Property SummaryOnce 2 cottages now one large 3 bedroomed, 2 bathroom house- terrace with pool and gardens bordering the Charente river where you can fish or simply sit and watch the birdlife. One cottage was the toll house for the bridge over the river, the remnants of which can still be seen.
3 Bed, 2 Bath, Stone Cottage 160m² Habitable space
Character features exposed stone and timbers, stone fireplace and wood burners.
Attached Barn; Carport; Garden Stores
Veg Plot; Orchard; Terraced in ground Pool, Land borders River
40 Mins Limoges Airport and TGV Angouleme
Fully-fitted modern Kitchen/Diner; Large Sitting Room; Garden Room (Bed4); Ground floor Shower/WC; Master Bedroom + walk-in wardrobe; 2 further Beds; Family Bathroom; WC ; Cellar; Large Barn; Car Port; 3 Cellars; Garden Store/Workshop; In Ground Pool + Deck/Terrace; Garden; Veg Plot/Orchard; River Frontage; Lovely Outlook.
Surrounded by lovely rolling countryside with lots of lovely walks etc, at the edge of a hamlet with a lovely view over the river (Cat2 Fishing); 4km from the market town of Roumazières-Loubert; 10mins from the historic town of Confolens; 20mins from the Lakes of the Haute Charente; c40mins from both the City of Angoulême and Limoges Airport.
This really is an amazing opportunity to purchase an ancient stone property that was originally built in c1622 as a toll cottage for a bridge over the river Charente; it retains some lovely original features but has been completely renovated and is ready to move into.
The cottage benefits from approx. 160m² habitable floor space, laid out as follows:
Ground Floor: Tiled throughout: There is an entrance from the terrace at the front of the property into each of the 3 reception rooms, so take your pick! The modern fully- fitted galley Kitchen (7.9m²) opens out into the Dining Area (18m²)with exposed timbers, fireplace with wood-burner & patio doors to the breakfast terrace (which links to the pool & sunset terrace); Utility/Shower Room/Wc (7m²); spacious Sitting Room (32.4m²)with exposed stone walls, stone fireplace & wood-burner, stone sink, exposed beams & lovely hardwood staircase; Garden Room (or Bed 4) 22.9m²with mansard ceiling and sliding glazed doors onto the sunset terrace (this room could be opened into the adjacent barn).
1st Floor: parquet flooring throughout: generous Landing (14.5m²)incorporating Library & Office areas; Master Bedroom (21.7m² laminate flooring over parquet) with Walk-in Wardrobe(2.1m²); Bed 2 (12.6m²);Bed 3 (8.4m²); Family Bathroom (5.4m² bath, walk-in shower, basin); WC(1.3m²) with a bonefide stone arrow slot in the wall behind the loo in case of unexpected marauders!
Heating: 2 wood-burners (15 & 6kw), electric rads; 200L elec hot water tank; UPVC double glazing; Wooden Shutters; all Roofs were redone in 2002; a new Septic Tank was installed in 2014; the Kitchen was fitted in 2017.
Outbuildings: 3 Cellar/Cool Storage Rooms (5.8, 11 & 32m²); attached large Barn (78.3m²) with good height and mezzanine storage area; Car Port; Garden Shed; Garden Store/Workshop.
A Courtyard in front of the barn and the carport has plenty of Off Road Parking and leads to the gated front garden & the terrace which wraps right around the house culminating in the rear Pool Deck (8x4 In-Ground Pool with roman steps) and Sunset Terrace in front of the garden room.
Steps lead down to the garden & garden stores and the gates leading to the little track that runs alongside the River; The property benefits from a large plot on the other side of the track that is bordered by the river and has a little tributary stream running through it. This lovely piece of land is in full view of the house & is home to the veg plot, a juvenile orchard & a built –in BBQ.