A private country hideaway with tremendous business potential!
This is a rural house with 4 additional independent gites, located in the southern Charente region of France on the border with the Charente-Maritime and the Dordogne. It includes 2.98 hectares of land in a secluded setting, while being less than 10 minutes from the nearest town of Chalais.
The Charente area is currently rising up the ranks to be one of the most popular areas to live in France.
The property is approached by a private road, which curves around through a stone entrance into a large open front courtyard.
The accommodation starts with the original main house on 2 floors, where the current owner lives. This property has oil-fired central heating, double glazing and excellent insulation.
There is a large kitchen with an additional wood-burning fire, and a large salon with additional wood-burning fireplace. On the ground floor there is a WC, storage room and laundry room. Upstairs there are 2 double bedrooms each with ensuite bathrooms.
There are 2 gites adjoining the main house, on ground floor level.
The smaller gite has a private paved front garden with an entry door into the kitchen. It has 2 bedrooms and one bathroom, and a large salon with log burning stove.
The larger gite has an entry into a small pantry area and into the main salon and kitchen. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, with a private paved sitting area at the rear.
This section of the property also hosts an indoor swimming pool and extensive storage areas.
Next to the indoor pool, there is a walled garden/courtyard. The walled courtyard is filled with mediterranean plants, and has 3 sections. The larger section on the right is the main plant area, and the left side is divided into 2 smaller walled gardens with seating.
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Across the plant-filled walled courtyard there are 2 further self-contained gites in a converted barn, on 2 levels. These have 7 bedrooms between them, with full central heating, double glazing, a new roof and good insulation.
One gite faces on to the front courtyard, but is private as it has a hedge to shield the sitting area. It has 3 bedrooms upstairs and 2 bathrooms, with a large salon and dining/kitchen area on the ground floor.
The gite behind faces onto the outdoor swimming pool, and has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. To the rear is a large paved sitting area with direct access to the pool.
These 2 gites are within an old barn, and are connected by passage ways and locking doors on both ground floor and first floor level. This means the doors can be left open for a large family or group, or kept locked for 2 separate groups of guests.
dining area - Rosengart
kitchen area - Rosengart
Adjoining this is a large barn, originally used for drying tobacco leaves (hence the very high roof), which is currently equipped as a motor car workshop, for the personal use of the current owner.
This space is very versatile, and could be converted for a multitude of uses, such as yoga studio, art studio, gymnasium, or even a restaurant!
You can see the large barn to the left in the photo below with entrance to Gite 3 under the fig tree.
At the rear of the property, there is an outdoor swimming pool (12 x 6 metres) with a poolside bar area and a large paved surround, providing ample seating area around the pool itself.
The outdoor pool looks over a large meadow, which would be suitable for horses. Wild deer are frequent visitors to the lower meadow, visible from the poolside bar in the evening.
There are many fruit trees on the property, such as apple, plum, fig, elderberry, as well as blackberry bushes.
The entire property serves as a home for the current owner, as well as previously being run as holiday accommodation in July and August, with emphasis on classic car enthusiasts. The wide range of accommodation available provides huge potential for long-term lettings all year as well as short-term holiday lettings over summer. It would be great for hosting retreats and other events!
Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this rural house hideaway in the sunny southern Charente, with excellent income potential if desired!
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