10 Bed House for sale

Vitrac-Saint-Vincent, Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France

£892,217

 [€995,000]

Property Details

  • Bedrooms: 10
  • Bathrooms: 0

Features

  • Detached
  • South facing
  • Good views
  • Very good condition

Full Description

Our ref- AI3661
Carp fishing business set on a magnificent 23 acre estate with a historic logis, gites, woodland and lakes
With land of more than 9 hectares (23 acres) and a huge historic logis set above the largest of the two lakes, this property is an unusual find in a spectacular position. The current owners have renovated both the house and the two gites in the last five years to a luxurious standard and all three have oil-fired central heating, double glazing throughout and have been fully insulated so all the accommodation can be used year-round. The land around the buildings has been landscaped, the woodland properly managed and both lakes dredged with the banks rebuilt to create a wonderful waterside rural retreat
On the gate posts at the main entrance is a plaque commemorating the property was the headquarters of the French Resistance group in the Charente led by a Colonel Chabanne during World War 2. The area was heavily involved in resistance actvity as the border between Nazi-occupied France and the Free Zone was very close and the National Memorial to the resistance is in the nearby town of Chasseneuil
The property is run for carp fishing holidays and the lakes are stocked with numerous fish with the largest carp caught to date being 57 pounds in weight. The current set up is perfectly suited for families with a keen angler who can make the most of the great fishing while the family enjoy the pool, countryside and wonderful Charentaise weather in the summer. However, out of peak season they are equally popular with groups of anglers who can have their own accommodation while enjoying the great fishing facilities. The logis is currently used only as a magnificent private house but with four huge en-suite bedrooms, there is the option to increase the business income by offering B&B/Chambre d'Hotes with or without the option of the fishing
The entrance gate with its tarmac drive leads to a large parking area in front of the main house with a beautiful old stone barn opposite and the two guest houses and another barn/workshop and open fronted hangar to the right. Beyond the main house and garden which sit on the hillside, the ground runs down to the lakes and woodland in the river valley below.
The property consists of:
The Logis
The main house has its origins in the 18th Century and has been put to many uses in its lifetime, most recently an Auberge restaurant. It has since been completely renovated with new oak floors on the ground floor, the previously painted oak beams have been taken back to the original wood, new oak windows and doors have been installed throughout the house and a beautiful large conservatory now sits at the rear with a fantastic view of the lakes and across the valley.
There are various outdoor seating areas around the house accessed via several doors so there is always quick access out to the sun. The house is centrally heated with the oil boiler installed in the barn away from the house but there is also a huge log burner in the lounge and another in the kitchen
The Logis comprises on the ground floor:
Kitchen - 29m2 - which has fully fitted high spec oak kitchen units and a central island all with black worktops, on a tiled floor. There is a large range cooker and integrated appliances and at one end is an original bread oven with two separate openings and the log burner
Dining room - 37m2 - with the original fireplace, exposed stone walls and beams and a door leading to the formal entrance hall of 14m2 and stairs to one end of the 1st floor. French windows from the dining room lead to:
Conservatory - 54m2 - Tiled floor and sliding double glazed windows allow plenty of light and air into this imposing space which is fully central heated so ideal for winter relaxation. As it is North facing it is also shaded from the hot summer sun so is definitely an all year-round room. At one end is a storage area and at the other doors lead out to a patio and barbecue area. A further door leads back inside to:
Lounge - 56m2 - with exposed stone walls and beams, original fireplace with a large log burning stove and a door leading to a WC, laundry room, store room and 2nd staircase to the 1st floor
Office - 14m2 - telephone and internet point and a separate entrance door so gite and fishing guests do not have to come into the house
The 1st floor is accessed by two staircases at either end of the house and comprises:
Bedroom 1 - 28m2 - original wide oak floorboards and windows overlooking the barn and woods beyond. An open doorway leads to:
Bathroom - 17m2 - a free standing bath sits facing the two windows which overlook the large lake and the fields and woods beyond. There is also a separate shower, WC and twin washbasin vanity unit
Bedroom 2 - 47m2 - up a short flight of stairs and past a pretty landing, this huge bedroom is carpeted and has superb original exposed beams. There are windows to both the front and rear of the house and a door with steps down to:
