8 Bed Country House for sale

Claix, Isère, Rhone-Alpes, France



Property Details

  • Bedrooms: 8
  • Bathrooms: 0
  • Plot size: 159008 m2

Full Description

The property is approached via a 500m driveway flanked by vines and woodlands; the driveway opens outs to a large, pretty and very private clearing which includes the house, cottage outbuildings and paddock.

Originally a hunting lodge dating back to the early 1700's, this property has been extended and updated to create an attractive and spacious eight-bedroom home offering flexible accommodation, ideal for a large family or for running as a B&B.

Ground floor
Entering the central part of the house the "gallery" (40m2) is currently used as a grand dining hall with exposed beams, parquet floors and glazed doors to the garden.

To the left of the dining hall is the spacious farmhouse kitchen (38m2), which is on two levels, the lower level for food preparation andfromwhere acouple of steps lead up to the dining area with fitted cupboards and wood burning stove. There is an entrance from the garden, used as the main family entrance. There is also a large utility room(14m2) off the main kitchen, with an entrance from the garden.

Another door leads from the dining area of the kitchen to a private suite of rooms, previously used for B&B, comprising two double bedrooms (11m2 and 9.5m2), a large bathroom (9.5m2) and a separate WC. This family suite also connects to the gallery hall via a small corridor.

To the right of the gallery are two further reception rooms. The sitting room (36m2) has carpeted floors, a stone fireplace and two glazed doors opening to the garden. Thefamily room, accessed from both the gallery and the sitting room (30m2), isa more cosy reception room, with exposed beams, wood floors and a wood burning stove.

The rest of the ground floor is taken by a second private suite of rooms, accessed from the sitting room, which were formerly a self-contained apartment. Now comprising master bedroom with dressing area and shower room (27m2) and a study (14m2) which has an interconnecting door with the family room.

First floor
Stairs rise from the gallery to a first floor landing, off which there arethree bedrooms (25m2, 21m2 and 17 m2) sharing the family bathroom and separate WC. Two of these bedrooms have built-in wardrobes, whilst the third has a wash basin.

Thereare a further two bedrooms (each 14.5m2) and a bathroom which once again creates a suite, ideal for letting together as B&B rooms.

In the grounds of the house there is a cottage which has been used as a holiday let. The one bedroom cottage is in a secluded area of the garden with woodland behind. It offers 55m2 of living space as well as a pretty terrace for dining.

There is a large barn (140m2) with stables and a workshop, and there is also a detached garage (26m2). The pool is of a solid construction surrounded by hard terracing.

The estate extends to 16 hectares/40 acres. This includes 3 acres of paddocks, all inter-connected and with several gates, and a separate sand school. The lawns and gardens cover another 2 acres with scores of mature trees. The remainder is woods which provides complete privacy and has a number of paths around the perimeter. The grounds and surrounding areas have a number of paths and tracks for horse riders to hack.

With no immediate neighbour and total privacy, this property offers huge potential as family home or business. Despite being private, the property isnot isolated as the department's capital, Angouleme with its facilities and fantastic transport links, is just a short drive.

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