Property SummaryIn the heart of a conservation area, this superb house is ideally located in a rural setting just outside Cognac, on a large plot of about 7 hectares, mostly woodland.
The house requires work, but offers a lot of potential with 5/6 bedrooms, elegant living rooms, a swimming pool, and stunning views, it is a very rare find for this area.
From the garden, a few steps lead up to a terrace at the front of the house from where the front door opens to the entrance hall (28m2).
To one side of the hall, an opening leads to the living room (45m2) with a large bay window that opens onto the terrace and on the other side of the room, a large window offers a superb view of the property's woods.
On the other side of the entrance hall, a door opens into a second living room (21m2), with a magnificent wooden fireplace and a veranda (6m2) at the end of the room which also offers a wonderful view. Open-plan with the second living room, there is the dining room (28m2), with a door that opens to the outside.
In the entrance hall, a beautiful wooden staircase leads up to the first floor. Below the staircase is a WC.
The stairs rise to a landing (8m2) off which are four bedrooms (21m2, 19m2, 17m2 and 16m2) as well as a shower room, a bathroom and two WCs.
In the dining room a door opens to a staircase that leads down to the basement / garden level hallway (with a dumb-waiter).
In the basement there is the kitchen (21m2) with a French window that also opens onto the covered terrace and the garden. In addition to this there are two bedrooms (11m2 and 15m2 - the larger of the two has an ensuite shower room). There is also a boiler room (21m2).
A gravel driveway leads from the road to the house, which sits in a large plot of about 72,030m2, most of which is woodland. To the back of the house is a garage as well as a workshop and a garden shed.
A little away from the house, there is a swimming pool (14m x 5m).
There is a pretty garden all around the house and the rest of the property remains mostly wooded, with a multitude of different trees including some very old pines. This protected site is perfect for bird-watching (the previous owner has written a number of books on the subject).
This superb property is a true haven of peace in the heart of nature, only a few kilometres from Cognac and Jarnac.
The house is equipped with oil-fired central heating, most of the windows are equipped with secondary glazing and electric roller shutters. It requires a lot of work, but remains a very rare and desirable property in the area.