Stunning 4 bed. barn conversion with pool & panoramic views

€199,000  £180,417
Region: Poitou - Charentes
Department: Charente
Location: Aubeterre
Locality: Rural
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
W/Cs: 3
Plot Size (m2): 3000
(Area Converter)
Ref No: 109269
Type: Stone built
Floors: 2
Date Added: 02/11/2015
Status: Sold
Agent Ref: MAI/275
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Southern Charente / Dordogne border. 5 mins from Aubeterre, listed medieval village.
In an area of outstanding natural beauty, situated in total peace & quiet, yet only 1km to St. Séverin with bakery, small shops & supermarket, restaurant, bar, post office, bank, doctor, dentist, hairdresser, town hall, school, tennis, camping, football pitch, mini-golf.
Only 2kms to a riverside nature reserve, with rope bridges, maze & treetop climbing experience (great for kids!)
Only 3kms to a 9 hole golf course at a manor house country club with tennis, bar, restaurant & year round activities.
5kms to medieval listed hillside and riverside town of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne.
Larger supermarkets, shops & weekly markets at Ribérac or Chalais 15 mins. Montmoreau 15mins.
Angouleme 45mins (TGV to Paris 2hrs20mins) lovely cathedral city with old cobbled quarter & year round cultural & sporting events
Périgueux 45 mins, capital of the Dordogne, within easy reach of major tourist destinations.
Airports - Bergerac 75mins, or Bordeaux 90mins

Rental income - 12 year established rental income stream. Now rents out for £1450 PER WEEK in high season. Great return on investment if required. Further details on request.

GUEST COMMENTS
?We?ve arrived and it?s heaven? Kelli F. from California, USA (by email 22.7.17)
?This is a beautiful retreat and we are blessed to be here!? Kelli F. (by email 22.7.17)
?We are loving our stay here, the most beautiful place. I think the sunflowers may come out while we are here.? Stephen A. (by email 11.7.16)
?Highlights for us would be Aubetterre ? what a gem, kayaking on the Dronne, the great weather, the peace and tranquillity and of course the pool!? Claire C. (by email 28.7.16)
?You have a beautiful house and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The wildlife, sunflowers and sunsets were amazing. We had a wonderful week.? Adele P. (by email 1.8.16)
?Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at Les Etangs. The house was so comfortable with everything we needed.? Diane A. (by email 7.5.16)

“Love the house. It is fabulous and weather lovely” Dympna M. (by text 29.6.15)
“We have had a fantastic holiday, thanks” Dympna M. (by text 9.7.15)
“Everything is fab here. What a lovely place it is. We are all having a lovely time” Leanne B. (by email 25.5.15)

Professionally restored, this architect designed 4 bed. character barn conversion enjoys a superb location with panoramic views over rolling countryside dotted with a few red roofed farmsteads, and small woods.
Located down a private drive of about 200m, gorgeous if it's a year for sunflowers all around, the property is presented in excellent order throughout & is sold fully furnished & equipped.
All windows & doors have wooden shutters.
Ground floor - entrance via double glazed doors in the original barn access. Spacious, open plan, with pale beams, white ceiling & walls (part exposed stone) making it very light & airy. Terracotta tiled floors throughout.
Hall area - with coat stand, old pine chest, pine staircase & under stairs storage area
Living area - with two large sofas, various easy chairs, coffee table, TV table, flat screen satellite TV & DVD player, plus a Godin woodburner for cosy times in the cooler months.
Dining area - with views to rear terrace & panoramic countryside beyond. Dining table & chairs for 8 people
Kitchen area - fully fitted with a range of white units & wall cupboards, double white sink, gas cooker (with electric oven), micro-wave oven, tall fridge/freezer, electric kettle, toaster, coffee-maker, plus ample crockery, cutlery, glasses, cookware etc
Utility room - with washing machine, hot water boiler & useful storage space
Shower room - with white suite comprising wash hand basin, shower & WC.

