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House in CHATEAUNEUF SUR CHARENTE , Charente , Poitou Charentes

€378,000 €367,500 (HAI) £318,439**
Ref: 92280LKI16
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Riverside, lock keepers cottage, 1838. Detached, Totally renovated, Economical & Ecological.

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Price €367 500 (HAI)**
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Reduction from €378,000 to €367,500
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Town CHATEAUNEUF SUR CHARENTE
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Dept Charente
Surface 180 M2* Plot Size 5810 M2
Bathroom 3 Bedrooms 4
Location
  • Close to golf course
  • Hamlet property
Type
  • House
  • Family Home
  • Holiday Home
Features
  • Character property
  • Detached
  • Double glazing
  • High speed internet
  • Riverside
  • Swimming Pool
  • Well
  • Woodburner(s)
Condition
  • Excellent condition
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This stunning cottage is on the edge of one of the beautiful villages that traverse the river Charente between Cognac and Angouleme. Countryside but not isolated.
Stunning views, Completely renovated to a very high standard, ground floor bedroom and ensuite, pool, economical to run.
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Found just off of the village road, tucked down a, (commune maintained), lane. Next to the lock, would have been the lock keepers’ cottage when built in 1838.

Detached but with a neighbour to the right, not overlooked, the house is symmetrical and has lovely proportions. Externally are gates to the side of the house that lead to a private, partially covered, parking area. Ample off road parking.

To the left is the garden gate, leading to the walled terrace/garden and pool area. To the left again is the attached field, easy to maintain, with a sit on lawn mower. Cleverly zoned into seating areas and play areas. Planted with mature trees and shrubs. Extensive river frontage, wonderful views of the river, ideal for fishing.

VIEWS FROM EVERY WINDOW

Renovated by both the current owners and the previous owners. New roof, (10 yrs), insulated and double glazed. Solar roof panels, (income covers the electricity bill).

The front, stable, door opens into the LOUNGE with exposed beams, log burner and exposed stone walls. High end, tiled floors throughout. This leads into the, open plan, DINING area and flows onto the KITCHEN, newly fitted with integral ovens, induction hob, dishwasher and two fridges. This in turn opens, (patio doors), on to the walled garden with its TERRACE, below ground POOL and EXTERNAL DINING areas. Access to a storage room with fitted shelving, power and light. A separate, gravelled, area, for the wood store BBQ and SUMMER KITCHEN.

To the rear of the lounge is the internal HALLWAY, with its stunning ORIGINAL STAIRCASE. Off here you will find, a single BEDROOM, with built in wardrobes and matching chest of drawers, BOOT ROOM, with laundry area, water and electric, tiled floors, side door opens onto partly covered parking area a STUDY, with built in furniture, tiled floors, a GUEST W.C, with sink hot & cold water, tiled floors and a DOUBLE BEDROOM, side facing terraced garden with fitted wardrobes, tiled floors and exposed beams to the ceiling, ENSUITE, shower room, tiled floor.

The stairs lead on to a mezzanine landing which, in turn, leads to TWO DOUBLE BEDROOMS, front facing, WITH THEIR ENSUITES, one shower room and one bathroom. Both bedrooms have fitted wardrobes, wooden floors and exposed beams. The bath/shower rooms are tiled.

The property is heated by electric radiators, these are newly fitted, individually thermostatically controlled and time programmable, economic to run. The solar panels generate enough money to cover the whole of the electricity bill. Making this house very economical to run. This combined with the free water, provided by a well and filtered by a, newly fitted, filter system.

