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Fabulous location to live and work with beautiful owners home, private garden and pool, four successful gites with private pool, gardens and spa area. Turnkey business, absolutely immaculate. Less than 2 km to a beautiful village with a general store, cafe, two restaurants on the bank of the river.
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The owners have renovated their accommodation to the highest of standards, with a private entrance, garden, terraces, pool and small private wood. This property offers privacy but proximity to the business. The attention to detail and the quality of the property extends to the business with its four gites, spa area, pool, sun terraces, BBQ area and gardens.
The property is south facing with views of vineyards and is on the edge of a stunning village with a local store, bar and two restaurants as well as river access.
Private, automatic gates open onto a sweeping driveway which swings around the back of the house where there is ample parking as well as the below-ground garage.
Entering from the front the entrance hall has been cleverly adapted to work as a reception for the gites, who access the area from a footpath leading from the gite area. Doubling up as an office.
From here and to your left is a door to the living accommodation. This comprises of OPEN-PLAN LOUNGE/DINER, with double patio doors to the front making the most of the breathtaking views. As the property is south facing, automatic sun shades protect the property from overheating in our glorious sunshine. This combined with quality insulation equals low fuel bills. Neutrally decorated with a high-end finish.
To the rear of the dining area is the LARGE KITCHEN which is fully fitted and offers all the equipment that a chef could desire. From here the property blends seamlessly into the outside dining, the sliding doors disappear into the walls of the house.
The rear terrace has a BBQ built in and is designed to make the most of our balmy climate.
From the kitchen, you have access to a large larder.
A rear corridor leads back to the reception area and onto the sleeping accommodation.
THREE DOUBLE BEDROOMS, one with ENSUITE, fitted wardrobes and patio doors into the front terrace. As well as a separate WC and FAMILY BATHROOM, with bath and shower. All again renovated and decorated to the highest standard.
You will also find access down to the LOWER GROUND FLOOR, where you will find a FOURTH DOUBLE BEDROOM, corridor onto storage area and door leading to the GARAGE, LAUNDRY ROOM, WINE CELLAR and TWO LARGE STORAGE AREAS.
As mentioned before this area is completely private from the gites and offers a stunning, HEATED POOL, with terrace, changing room and sunbathing areas.
The grounds are completely fenced and safe for children and animals.
Being sold as a going concern therefore completely furnished under a "cession de part"
Have a private lane where they arrive into a designated PARKING area. From here a path leads you through the grounds to the gate which opens into the front garden of the owners' house and a footpath leads onto the reception area.
Each gite is SOUTH FACING and not overlooked by each other. Each unit is identical in layout but individually decorated to suit all tastes. These are not "kit houses" but were designed and built by a local master carpenter who specialises in eco properties and are therefore designed for year-round use.
The properties comprise of:
OPEN PLAN LIVING, with fully fitted kitchen, lounge and dining area. A DOUBLE BEDROOM, WC and SHOWER ROOM. Each unit has a PRIVATE TERRACE.
The gite area has a large SPA, which can also be rented separately to external guests. A BBQ and external dining area and above ground pool. As well as pushbike hire.
The owners currently offer breakfast as an extra but not "Table d'hotes", which is a very easy way of boosting income by offering a set three-course meal in the evenings.
If you are looking for a family home with an up and running business then this is ideal for you. The local area is busy all year round with something for everyone and excellent schools.
Reception: 15 m2
Open plan Lounge/diner: 42 m2
Kitchen: 19 m2
Larder 6 m2
Rear terrace: 25 m
Rear Corridor: 11 m2
WC 1 m2
Family Bathroom: 8 m 2
Bedroom 1: 11.8 m 2
Bedroom 2: 12.3 m2
Master suite: 28 m 2 10c shower room.
LOWER GROUND FLOOR
Bedroom 4: 21 m 2
Laundry room: 10 m 2
Wine cellar: 6.6 m 2
Garage: 45 m 2
Storage areas: 14 m 2 X two
POOL: 10x5 with a depth of 1-2.5 meters
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 is about to be completed. 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:-http://tourism-cognac.com/en/?PHPSESSID=fchprjnj5eap3uju5c0jhr9ii3
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 are able to 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.
THE VIEWING TRIP:-
A lot of our clients organise their own 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.
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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