
Wine cellar: 2.6 m2
Corridor: 1.6 m2
W.C: 2 m2
Shower room: 6 m2
Bedroom: 16 m2
Hallway: 11.7 m2
Bathroom: 7 m2
Bedroom: 31 m2
Loft: 43 m2
Entrance hall: 6.4 m2
Kitchen: 9.8 m2
Lounge/diner: 18.6 m2
Bedrooms: 11.9 & 12.2
Bath room: 4.2 m2
W.C: 1.3 m2
Garage attached to cottage: 23.1 m2
Workshop: 13.4 m2
Detached garage: 23 m2
Pool 12 x 20 Depth 1-1.8 m
Main garden approx 3,000 m2
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The Charente/Charente Maritime areas are sat in a micro climate. We are the sunniest and warmest area in France outside of the Côte d’Azur. We benefit from the brightest skies in the country.
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.
Again, due to industry, we are surrounded by vineyards. Vine growing land being more valuable than building land. So if these are your neighbours then they always will be.
The river Charente traverses the towns and lends itself to water sports, walks and riverside dining.
You will also see sweet corn and sunflower fields, the area produces the popcorn for the country.
You are well placed for transport. There are train stations in Cognac, Jarnac and Chateauneuf, all of which connect to Angouleme with the TGV and new fast track, (LGV), where you are able to reach Paris in 1h30.
La Rochelle and Bordeaux airports are within an hour and a quarter. Ryan air fly to Stansted, all year, from La Rochelle. Bordeaux is an international airport and an Easyjet hub. We flew to Barcelona from there recently.
The coast is an hour and fifteen away and the Pyrenees and Spanish border are 3.5 hours drive.
St Malo is a 4.5-5 hr drive with overnight, and daytime, ferries to the U.K.
PROPERTY PRICES.:-The peak for prices was 2006, since which prices continued to drop until last year. This region was one of the first to begin to recover. Prices are predicted to rise, within the next few years, as the fast travel time for Paris will attract more second home owners.
Having said that the area is, in general, less expensive than Dordogne, due to its popularity with Brits, the Dordogne prices have been inflated.
THE VIEWING TRIP:-
A lot of our clients organise their own itinerary which can lead to hours spent traveling around the French countryside getting, lost, hot and tired.
By allowing me to organise your itinerary we can ensure that you do not have any of these problems. I collect you from the hotel and drive you to properties allowing me to discuss the areas with you and you to sit back and enjoy the experience.
The maximum properties that I would advise you to view are six a day, otherwise they all merge into one. I also, strongly, advise on a few days holiday, in between, viewings to relax and discover the area. Leaving the last day clear for second visits, to properties that you particularly like.
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