Beautiful 19th century 6/7 bedroomed house with heated swimming pool set in gardens and parkland leading down to the river.
With two kitchens this would be ideal for two families or as a main house with attached but self-contained luxury accommodation for guests. Poitou-Charentes.
This most desirable country house is situated in an enviable location and is surrounded by its own gardens. The attached parkland leads down to the river for fishing. A flexible property allowing for two families or for guests to stay in one of the two adjoining properties or for the house to be retained as one property.
Once owned by one of the renown brandy-producing families in the region, the property has been immaculately renovated to incorporate high-end fixtures and fittings including exquisite 'Victoria and Albert' bathroom suites. Nearly every room has a double aspect, resulting in a spacious house with luminous rooms. The property comprises:
Entrance Hall with original flagstone floor, doors to front and rear gardens, separate WC.
Large salon 6.6 x 5.8m with marble fireplace and woodburner, tiled floor. Double aspect.
Dining room 6.8 x 5m with Charentaise fireplace and wood burner.
beautiful kitchen 6.8 x 3.7m, fully fitted with two sinks, two built-in ovens, hob and built-in microwave. Door to:
Laundry room with sink, gas central-heating boiler.
Useful pantry .
From the impressive hallway, a lovely wooden staircase leads to:
Bedroom One: 6.6 x 4.7m with chestnut floor and marble fireplace.
En-suite 'Jack and Jill' bathroom with stand alone Victoria & Albert bath with views over the gardens and parkland. Double shower. A door also to the landing to allow access from there.
Light and airy landing.
Bedroom two: 6.8 x 4m, again double aspect.
En-suite bathroom with free-standing bath, leading to a super dressing room with marble fireplace surround and built-in robes.
From the lounge you enter into the attached second beautiful house comprising:
Entrance hallway with entrance porch and woodstore. Beautiful stone staircase to first floor.
Study/games room 3 x 5.3m looking onto the pool.
Kitchen 3.4 x 5.5m, fitted with contemporary units, space for cooker, plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine. Door to garden.
Lounge 3.4 x 5.5m including an original stone sink and 'bull's eye' window. Charentaise fireplace with logburner and stone flag floor. Dual aspect with door to terrace.
Downstairs Bedroom three: 3.4 x 5.1 leading to;
Ensuite bathroom with free-standing bath, shower unit and WC.
Long first floor landing leads to;
Bedroom four 4.5 x 4.4m with original high beams.
En-suite shower room.
Airing cupboard with water heater for this house, and radiator.
Bedroom five 4.4 x 4m another super bedroom with ensuite shower room with quality fixtures. This bedroom leads to a dressing room or Bedroom six 4.4x 3.4m.
Bedroom seven 6.6 x 5m, with plumbing in-situ to install en-suite bathroom if desired.
Externally. Mature gardens surround the property and also incorporate:
Garage/workshop with wooden doors and power 4.1 x 9m.
Hangar/woodstore 4.3 x 3.1m
Further 'L'-shaped garage 10 x 6.7m max with concrete floor.
A superb vaulted cave 4 x 2.4m situated behind a pretty seating area.
Pool equipment room.
Second wine cellar 2.1 x 6m, always held at an ambient temperature.
Other outbuildings incorporating the cave 2.1 x 14m.
The attached parkland includes some lovely commemorative trees planted since the mid 1800s, as well as London Plain trees. Leading down to the river there is a former fishery with a tank for holding fish as well as an old Lavoir.
In the past ten years the present owners have carried out major works throughout including upgrading the electrical installation, new kitchens and fabulous bathrooms, new high quality oak external doors, double-glazing throughout.
One finds the property in a small rural hamlet but not far from the pretty market town of Lezay (4.5 km). Ideally situated to reach the whole of France with excellent transport connections, and is set in pleasant countryside just a few minutes' drive from the nearest shops, bars, restaurants etc. at the lovely market town of Lezay (10km). Nearby airport at Poitiers (46 km), Limoges (117km), La Rochelle (116 km) and Bordeaux (2 hours). From Poitiers you can catch the fast TGV train to Paris centre and direct into Charles de Gaulle airport (1 hour 30 minutes)
- Property type
- Special class
- Guesthouse-bed & breakfast-gites
- Extra info
- Grounds 1-5 HA
- Total living area
- 518 m²
- Plot size
- 31,600 m²
- All bathrooms
- Double glazing
- Swimming pool