Property SummaryThis 4-bedroom house has a mix of old and new - the original old stone country house full of original features and a large extension with all the comforts of modern living. In addition to this there is an independent 1-bedroom guest suite and a swimming pool.
The front door opens into a large entrance hall (24m2) with tiled floor, exposed stone walls and windows overlooking the garden.
To the right of the hall a door opens to another large room (31m2 - currently used as an office) with tiled floor, exposed stone walls, exposed beam ceiling, fireplace and an original stone "evier" (sink).
To the left of the study a doorway leads through to the dual-aspect sitting room (34m2) with exposed stone walls, exposed beam ceiling, fireplace, a door to the garden and a large picture window making the most of the far-reaching view.
From the sitting room a wide opening leads through to the huge modern extension - a living room (136m2) with sitting, dining and kitchen areas and large patio doors opening onto the terrace and the garden beyond. This room provides a fantastic everyday living space as well as being ideal for entertaining a large number of guests. It also benefits from under-floor heating.
To the back of the kitchen area there is a large utility room off which is a wine cellar. A corridor from the living room leads to an internal hall, off which are a WC and a cinema / multi-media room (35m2). There is also a doorway back to the study.
A bespoke staircase rises from the living room to a large mezzanine (50m2 - currently used as a games area). To the back of the mezzanine a door opens to the master bedroom suite which comprises a bedroom (14m2, a dressing room (10m2) and a shower room.
A second door from the mezzanine opens to a landing, off which are three more bedrooms (20m2, 17m2 and 9m2) as well as a family bathroom. A staircase descends from this area down to the sitting room
Guest suite and attached outbuildings
A former outbuilding has been transformed into a one-bedroom guest apartment (bedroom, shower room and sitting room) - in all about 30m2. Attached to this are a store room and a room which has been converted and is currently used as a games room.
To the front of the house is a terrace which leads onto the pool area, next to which is the pool house with its own covered terrace. From here the garden is left mainly to lawn with a number of mature trees, hedges and flower borders.
This is a large house in a great location just outside Angoulême, the historic capital of the department and with easy access to the N10 (the main arterial road from Paris to Bordeaux), the N141 (the main arterial road from Limoges towards the coast at Royan) and the TGV/LGV rail network.