This beautiful stone cottage has been lovingly restored by its artist owners over the last 20 years retaining the original features of what was originally 2 cottages into a perfect oasis on the edge of a lovely village.
A stable door opens into the living room with a feature fireplace with wood burning stove, tiled floor, ceiling beams, exposed stone wall, window and french door to the rear garden and door and window to the front. The kitchen has a tiled floor,window to the side, original beams and is fitted with hand painted oak units and has an exposed stone wall. Hall leads to a spacious bathroom with window to the rear, tiled floor, bath with shower over, vanity sink and built in storage. Separate wc is off the hall. Sitting room with a chestnut floor, Charentaise stone fireplace, ceiling beams, exposed stone wall, original built in cupboard, window to the rear window and door to the front, leading to a wisteria clad covered dining area with wooden bench and stone alcove features. Laundry room or further kitchen with window to the side, tiled floor and fitted cupboards with sink. Shower room with tiled floor, wood panelling to walls, exposed stone wall, window to the rear, shower, vanity sink and wc.
The master bedroom is accessed via a staircase from the living room and has a pine floor, sloping ceiling with beams, windows to the front and rear, two built in wardrobes and a storage area with plumbing for a washing machine. From the staircase in the sitting room is an office or 3rd bedroom with wooden floor, beams and french door to the side leading to stone steps down to the garden. Second bedroom with 2 windows to the front, chestnut floor and sloping ceiling with exposed beams.
The property could be split easily into 2 if desired to create an income for holiday lets etc.
Attached to the house is a large workshop with lights and power with attic space above. There is a garage and log store.
The extensive gardens 2 960m2 are mainly laid to lawn with fruit trees and an above ground pool. To the rear of the house is a lovely seating area under the branches of 2 old apple trees perfect for aperitifs.
The village of Melleran has an infant school, post office, bakery, where the bread is baked in the traditional bread oven, and a café bar/restaurant run by the villagers for the enjoyment of all - a great place to meet all the local residents over a glass of Pineau!
The market towns of Chef Boutonne and Sauzé-Vaussais are just 7Km away with a good choice of supermarkets and all daily requirements. The cities of Poitiers (airport with flights to the UK) , Niort and Angoulême are 45 minutes drive and the coast at La Rochelle just over an hour.
Kim Cowles, (Agent Commercial) - RSAC N° 50195547000015. (dont 8 750€ TTC honoraires à la charge de l’acquéreur) included in the advertised price. Tel : 06 73 89 73 09 E-mail : here
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