Dordogne / Charente border - For sale : Two stone cottages with barn and land
€228,960 (APPROX. £201,382)
Property Details - Farmhouse
Two beautifully renovated, adjoining cottages set on extensive grounds in a peaceful hamlet and offering a total of five bedrooms. Currently the owners live permanently in one cottage and use the other as a 'maison d'amis' for visiting friends and family. Alternatively you could let one or both of the properties out as gîtes on a commercial basis or perhaps there is room for two families or for an independent house for a dependent relative.
The cottages form two sides of a courtyard with an open barn on another side and a large oak tree on the fourth side with open views across the countryside beyond that.
The first cottage is entered via flight of stone steps with a covered porch way, large enough to eat out on. The large Dining Kitchen has at its heart a large wood burning stove set within an impressive stone fireplace. The wood burner also provides the hot water for the central heating system although there is a separate electrically heated system for the domestic hot water. The Kitchen has exposed stone walls, tiled flooring and is fitted with a range of kitchen units which perfectly complement the style of the room.
A short flight of wooden steps leads up to the Lounge which also features a monumental stone fireplace - the chimney is currently closed off but could be opened up if required.
A flight of wooden stairs lead up from the Lounge to the first floor where there is one Bedroom on a mezzanine floor and another large Bedroom which is fully enclosed with an Ensuite shower room. Both bedrooms have large skylight windows which flood them with light and make the most of the exposed beams and stone work. There is also a Bathroom on this floor.
The second cottage has three double Bedrooms, one of which is located on the ground floor. Also on the ground floor is a fitted Dining Kitchen which is open plan with the Lounge that has a wood burning stove. Double doors open from the Lounge and the ground floor Bedroom onto a stone terrace overlooking the courtyard. This cottage is full of character with lots of exposed stone and woodwork. On the first floor there is also a Shower Room.
The open sided barn provides excellent car parking and storage space whilst around the side of the courtyard there are several store rooms and a workshop along with a Utility Room (fully tiled and set up as a Wet Room with a shower) and a stone capped well providing water for the garden.
The grounds consist primarily of a large mown paddock surrounded by trees with an above ground Swimming Pool adjacent to the barn. With the correct permissions, there is the possibility of the paddock being used as a 'camping à la ferme' as some of the necessary facilities are already in place e.g the wet room.
The hamlet lies just 4km from the village of la Rochebeaucourt-et-Argentine whilst 15 minutes drive away is the town of Villebois-Lavalette that has a supermarket. The city of Angouleme is 30 minutes away allowing easy access to the TGV rail network whilst both Bordeaux and Bergerac airports are reachable in around 90 minutes.
Agency fees of 6% are included in the asking price
Honoraires d'agence 6% TTC inclus, charge acquéreur.
Richard Morford, Agent Commercial, Siret No. : 752 627 984 00038
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