DETAILS OF THE PROPERTY

DESCRIPTION OF INTERIOR

A previous owner has spent a lot of money dry lining most of the original rooms and introducing an expensive stone dressing in the dining hall.

Ground floor:

2 large salons at the front of the house are on either side of the spacious entrance hallway, each over 30m². Carpeted. Ceiling to floor period fireplaces and original beams. Lots of light from the large windows.

 

The large entrance hallway itself (15m2) has the original staircase and a downstairs cloakroom and the double front door.

 

Huge Dining hall 48m². Wood burning stove with back boiler. Exposed stone along 3 sides , the other is plastered. Several original beams. Tiled floor and carpeted raised area, with doors to grounds and pool. The dining hall also has doors to access the 2 salons at the front of the property.

 

The dining hall leads through to the kitchen, 16.8m², with Smeg electric oven and 5 burner hob, large cottage double sink, wooden worktops, tiled floor and original stone sink feature. French door to access the front gardens.

 

Separate large Utility room (22m2), plumbing for washing machine. Space for Freezer. Powerful Oil fired central heating + wood burner hot water balancing tanks. Also electric immersion water tank & pool filtration equipment. Space for equipment, cupboards and work bench. You can find more details of the utility equipment here.

First floor:

2 very large bedrooms to the front of the house, each over 30m2 with very tall windows providing great light. Original fireplace in one and this bedroom could easily have an en-suite of about 7m2 in the unused space over the kitchen accessed by a new doorway at the rear of the room. The other front bedroom has a shower and washbasin and a walk in clothes storage room. There is more than ample space to use the rear of this room adjacent to the clothes storage room to create an ensuite of over 5m2 which could include a walk-in shower.

 

Large, fully tiled bathroom (9.2m2) with very tall window, bath, large sink unit, shower, WC and bidet.

 

3 further bedrooms at the back of the property over the dining hall with Velux windows. 24m², 10m² and 7m².

Floor Plan Explanatory Notes:

The available floor plan software cant cope with the wall thickness of these lovely old stone buildings (60cm to over 1M). All measurements show floor area.

For example windows are set near to the outer surface of walls and the opening is often angled so it becomes wider from outside to inside to allow in the maximum light.

So please use the plans to give you an appreciation of the room layout and sizes. 

If you need a precise dimension then please email.

THE MANOR HOUSE

DESCRIPTION

The 5 bedroomed Manor House provides very spacious accommodation totaling 300m2. The full height windows upstairs mark this property out from the usual Longere style property (farm house) and it is considered to be a Maison Maitre. This is one down from a Chateau style in status and will have been the home of a wealthy person.

Parts of the building are thought to be over 400 years old and certainly the large stone fireplace in the drawing room has been dated by an expert to c1750. That is in the reign of Louis XV, before Napoleon was born and before the French Revolution. What words have the walls heard !!!

Construction is from Charente Stone which has been covered with a waterproof render as is common across France and reduces maintenance.

You can find a description of the interior opposite and there are many pictures in the gallery. Below you will find floor plans to give you the room layouts.

Development Ideas

We had plans to increase the number of bathrooms and I have planning permission to allow me to install an en-suite bathroom for bedroom 1 into the unused space above the kitchen and an en-suite  shower room into the rear of bedroom 2.

You are welcome to all of the drawings and the planning documents in case they are useful.

Manor House with separate Utility building to the left.

Tony Dearsley - Charente Maritime, France. email is always monitored afdearsley@outlook.com

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