Confolens (Charente) - Impressive Manor House for sale, finished to an exceptional standard
€666,750 (APPROX. £584,471)
Property Details - Manor House
Offering luxurious accommodation, this beautifully renovated and elegantly presented Manor House is situated in the heart of a small hamlet close to the medieval town of Confolens. Believed to date from around 1790, the house is set in 13 acres of attractive grounds and has been sympathetically modernized. It currently offers six ensuite bedrooms and, with two separate kitchens, it has the ability to be divided to create self-contained guest accommodation that can be let out during the summer months.
For those interested in generating income from the property, in addition to the existing ability to let part of the house or offer bed and breakfast, it also retains scope to develop additional living space, either within the loft space on the second floor (which already has the necessary plumbing and electrical services), or the large barn.
This is a property that will also appeal to those with equestrian interests given the range of outbuildings suitable for stabling and the level, well drained pasture land.
Entrance to the property is via impressive iron gates which open onto a circular driveway laid within the courtyard to the front of the house. A large barn stands along one side of the courtyard whilst in one other corner is the former bake house, complete with bread oven, which creates a charming focal point surrounded by a cottage style garden.
All the land is attached to the property and consists of sweeping lawns with mature trees and shrubs, well stocked flower borders, an orchard, pasture land and an immaculately laid out kitchen garden. There are further outbuildings and an open hangar for storing firewood or hay.
A salt water swimming pool is set in a secluded area of the grounds, with a barbecue area and dining terrace.
The main house has the feel of a high class, boutique hotel. The sweeping staircase in the main entrance hall creates an immediate impression on visitors whilst the glazed internal screen allows light to flood into the main lounge and dining room. The guest kitchen and utility room are accessed along a short corridor to the left, whilst to the rear is the boiler room housing the oil fired central heating boiler.
The elegant main lounge and dining room is focussed around a wood burning stove whilst to the rear is a most charming and unusual feature…a tunnel that runs beneath a terrace into the garden.
Next to this is a dining kitchen suitable for more informal, family dining. In addition to an old stone sink, this room features a magnificent open fireplace. The kitchen has been cleverly designed to integrate this room with the main working area of the kitchen which occupies a smaller room to the side and which opens out onto a covered, outdoor dining terrace. A second ‘servants’ staircase rises from this kitchen.
At the head of the main staircase is a landing that runs from the front to the back of the house with French windows opening out onto a terrace that runs the entire length of the rear of the house. Like all the bedrooms on this floor, it is characterised by the remarkable, original wooden flooring.
There are four quite unique and stunning ensuite bedrooms on this floor along with a dressing room (which could be transformed to create a further bedroom), a linen store and a library. The rooms to the rear all enjoy uninterrupted views over the grounds and the countryside beyond.
On the second floor are two further ensuite bedrooms, both utterly charming in character. A large section of the second floor (totalling 140m2) is currently undeveloped loft space and could be transformed to create additional bedrooms or perhaps a studio and gallery space.
The attractive town of Confolens is just 4km distant and offers all the amenities one could need for daily life along with a variety of bars, cafés and restaurants. A nearby village offers a boulangerie, butcher and post office. The international airport at Limoges can be reached in only 35 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
Tel : 06 88 20 70 48 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org