Property SummaryA beautiful ancient yet sympathetically renovated logis sitting in a stunning location on over an acre of landscaped gardens with heated swimming pool, guest annex and an outbuilding.
A long gravel drive, flanked with olive trees, leads through the garden from the country lane to the enclosed courtyard garden at the front of the house.
The front door opens to the entrance hall (16m2) with tiled floor and exposed beam ceiling. To the back of the hall a part-glazed door opens to the rear garden and there is a ground-floor WC under the staircase.
To the left of the hall a door opens to a spacious dual-aspect living room (38m2) with wooden floor, exposed beam ceiling and a very pretty limestone Charentaise fireplace. There are lovely views over the garden and vineyards from here.
To the right of the hall a door opens to a large farmhouse-style kitchen (40m2) with tiled floor, exposed beam ceiling, a handsome limestone Charentaise fireplace and a range of fitted kitchen units. To the far side of the kitchen a door opens to a room in the base of the tower (8m2). This room houses the oil-fired central heating boiler and acts as a utility / boot room as there are doors to the courtyard garden.
A wooden staircase rises to the first floor landing. To the right a door opens to a huge triple-aspect master bedroom suite comprising the bedroom (35m2) and a luxury ensuite bathroom (8m2 with free-standing bath, twin wash-basins and a WC). The suite has high ceilings with exposed beams and enjoys wonderful country views.
From the landing a corridor provides access to two double bedrooms (11m2 and 9m2) as well as a shower room (shower, wash-basin and WC) and plenty of storage cupboards. To the far end of the corridor a door opens to a bedroom (8m2) in the tower. From here an open-tread staircase rises to another room above.
To one side of the courtyard an outbuilding has been converted to provide comfortable guest accommodation. This is currently set up as two bedrooms (25m2 and 10m2) which share a shower room (shower, wash-basin and WC). It would be perfectly possible to create a kitchen area to make this annex fully independent if desired.
A large outbuilding has been modernised to create two garages, one of which also houses the pump / filter room for the swimming pool and which also has plumbing for a washing machine.
The house sits on a prettily landscaped and level plot of about 5180m2 (over an acre). A long drive leads from the lane to the house, passing through the garden to the enclosed south-facing courtyard to the front of the house. To one side of the house there is an attractive paved terrace - ideal for outdoor entertaining. To the rear of the house the garden is beautifully planted with trees, shrubs and flower borders, with another paved terrace and plenty of lawn.
To one corner of the courtyard a gate opens to a totally walled and secured swimming pool area with plenty of terracing for a sun-loungers, tables etc. To one side there is also a covered area - ideal for escaping from the sun. The pool itself - a very generous 16m x 8m - benefits from a heat-exchange heating system which significantly extends the swimming season.
This is a beautiful property in a great location; a country setting without being isolated. The flexible accommodation allows the property to sleep up to 11 people, making it ideal for holidays with a large or extended family as well as friends. The pretty riverside market town of Châteauneuf-sur-Charente is just a short drive and the department's capital city, Angoulême, with its shops, markets and great transport links, is less than 30 minutes' drive.