Cathy and Dave , your local Leggett agent, says :
Situated in lovely undulating vine territory, less than an hour from the Coast and within 20km of Cognac, this delightful property is well renovated and has lots of space. With four bedrooms in the main house there are also two bedrooms on the ground floor with en-suites, suitable for B&B use.View Cathy and Dave's Property Portfolio Voir l'annonce en Français
The property is ideally situated alongside the Archiac to Jonzac road just south of the lovely historic town of Archiac itself and only 15 mins from Cognac. Great potential for passing trade and with two immaculate bedrooms with en-suites it is a perfect position to capitalize on its location.
The house benefits from double-glazing and is well insulated and in excellent decorative order. There is a good sized and fully renovated modern kitchen with then three hugh living rooms/dining rooms which have a lovely light spacious feeling. On the ground floor are two bedroom with en-suites for guests, upstairs and seperate from the B&B side there are four bedrooms with family bathroom. There is also a large mezzanine level and attic space (some of which could be converted).
Outside there is a large garden with mature trees and lovely views to the local village church in La Font. There are some outbuildings and garages with private entrance and separate parking for the guests.
Well situated property with plenty of potential to generate income.
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The Charente-Maritime is Poitou-Charentes' coastal department. Here, 420 km of sandy beaches are lapped by the Atlantic under some of the sunniest skies in the whole of France. There are also three islands, each with its own unique atmosphere. Inland, you won't struggle to find some incredible cultural and historical gems. Romanesque architecture features heavily throughout the department.
La Rochelle is the capital of the department, and is home to around 120,000 people, a great number of whom are students from the university. This extremely smart town has an active cultural scene throughout the year, regardless of the weather. You can stroll amongst the boats in the pedestrianised marina along the cobbled streets, and admire the two impressive 14th century towers.
Away from the mainland, the Ile de Ré is a large island completely encircled by fine and mostly sandy beaches. In August the population increases dramatically, mainly due to holidaying families.
There are a number of airports offering flights to and from the UK in the vicinity. Tours, La Rochelle, Nantes and Poitiers all have direct UK flights. It is also possible to fly to Angoulême by changing in Paris. If you'd rather travel by land then the TGV train service will take you to Poitiers, La Rochelle or Angoulême. La Rochelle and Ile de Ré are extremely popular holiday destinations and so have an active rental market. This means that the prices are going to be higher, yet still represent real value for money. There are a large number of properties needing renovation on the market, but close to the coast these are not likely to be cheap, although further inland towards Saintes there are still "bonnes affaires" to be found.
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