First floor - pine staircase leads to bright landing with Velux window, polished pine floor & 4 double bedrooms.
Master bedroom 1 - with polished pine floor, white walls, high beamed ceiling, (one original beam showing the date 1872), king size bed, recess with wardrobe, pine chest, bedside tables & lamps, panoramic countryside views, plus lovely views of the sunset in summer.
En-suite shower room - with polished pine floor, original old beam, white suite of wash hand basin, shower & WC, white tiles, white walls & Velux window.
Bedroom 2 - with high ceiling & exposed beams, polished pine floor, white walls, some exposed stone, 2 single beds (can be pushed together if required), bedside tables & lamps, pine chest, hanging rail & storage area. Views to rear towards pool & panoramic countryside.
Bedroom 3 - with high ceiling & exposed beams, polished pine floor, white walls, 2 single beds, bedside tables & lamps, hanging rail, mirror, views to front over fields.
Bedroom 4 - study bedroom, with high ceiling, exposed beams, including original old roof truss, polished pine floors, 2 single beds (can be pushed together), bedside tables & lamps, old wooden desk & (modern) chair, shelf unit, plus high up private storage cupboard, telephone point & WIFI box, views to front over fields.
Family bathroom - with polished pine floor, white walls & tiles, white suite comprising bath (with shower over), wash hand basin & WC. Views to garden & fields beyond.

Outside - small gravelled area at the front to catch the morning sun, larger paved terrace to the rear for sun from about midday til sunset.
Plenty of shade at the side of the house if required, where there is an old bench. Plus shade under the fruit trees.
Garden table & chairs for 8 people, sun parasol, 8 sunloungers with cushions

Grounds - extend to about 0.75 acres of flat lawned gardens with a few mature fruit trees, mainly plums & walnuts, climbing rose & various mature shrubs around the property. Panoramic views all round.
Excellent gardener (same one for 13 years) who would be pleased to continue if required.
Parking - private parking area, with some shade, space for about 4 cars.

Swimming pool - in ground pool 10m x 5m with paved surround & panoramic views all the more spectacular when glimpsed while swimming. Alongside the pool is the pump house with pool pump (new in 2014) and pool equipment. New pool alarm 2015.
Storage space - there is some storage space & shelving inside the pump house for garden equipment & folding sunloungers.

Services - mains water & electricity, bottled gas for hob cooking (electric oven), landline telephone, WIFI/broadband, satellite TV, septic tank conforming to current norms (emptied 2014)

Heating - electric radiators, plus woodburner for cosy times in low season.

Note - this property is adjacent to, but totally private from, the other side of the barn conversion. The original huge barn was converted into 2 x 4 bedroom houses, each with its own private entrance, front door, pool, terraces and parking area. The other side has its main terrace area & pool on the other side of the building, and there is tall shrubbery between the rear terraces, making the two houses totally private from each other. The adjacent house is a British owned holiday home used mainly by the retired owners, with only August rented out to cover running costs. (More details on request)

A fabulous home for holidays, or more permanent residence, in a lovely area of SW France.

Investment - also makes a decent return on investment (with free holiday accommodation!)
Vendor can advise on, or even manage, rental bookings after the sale by arrangement with the new owner if required.

TRY BEFORE YOU BUY - SPECIAL OFFER - stay at this property to get a better feel for it and the surrounding area
at a special rate of just £250 per week for 2 people (Sept/Oct. - April).

PRICE - 195,000Euros (private sale, direct from vendor, NO AGENCY FEES). Sold FULLY FURNISHED and EQUIPPED.

REF: MAI / 275

Outbuildings: 1
Home Features: Agency fees included, Broadband, Cable/Satellite TV, Electricity connected, Patio/Deck, Septic Tank, Swimming Pool, Telephone connected, Washer/Dryer, Water connected
Community Features: Bike Paths, Golf course, Local Shops, Playground/Park, Restaurants, River facilities, Tennis Courts

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