A stunning 19th century French manor in the heart of the beautiful Charente region set in the prestigious vineyards of the Grande Champagne. High ceilings and wide windows bathe the traditional interior in natural light that provide spectacular views across the French countryside.
The property boasts many original features, such as the wrought iron spiral staircase, wooden beams stretching the expanse of the ceilings, wooden floors and thick limestone walls. Even the modern improvements, such as tiled terracotta flooring, have been carefully selected to keep to the traditional aesthetic, providing all the modern comforts in a traditional setting.
The property is completed by the large attractive gardens, with a stone wall surrounding the swimming pool, offering plenty of space to relax and soak up the warm Charentaise sunshine.
To really experience the bright, spacious atmosphere and the beautiful rural setting, we recommend viewing the property yourself.
The front door opens to a large entrance hall (18m2) with terracotta tiled floor. To the left of the hall a pair of doors opens to a large dual-aspect reception room (36m2 - currently used as the 5th bedroom) with wooden floor and exposed beam ceiling.
To the right of the hall a pair of glazed doors opens to a very large south-facing double reception room (about 70m2) with terracotta tiled floor and exposed beam ceiling. This room is divided into two spaces by a very attractive fireplace open to both sides, creating a lovely focal point. The two sides of this room currently serve as sitting and dining areas.
To the back of the dining area a door opens to a large kitchen / breakfast room. The informal dining area (29m2) has a tiled floor and plenty of space for a large family table. Next to this area is the spacious kitchen (25m2) with tiled floor and a range of fitted kitchen units as well as an island unit.
From the kitchen a door opens a rear hall (which in turn opens to the back of the main entrance hall.) Off this hall is a room (28m2 - currently used as a bedroom) and a separate WC. A door from this hall opens to the back garden.
An elegant wooden staircase rises from the entrance hall to the large first floor landing. To the right a door opens to a very large dual-aspect bedroom (36m2) with wooden floor and fine views. In addition to this room there are two more large double bedrooms (27m2 and 17m2), two bathrooms and a separate WC. A second first floor landing has a staircase leading back down to the breakfast room.
The main staircase continues from the first floor landing to the attics that run the width of the house. Up here there is plenty of storage space and potential for further development.
The house sits on a level plot of 6990m2 (about 1.75 acres). To east side of the house is grassed courtyard with two outbuildings one of which is open-sided, providing plenty of covered parking. This leads to the another area of south-facing garden to the front of the house with paved terrace, lawn and mature planting.
To the west of the house is a large area of lawn with a number of mature trees, to one side of which is the swimming pool. To the back of the house is a large gravel terrace which in turn leads on to another lawn.
This is a very beautiful house set in the prestigious vineyards of the Grande Champagne. Whilst enjoying rural location, the local village has a shop and a bar and the supermarket is just 5km. The popular market town of Jarnac is only 15km and the county town, Angouleme, with its great road and rail links is 35km.