|Walnut Barn||Self Catering||Flexible||3||6||2||Travel cot, single z-bed|
Converted, old stone barn set in fields and reached by a single track road.
The kitchen opens onto the kitchen terrace, where al fresco dining may be enjoyed. The dining room, with its french windows, is also directly reached from the kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped with an electric cooker, a microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, coffee-maker and ample cupboards.
The comfortably furnished living room leads up into the sunroom which opens directly onto one of the terraces. There is a woodburner and a flatscreen television with a Humax and a dvd player.
One double and 2 twins. Child-locks on the windows.
The main bathroom is on the first floor and has a bath, a shower, a toilet and a wash-hand basin. The washing machine, tumbledryer and hairdryer are kept here.
Downstairs there is a wc with a wash hand basin, easily accessible from the pool.
There is electric heating on the first and second floors, and 2 wood burning stoves on the ground floor. A portable, electrical storage radiator is also available.
There is an extensive dvd library, Freeview UK television by the Humax, and Netflix. There is also a selection of garden games and boardgames.
Swimming pool, paddling pool for infants, barbeque, swing bench with canopy, four sunloungers, dining table with parasol and 6 chairs. Solar powered lanterns for hanging on the bench canopy or placing around the garden after dark.
Off-road parking for 3 cars.
This property is not suitable for mobility impaired.
Hi. I lived and worked in the Far East for several years but a love of a peaceful, rural life led my husband and myself to move here.
|Year property purchased||2015|
|Why this location?||This is the most beautiful, peaceful spot imaginable, full of the sound of birdsong and the river at the bottom of the garden. We feel as if we are in our own world, with hawks circling above, deer living in our fields and the migrating crane passing directly overhead. The night sky, with no light pollution, is simply stunning. There are so many interesting places to visit in this region, and plenty of shops and restaurants. The roads are straight and empty - driving is a real pleasure. It is truly a little piece of heaven.|
|Unique benefits of property||The house is a renovated, walnut barn, set over three levels. The kitchen and sun-room lead directly onto totally secluded terraces which are .surrounded by fields. The pool decking is immediately adjacent to the kitchen terrace making a quick dip before breakfast so easy and appealing. The swing bench is set slightly apart from the house by the (securely covered) well. The Class Two fishing river La Benaize flows a mere 100 metres from the front door where children may paddle, swim or have fun damming the river.|
Les Herolles: on the 29th of every month, this is an unmissable, 500 year old market where you can buy just about anything from food and wine to plants and animals plus much, much more.
St Benoit du Sault: medieval village a mere 15 minute drive away. The wisteria drips off the walls when in flower.
Chauvigny: medieval town with stunning skyline. Falconry displays at the castle, open-air train ride, museum, restaurants in old town, museum. Not to be missed.
Montmorillon: for literary lovers
Loups de Chabrières: wolf park
Vallée de Singes: monkeys!