Charming 2 Bed Cottage (room to expand); Gite; Garden; Views

€129,600  £111,036
Region: Poitou - Charentes
Department: Charente
Location: Saint Claud
Locality: Hamlet
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
W/Cs: 2
Plot Size (m2): 630
(Area Converter)
Ref No: 188480
Type: Cottage
Year Built: 1750
Floors: 1
Garage Size: 27
Date Added: 14/01/2022
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In Brief: Very characterful, split level cottage with new roof: Large Kitchen/Living Room; Office; 2 large Bedrooms (1 Ground Floor); 1 Dressing Room; 1 Bathroom; 2 Convertible Attics (would make 2 further large bedrooms); 1 Bed Annex ; small attached Barn; Off-Road Parking; Manageable garden with 2 terraces and fabulous countryside views.
Situation: Beautiful East Charente 16450, this adorable cottage has a privileged position at the end of a little lane, at edge of a small hilltop hamlet with fabulous views over the valley and lots of walking tracks; there are neighbours close by but not directly overlooking the property; the area is rural and peaceful with rolling hills, fields and forest; it is a very pleasant walk to a pretty village (no commerce) and less than 10mins drive to 2 lovely little market towns, several larger towns are within 20/30mins radius; the historic city of Angoulême (TGV) is around 40mins away and it is approx. 1 hour to either Limoges or Poitiers Airport.
Description: This group of stone buildings was built c1750 and remarkably they retain a lot of their original character and features. The property is currently a well-loved holiday home and benefits from approx. 118m2 habitable surface area in the main house and approx. 40m2 in the little attached gite; it requires some re-decoration (following a few leaks, now resolved with the new roof) and is laid out as follows:
The Main Cottage: exposed oak beams throughout: Ground floor: Entrance into the double aspect Kitchen/Living Room (c36.6m2) with whitewashed beams, exposed stone walls, seagrass matting & stone fireplace with wood-burner; basic Corner Kitchen with tiled floor, sink, work surface & splashback; a few steps lead up to the Office/Music Room (15.4m2~) with quarry tiled floor and wood-burner; Bathroom (6.6m2~, quarry tiled floor, roll top bath, basin, WC); Bed 1 (13.5m2~) with door onto the little lane, fireplace, feature stone sink, old brick floor and large Dressing room/Storeroom (11.2m2~) these 2 rooms could be knocked through and the latter is behind the bathroom, so an ensuite would be feasible.
1st Floor: Currently the first floor is accessible via a slim spiral staircase from the living room (other solutions are possible); small landing; Bed 2 (35m2~), carpet over floorboards, mansard ceiling with beautiful exposed oak, low A Frame in the middle of the room & fabulous views down the valley. 2 lovely convertible Attic rooms (23/25m2~) with good height and exposed stone.
Condition: General Good Order; Recent Septic Tank; Traditional Single Glazing (1 dbl glazed window in the upstairs bedroom); 3 Wood-Burners; electric water heater; Energy Report Pending; Taxe Foncière: c400?/Annum;
Outbuildings: Gite with oak Beams throughout: This lovely little cottage is attached to the main cottage at the rear & has its own little terrace and French doors that lead to the Kitchen/Living Room (21m2~), tiled floor, stone fireplace with wood-burner, feature stone sink, kitchenette and original oak stairs to the Bedroom (20m2~) with one exposed oak A frame, Shower, WC. This room needs a new ceiling following a leak (now resolved); Small double-height Barn (26.8m2) attached to the back of the main cottage; Log Store.
Land: plot of approx. 630m2; 2 Terraces; Off Road Parking (2 Cars); enclosed manageable Garden, laid to lawn with hedges, shrubs and lovely views down the valley.


Outbuildings: Gite with oak Beams throughout: This lovely little cottage is attached to the main cottage at the rear & has its own little terrace and French doors that lead to the Kitchen/Living Room (21m2~), tiled floor, stone fireplace with wood-burner, feature stone sink, kitchenette and original oak stairs to the Bedroom (20m2~) with one exposed oak A frame, Shower, WC. This room needs a new ceiling following a leak (now resolved); Small double-height Barn (26.8m2) attached to the back of the main cottage; Log Store.
Home Features: Agency fees included, Electricity connected, Patio/Deck, Septic Tank, Water connected

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