and nearly 5 hectares of land (30 ha available) just 35 minutes from Angoulême
The property is located in a peaceful countryside with a mix of meadows, woods and forests. It is near a village with more than a thousand inhabitants and all the necessary shops. The national N10 (the road from Paris to Bordeaux) is thirty minutes away. Limoges airport is less than an hour away and Angoulême, the capital of comics also known for its retro car race on the ramparts circuit, is only half an hour away.
The rectangular house has a gently sloping, two-sided roof covered with canal tiles. The exterior's sober appearance conceals the great richness of the interior decor. All the rooms, including the vestibule bathroom, feature cornices crowning the walls, stucco rosettes and doors and windows with elaborate moldings.
Two triangular pedimented entrances stand at each end of the east wing. From the south, the width of the house exposes the two half-moon balconies on the first floor.
To the west, the patio doors on the ground floor open onto the terrace which overlooks the garden and the large swimming pool below. On this side, the balcony running along the length of the house is shared by all the bedrooms and resembles Hemingway's house.
The main entrance opens onto a large vestibule with marble floors that feature throughout the house. A small living room is located behind the central staircase. A bathroom. A wide corridor punctuated with columns leads first to the dining room then to a large living room located in the other corner of the house. These last two rooms lead onto the terrace to the west on the pool side through large, arched French windows. The kitchen comes with a pantry, a laundry room and a bathroom.
Arriving on the landing, the two fluted columns that one passes through enhance the height of the staircase. On one side is a small kitchen that has been fitted out for the comfort and convenience of guests; on the other, the corridor (again accompanied by two fluted columns) serves four rooms on the west side. Each of these has its own bathroom and toilet. The fifth room, at the southern end of the house, opens onto two half-moon balconies, one for the bedroom and the other for the bathroom. As on the ground floor, the ensemble is decorated with cornices. The doors and windows are molded.
A boiler room and a DIY workshop have been installed underneath the terrace.
The big gite
The layout of the house (with a surface area of 100 m²) consists of a living room, two bedrooms and a kitchen with a bathroom and a toilet. The interior decorations are in the same style and of the same quality as the main house. A large terrace.
The small gite
This small house of about 40 m² has the same style as the larger house with a living room, a large bedroom, a small kitchen, a bathroom and a toilet. A large terrace.
He who built this house in the 1980s rose to quite a challenge - in the heart of the Charente countryside, the west-facing balcony shared by all of the bedrooms echoes Ernest Hemingway's house and will delight lovers of the 19th century along with details such as columns and molded ceilings in all the rooms and the two gites. All this with the modern comfort of underfloor heating for the main residence.
We can imagine many different destinies for the property - a main residence, a second home, guest houses, guest rooms or even an equestrian property thanks to the possibility of acquiring an additional thirty hectares.
|Land registry surface area||4 ha 70 a 83 ca|
|Main building surface area||500 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||140 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||5|
Ariel Dormeau +33 1 42 84 80 85
NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.