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A stunning 18th century old winegrower's property set in magnificent park-like gardens totally private and quiet. This house offers flexible accommodation which could easily lend itself to chambres d'hôte, separate accommodation with rental income or indeed offer an artist the perfect studio plus a fabulous family home. Only a 3 minute drive to Chalais and close to Aubeterre sur Dronne. Angouleme and Bordeaux are within east reach with TGV links to beyond. Read more ...
Within parkland gardens, set behind iron gates, this glorious French country home sits at the top of a cedar tree lined drive, providing total privacy - yet you are only a 5 minute drive to the vibrant market town of Chalais and its popular weekly market, on the borders of the Sud Charente / Dordogne.
A long sweeping drive brings you to the front of the house and stone steps lead up to the large traditional front door.
Enter directly into the DINING ROOM (33m²) Long Gallery, a perfect light space for displaying paintings and enjoying family meals throughout the year. This warm comfortable glazed area brings light and a sense of spaciousness to the entire house.
KITCHEN (22m²) with a large range of white modern floor cupboard and draws with granite worktops. Central island incorporating a breakfast bar and oak worktop. A very convenient WALK-IN PANTRY and BACK KITCHEN (5.5m²) with sink and dishwasher and are neatly concealed.
Through into the SITTING ROOM (36m²), where Richard Long carefully placed his work of art on a wall that just catches the light and brings to life this valuable creation! With a traditional stone chimney and Godin wood burning stove, light and sunshine pour into this room.
CLOAK/BOOT ROOM (15.4m²) with door leading down to the garden. This room is ideal if you have dogs, a place for them to dry before entering the house.
From the SITTING ROOM and the KITCHEN a door leads to a galleried landing with oak staircase down to the ground floor and second LOUNGE (38m²) - French doors open to the garden. The vaulted ceiling and chimney with open fireplace gives ambiance during the winter months.
Three bedrooms are situated on the ground level - perfect for Chambres d'Hôtes or independent Gite if required.
MASTER BEDROOM (15.5m²) with ENSUITE shower room, with W.C. shower and basin. Dressing area.
BEDROOM 2 (11.8m²)
APARTMENT with BEDROOM 3 (9.3m²) with ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM (4.5m²) a large walk-in shower, W.C. and basin
Pretty LIVING ROOM with fitted KITCHEN, All extremely well appointed and presented well.
UTILITY ROOM/BOILER ROOM with oil fired VIESSMANN boiler providing central heating throughout the whole house. Access to garden.
Large WINE CELLAR.
Stairs from the landing lead to the SECOND FLOOR with separate WC, BEDROOM 4 (large double suite) with shower room and separate W.C. with an adjoining COT ROOM. This is an ideal space for children
BEDROOMS 5 (9.6m²) and 6 (10m²) are both double rooms with a separate bathroom - and as elsewhere, beautifully presented.
To note: the house has been fully re-wired and the roof given a full overhaul in 2000.
The garden is easy to maintain and laid to lawns with an array of established shrubs, scented roses and lavender, numerous peaceful corners in which to relax. The ancient cedar trees lining the drive create a feeling of grandeur and elegance to this comfortable family home. Totally private and tranquil location.
The 12m x 6m SWIMMING POOL with wide steps is secluded - with a BARBECUE AREA incorporating a large Charentais fireplace (perfect for entertaining and spending time with friends and family), ideal for use as a summer kitchen area.
BARN (10m x 10m) in excellent condition, equipped with further kitchen area Further barn with bread oven, perfect for conversion, has a separate access.
RICHARD LONG, the internationally acclaimed British Turner Prize artist, fell in love with this house, creating an authenticated piece of his iconic work of art on the wall of the light and spacious salon!
Beginning his career by painting directly onto white plaster walls, Richard Long's famous paintings have sold for hundreds of thousands of pounds sterling! The world's leading Architect Norman Foster is understood to also have in his possession, a painting done by Richard on the wall of his riverside home! As if this alone was not enough! ......
A mere 2km from the small market town of Chalais, where you'll find all you need, from a good supermarket, doctor, chemist, banks, post office and weekly market. You are only a 10 minute drive from the picturesque village of Aubeterre sur Dronne, classified as one of the prettiest villages in the whole of France where you'll find pretty boutiques, restaurants, cafés and even a river beach for the children to enjoy. The ancient city of Angoulême is less than an hour's drive, with over 1000 years of history, the covered market in the old town is a magnet for lovers of seafood, cheeses and the freshest of vegetables, 7 days a week.
Information about risks to which this property is exposed is available on the Géorisques website : https://www.georisques.gouv.fr
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