The front door opens to an entrance hall (10m2 - tiled floor, exposed stone walls and exposed beam ceiling) in the base of the central tower. To the right a doorway leads through to a spacious reception room (27m2 - formerly used as a study but equally suitable as sitting room or dining room) with tiled floor, exposed stone walls, exposed beam ceiling and an impressive limestone fireplace. Facing west, this room has great views and catches the evening sunset.
To the left of the hall a doorway leads to the living room (29m2) with tiled floor, exposed beam ceiling and another impressive fireplace. To the far side of the living room an opening leads to a large dual-aspect kitchen (28m2) with tiled floor, a range of units and a glazed door to the garden.
To the rear of the living room a corridor gives access to two bedrooms (16m2 and 15m2) as well as a generous shower room (shower and wash-basin) and a separate WC.
To the far end of the corridor a door opens to a second entrance hall, off which is a room (7m2 - currently used as a store room but equally useful as an office). A glazed door opens from the second entrance hall to a small courtyard from where there is access to the country lane. Off the courtyard are a laundry room and a wine store.
From the courtyard a door opens to a guest suite of rooms including a bedroom (14m2), a shower room and a separate WC.
A wooden staircase rises from the kitchen to a large suite comprising the landing (11m2) - perfect for a private sitting area - off which are a spacious double bedroom (27m2) and a bathroom (bath, wash-basin and WC). Both the bedroom and the sitting area enjoy fine views.
The main house sits in a beautifully landscaped plot of about 3491m2. Laid to lawn with a number of flower borders and mature trees and shrubs, the garden provides a wonderful sapce to relax and entertain as it also enjoys excellent views. Towards the rear of the garden is a huge swimming pool (20m x 12m)
Across a small track from the house is a single-storey 2-bedroom gîte / guest house. All of the rooms can be accessed from the entrance hall and include a living room (17m2), a kitchen (10m2), two bedrooms (12m2 and 10m2), a bathroom and a separate WC.
Attached to the gîte is a garage.
Also across the little track is a stone outbuilding that houses the pump and filter for the pool as well as providing storage space. In addition to this there is a detached garage.
The land over the track covers about 12,749m2 (including the gîte and the outbuildings) and forms part of a larger forest of green oak which is a haven for deer, boar and wild flowers.
This is a very attractive property in a great location. The riverside towns of Jarnac and Châteauneuf-sur-Charente are both just a short drive and the historic town of Cognac, with its additional services (hospital, swimming complex etc) is just a little further. The department's capital, Angoulême, with its superb transport links (road and rail) is just a 30 minute drive.