Saulgond (Charente) - Fully renovated character property complete with a stone barn, all set within landscaped gardens
€249,500 (APPROX. £216,010)
Property Details - Character Property
Lovingly renovated by the current owners to a high standard of finish, this characterful stone house sits proudly in the middle of beautifully landscaped gardens. In addition, there is a lovely old stone barn that could make a great development project.
The house offers flexible accommodation that could easily be adapted to provide a ground floor bedroom, a separate ‘granny annex’ or even to offer bed and breakfast with a private lounge for guests.
A sweeping driveway leads up to the front of the house which is entered via a welcoming hallway. This immediately sets the tone for the style of the property with the extensive use of gorgeous exposed wood and nicely pointed stone walls.
There is a spacious lounge that has a double height ceiling and is flooded with natural light. At its heart is an attractive fireplace within which sits a large wood burner. To the rear of the lounge is a mezzanine gallery, a study and a utility room with plumbing for a washing machine.
The well equipped fitted kitchen sits at the heart of the house and is equipped with Falcon range cooker and a dishwasher. There is space for a small breakfast table and an American style fridge/freezer. Next to the kitchen is the dining room, however being situated next to a bathroom and separate w.c., this could be utilised as a ground floor bedroom.
Finally on the ground floor is a cosy snug with its own woodburner. A staircase rises from the snug to a bedroom with an ensuite shower room, making it possible to offer this part of the house as independent accommodation.
The stunning main staircase rises from the entrance hall to a characterful first floor landing which features a massive oak beam. Clever design ensures that the beam is a genuine feature rather than a serious restriction on headroom. Off the landing are two bedrooms, one of which has an ensuite shower room.
The gardens have been laid out to create a number of ‘rooms’ using beech hedging to create natural boundaries. For example, there is a gorgeous rose garden, a vegetable garden and a large barbecue patio. The effect is to create a feeling of total privacy and seclusion.
Off the patio is a small fish pond with a waterfall tumbling down a stone wall, whilst to the rear of the gardens is a much larger fish pond that is well stocked with ornamental fish.
The stone barn is currently used for storage and includes a secure, vermin proof ‘lock-up’ unit. There is also a workshop within the barn along with a bore hole with a pump that provides water for the garden. For those looking for their own ‘Grand Designs’ project, with a foot print of 180m2, the barn could be developed to create a spacious second house (subject of course to obtaining the correct permissions).
Attached to one end of the house is a smaller stone outbuilding, possibly used to house pigs or goats in a former life, that currently acts as a fantastic store for gardening equipment.
Buyers are advised that the property has been priced to reflect the fact that whilst the current fosse septique is functioning without problems, it does not conform to the latest regulations. The new owners will be required to install a new fosse septique within 12 months of purchase.
The property is located in a small hamlet set in rolling countryside between the towns of Chabanais and Confolens, both of which offer a wide range of shops and other amenities within a 10 minute drive. The international airport in Limoges, which offers regular, year round flights to and from the UK, can be reached in just 40 minutes
Agency fees of 5% are included in the asking price.
Honoraires d'agence de 5% TTC inclus, charge acquéreur.
Richard Morford, Agent Commercial, Siret No. : 752 627 984 00038
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