The front door opens to a large entrance hall (18m2) with wooden floor and a stone decorative fireplace. This room could also function as an office / reception room if needed. To the back of the hall there is a WC and a door that opens into an internal hall, off which is the laundry / boiler room. From this hall there is a door to the courtyard garden and a wooden staircase the rises to the first floor.
The stairs rises to a landing area, to the left of which is the dining room (18m2) with wooden floor, exposed stone feature wall, exposed beam ceiling and a stone fireplace. To one side a pair of glazed doors opens onto a raised terrace with a great view of the neighbouring château's chapel.
To the corner of the dining room an opening leads through to a spacious kitchen (24m2) with exposed beam ceiling and well-equipped with modern bespoke units.
The kitchen is semi-open plan with the elegant sitting room (23m2) with wooden floor, exposed stone feature wall, exposed beam ceiling and an imposing fireplace.
From the sitting room then opens back to the landing area. To the right of the landing is a an office space (14m2) with wooden floor and an opening that leads to the sitting room.
The staircase continues to the second floor landing, off which is another office area (9m2), two large double bedrooms (25m2 and 20m2) - one overlooking the village square and the other with views of the chateau. In addition to this there are two shower rooms, each with shower, wash-basin and WC.
The stairs then rises to a mezzanine sitting area (15m2 - overlooking the office), off which is another large bedroom (about 28m2).
Attached to the house with access from the street, the house and and the courtyard garden, is a former shop. This comprises three spaces which cover in total about 42m2. It could be incorporated back into the main house or used as an apartment (permission may be required). However, the village is dynamic and it could be possible to open a shop or let the space as a commercial unit.
To the back of the house is a professionally landscaped courtyard garden over two levels. The lower level is paved and decked, with raised beds and lush planting. On this level there is access to the house and former shop as well as a vaulted cellar and the little lane to the back.
A wooden staircase rises to the raised terrace, again with raised beds, which has a great view and access to the dining room.
This house has been lovingly renovated to an extremely high standard using quality materials. It offers an elegant living space in a wonderful location in the heart of this beautiful village with its chateau, shops, bars and restaurants. Whilst very popular with tourists, it is not overly "touristy" and retains its community feel. The town of Ruffec, with its supermarkets and excellent transport links, is just a short drive.