Le Seure, Charente-Maritime
The front door opens to a spacious kitchen / dining room (34m2) with tiled floor and a range of kitchen units to one side. This bright room also features exposed stone walls, exposed beam ceiling, a charming stone fireplace and the original stone sink ("evier").
To the left of the kitchen a door opens to a large utility / boot room (23m2) with the same tiling to the floor, a door to the garden and plumbing for a washing machine. Off this room there is a bathroom (bath, walk-in shower and twin wash-basins) as well as a separate WC.
To the right of the kitchen a door opens into the dual-aspect living room (33m2), again with matching tiling, exposed beam ceiling and a traditional limestone Charentaise fireplace. To one corner, tucked under the stairs, there is a useful space for a home-office.
A wooden staircase rises from the living room to the first floor landing, off which are three double bedrooms (25m2, 23m2 and 16m2). The largest bedroom has ensuite shower and WC facilities. In addition to this, there is also a smaller room (7m2), currently used for storage and with potential for use as an office or small bedroom.
The house sits on a level plot of 1155m2. To one side there is an area laid to gravel which offers parking for several cars. Next to this is a stone outbuilding (about 30m2) which offers useful storage.
A paved terrace runs along the front of the house and the rest of the garden is laid to lawn.
This comfortable house benefits from double-glazing and mains drainage. Set on the edge of a small hamlet, it is within easy reach of Cognac (with its world-famous distilleries) and Saintes (with its extensive Roman remains etc). It would make a perfect permanent residence and equally, a very manageable holiday home.