Property SummaryIn a beautiful setting, this detached 3-bedroom lock-keeper's cottage offers very comfortable accommodation for either a permanent or holiday home
The front door opens to the entrance hall (5m2) with tiled floor. To the right of the hall a doorway opens into the kitchen (8m2) with a range of fitted units. To the left of the hall is a shower room (shower, wash-basin and WC).
To the rear of the hall a door opens to the living room (33m2 in total) which is separated into a comfortable sitting area and a good-size dining area. The dual-aspect sitting area has a tiled floor, an attractive limestone Charentaise fireplace and a pair of French windows opening onto the garden. The dining area (semi-open plan with the sitting area) has a tiled floor and a window overlooking the garden.
A staircase rises from the entrance hall to the first floor landing, off which are three bedrooms: two generous double rooms (18m2, 17m2) and a smaller (9m2) with plenty of space for a double bed. There is also a spacious family bathroom (bath, shower, wash-basin and WC).
Attached to the house is a garage which is ideal for storage and which also houses the oil-fired central heating boiler.
The house sits on a plot of about 1272m2. To the front a gravel drive leads from the access lane to the house through a prettily landscaped mature garden. The remaining garden is mainly left to low-maintenance lawn.
The owners are also willing to sell their 4.4m boat, fitted with an outboard engine, complete with trailer. This would be perfect for trips and picnics up and down the river.
The river Charente is just over the tow-path, which provides excellent walking and canoeing opportunities. The pretty town of Châteauneuf-sur-Charente, with its shops and restaurants, is just a short drive and the historic city of Angoulême, with its excellent facilities and transport links, is only 15km.