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House in , Charente , Poitou Charentes

€357,000 (HAI)** £324,988**
Ref: 103500LKI16
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Beautiful home of grand proportions, on the edge of a very popular village, in the country but just 8 km, (5 miles), to Cognac or Jarnac. Habitable but in need of renovation.

Louise King , your local Leggett agent, says :

Price €357 000 (HAI)**
**agency fees included : 5 % TTC to be paid by the buyer
(€340 000 without fees)
Ref 103500LKI16
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Dept Charente
Surface 302 M2* Plot Size 72030 M2
Bathroom 3 Bedrooms 6
  • Close to golf course
  • Hamlet property
  • House
  • Country House
  • Equestrian
  • Family Home
  • Holiday Home
  • Character property
  • Detached
  • Electricity on site
  • Garage
  • High speed internet
  • Suitable for horses
  • Swimming Pool
  • Woodburner(s)
  • Habitable
  • To be renovated
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Built-in1920s by one of the well-known Cognac families this property has remained in the family until today. The property has a close relationship with English, as the Grandmother of the current owner translated a number of books by well-known authors into English.

Whilst the Grandfather used the many birds found on his doorstep as inspiration to produce books on this subject
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The current owner loves the house but does not live or work in the area so it is now time to pass it on.

Nestled amongst 72,000 m2 of woodland you have the impression of being isolated whilst still having neighbours around you and being on the edge of a charming village.

Everything about the property is grand but unfortunately, it has lacked love for many years and needs a new family to breath fresh life into it.

Long description:

Built near to a historic Abby the private gates open onto a gravel drive which swings in full circle past the house.

From the front terrace, you open the large wooden door into the ENTRANCE HALL which gives you an immediate impression of grandeur with stunning wooden staircase, exposed beams and wooden floors.

To the right of here is the SALON/DINING room which runs the length of the house. This can be one, open plan room, or could be divided by doors in the middle. FEATURE FIREPLACE and CONSERVATORY.

To the left is the second SITTING ROOM, which could become a family KITCHEN, benefiting from west-facing TERRACE, which makes the most of the sunsets. Again bags of features.

A small W.C with handbasin is tucked under the stairs.

From the salon is access to the LOWER GROUND FLOOR this was used for the staff and has a large KITCHEN, BOILER ROOM, TWO BEDROOMS and SHOWER ROOM. Access onto the rear terrace and various storage areas, including a garage below the ground floor terrace.

The FIRST FLOOR consists of a generous HALLWAY with FOUR DOUBLE BEDROOMS and TWO BATHROOMS. All floors are wooden currently covered in carpet.

The roof was replaced thirty years ago but no leaks are evident. The property has central heating but the oil boiler would benefit from an upgrade. The electrics need to be upgraded as do the kitchen and bathrooms. The property has a Foose septic that will also need to be renewed. Completely habitable but in need of renovating.

Externally you have a, below ground, private POOL. Again the pool equipment and pool house would need to be renewed.

The FOREST that the property sits in is protected so no building works or campsites would be possible. There is the possibility to extend the house if required. There was a, now demolished, garage which could be re-instated.

There is also a PRAIRIE, with enough land for two HORSES.

The region:
The Charente/Charente Maritime areas are sat in a microclimate. We are the sunniest and warmest area in France outside of the Côte d’Azur. We benefit from the brightest skies in the country. However, we still have four distinct seasons and are only a 3 hr drive from the Pyrenees, if you wish to ski.

Cognac, Jarnac, Saintes and Chateauneuf have a lot of Roman influence with amphitheatres 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, has 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, sports centres, schools, conference facilities, bars and restaurants are all very high quality.
The historical centre 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:-,_France

Again, due to industry, we are surrounded by vineyards. Vine growing land is 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.

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 can reach Paris in 1h30.
La Rochelle and Bordeaux airports are within an hour and a quarter. Ryan air flies 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 homeowners.

A lot of our clients organise their itinerary which can lead to hours spent travelling 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.

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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