This beautiful south facing longère is surrounded by establised gardens, has a large (4m x 11m) swimming pool, and a spacious, versatile artist’s studio.
It could equally be used as a large family home or a family home with 1 or 2 gites or B&B.
It is situated just outside a pretty village in the South Charente countryside, an hour from Bordeaux, 30 minutes from Angouleme and 10 minutes from Barbezieux for local shops, restaurants and other amenities. It is also only just over an hour to the beaches of the Atlantic coast.
This wonderful property is finished to an extremely high standard and has recently had extensive renovations, updates and additions.
You enter the main house via a lovely beamed hallway (15m²) with adjacent bathroom/wc. The impressive open plan sitting/dining room (70 m²), with beamed cathedral ceiling and large mezzanine, has fantastic natural light and a stone fireplace.
Two sets of French windows lead onto different terraces – one open, one covered – and look out over the gardens to countryside beyond. The large fitted kitchen (30 m²) has windows on 3 sides, is flooded with light, and has doors to both terraces.
There is also a large, characterful summer kitchen (42 m²) or day room, with three sets of French windows looking out onto the swimming pool and surrounding countryside. Double doors lead through to what is currently a large artist’s studio (40 m²); this is an ideal space to use for parties or as a games room with badminton or pool table - three more sets of French windows open out onto the terrace and pool.
The ground floor also has a useful utility/laundry room (6m²) and second small hallway.
In the main house there are 4 bedrooms – 3 on the first floor, one on the ground floor – and 3 shower rooms, 1 bathroom each with a wc. The master bedroom has uninterrupted views over the countryside, and a wonderful east facing balcony.
BEDROOM 1 (17 m²) with ensuite shower room
BEDROOM 2 (20 m²) en suite shower room
BEDROOM 3 (30 m²) with connecting room which could easily become an ensuite.
BEDROOM 4 (26 m²) with ensuite shower room
Furthermore, there is a light and airy single storey detached cottage – a “maison d’amis” - perfect for friends, family or paying guests. It has 2 bedrooms, a large shower room, separate wc, an open plan sitting/ dining room/ kitchen and private garden.
The property is perfect for a family; it’s a very sociable house for parties, weekend visitors or extended family visits.
There are two staircases in the main house which means that the 4 bedrooms can be closed off or accessed in different ways according to needs. However, if you want something to offer an income – the property is currently owned by a couple who run residential sewing holidays (with 2 ensuite bedrooms) and day workshops and who let the detached property and part of their main house as gite accommodation during the summer months.
This way, the main house provides a completely separate and private 3 bedroom/2 shower room self-catering property with its own garden; this accommodation has proved very popular with guests who have written excellent reviews.
The home is also ideal for an art gallery with artist’s studio or a restaurant, café or bar – the main salon is perfect for this.
- Property type
- Special class
- Guesthouse-bed & breakfast-gites
- Extra info
- Grounds 1-5 HA
- Plot size
- 11,116 m²
- Total living area
- 405 m²
- All bathrooms
- Double glazing
- Broadband internet
- Swimming pool