Massignac (Charente) - Beautifully presented farmhouse with gîte, set in open countryside close to leisure lakes
€399,000 (APPROX. £364,327)
Property Details - Farmhouse
Occupying a tranquil location with no near neighbours and open views all around, this impressive property offers a spacious, four bedroom/four bathroom character house, a delightful gîte, a swimming pool, a vegetable garden and a barn. The property has been extensively renovated and is presented to a very high standard, so that you can simply move in and enjoy from day one.
The project to renovate the main house was completed in 2008 although the owners have never ceased in their efforts to add value to the property by developing the garden, to create a series of outdoor living spaces, and developing the attached barn to create entertaining and utility areas.
The main house has the classic maison du maître style design with a central hallway and landings from which all the living rooms and bedrooms are accessed. The main entrance hall creates an impressive welcome for visitors and has a ground floor toilet set in a closet beneath the staircase.
To the left is the open plan kitchen and dining room, the real heart of this home. A heavy wooden beam runs across the ceiling and hints at the age and history of the house, however the fitted kitchen is thoroughly modern with a range of fitted kitchen units and integrated appliances, along with a kitchen island and breakfast bar. In the fireplace sits a wood burning stove which also provides underfloor heating to this room.
Across the hallway is the spacious lounge which has two sets of French windows opening out onto a covered terrace in the garden. This room also has a wood burning stove, again with a back boiler enabling it to power a series of radiators. Beneath the lounge is a wine cellar (accessed externally) which has been refurbished and rewired.
To the first floor are two double bedrooms, one with an ensuite shower room, the other with an ensuite shower room, and both with a walk-in wardrobe and a Juliet balcony with open views to the rear.
There are two further bedrooms on the second floor, again each has an ensuite shower room. These two bedrooms also have access to useful storage areas built into the eaves.
Whilst it has been partially developed, the attached barn still provides secure, undercover parking for a car or motor home. On the ground floor of the barn there is a utility room with plumbing for a washing machine and good storage space, a shower room with w.c. and a workshop. A mezzanine floor has been created in the barn to provide a large, covered entertaining space including a games room and a home cinema.
The gravelled driveway to the house leads to both a car port (space for two cars) and a single garage. Further covered storage is provided by a large wood store which can also be accessed by vehicles.
Within the gardens there is both an 8m by 4m swimming pool and a hot tub, along with a series of covered seating and dining spaces. There is also a vegetable garden complete with two, 7 metre long polytunnels.
The one bedroom gîte is set well away from the main house and offers an open plan lounge, kitchen and dining room along with private outdoor seating and dining spaces. The gîte is supplied fully furnished and ready to let.
The property is situated in beautiful countryside just 3km from the popular village of Massignac which offers a good range of amenities along with a popular leisure lake. It is mid way between Limoges, with its international airport, and Angouleme which provides access to the TGV high speed rail network – both can be reached in just 45 minutes.
Agency fees of 5% are included in the asking price.
Honoraires d'agence de 5% TTC inclus, charge acquéreur.
Richard Morford, Agent Commercial, Siret No. : 752 627 984 00038
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