The front door opens to a very generous reception hall (33m2) with tiled floor and high ceiling. To the left of the hall a door opens to a huge double living room (67m2) with attractive carved limestone fireplace and log-burning stove, south-facing windows overlooking the courtyard garden as well as a pair of glazed doors opening on to the rear terrace which makes the most of the fantastic views.
To the back of the hall a pair of part-glazed doors leads through to the dining room (34m2) with plenty of space for a large dining table - this room also enjoys the beautiful views. From the dining room a doorway leads back to the living room and another door opens to the kitchen / breakfast room.
The L-shaped kitchen / breakfast room (29m2) has a range of fitted units, plenty of space for a family dining table, great views and a pair of glazed doors to the raised terrace. Off the kitchen is the laundry room (7m2). A door from the kitchen opens to a corridor which in turn leads back to the entrance hall. Off this corridor there is a bedroom (12m2 - currently used as an office) with fireplace and an ensuite shower room (shower, wash-basin and WC). To the far end of the corridor (under the stairs) is a WC.
To the far side of the living room a door opens to another room (18m2 - ideal as an office / library / gym) off which are a WC and a large store room (with door to the courtyard).
A wooden staircase rises to the first floor landing which runs the width of the house. There are a total of six bedrooms (46m2, 38m2, 25m2, 23m2, 22m2, 22m2), five of which have fireplaces and all of which include either ensuite shower or bath facilities.
From the landing a staircase provides access to the roof space.
Accessed from the garden, there are extensive vaulted cellars beneath the house, one of which houses the oil-fired central heating boiler and the water softener.
The house sits on a manageable plot of 1870m2. To the front (south) of the house there is a walled and prettily landscaped courtyard with a pillared gateway opening on to the lane. To either side of the courtyard are a number of outbuildings which provide storage and plenty of covered parking.
To the rear of the house the remainder of the garden is laid to gravel with a number of mature specimen trees and shrubs as well as borders and hedging. Two flights of stone steps lead up to the raised terrace (accessed from the kitchen and living room). Towards the back of the garden is the heated pool, surrounded by paving, next to which is a solar heated shower.
The rooms to the back of the house and the garden enjoy superb views over vineyards towards the river Charente. Recently renovated, the house benefits from double-glazing, oil-fired central heating and mains drainage.
Set on the edge of the village, the convenience store, bar, restaurant, chemist and post office are all within easy walking distance. The beautiful nearby town of Jarnac has supermarkets, shops, bars and restaurants as well as a popular daily market.
With easy access to Cognac and Angouleme, there are very good transport links - the TGV to Paris, airports at Bordeaux, Poitiers, La Rochelle and Limoges and easy access to the motorway. Ideal as a permanent residence it also has all the ingredients to make a luxury B&B as well as wonderful holiday home with income potential.