Frances Wedge , your local Leggett agent, says :
REDUCED! This property is known by locals as "le petit chateau” It is a house full of character with 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large entrance hall with delightful staircase to the 2nd floor attic. The property overlooks a beautiful wooded valley and is approached via a private driveway and the swimming pool can be heated.
On the ground floor there is a large kitchen/dining room with log burner in a traditional stone fireplace and pointed stone walls, high beamed ceilings and wooden floors, a large entrance hall with doors to the front and rear of the house. Lounge with marble fireplace and bedroom with en-suite and WC. In addition to the log burner the house has an oil fired central heating system.
On the 1st floor are 4 double bedrooms off a large landing, each with wooden floors and high ceilings, 1 with a charming brick fireplace. There is also a bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC.
The staircase continues to the attic of approx 80m2 with lots of headroom and roof windows. This space could give extra bedrooms or a games room.
Outside there is a 10m x 5m pool and 2 outbuildings of approx 70m2 and a terrace with views over the valley all on a plot of 6400m2.
The village of Genouille is 4km away and has, boulangerie, bar, coiffure and tennis court in the village.
Two market towns nearby are Ruffec and Civray. The area is ideal for walking, cycling, fishing and horse riding. If you love to play golf there are courses within an hours drive.
La Chize, which lies in the "departement" of Vienne in the Poitou-Charente region, has four airports nearby, Poitiers and Limoges around an hours drive and La Rochelle and Bordeaux around 2 hours
The hamlet of La Chize is thought to have been around since Roman times, the word Chize meaning house or villa. It was the home of the treasurer of the great abbey at Charroux which owned lands all over Europe. At the time of the French revolution the owner was a French aristocrat, Simone de Vasselot. The present house was built in 1914 of Charentaise stone. Last century bricks were manufactured in the oven at the bottom of the drive.(when you view the house please do not forget to see the oven) In the woods just over a mile from La Chize there is a marble stone that marks the spot where in June, 1944 the local resistance fighters rallied to expel the German occupiers.Lonely Planet.Com places Poitou-Charente in the "top ten" regions of the World to visit for 2012! http://www.lonelyplanet.com/europe/travel-tips-and-articles/76854
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The Vienne was formed in 1790 from parts of the historical regions of Poitou, Berry and Touraine. The department tends to slope downwards from the north to the south with the highest point reaching 764 ft and the lowest point being 115ft at the confluence of the River Creuse and the River Charente. The department gets its name from the River Vienne, which flows straight down the centre.
Poitiers is the departmental and regional capital and boasts France's oldest Christian building, the Saint Jean baptistery, constructed back in the fourth century. The town has some fine examples of Romanesque architecture, is a pleasant small city, and visitors will find a relaxed atmosphere, especially compared to Paris. IT is home to around 90,000 people including many students thanks to the popular university. Poitiers is also a good base to visit nearby towns and cities. A lot of retirees move to the city and its' environs, attracted by its warm climate (snow is rare).
North of Poitiers is Futuroscope, France's scientific theme park, created by the Vienne departmental council. Further north still is Chatellerault, a charming town with tree-lined avenues and the imposing Henry IV bridge, built some four centuries ago which crosses the River Vienne.
Montmorillon is a small town with only 7,500 inhabitants, and book publishing is the town's speciality and a book fair is held here every June. The nearby Vienne River offers kayaking and fishing amongst many other activities. Away from the river, the gentle countryside provides an ideal location for horse riding and walking.
Ryanair flies direct to both Limoges and Poitiers. If you'd rather go by land then take France's super fast TGV train service, which stops off in Poitiers. To get there by car, take the A10 from Paris.
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**The currency conversion is for convenience of reference only.
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