The front door opens to a large entrance hall (18m2) with flagstone flooring, exposed stone wall and exposed beam ceiling. To the right of the hall a wide opening gives access to a dual-aspect reception room (28m2) with wooden flooring, exposed beam ceiling and a fireplace with wood-burning stove.
To the left of the hall an internal corridor provides access to the other rooms on the ground floor. To the left a door opens to the kitchen / breakfast room (22m2) with tiled floor and and glazed door the courtyard to the front of the house.
To the far end of the kitchen am arch leads through to the main dual-aspect living room (38m2) with terracotta tiled floor, exposed stone wall, exposed beam ceiling, large stone fireplace with wood-burning stove and glazed doors to both the courtyard to the front and a garden to the rear.
Another doorway from the living room opens back into the internal corridor, of which are also bathroom (bath, shower and wash-basin), a separate WC, a utility / laundry room (7m2) and a service staircase to the first floor.
An attractive wooden staircase rises from the rear of the entrance hall to a landing, off which are three double bedrooms (18m2, 16m2 and 15m2), each with exposed beams and exposed feature walls. There is also a separate WC off this landing.
From the landing an internal corridor (off which is a large shower room (11m2 - shower and twin wash-basins) runs to the other side of the house and opens into a large space (35m2 - currently used as a living room). This room has exposed stone walls, exposed beam ceiling and a wood-burning stove. Off this room are two more double bedrooms (16m2 and 14m2). To one corner a service staircase leads back down the inter corridor on the ground floor.
To one corner of the first floor living room a staircase leads up to a large room (53m2) which offers use as a study / library / games room. Off this a doorway leads through to a bedroom (18m2) with ensuite bathroom (8m2 - free-standing bath, wash-basin and WC).
Opposite the house, on the other side of the courtyard, is a large outbuilding which is divided into several sections. Facing the house is a large covered terrace (about 50m2) with a huge fireplace - an impressive space for outdoor entertaining. From here there is access to the main part of the outbuilding, which includes the boiler room and a workshop. The remainder of the outbuilding included a former stable, a woodstore and and a couple of store rooms.
To the back of the house is a small stone outbuilding (30m2).
The house sits on a plot of 10750m2 (over 2½ acres) with a stream running through it. A long drive leads from the entrance gate to a courtyard at the front of the house. To the back and side of the house is a pretty and mature garden with plenty of trees and shrubs. The rest of the land has been divided into two sections - perfect as paddocks for horses.
This is an attractive and substantial property that lends itself to many uses, including income generation. Set on the edge of a village, the popular town of Chef Boutonne is just a short drive. The much lager town of Niort is a 40 minute drive and the coast can be reached in under 90 minutes.