Sumptuous 18th Century property with gite, swimming pool, tennis, stabling, paddocks & fantastic views across the valley.
Situated close to the popular village of Nanteuil-en-Vallee, this property dates from early 18th Century & has high ceilings, many interesting features & history, even having its own chapel.
With an integrated central heating system utilising wood, heat exchanger & oil, all the accommodation is on the ground floor.
There is a separate two bedroomed gite with the possibility of expansion.
The property has extensive woodlands and is an entirely private estate. It also offers potential as a chambres d'hote.
Private drive up to the property. From here, a large two storey barn with mezzanine provides ample parking, with access to the front gravelled courtyard. Here you get an idea of the scope of the property with access to the house itself, the gite (which has another separate access as well) fish-pond, pool & terrace & stables.
Upon entering the house, the corridor to all rooms leads off to the left, whilst the 25sqm kitchen is to the right. Triple exposure ensures it remains nice & bright throughout the day, whilst the floor is made of the traditional Charentaise patterned tiles. At the back of the kitchen is the door to the rear tiered terrace. There is also a staircase up to the loft.
Next is the large (37sqm) salon with traditional Charentaise fireplace containing Jotul wood burner, & with views over the terrace, gardens & valley, as have all rooms to the front of the property.
Archway leading to 36sqm formal dining room, again with views over the gardens & valley
Vestibule offering second front doorway into the house with equally impressive door to the rear
Bedroom 1 (23sqm) with shower & washbasin. Each bedroom has TV receiver & its own water heater.
Bedroom 2 (13sqm) currently used as dressing room & office. Cupboard in corner with plumbing to create washing/en-suite facilities
Bedroom 3 (26sqm) with en-suite bathroom, french doors to terrace
Bedroom 4 (18sqm) currently used as a sitting room
Bedroom 5 (32sqm) with in-built wardrobes. There is a “jack & jill” bathroom between bedrooms 4 & 5
An old vaulted chapel sits at the end of the courtyard. It can be used for quiet meditation but also has been used as a small music venue.
There are a number of other small outbuildings at the edge of the courtyard, including utility room (9sqm).
Steps from the courtyard lead past the small fish-pond to the pool terrace with its 10 x 5m saltwater pool, shower, changing room, kitchen, dining & bar terrace.
The two bedroomed gite has direct access to the courtyard & pool, but also it's own separate access from outside parking area. Consisting of a 10sqm fitted kitchen, bright sitting room (9sqm) & two bedrooms, one of 10sqm, the other being 16sqm with double washbasin. Bathroom.
Above the gite is the floored loft of 65sqm which could be transformed into a separate gite with its own access, additional rooms or perhaps a games room.
The property has 6ha+ (15+ acres) of pasture, woodland & the old quarry which has become a nature reserve over time.
There is a fenced tennis court (needs resurfacing) which, as it sits amongst the paddocks, could be enlarged into a sand school for those of an equestrian bent.
Talking of which, there is also the gated stable yard with two stable boxes, space for tack & feed, plus a horse shelter in one of the paddocks. Plenty of mature trees to offer shade.
- Property type
- Special class
- Equestrian - horses
- Grounds 5-10 HA
- Total living area
- 400 m²
- Plot size
- 60,755 m²
- All bathrooms
- Tennis court(s)
- Broadband internet
- Swimming pool