- Type: House, Apartment, (Tourist) business, Gîtes, Bed and Breakfast
- Living surface: 390
- Plot size: 1151
- Bedrooms: 5
- Total rooms: 18
- Bathrooms: 4
- Close By: Hiking & Cycling, City centre
- Special features: Pool, Wine cellar
- Languages spoken: Français, English
Cherished Charentaise Town House with apartment plus an adjoining guest house for renovation
Price: € 410 000 | Ref.: 3664 | Views: 2 006
Tastefully renovated, refined 4-bedroom house with private garden and pool located in the centre of a well-located landmark village. A self-contained 1 bedroom apartment, further rooms for restoration, a large garage and adjoining separate guest house make this a very flexible home with business and renovation potential. Located right in the heart of Archiac the house is within 3 minutes' walk of a Post Office, library, hairdressers, florist, tabac/newsagent and primary and secondary schools. The village has a supermarket, restaurant, boulangeries and butchery as well as agricultural businesses.
The house is conveniently located near a popular camp site and public swimming pool. Archiac is within 15 minutes of Jonzac and Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire, 20 minutes from Cognac, Pons, the N10 and A10, 40 minutes from Saintes and the ocean, 60 minutes from Royan and within 75 minutes of both Bordeaux and La Rochelle. The beautiful Charentaise countryside around Archiac is characterised by the petit-champagne cognac vineyards and offers prime opportunities for cycling, hiking and other out-door activities.
Large entrance hall with beautiful black and white tiled floor and original feature oak staircase. Lounge 19.5m2: tiled floor, exposed beams, working fireplace, 2 double glazed windows to front, double sliding doors to dining room 17m2 with tiled floor, double glazed door and window to rear garden. Kitchen 17m2 with tiled floor, fitted cooker, hob and dishwasher; fitted units and double glazed door and window to rear garden, door to pantry (2.7 m2) shared with apartment kitchen. Study 17m2: two double glazed windows to front, feature fireplace. Two cellars measuring 18m2 and 26m2.
Two original oak staircases leading to large hallway with original oak floor. Bedroom 18.7m2 with two double glazed windows to front, built in storage, feature fireplace, exposed beams. Bedroom 13.5m2: double glazed window to front, exposed beams. Bedroom 19.2m2: two double glazed windows to front, feature fireplace, built in storage, exposed beams. Bedroom 18.4m2: double glazed window to rear garden, exposed beams, feature fireplace. Bathroom 9m2: double glazed window, double basins, bath/ shower, bidet. Shower room 4.6m2: shower, basin. Another shower room 5m2: shower, basin, WC. Separate WC. A further 2/3 rooms at present un-restored and in need of redecoration are accessible from the first floor hallway. Large attics offer potential for further habitable space.
The Apartment/gîte is on the ground floor of the main house. It has a Bedroom 36m2: tiled floor, private entrance, exposed beams. Shower room 10.00m2 with walk in shower/ wet room, basin, toilet. Kitchen 14 m2 with fitted units, washing machine and fridge. Doors to rear garden and adjoining house.
The adjoining house has it's own front entrance to the street. It requires renovation and offers potential as a separate 2-bedroom home, business premises or rental accommodation.
The secluded, walled rear garden with a 4.5x9.5m in-ground, salt-water swimming pool is quiet and private. On two levels with mature trees and hedges it provides a sheltered haven for pool parties and outdoor entertaining. It features a covered dining area adjoining a courtyard with stone barbecue, a well, lawns and a large sunbathing terrace around the pool.
The large garage is adequate for two cars and has an automatic door to the street at the front of the property. The upper floor of the garage (9.8m x 6.2m) provides renovation potential for a business premises or a further apartment for rental accommodation.
The house has a combination of gas and electrical heating. Attics are glass-fibre insulated. The house is connected to municipal sewage and the main living areas are double-glazed. Connection to high-speed internet installed. Fibre is ready to connect.