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A delightful, detached French country house, built in the ‘longere’
style. The property is situated in the beautiful Charente department
of the Aquitaine region of South-West France. The building dates back
to the 19th Century and comprises a traditional stone building to the
rear with a more recent extension to the front. The newer part of the
house was built on the foundations of the front part of the original
building and the old cellar still exists. The house is in an
elevated, south-facing position with delightful views over the
surrounding countryside. For many years part of the property served
as the village shop and it is known as ‘L’ancienne Epicerie’. (the
old grocery shop)

INTERIOR: Four bedrooms, Bathroom, Shower Room with WC, Cloakroom

with WC & Hand Basin, Two Reception Rooms – Lounge & Living/Dining
Room, both with wood burners, Kitchen/Diner, Library, Pantry, Cellar,
Loft, Oil-Fired Central Heating (new boiler 2012)
EXTERIOR: Plot of half a hectare (just over 1 acre) – half garden and
half meadow. Garaging for three cars, Log Store, Workshop with Bread
Oven. Citern (an underground reservoir for rainwater – used for
watering garden), Outside Taps.

Accommodation:

Ground Floor
FRONT HALL: Oak Parquet floor. Alcove housing oil Central Heating
boiler, built in storage cupboard with shelving, radiator. Doors to
TV lounge and three bedrooms.
TV LOUNGE. Oak Parquet floor. Fireplace with fitted Log Burner.
Radiator. French doors to garden (S) with lovely views of garden &
countryside beyond. Window to Front (W)
BEDROOM: Large double bedroom. Oak Parquet floor. Radiator, Window to
front (W)
BEDROOM: Double bedroom. Oak Parquet floor. Radiator. Window to rear.
(E)
BEDROOM: Double bedroom. Oak Parquet floor. Radiator. Window
overlooking garden (S)
CORRIDOR: Oak Parquet floor. Built-in cloaks cupboard with storage
over. Doors to cloakroom & rear hall.
CLOAKROOM: Tiled floor & walls. WC, pedestal wash basin. Radiator.
Window (S)
REAR HALL: carpeted with doors to bathroom, pantry, living/dining
room, kitchen/diner
BATHROOM: Tiled floor & walls. Bath with overhead shower, pedestal
wash basin, bidet. Radiator.
PANTRY/STORE ROOM. Tiled floor. Fitted shelves, storage cupboard,
storage area with door to CELLAR.
OPEN-PLAN LIBRARY area: carpeted. Built-in book shelves. Radiator.
Window to side (N) Door to:
LIVING/DINING ROOM. Stained pine floor. Raised platform with steps
into room. Wood Burner with chimney (installed 2013) Two radiators.
French doors & window to rear (E) Window to side (S). Feature Spiral
staircase to first floor.
KITCHEN/DINER: Tiled floor. Fitted base and wall cupboards with tiled
worktops. Eye level electric oven & grill (new 2013) with microwave
cupboard above. Gas hob with four burners (new 2014) Double sink &
drainer. Tiled worktop with dishwasher & washing machine space under.
Fridge/Freezer space. Further traditional white enamel sink with
drainer. Radiator. French doors and window to rear South-facing DECK
with space for 4m x 3m Gazebo, greenhouse.
First Floor
LANDING: door to master bedroom and steps to corridor.
MASTER BEDROOM with EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM. Exposed beams. Carpeted.
Two radiators. Window to rear (E) with stunning views of garden &
surrounding countryside. External metal door to small balcony/
platform with lovely views and metal steps to ground. (useful fire
escape)
SHOWER ROOM: Shower compartment. Bathroom unit with inset basin,
mirror, cupboards under, hidden lighting, shaver point. WC. Heated
towel rail. Tiled floor & walls.
CORRIDOR: doors to walk-in wardrobe, hobbies room & loft.
LARGE WALK-IN WARDROBE: with hanging space.
HOBBIES ROOM: Radiator. (This could make a single bedroom with the
addition of a Velux window)
++ nb. LOFT: two loft areas with shelving units and plenty of
storage. Window to front (W) Both areas have wooden floors and walls
& ceilings are insulated. (They could be used to create additional
accommodation if required.)
The rear part of the house would make an independent two bedroomed
apartment/annexe if required, having its own independent access.
These areas could be useful for someone wanting to run a B&B or rent
rooms/suites either permanently or for the summer season.

 

EXTERIOR

The two front windows of the house (W) and the French doors at the
side (S) are fitted with green & white striped awnings which can be
pulled out for shade in the summer.
The front door is approached by a gate from the driveway into a
gravelled area planted with flowers. There is also a gate into the
garden.
DECK: the deck is accessed from the French doors in the kitchen.
There are also steps down into the garden and a utility slope into
the gravelled area at the rear of the house. The deck houses a 4m x
3m gazebo and also has an area for sitting in the sun. There are
garden & countryside views from the deck. There is also a small
greenhouse to keep garden pot plants in winter.
The garden of around half an acre (2,500m2) faces south and is laid
to lawn with lovely views across the countryside. There are numerous
mature shrubs and trees. Fruit trees include plum, pear, cherry,
peach and damson.
The gravelled driveway leads to an open, gravelled parking area and
garaging for three cars. There is a large log store. The original
bread oven is used as a workshop which has power and light.
The meadow is around half an acre (2,500m2) and is grassed with a
variety of wild flowers. There is an apple and a walnut tree.
Blackberries abound in the hedges! Currently the grass is cut &
bailed for hay every year. To the rear is a small copse of trees,
including several large cherry trees.

The property sits on a plot of around one acre (about half a hectare)

Half of the plot is a mature, well-stocked, south-facing garden with
established shrubs and a variety of fruit trees. The other half is a
meadow, currently used for hay. It could make a nice area for horses
or other animals. A new ‘Fosse’, (septic tank) meeting current
requirements, was installed in 2011.
The property is situated in a hamlet, around half a km outside the
village.
Nanteuil-en-Vallee, one of the prestigious ‘pittoresque’ villages of
France is only 10 minutes drive. There is a magnificent church and
abbey, several good restaurants and a local shop, pharmacy and Post
Office.
Nearby Champagne-Mouton (10 mins) provides a supermarket, local
shops, Post Office, weekly market, bar/restaurant, pharmacy,
builders’ merchants, primary school and doctor’s surgery.
Distances:
Poitiers airport = 45 mins. Limoges airport = 1 hour.
From Angouleme, there is a fast TGV train service to Bordeaux (1
hour). Paris is under 2 hours from Poitiers by train. A new line is
being built, which when complete this year will speed up these
services.
Local towns: Ruffec = 20 mins. Civray = 15 mins, Confolens = 20
mins, Angouleme = 35 mins. Cognac = 60 mins. Coast
= 90 mins

 

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