Maison de maître with pool and separate gîte.
Situated right in the heart of a village with all amenities, this elegant period property has a separate gîte for either rental potential or for accommodating friends and family. The owners have ensured that many original features have been retained parquet flooring, marble fireplaces, open stonework and exposed beams. Rooms are spacious and decorated with soft colour schemes. Entering through the front door which has a beautiful stained glass window you will find to your left a sitting room with marble fireplace and small woodburner and to the right a dining room with marble fireplace and original built-in cupboard. Along the hallway and down a couple of steps there is a farmhouse style fully fitted kitchen with Charentaise fireplace and woodburner. On the first floor there are 3 bedrooms, one with ensuite shower room and one with decorative fireplace. The spacious bathroom has a roll-top bath, shower, basin, WC and heated towel rail. The outside space at the front of the house is laid to lawn with beautiful mature trees and flowering shrubs. The gravelled driveway to the left is accessed via wrought iron gates where there is plenty of space to park several cars. The main house can also be entered by the back kitchen door. Along the driveway to the right you will find a charming summer kitchen cleverly tucked away in a cupboard which opens up to a gas stove and tiled worktop. There is a stone barbecue as well making it the perfect outdoor dining area. Large attached outbuildings provie great storage space. At the end of the garden is the cosy, cottage style gîte with fully fitted kitchen, sitting room and upstairs bedroom with shower room. The pool can be accessed from the sitting room French windows or via the pool gate. The drainage is currently via septic tank but can be connected to mains drainage. In the village you will find a grocer, baker, bar/restaurant, doctor, dentist and pharmacy. Walkable to the train station to go either to Saintes/Royan or to Niort for the TGV. Under 1 hour to the Atlantic coast and its beautiful beaches, this property is ideal for a large family and has the potential for extra accommodation or income.