We all start our house hunt in France with a wish list – essential, must have, would like, would be nice – and depending on your personal take on things - how many boxes need ticks.
Detached Y Charantaise Farmhouse Y Traditional Features Y Land/Woodland Y Modern Kitchen & Bathrooms Y Central Heating Y Conforming Drainage System Y Convertible Outbuildings Y Courtyard Y Gated Entrance Y Easy access to shops/village Y No major work to be done Y Well maintained Y Good decorative condition Y
This house ticks all the right boxes and yet there is still room to stamp your own style on it. Enter into the dining area and hallway or directly into the fully fitted and equipped kitchen. Beyond the kitchen are the barn/workshop and woodshed that run part of the length of the building at the back. Stairs lead from the kitchen to the 3 double bedrooms and bathroom, with the store-area/attic at the far end. Convertible if more bedrooms are needed. Back downstairs the toilet and walk-in wet room shower are off the dining area. From the hallway a right turn takes you into the large lounge with stone fireplace and oak clad ceiling. Stairs take you down into the wine cellar below the lounge, with insulated ceiling to keep that wine-perfect temperature out of the lounge. At the end of the house is a large room, used as a double bedroom but could be anything you choose.
The large open barn faces the house across the grassed courtyard next door to the stable block – a nice stone building, not too large, ideal for storage or conversion. The land surrounds the property. On the edge of a small hamlet it is a two minute drive to the village of Chaunay with fast access to the RN10, the proximity of which could be viewed as a negative point, but does mean you can quickly reach shops and services, and is handy for visiting friends and family. Plus it gives fast access to Poitiers with its TGV and international air links.