Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure (Charente) - Prestigious seven bedroom property with river frontage, walking distance to amenities
€565,000 (APPROX. £493,939)
Property Details - Character Property
A quite stunning and absolutely unique property…this beautifully renovated 18th century water mill occupies a tranquil location comprising of four separate islands surrounded by waterways.
Completed in 2012, the transformation of what was a derelict building into a prestigious country home took many years of hard work coupled with a commitment to quality and a desire to retain as much of the original character as possible. It now offers a spacious and comfortable five bedroom home along with a self contained, one bedroom apartment suitable for a dependent relative.
If so required, the property also offers significant income potential having previously operated as highly rated Bed & Breakfast alongside the letting of the apartment for holiday rentals.
The main house is approached along a graveled driveway that crosses two bridges and is bounded by cypress trees and lawns. A magnificent entrance hall welcomes visitors with a wide, oak staircase rising majestically to the first floor. To the rear of the entrance hall is a w.c. with a separate utility room and a plant room housing the boiler for the oil fired central heating. Complementing the high quality double glazing throughout the property, this system provides under floor heating through the entire ground floor and radiators on the first floor.
Off the entrance hall is the main living accommodation which comprises of a large, open plan kitchen/dining room and a spacious, 52m2 lounge with windows to two aspects. New oak beams had to be used to replace the rotting timbers of the old building, however these make a magnificent statement alongside the exposed stone walls and the new, solid oak floors. The kitchen area is equipped with a range of built in appliances by Miele (induction hob, extractor hood, dishwasher and fan oven) and features oak cabinets topped with marbled granite work tops. A feature has been made of the inner original mill wheel which is proudly displayed within a glass unit.
To the other side of the entrance hall is the apartment which has its own, separate entrance. It is all on one level and offers a bedroom with ensuite bathroom, separate w.c. and an open plan lounge/kitchen/dining room. Once again there is plenty of character on display and the quality of finish matches the main house.
At the head of the main staircase is a galleried landing off which there is a study and an ensuite bedroom. To one side of the landing are three further bedrooms and a shower room. To the other side is yet another ensuite bedroom and then the master bedroom suite. This is comprised of a dressing room, an ensuite bathroom with both bath and shower cubicle, a 37m2 bedroom with natural light coming in from three aspects and, finally, access onto a private balcony which is ideal for sunbathing.
The gardens extend to 1.2 acres and surround the house on all sides with the main river bounding one side and the smaller tributaries running through the other parts to create the four idyllic islands. An equal amount of love and care has been lavished on the establishment of the gardens to create delightful areas in which to sit out and enjoy the wildlife, with the soothing sound of running water in the background.
Chasseneuil is a bustling market town and the shops are within walking distance. It offers a full range of amenities including two large supermarkets, four boulangeries, butcher’s shop, bars, cafés and restaurants along with a railway station, garages, doctors and a pharmacy. For families, there are a number of schools in the town covering all age groups.
It is an easy 25 minute drive into the medieval city of Angoulême (or take the train) where you can connect with the high speed rail network which makes Paris reachable in just over two hours. The nearest airport is in Limoges (50 minutes) whilst Bordeaux (100 minutes), Poitiers (100 minutes) and La Rochelle (120 minutes) all provide useful alternatives.
Agency fees of 5.5% are included in the asking price.
Honoraires d'agence de 5.5% TTC inclus, charge acquéreur.
Richard Morford, Agent Commercial, Siret No. : 752 627 984 00038
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