The front door opens into a large living room (57m2) with tiled floor, exposed beam ceiling and a large fireplace with wood-burning stove. To one end is a fitted kitchen area, leaving plenty of space for both sitting and dining areas.
From the kitchen a doorway leads through to the dining room (25m2) with beautiful floor tiles, exposed beam ceiling and another fireplace with wood-burning stove. There are doors to both the courtyard to the front and a Mediterranean-style garden to the back.
To the far side of the the dining room a door opens into an internal hall (9m2) off which is a large shower / laundry room as well as a separate WC.
A new oak staircase rises from the living room to a large landing that runs the length of the house - there is space here for an office area as well as reading / relaxation area. The landing provides access to three spacious double bedrooms (17m2, 17m2 and 16m2) as well as a large family bathroom (13m2 - bath, shower, wash-basin and WC) to one end and a shower room (shower, wash-basin, WC) to the other. A second staircase descends from the landing to the internal hall.
The house benefits from modern thermal inertia radiators throughout with a new wiring circuit.
Attached to the house and accessed from the courtyard is a former outbuilding that now provides a comfortable summer sitting room (32m2 - with shower, WC and wash-basin), next to which is a another room (23m2 - currently used as a games room). In the summer room there is access to a large "citerne" which collects the rainwater from the roofs and which can be used for watering the garden.
Next to the house is a large and attractive stone barn (135m2) with great potential for conversion - the barn also has its own private access from the country lane, giving it the potential to be completely independent.
In addition to the barn there is a useful wood store.
The house sits on a generous plot of 3808m2 (almost one acre). To the front of the house is a gravel courtyard which in turn leads on to the main garden. This is is mainly left to lawn with a number of mature trees and shrubs as well as a vegetable garden and a variety of fruit trees..
To the rear of the house and accessed from both the house and the lane is a very pretty Mediterranean-style courtyard garden built within the walls of a former outbuilding. This delightful space is perfect for outdoor entertaining or simply relaxing. To one corner of this garden is a small stone building (with fireplace) which could be perfect for indoor/outdoor dining or for use as a separate office.
This spacious house is in a great location offering all the benefits of country life yet just a 10-minute walk from the historic village of Nanteuil-en -Vallée with its shops, restaurants and 11th century abbey and church. The market town of Ruffec, with its supermarkets and wider variety shops is just 12km. Ruffec also has a train station with regular services to Paris and Bordeaux.
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