Gorgeous 3 Bed, 3 Bath C19th Farmhouse with Pool, Charente Maritime near Cognac.
This gorgeous nineteenth century Charentaise farmhouse with private pool and garden offers authentic and spacious family living in the idyllic, sun-baked countryside of the Cognac region. Originally built in 1884, it has been lovingly restored to a very high standard and tastefully redecorated in the traditional, rustic French style. It is fully equipped for comfortable modern living, providing both a practical home and enchanting rural retreat, with a warm and peaceful ambience. Extensive renovations to the roof, windows, land drains, guttering and down pipes ensure that the property is well weather-proofed. An eco-friendly, modern septic tank was installed by a certified tradesman in 2019. The farmhouse is arranged over two floors, totalling 210 sq. metres. All rooms are very generously sized, providing a wonderful feeling of space and the flexibility to configure them to your needs. The three bedrooms in their current configuration using one of the King rooms as a dorm/family room comfortably sleep 9. The charming kitchen gives ample space to entertain, and there is a beautiful vine-covered terrace for outdoor dining. The large windows allow plenty of light in and provide verdant, uninterrupted views of the rear garden and valley beyond. The house is full of character; original features include three Charentaise fireplaces (2 with wood burning stoves) in each of the main downstairs rooms, exposed wooden beams, and thick stone walls. The terrace provides welcome shade during the summer months when enjoying the adjacent pool and the mature garden. The total area of the back and front gardens and terrace is approximately 80 sq. metres. In recent years, the property has been operating as a successful holiday rental, providing the opportunity of a ready-made business for any prospective buyers. ABOUT THE AREA 22, Rue de L'Olivèle is set in the peaceful and picturesque hamlet of Vaufraiche, with its nearest town of St Savinien just 1.3 km away—a gentle bike ride through the beautiful sunflower fields. Here, you can find wonderful restaurants and markets and all the necessary amenities: pharmacy, bank, post office, etc. The area is relaxed, friendly and quintessentially French so you won’t struggle to find good wine, cheese or bakeries! Within 20 km are the historic towns of Saintes and St Jean D'Angely. Further afield is Cognac, where you can visit all the famous brandy houses of France, for example Remy Martin and Hennessy. Surgeres (25 km) is on the main line with the TGV from Paris and only a 40 minute drive. The sea is within a 45 minute drive with beautiful beaches on the Atlantic coast and on the Iles de Ré and d'Oléron, with their nearby towns of La Rochelle, Rochefort and Royan. • 1 King Bedroom with en suite bathroom and direct outdoor access • 1 King/Dorm Bedroom with en suite shower room • 1 Double Bedroom • 1 Bathroom (shower) • Large Kitchen • Dining Room • Salon with wood burning stove • Utility room with WC • Outdoor Terrace • Private Pool • Garden • Private Parking • Double Glazing • New Roof • Septic Tank • Successful holiday rental business • Fully refurbished and renovated • Rural setting with good access to amenities and beach