Property SummaryThis delightful Charentaise estate has been thoughtfully renovated to provide extremely comfortable and flexible accommodation and offers great business potential.
The front door opens to the entrance hall (15 m2) with tiled floor and exposed stone wall. This room is open to the second floor ceiling.
To the left of the hall a door opens to the sitting room (34 m2) with wooden floor, exposed beam ceiling and limestone Charentais fireplace. A trap door in the floor of the sitting room provides access to a cellar space.
To the right of the entrance hall there is small hall, off which is a ground floor WC. From this hall a door opens to the dining room (28 m2) with tiled floor, exposed stone walls, stone Charentais fireplace and a fine "potager".
To one side of the dining room a door opens to a butler's pantry (sink, dishwasher and units). To the far side of the dining room a door opens to the kitchen (25 m2) with tiled floor, fitted cupboards, oven, dishwasher, hob, American-style fridge and black granite worktop and breakfast bar.
The rear of the entrance hall opens to the library (21 m2) with tiled floor and fitted bookcases. This room is double height and there is a mezzanine level, again fitted with bookcases.
A wooden staircase rises from the library to the first floor landings, off which are three bedrooms. The master bedroom (34 m2) has a wooden floor, exposed beam ceiling, carved stone fireplace, a dressing area and an ensuite bathroom (bath, shower, washbasin and WC). A second landing provides access to the two other bedrooms on this floor. The first (16 m2) has a marble fireplace and the second (12 m2) has an ensuite shower room (shower, washbasin and WC).
The stairs continue to the second floor. To the right is a large room (36 m2) currently used as a home cinema/music/craft room, but easily large enough to provide one or two more bedrooms if required.
To the left is a further bedroom (25 m2) with a large shower room.
To the far side of the kitchen a door opens to a morning room (16 m2 – formerly the bake house) with tiled floor and doors to the garden and a covered passageway. To one corner a staircase rises to the first floor. Up here there is a bedroom suite comprising a large bedroom (25m2), a dressing room and a bathroom. A door from the bedroom opens back into the main house – this annex can therefore be included in the main property or provide a semi-independent living space for guests.
The west wing of the property has been carefully divided to create five well-appointed guest suites along with a guest dining room and a kitchen.
Suite 1 (ground floor)
This large room (41 m2) has defined sitting and sleeping areas, an ensuite shower room and private entrance from the garden.
Suite 2 (ground floor)
This suite comprises a room with defined sleeping and sitting areas (18 m2) as well as a separate kitchenette and an ensuite shower room. This suite also has a private entrance from the garden.
Suite 3 (ground and first floor)
This suite consists of a ground floor kitchen area (11 m2) with staircase to a spacious bed/sitting room (20 m2) with ensuite shower room.
Guest dining/reception room
This double-height room (34 m2) has a fireplace, exposed stone wall, bar area and to one side a door leads through to a kitchen (16 m2) and large glazed doors to the garden. To one side a staircase rises to a first floor landing, off which are two further guest suites.
Suite 4 (first floor)
This spacious suite (30 m2 in total) comprises a living room and a bedroom with ensuite shower room.
Suite 5 (first floor)
As with the previous suite, this suite comprises a living room (20m2 - with space for a sofa and a double bed) and a bedroom (14m2) with ensuite shower room.
One of the estate barns has been beautifully renovated to create a huge reception space (about 130 m2) with exposed stone walls, new roof and oak flooring.
The south side of the complex consists of a barn (about 100 m2 in total) with gates opening onto the vineyards beyond, a second, two storey barn (60 m2) and a number of smaller stone outbuildings (one of which is currently used a massage / treatment room). In addition to this there is cloakroom area (with 2 WCs and a wash-basin).
The east side of the complex (which includes the function room) also has a garage (accessible from the house via a covered passageway), a linen room, a laundry area and the pump room for the pool.
To the south-east corner of the complex is a swimming pool (10m x 5m) with whirlpool function, around which there is substantial terracing. Next to this is a summer kitchen and barbeque area.
Set in the courtyard, close to the function room and the pool , is a very large covered pergola of a unique design built around a tree. This space offers a wonderful shaded outdoor entertaining area.
In addition to the delightful courtyard garden, a terrace from the pool area leads through to the east garden with fine vineyard views - this garden is mainly laid to lawn with a number of trees, boules pitch, a herb garden and a raised-bed vegetable garden. This garden is also accessible from the main house via the morning room and the covered passage.
Beyond the east garden is a field/paddock (9,621 m2) set in the vineyards.
The property has been meticulously restored with great attention to detail and thought for any future development, creating extremely flexible accommodation. The restoration includes a complete new roof to the complex with new guttering, drainpipes and insulation, new septic tank for the guest wing, new windows, shutters and extensive re-wiring and re-plumbing. The property is being sold as a private house but clearly lends itself to being run as a business.