There are some houses that are nice and some stunning, but occasionally there is one that for you just hits the right spot and you feel it would be nice to spirit it away for yourself.
Set in a village considered to be very France Profound, i.e. very French and rural, it has a wonderful atmosphere of existing this way for centuries before and to come. However this house has embraced modernity in terms of creature comforts, so don't worry. This is a house of two parts, in fact probably at one time, house plus barn, but today it is simply a slightly quirky house with two staircases (and a perfect "guest" suite to help preserve your privacy). The entrance is into the heart of any French house, the kitchen. This comes fully fitted and equipped and is just so right for the house. Step to your right and you enter the "snug", the original living room with honey coloured exposed stone walls, beams and a settle-down-with-a-good-book feel. From the kitchen, stairs take you to the two double guest bedrooms and family bathroom.
Turn the other way out of the kitchen and enter the superb barn conversion done to showcase French artistry, with some amazing carpentry. Here is the formal dining room and everyday living room with woodburning stove set against a stone wall, a downstairs cloakroom and the second artisan built staircase taking you to a further double bedroom with en-suite shower-and seperate wc, and the large double master bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
The well insulated house is heated by two wood-burning stoves as well as electric radiators. The garden is all to the front, with a further garden/veg plot/orchard plus garden shed just down the drive.
The village is close to the larger village of Rom, with its bar and village shop. A short drive to the market town of Lezay (largest weekly market in the area) which will satisfy most of your everyday needs. It is 40 minutes to Poitiers where there is city life and culture, plus the TGV link to UK and an airport served by a low cost airline, or 50 minutes to Angoulême and 1.35 to La Rochelle and the coast ©