Salles de Villefagnan, Charente
Property SummaryCharming stone cottage with independent 1 bedroom annex and outbuildings ripe for conversion for future projects, all set around a pretty courtyard plus large garden to the rear.
An entrance from the courtyard opens to a wonderful semi-enclosed covered terrace (40 sq m) which links the main house to the left and the annex to the right. The covered terrace is used as a dining room, and can be used nearly all year round with the addition of a patio heater for the colder months.
From the covered terrace you enter the L-shaped kitchen/breakfast room (22 sq m) - the kitchen area (12 sq m) runs along the rear of the house, and comprises a range of fitted units and appliances. A glazed door and window open onto the south west side of the house, with access to the raised terrace and views across the 1 acre garden. The breakfast area (10 sq m) has an exposed stone wall with original potager and open fireplace.
The kitchen leads to a hallway with staircase and then on to the living room (approx 40 sq m). The most striking feature of this room is its slightly curving stone wall, which is beautifully constructed and left exposed to be appreciated by all. This living room is easily large enough to be used as a reception room and formal dining room, and lends itself well to this as there are two distinct areas in the room thanks to the supporting pillars.
On the first floor there are two double bedrooms (32 and 21 sq m) and a bathroom with WC (9 sq m). Both bedrooms have exposed rafters and the master bedroom has also has floorboards and an en-suite WC, which could be extended to provide a full shower room.
With a door leading straight off the covered terrace, and also with an independent access from the courtyard, is the one bedroom gite. The ground floor is an open-plan (27 sq m) reception room with a small kitchenette, and also a bathroom with WC and on the first floor there is a double bedroom (19 sq m) with a view over the private walled courtyard. The annex has previously be let for holidays at around 400€ per week.
To the front of the house is a large courtyard located between the house and a stone barn, with ample parking for 3 or more cars. Beyond this area lies a 'secret garden' which is a smaller walled courtyard with exposed stone walls a fragrant climbing plants, a really beautiful area to sunbathe in absolute privacy!
The stone barn lends its self perfectly to be converted into residential space (subject to relevant permission); it even has its own access on to the lane which runs behind the property. The barn has water, drainage and electricity connected as there is already an office, WC and laundry room on the ground floor. Early works have been started to create a 1st floor apartment.
To the rear of the house there is a south west facing garden of around 1 acre, which is laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs. A raised stone terrace runs along the rear of the house where you can sit and enjoy the garden views.
Located in the village of Salles de Villefagnan this property is equidistant between the market towns of Ruffec and Mansle and is around 35 minutes from Angoulême.