House in ST SATURNIN, Charente, Poitou Charentes

€598,900 (FAI) £520,043**
Ref: 71772DF16
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Elegant Maison de Maitre renovated to a high standard with extensive grounds, barn and guest house offering business opportunities.

Price
€598 900 (FAI)**
Ref 71772DF16
Town ST SATURNIN Dept Charente
Surface 290 M2* Plot Size6145 M2
Bathroom 5 Bedrooms 5
Location
  • Hamlet property
Type
  • House
Features
  • Woodburner(s)
  • High speed internet
  • Guest house / gite
  • Garage
  • Double glazing
  • Detached
  • Character property
  • Business potential
  • Barns / outbuildings
Condition
  • Excellent condition
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Large iron gates open into a private courtyard that showcases this magnificent house. The renovation and style is of a very high standard, providing a bright and comfortable family home with two large reception rooms, family kitchen/dining room and 4 extraordinary bedrooms over two levels. There are 3 shower rooms plus 2 WCs and full bathroom. It has a quaint 1 bedroom cottage with a private garden. In addition this property contains a separate office, bar, a large workshop, barn and potting shed. The well-tended garden has established trees and shrubs as well as a unique stone wall on the road side giving this house great kerb appeal.

Beautiful Maison de Maitre; stylish renovated, traditional features and lovely exposed wood beams extend over 3 floors with custom double glazed windows, oil-fired central heating plus fireplaces. A one bedroom cottage and a range of outbuildings including a separate office, private bar, large workshop, and barn that gives the property great potential for further development. A potting shed and well for the avid gardener and creatively designed stone wall for aesthetic value.
The main HALLWAY (16m²) has an attractive tiled floor and wooden staircase with a French door leading to back terrace and garden. To the right is the SALON (27m²) with tiled floor, a stone fireplace and traditional built-in wooden cupboards, wood beams on ceiling.
To the left of the Hallway is a country KITCHEN/DINING ROOM (27m²) a wood-burning stove, tastefully tiled with wooden cupboards. From the kitchen back HALLWAY, a space with a large enamel sink; access to the BATHROOM with bath, bidet and WC; the LAUNDRY ROOM/PANTRY and SHOWER ROOM with WC and walk in shower.
The back hallway leads to the impressive LIVING ROOM (37m²) with French windows onto2 balconies overlooking the garden, feature beams and Velux window and staircase leading to the large CELLAR/BOILER ROOM.
On the first floor are 2 BEDROOMS (each 27m²) a fireplace, SHOWER ROOM (5m²) double sinks and shower and separate WC.
On the second floor are 2 further BEDROOMS (each 27m²) with well-designed exposed beams and built in storage; SHOWER ROOM (6m²) with double sinks and shower and separate WC
From the courtyard, to the right of the main house is a private STUDY (16m²) with a door to the rear garden and a BAR/GAME ROOM (30m²) with electric heating, an ATTIC above; currently used for storage.
WORKSHOP (29m²) accessed from the bar or courtyard. BARN (160m²) accessed from workshop or courtyard; offering great development potential. POTTING SHED to the left of the front gate and large WELL to the right of the front gate. Self-contained COTTAGE with electric heating comprising: LIVING ROOM (27m²), KITCHEN (12m²) with fitted units; sink and hob. Door to private garden. BEDROOM (8m²); SHOWER ROOM (5m²) with shower; washbasin, bidet and WC. The cottage has a separate electricity supply and septic tank.

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Location in France

The Charente department is home to over 340,000 inhabitants and is located in the south-east of Poitou-Charentes. The countryside offers a unique and varied environment for walkers and mountain bikers from rolling hills in the east to a flatter landscape in the west. The northern area is wild with deep forests and peaks reaching to over 1000ft. The Charente has long relied on agriculture to fuel its economy. In the 18th Century, however, the department started mass producing its infamous Cognac drink, which proved extremely popular with people from all over the world.
The department is very well situated for expatriates looking to purchase French property here, with great roads down to the Charente and the Channel ports just a short days drive away. The department has access to Poitiers, La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Bergerac and Limoges airports, all within 2 hours.
Angouleme is a small yet cosmopolitan city, with a fairly dynamic feel about the place when compared to the neighbouring Dordogne or Haute Vienne. It hosts a lot of events such its vintage car racing (the Circuit des Remparts) which takes place in September , the cartoon festival in January and a great music scene which just seems to get better every year . Both Cognac and Confolens have annual festivals which attract tourists to the area.
The Charente has an immensely varied countryside bordering 5 departments, famous for both its Cognac vineyards in the west, and its Limousin beef production in the east, which in terms of scenery are worlds apart. The valley of the Charente River meanders down from Ruffec in the north through Angouleme onto Jarnac and Cognac. Confolens in the East of the department is situated on the banks of the majestic River Vienne, this area being known as the Charente Limousine, and is extremely popular with expatriates because it looks and feels like the UK. The south of the county which borders the Charente Maritime has a much better climate but less undulating scenery.