Four bedroom farmhouse with barns in the Poitou Charentes region of France
Unique, stunningly beautiful 15th century stone farmhouse with grounds of 2,500 sqm. This historic property has been tastefully renovated using authentic materials and traditional methods.
Set in lovely surrounding countryside, yet only 10km from Châtellerault and the A10.
Access from courtyard via medieval arched doorway, opening on to small hall with limestone floor, restored ancient oak spiral staircase. Oak beams and columbage.
Sitting room (5.5m x 5.2m) Beamed ceiling and original wide oak floor. Lime washed walls. 17th century stone fireplace. French window leading to terrace. Oak door and window to courtyard. Oeuil de Bouef window. ADSL socket.
Utility room with WC and wash hand basin. Tiled floor. Plumbing for washing machine. Gas fired central heating and hot water boiler. Cupboard housing electrics. Small window.
Dining room (5.5m x 4.0m) Limestone floor, oak beams, lime washed walls. Large stone fireplace with log burner. French window to terrace. Oak door and window to courtyard.
Kitchen (5.7m x 3.9m) Handmade painted cupboards. Double ceramic sink, granite worktops. Island unit with stainless steel inset sink. Plumbing for dishwasher. Tommette floor, lime washed walls. Exposed oak trusses, cathedral style ceiling. French doors to courtyard. ADSL socket.
Master bedroom (5.8m x 5.6m). 17th century stone fireplace. Tommette floor. Exposed oak beamed ceiling. Two windows to courtyard, Oeuil de Boeuf to front.
En-suite bathroom (3.4m x 2.7m) Free standing rolled top bath. WC and bidet, wash hand basin. Enclosed tiled shower. Tommette floor. Oak exposed beams. Original arched window overlooking garden.
Bedroom two (5.5m x 4.2m) recess to bed. Oak exposed beams and columbage. Wide oak parquet. Window to courtyard.
Bedroom three (5.5m x 4.0m) Exposed oak trusses and beams, painted parquet floor. Dormer window to courtyard.
Bathroom (3.2m x 1.8m) White bath set in stone surround with shower over. Vanity unit with white inset sink. WC. Tiled floor. Exposed oak trusses and beams. Velux window.
Bedroom four (4.0m x 3.0m) Exposed oak trusses. Dormer window to courtyard.
Surrounded by rolling fields and woodland with a long drive up to the house.
A terrace overlooks the lovely gravelled garden with trees, shrubs and roses.
Separate parking area divided by arch with roses and picket gate.
Large lawned garden to front with established trees, shrubs and lavender. Small orchard with apple, pear, almond, plum and cherry.
South facing courtyard with climbing roses and olive tree set in stone surround.
Lower terrace with pergola and BBQ. Steps down to garden with roses, fig tree and garden shed. From here the garden leads up a slope to adjacent farmland with views across to the forest.
Barns and outbuildings
Small former stable with authentic roof recently completed, ready to convert into gite.
Large open barn housing salt water swimming pool (7.5m x 3.5m) set in the original walls.
Four à Pain with original stone beautifully constructed bread oven, ready for renovation.
Garage / workshop.
Mains water. Underground gas tank. Septic tank. Satellite dish. Broadband connected.
Schools and amenities nearby. Hospital, train station in Châtellerault (Paris 1hr 25). Airports: Poitiers 25km, Tours 70km, (Ryanair/Stanstead).
Seller: John Williams
Phone: 01553 849711
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