Taxe Foncier: 1070
Logs: 200
Electricity: 1500, (covered by solar panel sales).
Water: 0

Total annual running costs of 1,270.00 €

What the owners say

“We have thoroughly enjoyed our 10 years in the area. We bought the house as a holiday homebut never went back! We love the fact that you can walk from the front door into the surrounding countryside, but it’s just a few minutes drive for the daily baguette.
We have made some, lifelong, friends womb we will return to visit. We now have two grandchildren and are returning to the U.K. to enjoy their company”


DIMENSIONS, Appoximate.
Ground Floor
Lounge/Dining: 34 m2
Kitchen: 22 m2
Inner hallway: 11 m2
Single Bedroom: 7.4 m2
Study: 4.8 m2
Boot/Laundry room: 9.8 m2
W.C: 1.9 m2
Double Bedroom: 27m2
Attached shower room: 5.2m2

1st Floor
Mezzanine landing: 3.1 m2
Double bedroom: 16 m2
Shower room: 2.3 m2
Master Bedroom: 18.5 m2
Bathroom: 7.5 m2

External
Covered parking 21.9 m2
Terrace area inc pool: 121 m2
BBQ/Summer kitchen: 22 m2
Pool: 6 x3 1 meter deep.
Attached field: 5810 m2
Storage: 6 m2

The region:
WEATHER:
The Charente/Charente Maritime areas are sat in a micro climate. We are the sunniest and warmest area in France outside of the Côte d’Azur. We benefit from the brightest skies in the country.
THE AREA:-
Cognac, Jarnac, Saintes and Chateauneuf have a lot of Roman influence with amphitheater’s etc. Cognac is, of course, we’ll know due to the amber liquid which is growing in popularity year on year.
The area is known as “Spirit Valley” (production of all the internationally known Cognac brands as well as Pineau des Charentes, wines, Grey goose vodka, Grand Mariner and other spirits and liqueurs.
The largest producer, Hennessy, have just completed two new, large, buildings one to store their products another as a factory for attaching the labels to the bottles.
Unemployment is incredibly low for rural France due to the industry, as the barrels, bottles etc are all locally produced.
As a result of this, for a small town, Cognac and the area offer a lot of services and entertainment. An olympic sized pool is about to be completed. Sports centres, schools, conference facilities, bars and restaurants are all very high quality.
The historical center has been maintained, with its cobbled streets and boutique shops, with a ring road around where you will find out of town shopping. Extremely popular with tourists.
Here are links to the tourist board and the wikipedia description:-http://tourism-cognac.com/en/?PHPSESSID=fchprjnj5eap3uju5c0jhr9ii3
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognac,_France
SCENERY:
Again, due to industry, we are surrounded by vineyards. Vine growing land being more valuable than building land. So if these are your neighbours then they always will be.
The river Charente traverses the towns and lends itself to water sports, walks and riverside dining.
You will also see sweet corn and sunflower fields, the area produces the popcorn for the country.

GEOGRAPHIC PLACEMENT:-
You are well placed for transport. There are train stations in Cognac, Jarnac and Chateauneuf, all of which connect to Angouleme with the TGV and new fast track, (LGV), where you are able to reach Paris in 1h30.
La Rochelle and Bordeaux airports are within an hour and a quarter. Ryan air fly to Stansted, all year, from La Rochelle. Bordeaux is an international airport and an Easyjet hub. We flew to Barcelona from there recently.
The coast is an hour and fifteen away and the Pyrenees and Spanish border are 3.5 hours drive.
St Malo is a 4.5-5 hr drive with overnight, and daytime, ferries to the U.K.

PROPERTY PRICES.:-The peak for prices was 2006, since which prices continued to drop until last year. This region was one of the first to begin to recover. Prices are predicted to rise, within the next few years, as the fast travel time for Paris will attract more second home owners.
THE VIEWING TRIP:-
A lot of our clients organise their own itinerary which can lead to hours spent traveling around the French countryside getting, lost, hot and tired.
By allowing me to organise your itinerary we can ensure that you do not have any of these problems. I collect you from the hotel and drive you to properties allowing me to discuss the areas with you and you to sit back and enjoy the experience.
The maximum properties that I would advise you to view are six a day, otherwise they all merge into one. I also, strongly, advise on a few days holiday, in between, viewings to relax and discover the area. Leaving the last day clear for second visits, to properties that you particularly like.

THE PURCHASE PROCESS:-
We at Leggett have a team in place to guide you through every part of the buying process and beyond to helping you with the utility contracts, recommending local builders, restaurants etc.
All you need to do is find a house that you like, everything else is taken care of for you. Our fees are included in the property price.





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