The front door opens to the entrance hall (21 sq m) with original tiled floor and a painted marble-effect to the wainscoting and door surrounds. To the right of the hall a door opens to the salon (35 sq m) with wooden floor, exposed beam ceiling, wainscoting and a Louis XVI fireplace.
To the left of the entrance hall a door opens to the dining room (35 sq m) with wooden floor, exposed beam ceiling, wainscoting and a stone fireplace more in the Louis XV style.
From the dining room a door leads through to the kitchen (23 sq m) with tiled floor, exposed beam ceiling, a range of fitted kitchen units and a part-glazed door to the terrace that runs along the front of the house. To the rear of the kitchen is large utility room.
Also off the entrance hall is a WC.
A generously-curved wooden staircase rises from the entrance hall to the first floor landing. To the left are two bedrooms (18 sq m each) with wooden floors. Next to these two rooms is a bathroom (bath, twin wash-basins and bidet) as well as a separate WC.
To the right of the landing a door opens to the master suite of rooms. The first room (35 sq m) is the master bedroom (currently used as a study / reading room) has a wooden floor and fine country views. From here a door opens to another bedroom (19 sq m) which if not required as a bedroom would make a very fine dressing room as next to this is a bathroom (bath, wash-basin and WC). The master suite used to be accessible via a second staircase (this is currently not used but could be brought back into service).
The stairs continue from the first floor landing to the attic (98 sq m - currently unconverted but with potential as there is good head height under the beams.
To the front of the house is a raised terrace which makes a great entertaining space. Part of this is shaded by a pergola, next to which is an indoor barbeque - making outdoor entertaining a real possibility in all weather. Attached to the side of the house is an outbuilding which can be used as a garage. Next to this is another attractive outbuilding that provides covered parking and useful storage.
The courtyard garden has been beautifully landscaped - well stocked with trees, shrubs and flower borders - a real delight. To one corner of the garden is a studio which could make a great office or artist's studio.
This is a substantial and elegant property with the best of both worlds - rural views yet within walking / cycling distance of the heart of the historic town of Cognac.