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200-Year-Old Merchant's House / Longere
Price: € 274 940 | Ref.: 361 | Views: 7 455
Smothered in honeysuckle, this 200-year-old merchant's house has historical features that add to its charm and character. Many of the pretty old windows still have panes of old glass, and a notable feature from when the house was first built is an alcove with a stone sink in the salon. Situated in the village of Villegats close to Ruffec in Poitou Charente. Just off the N10 and an hour south of Poitiers, the house is within easy reach of several budget airlines. Given its convenient location, over the last six years the property has been run successfully as a Chambres d'Hôtes, and was chosen as a special place to stay by the Guardian Newspaper.
Salon/drawing room with working fireplace.
Kitchen with lovely solid-wood units, old tiled floor, beams, and a large open fireplace with hand-carved mantel with a pair of lovebirds. Large back kitchen overlooking a pretty courtyard.
Upstairs there are four main bedrooms (one en-suite), a fifth bedroom/study and a dressing room.
Double-height room above the back kitchen, large enough to add separate living quarters.
More rooms could easily be added by carrying the staircase up into the unused loft that runs the entire length of the house and has solid oak floors and magnificent oak trusses that would give superb character to additional rooms.
Oil-fired central heating.
Spacious garden with beautiful borders, roses, lavender en fruit trees, closed by a stone wall.
Separate, large stone barn in excellent condition.