Nr Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire, Charente
Property SummaryBeautifully presented estate comprising a 3-bedroom main house with 5 ensuite chambres d’hôtes, 3 luxury gîtes, a guardian’s house, extensive outbuildings and heated swimming pool all set in over a hectare of walled grounds.
Main house and Chambres d'Hôtes
Forming part of the northern range of the courtyard, the main house has a kitchen(15m2), sitting room (20m2) and dining room (41m2 - this room is currently used as the guest dining room).
On the first floor there are three double bedrooms (18m2, 18m2 and 15m2 - one with ensuite shower) as well as a family bathroom and separate WC.
The second section contains the five guest bedrooms (30m2, 26m2, 24m2, 24m2 and 22m2) – all with ensuite bath or shower rooms. Guests are also provided with a kitchen are in which to prepare their own food if desired.
The three gîtes have been superbly fitted out and are ranged around the courtyard.
On the ground floor there is a huge open-plan living room (67m2) with sitting, dining and kitchen areas as well as a ground floor shower room. On the first floor a gallery wraps around a central open space, providing access to two double bedrooms (22m2 and 13m2). The larger room has two ensuites – a shower room and a bathroom – as well as a dressing room. The smaller room also has an ensuite bathroom.
On the ground floor there is a generous entrance hall (19m2) of which is a WC. There is a large sitting room (32m2), a spacious kitchen / dining room (22m2) and a utility room. Upstairs are two large double bedrooms (22m2 and 20m2) – both with ensuite bathrooms.
This gîte is the most private, with potential for its own private access from the country lane. On the ground floor is a large open-plan living room (39m2) with kitchen, sitting and dining areas. Off this is a ground floor bedroom (12m2) with ensuite shower room. Upstairs there are two more bedrooms (15m2 and 14m2) both of which have ensuite bathrooms.
Guardian’s house / Gîte 4
This house has a vast open-plan living space on the ground floor (100m2), with double-height ceiling. Upstairs there is a double bedroom (15m2), a smaller child’s bedroom and a bathroom.
Some of the extensive outbuildings have been transformed to create large and welcoming guest entertainment spaces – ideal for weddings and large parties. These include a reception barn (130m2) and the former distillery (60m2 - complete with stills) which makes the perfect bar. These two rooms have access to ladies’ and gentlemen’s cloakrooms and there is also some space dedicated to caterers.
In addition to this there is an open-sided barn (ideal for covered parking), a laundry room and an as yet unconverted barn (100m2).
The property sits on a plot of 11,669m2 with the buildings ranged around a large courtyard garden. A covered passageway then leads through to a large and level walled garden. From the courtyard garden a pair of gates provide access to another separate and walled garden which houses the heated swimming pool.
This is an exceptional property in a wonderful location – already set up as a successful business, there could be great potential for the new owner to further develop the income streams.