Montbron (Charente) - Wonderful four bedroom character property with swimming pool, fantastic open views.
Originally built as a hunting lodge, this charming and characterful property dates from 1842. It has been beautifully renovated and retains many original features whilst offering all the comforts of modern living. The current owners have enjoyed the property for 20 years and have maintained it in excellent condition. Set in a peaceful hamlet of just four other properties and with no passing traffic, the house sits within a fully enclosed garden that is accessed by electric gates opening onto a sweeping driveway. At the head of the driveway is a parking area and access to a large double garage and workshop covering 55m2. This also houses the boiler for the oil fired central heating The farmhouse style kitchen is set around a stone fireplace within which sits a wood burning stove. There are a range of fitted kitchen units and a breakfast bar. A range cooker sits beneath a stainless steel extractor hood and there is a dishwasher set beneath the countertop. To the rear of the kitchen is a walk-in larder. The dining room sits adjacent to the kitchen and acts as the access into the lounge. The lounge features an inset wood burner set within an attractive brick fireplace with a stone mantel. A doorway leads out onto the covered dining terrace which is adjacent to the swimming pool. The delightful master bedroom suite is located on the ground floor and offers both an ensuite shower room (with electric underfloor heating) and built-in, mirror fronted wardrobes. There is also a family bathroom on the ground floor and a separate toilet. Above the lounge is a mezzanine bedroom with a large storage area, whilst the other two bedrooms are accessed by a lovely original staircase that rises from the kitchen. The first floor bedroom has an ensuite shower room whilst the second floor bedroom has a useful storage area into the eaves. The house sits well within the centre of its plot and is surrounded by lawns with uninterrupted views to the south and east. The covered terrace is partly glazed to provide shelter from the prevailing westerly breeze and so provides a very comfortable seating and dining area that acts as an extra room for a significant part of the year. The 10m by 5m heated swimming pool has a salt water system and sits next to the covered terrace, making it easy to keep an eye on children from either the shade or the full sun. There is a well within the garden along with a number of mature trees and shrubs and a garden shed. Buyers are advised that the property has been priced to reflect the fact that the Fosse Septique, whilst working perfectly well, does not conform to the modern standards and would need to be replaced. The nearby town of Montbron is only a 5 minute drive and it offers both supermarkets and a range of local shops along with a bank, post office and several bars and restaurants. The city of Angouleme, with its connection to the TGV high speed rail network (making Paris accessible in under 2.5 hours) can be reached in just 30 minutes whilst the nearest airport is 60 minutes away in Limoges Agency fees of 6%, to be paid by the buyer, are already included within the asking price.Honoraires d'agence de 6% TTC inclus, charge acquéreur.Richard Morford, Agent Commercial, Siret No. : 00038 E-mail