Property SummaryThis attractive 5/6-bedroom detached villa on the edge of Jarnac has 4 ensuite bedrooms, 2 light-and-airy gîtes and a swimming pool - great income potential.
From the covered porch, the front door opens to the entrance hall with tiled floor. To the left of the hall a door opens to a south-facing sitting room (16m2) with wooden floor.
To the right of the hall a part-glazed door opens to the triple-aspect living room (32m2) with vineyard views, a tiled floor, a pretty fireplace and French doors to a terrace at the back of the house. This room is easily large enough for both sitting and dining areas.
To the back of the hall a door opens to the kitchen (13m2) with tiled floor and a range of units. To the back of the kitchen a doorway leads through to the breakfast room (10m2) with tiled floor and glazed door to the terrace to the back of the house.
To the back of the entrance hall a staircase rises to the first floor - there is a ground floor WC under the stairs as well as storage.
A wooden staircase rises from the entrance hall to the first floor landing, off which are four bedrooms (17m2, 17m2, 9m2 and 7m2) all of which have their own ensuite shower rooms (shower, wash-basin and WC). These rooms also have wonderful views over the vineyards.
The staircase continues to the second floor landing, off which are two bedrooms (28m2 and 9m2) as well as a bathroom (bath with shower, wash-basin and WC).
The current owners run the property as a popular B&B, keeping the main living room and the top floor as their private accommodation, with the guests having used of the sitting room and the breakfast room.
The property comes with 2 very comfortable gîtes, created from converting part of a large barn. They are both the same size and each have a large open-plan living room (33m2) with fitted kitchen and patio doors to a private, fenced garden. They both have two bedrooms (15m2 and 14m2) and spacious shower rooms (6m2 - shower, wash-basin and WC).
Part of the main barn has been retained as storage space. In addition to this there is a good-size detached garage.
The house sits on a plot of 3245m2. To the front of the house there is a garden and a gravel drive runs from the lane to large parking area (with turning circle) dominated by a beautiful cedar tree. To the far side are the gîtes and beyond these there is another garden. Here there is a large swimming pool (10m x 5m) and plenty of lawn with a number of mature trees and shrubs. The garden is surrounded by vineyards.
There are 3 wells in the garden, two of which are connected to a pump - very useful for watering the garden.
This large property offers great potential for good income generation. Its proximity to Jarnac and Cognac means that it will appeal to both holidaymakers and business people. The village shop is just down the lane and supplies a wide range of products, and the market town of Jarnac, with its shops and restaurants, is within walking distance, as is the railway station. The department's capital, Angoulême, with its great transport links, is just 30km, from where it is possible to take the TGV to Paris and Bordeaux.