Property SummaryJust 40km from the coast, this handsome 5-bedroom Charentaise house comes with a swimming pool, a 3-bedroom gîte and an outbuilding
The front door opens to the entrance hall (16m2) with tiled floor, exposed beam ceiling and exposed stone walls. To the right of the hall a door opens to the sitting room (34m2) with tiled floor, exposed beam ceiling, exposed stone walls and large open fireplace.
To the left of the hall a door opens to the dining room (20m2), again this room has a tiled floor, exposed beam ceiling, exposed stone walls and another large open fireplace. To one side of the dining room (and open-plan with it) is the kitchen (7m2) with tiled floor, exposed beam ceiling, a range of fitted units and a pair of glazed doors opening to the garden to the rear of the house.
Off the kitchen is a store room which also houses the central heating boiler.
Back in the hall, under the stairs, are a shower room and a separate WC. To the back of the hall a part-glazed door opens to the garden to the rear of the house.
The wooden staircase rises from the entrance hall to a generous first floor landing, off which are five bedrooms (19m2, 11.5m2, 10m2, 10m2 and 9m2) as well as a shower room (shower and wash-basin) and two separate WCs.
A staircase rises from the landing to the attic which spans the entire width of the house (about 90m2). Up here there is potential to create additional habitable space (subject to any relevant permissions)
To one corner of the garden, and with its own private entrance, is a gîte with good letting potential. On the ground floor there is a large open-plan living room (about 38m2) with defined sitting / dining and kitchen areas. There is also a shower room. Upstairs there are three bedrooms (10m2, 9.5m2 and 7m2) as well as a WC.
The house sits in a level plot of about 3736m2. The garden is mainly laid to lawn and there are a number of mature trees around the boundary. To the front of the house there is a large south-facing terrace. There is a second terrace to the back of the house which leads on to the swimming pool (10m x 5m).
To one corner of the garden is a stone outbuilding which provides great storage space.
This is an attractive property in a good location just 40km from the popular Atlantic coast and its beaches. The beautiful and historic port town of La Rochelle (with its airport and train station) can be reached in an hour. Ideal as a permanent residence with income potential from the gîte, it could also make a wonderful holiday home.