I love the location of this enormous parcel of land. It is situated next to a pretty, but typically sleepy hamlet, with plenty of neighbours (but also personal space). The land is set back from a country lane which begins with a spectacular château and ends with a water tower on the horizon. The latter almost resembles a lighthouse from this distance. The biggest conundrum here is whether to retain the whole field – and fulfil a dream of keeping horses or allowing the dogs to roam freely – or else divide it and sell the other half on to someone with a similar vision.
There are so many benefits of buying land and having a property built on it. Firstly, it is cheaper than renovating an old house. Secondly, it provides one with almost total freedom of choice. Do you want a south facing patio? Is the master bedroom going to be en-suite? Why not incorporate some traditional features such as a charentaise fireplace or oak beams? We can put you in touch with architects who will advise you on every aspect of your project. Exciting, isn’t it?
The property is on the edge of a tiny farming hamlet. Despite the rural location, one is close (ten minutes drive) to two market towns: Civray and Ruffec. The latter has a range of bars, restaurants, shops, public baths, hospital, TGV railway link to Paris and a pavement café culture.©