3 Bed House for sale

Benest, Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France



Property Details

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3


  • Double Glazed
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Living Room
  • Central Heating
  • Taxe Foncière: €1260 / £1119 (Per Year)

Full Description

This beautiful 200 year old large stone cottage is an exceptional renovation, with a very reasonable price tag and set in a lovely quiet little hamlet (3 houses and a farmers barn in total), just outside the village of Benest, which has some commerce. More can be found only 8 minutes away in Champagne Mouton. The house is around 20 minutes from Civray, Confolens & Ruffec where you will find all the amenities for everyday living.

The house which has 160 m2 of living space and 1400 m2 of outside/garden area; has been lovingly renovated and only the best materials and suppliers have been used, quite simply a home of high quality.

Confolens is on the river Vienne and is known for its yearly music festival, which has a worldwide following, not to mention an area on the river where you can pan for gold! Here you are only 30 minutes from the gateway to the Regional Natural Parc of the Perigord-Limousin and the Charente Leisure lakes (Lac du Mas Chaban).

Getting to the area is easy with flights from many UK airports into Limoges and Poitiers, both 60 minutes drive from the house and trains at Ruffec (20 minutes) having links to services to Poitiers train station where you have TGV connections to Paris, Bordeaux, London & Brussels.

The current owners have in the past run a B & B from the house, but are now happily retired and looking to downsize.

The house has Broadband/UK TV Satellite, Mains Water, Gas (Bottled), Oil Fired Central Heating and wood burning fire; New electrics & plumbing and is double glazed. Drainage is to a Fosse.

Ground Floor

Farmhouse kitchen/living room - 7.97 x 5.36m with tiled floor, exposed beams, 2 double windows and door to front of house and double window to side of house in kitchen area; fitted units, Charentaise fireplace and bar area.

Walk in Larder

Large Boot Store/ Storage cupboard

Lounge -7.97 x 4.59m with tiled floor, feature stone wall, raised fireplace with wood burning stove; high level window and ground level patio doors to front of property and patio doors to side terraces and gardens. High beamed ceiling and mezzanine gallery with beautiful bespoke oak staircase and stained glass panel feature to landing balustrade.

Boiler Room - Housing oil fired central heating system

Utility Room - with washbasin, sink and worktop plumbing for washing machine and a dryer and W.C.

Oak staircase from the sitting room leads to.............................

First Floor

Mezzanine area - (13.8m2) with wood floor and double window with countryside views.

A door from the mezzanine leads to the owners master suite comprising of.....

Master Bedroom and en-suite shower room - 7.47 x 3.37m (combined)

The bedroom has chestnut floors, and a double window to the side of the house.

The En-Suite has tiled floors, with under floor heating, vanity unit with hand basin, heated towel rail, W.C. and a 1.8 x 90cm walk in shower .

Study - 3.37 x 3.12m with access to......

Craft/Ironing Room

Storage Room

Passageway from the mezzanine leading to..............

Bedroom 2 - 4.88 x 5.26m with chestnut wood floor, exposed beam, Velux and 2 low level windows

Bedroom 2 En-Suite with shower, washbasin and W.C.

Bedroom 3 - 3.3m x 2.9m with chestnut wood floor and double window

Bedroom 3 En-Suite with shower, washbasin and W.C.


Barn of 80m2 - Attached to the rear of the cottage and used for storage and a workshop.

Patio and enclosed low maintenance courtyard garden to the side of the house

Grassed garden to the rear of the property.

Parking to side and rear of the property.


Small Mare/Pond
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