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Sympathetically restored farmhouse and barn with existing gite business
€288 000

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  • Will easily divide into two dwellings
  • Business ready as a chambre d’hôte/gite.
  • Attractive outdoor kitchen and dining area
  • Air source heat pump with underfloor heating
  • Only 2km from a popular town
  • DPE = maison secondaire

Set within the Charente Limousin countryside is this beautiful, sympathetically restored farmhouse and barn conversion. Renovated in 2011 this property is in excellent decorative order and has been a much loved family home and most recently run as a successful gite business.

The house is a wonderful, private, 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom property where you can enjoy the best of both worlds as it offers both a traditional French country cottage feel with original features including a large open fireplace and exposed beams. This links to a modern, open plan barn renovation with a large mezzanine and bi-fold doors, allowing the option for indoor-outdoor living including an outside kitchen and dining area. Sweeping views of surrounding fields enhance the property's appeal and grants an exclusive feel. This versatile property can also easily be divided up to provide multiple living options or business opportunities.

One enters the 18th century farmhouse through a unique and lovingly restored front door into the entrance hall with custom made under stair storage, cloakroom with shower and original oak staircase. Two rooms to the left of the entrance are currently used as a pool (table) room and small cinema room together with additional storage. To the right one enters the older more formal lounge with its large open fireplace; a perfect room for those cold winter nights. A well equipped boot room and utility room offering substantial storage leads directly to the garden. On the first floor you will find a spacious landing with access to three double bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite shower room and a separate kitchenette. Leading off from the old lounge is a door into a small hallway with a cloakroom and storage cupboard. Here you will also find access into the converted barn with an open planned living area.

The barn has been converted to a very high standard with real oak flooring, hand crafted oak doors and double glazed windows throughout. The kitchen area has two quality electric ovens, an American fridge/freezer, dishwasher, induction hob and 3 metre island which is perfect for socialising. The original barn doors have been replaced with three metre high windows and doors and together with the bi-fold doors opposite allow light to flood in. The sitting room area overlooks the terrace with uninterrupted views over the countryside and beyond. Up on the first floor one finds a mezzanine area leading to two single bedrooms with a Jack and Jill bathroom, the fourth of the double bedrooms has a private dressing room and ample sized modern en suite facilities. Both rooms benefit from Velux windows creating lots of natural light and the bedroom has Juliette style windows again with spectacular countryside views.


The bustling market town of Chabanais is only 2km away from the property and hosts all local amenities including, boulangeries, pharmacies, salon de thé, boucheries and supermarkets. It also has an established and respected college and many delightful primary schools are nearby the property. The property is a 25 minute drive from Limoges International Airport and stunning railway station and a 40 minute drive from the picturesque and historic city of Angouleme which has a train station with links to Paris and the UK. The property is ten minutes away from the popular Lacs de la Haute Charente with beach areas, bars and water sports.

The property is surrounded by the quintessential French towns of Rochechouart, Confolens, St Junien and La Rochefoucauld with its stunning 12th Century Château. Other local places of interest are the Centre de la Memoire of Oradour-sur-Glane and Cassinomagus, an archaeological Roman bath site. The stunning seaside town of Royan with its magnificent large curved sandy beach can be found less than 2 hours away and within 2.5 hours one could be on the slopes of Mont-Dore. In under 2 hours you could be sampling the fine wines of Bordeaux and within 5 hours one could be stepping over the border into Spain!


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Entrance hall
Games room
Cinema room
Shower room
Several storage areas
Door to the barn (second dwelling)


Bedroom 1 with en-suite
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 3


Door from the old cottage
Open plan living room/kitchen


Master bedroom with en-suite and dressing room
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 3
Jack and Jill bathroom between bedrooms 2 and 3
Mezzanine overlooking the living room


There is a shed adjacent to the property with work bench and ample storage. Inside the shed is access to further storage situated on top which is covered and offers potential to link to master bedroom to produce a covered seating area with unique views of the valley and beyond. In addition there is a wood store or could be used for extra storage.


The house is set within a well established garden with mature plants, trees and lovely borders. There is a large terrace with a covered eating area, together with an outdoor kitchen with built in bbq; perfect for outdoor entertaining. The garden also has a plunge pool with decking, a fresh water well for topping up the pool and watering the plants and a dedicated area close by for sun loungers on which to enjoy those long summer days. Another small seating area is situated at the bottom of the garden with unspoilt views of the valley below. One can also play petanque in the property's own petanque course.


The property is attached to another property
Approximate habitable area = 221m2
Approximate land area = 3335m2
Heating is via a heat source pump
Mains drainage
Recent annual tax fonciere = 1800 euros

Ref 10977
Chabanais 16150
County: Charente
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 10977
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