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House in COGNAC , Charente , Poitou Charentes

€497,000 €455,800 (HAI)** £389,928**
Ref: 85460LKI16
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Edge of village, stunning Maison de Maitre, beautiful volumes, south facing family home. 5 km Cognac.

Louise King , your local Leggett agent, says :

Price €455 800 (HAI)**
**agency fees included : 6 % TTC to be paid by the buyer
(€430 000 without fees)

Reduction from €497,000 to €455,800
Ref 85460LKI16
Town COGNAC
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Dept Charente
Surface 345 M2* Plot Size 2090 M2
Bathroom 3 Bedrooms 5
Location
  • 0-2KM to amenities
  • Close to golf course
  • Hamlet property
Type
  • House
  • Family Home
  • Holiday Home
  • Maison de Maitre
Features
  • Barns / outbuildings
  • Business potential
  • Character property
  • Detached
  • Double glazing
  • Garage
  • High speed internet
  • Private parking
  • Solar / Photovoltaic panels
  • Woodburner(s)
Condition
  • Good condition
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This stunning property built in 1773 would have, originally, housed the “gentleman farmer” of the hamlet. Large and imposing with well proportioned rooms that have high ceilings. Bright and light, due to its south facing orientation. Easy to maintain garden, terrace and courtyard. Fun, English style pub.

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Imposing entrance hall, with stone floor, and original sweeping, wooden staircase. To the right into the large, full length, LOUNGE, WITH ITS OPEN FIRE. This in turn opens onto the side terrace, access rear to the “PUB”, and onto the “SUMMER KITCHEN”.

To the left is the, beautiful, DINING ROOM, with rear access to the Kitchen. To the rear of the entrance hall and through double doors to the REAR ENTRANCE HALL, to the right of here is the KITCHEN, fully equipped and with a, charming, open fire. A perfect mix of traditional and modern.

Tucked under the stairs is a W.C, with wash hand basin. You can also enter the lounge from the rear hallway.

The first floor, also, has a spacious hallway from which you turn right into the MASTER SUITE, this consists of a large DOUBLE bedroom, BATHROOM, recently renovated with full length bath, double sink and walk in shower. Walk in DRESSING ROOM.

TWO, further DOUBLE BEDROOMS, and a FAMILY BATHROOM are found on this level.

Up to the Second Floor where you will find the same configuration as the first floor and BEDROOMS 4 & 5, but storage replaces the ensuite bathroom and rear sixth bedroom.

Accessible from the Summer Kitchen is the BOILER ROOM, oil fired boiler and the equipment that runs the SOLAR PANELED, hot water system.

DOUBLE GARAGE, with WINE CELLAR. First floor of the garage leads to STORAGE, LARGE OFFICE and a second room, currently used as a LAUNDRY ROOM. Ripe for conversation into a SELF CONTAINED FLAT.

There are other dependence, to the rear, including a large WORK ROOM. The rear is a large COURTYARD, for parking. The front of the property is laid to lawn, with established trees, a full width FRONT TERRACE and access to the SIDE TERRACE.

Dimensions, (approximate)
Ground floor:
Lounge: 37,44 m2
Entrance hall: 8,2 m2
Dining room: 21,55 m2
Kitchen: 15,60 m2
WC: 1,2 m2
Bar: 10,44 m2
Office, (above garage), 24 m2
Room, (above garage), currently used as an ironing room 10,44 m2
Wine cellar, 6 m2.
Boiler room: 5,8 m2

First Floor:
Master Suite: Bedroom: 21,53, Dressing room: 3,13 m2 and Bathroom: 7,24 m2
Bedroom 2: 17,48 m2
Bedroom 3: 20 m2
Hallway 13,5 m2
Bathroom: 7,24 m2
WC: 1,14 m2

Second Floor:
Bedroom 4: 22,09 m2
Bedroom 5: 22,90 m2
Hallway 12,76 m2
Bathroom: 5,75 m2
Storage room, (possible bedroom 6): 14,40 m2
Storage, (behind bedroom 4 therefore possible ensuit as on first floor), 5,23

Externally:
Garage, Workshop and other outbuildings: 150m2

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 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.

Due to 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.
Having said that the area is, in general, less expensive than Dordogne, due to its popularity with Brits, the Dordogne prices have been inflated.

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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