6 Bed House for sale

Le Grand-Madieu, Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France



Property Details

  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 3


  • Taxe Foncière: €950 / £821 (Per Year)
  • Pool
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Dining Room
  • Central Heating

Full Description

So many things about this former farmhouse shout out to be admired, so much so that it is very hard to focus down on just one of them, but mother nature always wins in the end. A house can be made to look amazing but views like this cannot be made, they are just there; changing with the seasons and making us fall in love with them at each turn.

This was why 30 years ago two young dreamers bought a ruin, in the hope of re-creating a vantage point worthy of the view it had looked over since the 18th century and hopefully would look over, for quite a few more centuries to come.

The main house has three bedrooms, with an impressive lounge and bespoke kitchen; the original plans were for two attached gites; but after renting the first one out they decided to maximise privacy for owner and holidaymakers alike and just have the one. In the middle section they created their indoor pool.

In the middle of the countryside, but only minutes away from St Laurent de Ceris and St Claud where you have all the amenities for everyday living and only 16 minutes from the nearest main town at Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure, you have the best of both worlds here in the 5 house hamlet set on top of the hill looking down over the Sonnette valley.

The current owners bought the property in 1987 and have spent the last 30 years turning it into the masterpiece that it is today in-between exploring the wonderful scenery on their doorstep that is the Charente.

The house has mains water and electricity, gas (underground tank) and the heating is an oil fired central heating system with wood burning fires for ambiance. Drainage is to a fosse which conforms.

Apart from personal and family items, the couple are happy to negotiate a price for the majority of furniture.

Main House - Ground Floor

Entrance Hall - 2.5 x 6.9m with tiled floor and exposed stone walls.

Dining Room - 3.4 x 4.5m with tiled floor and access to south-facing terrace

Lounge - 9.7 x 5m with tiled floors, exposed beams, 2 double windows and a door to side of property; and original Charentaise fireplace with Jotul fire.

Bespoke Fitted Kitchen - 4.6 x 5m with tiled floor, exposed beams, Aga cooker, 5 ring gas hob, built in electric cooker and microwave, American fridge freezer , patio doors leading to covered dining terrace and door leading to............

Pantry - 1.2 x 3.2m

Freezer Room - 2.1 x 2.6m with door to covered parking area.

Boiler Room - with oil fired central heating boiler

Study/Library - 5 x 2.7m with tommet tiled floor and door to terrace.



Laundry Room - 3.3 x 2.2m

Storeroom - 3.7 x 5m

Main House - First Floor

Landing - 2 x 6m with doors to.................

Bedroom 1 - 5.2 x 3.7m with original oak A frame and double window

Bedroom 2 - 4.4 x 3.2m with original oak A frame and double window

Family Bathroom - 2.2 x 5.2m with oak A frame , double window, bath with shower attachment, bidet, hand basin and W.C.

Master Suite

Bedroom - 5.6 x 5m with oak A frame, fully fitted bespoke cherry wood units, double window and doors to

Dressing Room & Shower Room

Door from Landing, leading to.....................

Jacuzzi & Pool Room

You enter directly onto the mezzanine (25m2) which has on it the shower room (5m2) with W.C. and a Jacuzzi bath on the main mezzanine area; steps then go down into the swimming pool; which is 8.5 x 3.5m and 1.3m deep.

To the right of the pool are steps allowing access to the Velux window.

At the far end of the pool is a further mezzanine and steps going down into a small room which has access to both the gite and the main house private sun terraces


Driveway - Gravelled with mature tree and shrub borders and a small pond (mare)

Undercover Parking

Private covered terrace with marble topped dining table and panoramic views


Gardens to all sides - Mainly laid to lawn with mature trees, plants and shrubs

Gite Ground Floor

Main Living Area/Kitchen/Diner - 4.3 x 12m with tiled floor, exposed beams and A frame, fitted kitchen area, double doors to private dining terrace and stairs to mezzanine.

Bedroom 1 - 3.7 x 5.5m with tiled floor and double window

Bedroom 2 - 4.1 x 3.6m with tiled floor and double window

Stairs in the main living area lead to a mezzanine which has..............

Gite First Floor

Landing - NB: If required a door could be added here to give access to the pool room.

Bedroom 3 - 3.7 x 2.4m with wood floor and double window

Bathroom - 3.7 x 1.6m with shower, hand basin and W.C.


Undercover Games Area (45m2)

Private Terrace and garden with panoramic views.

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