En-suite shower room - 8m2 - tiled floor, shower, WC and basin in a vanity unit with windows overlooking the front of the house
Bedroom 3 - 32m2 - new oak floorboards, an original fireplace and windows facing both the rear and side of the house. Steps lead up to:
En-suite shower room - 8m2 - tiled floor, shower, WC and basin in a vanity unit and windows overlooking the front of the house
A further short flight of stairs leads to a landing with an access door to an attic storage space and a door into:
Bedroom 4 - 37m2 - with a thickly carpeted floor, exposed beams and a pitched ceiling giving this large room a cosy feel. There is a fitted cupboard in one corner and a door with steps leading down to:
En-suite shower room - 8m2 - tiled floor, shower, WC and basin in a vanity unit and windows overlooking the front
At right angles to the main house are the two gites, The Barn and The Cottage which both have private terraces and access to the garden
The Barn
The central entrance door leads into a huge open plan ground floor space with high ceilings and exposed beams with tiled floors throughout and comprises:
Lounge/Games room - 74m2 with UK satellite TV connections
Kitchen diner - 55m2 French windows lead out to a terrace and a door accesses the garden, the kitchen has fully fitted units, butler sink, integrated hob, oven and dishwasher and a fridge freezer unit
Utility/boiler room - 13m2 with a separate WC
The 1st floor is reached by a central staircase that divides left and right to access the two bedrooms on each side of the house. There are hardwood exposed floorboards in all bedrooms, ceiling beams throughout and the bedrooms all have en-suite shower rooms with tiled floors and comprise:
Bedroom 1 - 21m2 with en-suite shower, WC and washbasin
Bedroom 2 - 27m2 with en-suite shower, WC and washbasin
Bedroom 3 - 23m2 with en-suite shower, WC and washbasin
Bedroom 4 - 28m2 with en-suite shower, WC and washbasin
The Cottage
Entering the front door brings you into the open plan ground floor area which comprises:
Lounge/kitchen/diner - 51m2 with tiled floors, UK satellite TV connection in the lounge, fully fitted kitchen units with integrated hob, oven and dishwasher and fridge freezer unit. There is a door to the terrace and patio and a boiler room housing the washing machine
Bedroom 1 - 16m2 including the en-suite shower room
1st floor:
Mezzanine - 19m2 with exposed floorboards and overlooking the lounge diner
Bedroom - 22m2 which has en-suite shower, WC, washbasin and walk-in wardrobe
Outside there is a large garden area with terraces, a boules area and a covered in-ground swimming pool of 10m x 5m
The detached stone barn has a ground area of 160m2, is sectioned off inside with the boiler room in one part, has electricity and lighting and double height with mezzanine storage areas on the upper floor either side of the centre
To one side of the house is an open fronted hangar used for workshop and storage which has a stone wall on two sides and oak uprights. At one end is an enclosed two storey store room and the building has a total floor space of 118m2
In the valley, the two lakes are approximately 2.75 and 6.5 acres respectively and are fed by the stream running alongside via a sluice-gate system. The two lakes currently contain over 200 carp and a variety of other fish with the largest carp caught to date being 57 pounds. Within the grounds are the remains of an 18th Century blast furnace commissioned by the then King of France to produce cast iron and of course areas of woodland and paths encircling both lakes and giving access to the nine swims from which to fish
The property can only be described as magnificent and the work the current owners have put into renovating the buildings and revitalising the lakes and surrounding land is incredible so even putting aside the business opportunity, this is an amazing home.
On the business side, there is everything needed to start earning an income from the day of purchase as the selling price includes everything required to continue it seamlessly. A full inventory, forward bookings and accounting records can be made available to serious enquirers but in summary the sale includes the buildings, their fixtures and fittings, the land, the lakes and all the equipment required to maintain the land and lakes including tractor, digger and boats etc. In addition, all the paraphernalia associated with the fishing business - all fishing equipment, the full stock of carp, a website, the customer base and the business name will be transferred to the new owner. The owners currently have bookings for a large part of 2017 and forward bookings for 2018. The owners have also stated their willingness to provide ongoing advice and assistance to the new owners in the initial period after purchase
Total habitable space - 786m2
Total size of the land - 9.4 hectares (23 acres of which the lakes combined are over 9 acres) CLASSE ENERGIE: G
As we are a French company, French law requires us to publish the following
Prix 995 000 euros honoraires d'agence inclus.
Prix honoraires d'agence exclus 955 000 euros.
Honoraires d'agence de 4,19% ttc à la charge de l'acquéreur.
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