|Le Bourg||Self Catering||Saturday||1||2||1||Double sofabed|
The house is in the centre of the village by the side of the old church St. Nicolas and next to the Mairie set back from the road. The property is on 3 levels, entry basement kitchen, middle floor lounge and top floor bedroom, giving access to a large south facing private sun terrace with plants and vines and orchard.
The kitchen is on entry level with all the facilities like dishwasher, oven, gas hob, extractor fan, washing machine, tumble dryer and a separate adjoining toilet.
There is a comfortable dining table in the kitchen.
Stone staircase leading up towards the lounge and to outside terrace and orchard.
Cosy spacious living room with wood burning stove in fire place.
There is another dining table here in case one prefers to eat in the lounge area.
A sofa bed facing the fire with large coffee-table. Lounger chairs.
A corner sink and electric kettle to avoid having to go downstairs.
Window opening on towards the road with the old church right in front reflecting the beautiful sunlight into the house. Satellite Sky tv. Sky radio channels.
Speaker system with mini jack connection. Wi-fi open connection can be picked up just outside the house towards the Mairie.
Staircase going up to bedroom.
Bedroom with 1 double bed, wardrobe and other storage, en suite facilities, shower, basin. Toilet.
Bedroom door also giving access to south facing peaceful sun terrace with shade options.
En suite bathroom with shower, basin and toilet
Main heating is the wood burner for the lounge and a quiet ventilation system "VMC" constantly pushes the air around. There are electric radiators in the kitchen and in the bedroom bathroom.
Sun terrace with table and chairs, hammock, various seating areas, plants, vines, orchard trees, barbecue, storage shed.
Free public parking in front of the house or in front of the church.
The house is on 3 levels an therefore not suitable for wheelchair access, sorry.
Like so many small villages in France the local baker, cafe, and butcher have long disappeared thanks to the various supermarkets that we all use.
Saint Claud is about 5 minutes away by car and Chasseneuil sur Bonnieure about 8 minutes where you can find all the shops and cafes you'll need.
Born in Holland, moved to France for work opportunities and travel and lived there for 20 years, moved to England where I lived for 22 years ... and back in France now to take it a bit easier and this lovely renovation project inspired me and kept me busy.
|Year property purchased||2016|
|Why this location?||We live close by and when I saw this property for sale I could imagine it to be a lovely place to stay and decided we could convert it into something attractive .... it has such an amazing feel about it. I sincerely hope you will have the same feeling about it ...|
|Unique benefits of property||Peaceful location in the middle of the village set back from the road opposite the ancient church, comfortable living space, lovely outside terrace and orchard...... real cosy feel to it and the private south facing terrace makes it perfect for every part of the day, the sun is up on the terrace at 8 in the morning until about 7 in the evening.
The light shines on te church opposite all day and reflects it straight into the house. The fountain that emerges from under the front of the house trickles away towards the road. Church bells ringing to remind you while you are reading in the hammock that it's almost lunchtime ....
Many good restaurants in the area although you'll need a car to visit.
"La Bonnieure" in Chasseneuil, lovely outside terrace .
"Porte Bleu" in Verteuil, lovely picturesque village, beautiful Chateau.
"La Grange aux Oies", in Neuil, overlooking an even more beautiful Chateau.
"Chez Steph's", in La Rochefoucault, don't want to go on but there happens to be another amazing Chateau just next door, this one you can visit. If you do, go to the top floor first and dress like a knight a king a joker or a princess with the costumes provided, then walk around the Chateau like you own the place.
Restaurants in St. Claud, Nanteuil, Saint Amant de Boixe ... and various others.
There are plenty of good cycle routes around, all very well indicated with color coded difficulty levels, I can leave printed circuit cards at the house.
Plenty of walks everywhere, nothing too hard.
The closest is just south of Ruffec. Very well organised, take a picnic and find a place along the river. They come and pick you up and drive you back to the starting point.
Of course the obvious markets everywhere: food, brocante, bric-a-brac, vide-grenier etc.
There's a local magazine but also online that feature all the regional activities , concerts, markets, gatherings, exhibitions, brocante, car boot sales etc.etc. very useful.
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