Our ref- AI4303
This house overlooks the Charente river as it passes through this beautiful and sought after village and it even has a small terrace where you can dangle your feet or a fishing rod in the water while enjoying a pleasant aperitif so this is a rare find indeed. There is some updating and refeshment to do but it is ready to move into and decide how you want it at your leisure
There are already five bedrooms and two bathrooms and with a little thought and work, there are options to create more accommodation for family, friends or a B&B business in what is a substantial property. There are some lovely original features and the house seems to have once been part of the chateau defences as the staircase has been built into what was once a round tower. The house has a covered dining terrace and a 1st floor terrace accessed from two of the bedrooms with views of the beautiful chateau the village is famous for
The house comes with a riverside garden a short walk across a neighbouring piece of land which also gives access by boat onto the river and provides space for off-road parking to supplement the garage attached to the house
The property has some double-glazed windows and heating is from a log-burning stove in the lounge supplemented by electric radiators.
In detail the property comprises:
Front entrance hall - 12m2 with an original patterned tile floor and some exposed stone walls. Doors to the kitchen and lounge
Lounge diner - 56m2 which has a tiled floor, some exposed stone walls, exposed beams, log burner and windows to two sides with views over the river
Kitchen - 15m2 which has a tiled floor, solid wood fitted units, double electric oven, five burner gas hob, double sink unit and a window overlooking a mill-stream running under the house
Rear entrance hall - 5m2 with a tiled floor and doors to a WC, garage, kitchen and lounge diner
The staircase has had hardwood treads and risers fitted over the original stones which can be seen from underneath in the under-stairs cupboard while from the 1st floor to the 2nd floor, the original stone stairs have been exposed
On the 1st floor:
Bedroom - 20m2 with en-suite bathroom of 12m2. The bedroom has French windows out to the terrace. The en-suite bathroom is fitted with bath, separate shower, washbasin and WC
Bedroom - 20m2 including an en-suite shower room fitted with shower, WC and washbasin. This bedroom also has a door leading out to the terrace
Terrace - 12m2 which overlooks the river and has views across the village to the chateau
Bedroom with mezannine - 16m2 on the lower floor which has an orginal fireplace with a 7m2 mezannine area currently used an office
Bedroom - 11m2
Bedroom - 25m2 with windows on two sides and painted exposed beams
There is a WC with washbasin in the hall beside this bedroom
Attic accessed by the 2nd flight of stone stairs which has a door separating it off from the first floor and work to convert to further accommodation has been started:
Room - 13m2 floor area which has 8m2 of full head height. The ceiling has been boarded and insulated, has a skylight window fitted and replacement floorboards
Room - 56m2 floor area with 30m2 at full head height. There is an original beam dividing the two halves of the room and windows on three sides. There is also a door leading to a further low attic area suitable for storage. Electricity has been brought up to the attic and a new consumer unit fitted ready to put in lighting and powerpoints
Garage - 16m2 attached to the house and with power, lighting and a concrete floor
Outside - there is a covered terrace of 12m2 on the side which overlooks the river running alongside the house and a non-attached garden a few metres away where there is ample room for parking and which is semi-circular on shape with the river running round the outside. The garden is laid with grass and gravel and has steps down to the river for boat launching and a small stone garden shed for storage
The village has a boulangerie, grocery store, butchers and delicatessen for your everyday shopping needs as well as a couple of bars, a restaurant, wine cave, flower and gift shop and a lovely brocante so plenty to keep everyone well-fed and occupied. For more shopping, the large market town of Ruffec is just 5 kms away which will meet all your remaining, commercial, leisure and cultural needs. Definitely a property that needs to be seen to appreciate all that is on offer
Habitable surface currently - 154m2
Total plot size - 760m2 CLASSE ENERGIE: G
As we are a French company, French law requires us to publish the following
Prix 107 000 euros honoraires d'agence inclus.
Prix honoraires d'agence exclus 100 000 euros.
Honoraires d'agence de 7,00% ttc à la charge de l'acquéreur.