The front door opens into the light and airy south facing living room (30 metres square) with tiled floor and two sets of French windows that open onto a raised terrace that overlooks the garden. The living room is sufficiently large enough for defined seating and dining areas, which are delineated by a mock fireplace and mantle shelf, beneath which is an electric heater with pseudo flame effect when switched on.
To one corner of the living room is a galley-style kitchen with a range of fitted units.
From the living room a door open to the double bedroom (10m2) with tiled floor and an ensuite shower room (shower, wash-basin and WC).
From the living room, doors open to a raised terrace which in turn leads to a low-maintenance garden. A double gate, allowing a small car to enter if necessary, leads to the towpath that runs along the River Charente.
The garden provides a beautiful space in which to sit and relax or to entertain. To one corner is the original "privy", maintained carefully for historical reasons, but the building is now used for storing garden tools etc.
This rarely available charming cottage is being sold furnished, and along with its manageable garden and exquisite location, renders it an ideal 'lock-up-and-leave' holiday home. It is feasible that it could also be used on a more permanent basis.
There is also the 12th Century Church of St. Sigismond which is opened from early morning until dusk. Keys are held by a local Resident.
The village of St. Simon also boasts an incredibly interesting museum, and tickets can be purchased for a tour of the Charente on a "gabarre", a reproduction of an ancient vessel that transported goods along the River Charente in the early 18th century.
The historic town of Châteauneuf-sur-Charente has a variety of shops, restaurants and supermarket, and is only 6 kms. away. The Department's Capital City, Angouleme, has an extensive variety of facilities, together with excellent transport links, and is approximately 20 kms. away. Angoulême is steeped in history, highlighting the union King Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine in 1154. Cognac, famous for the distillation of Cognac and other highly prized spirits, is approximately 26 kms. away.
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