2 Bed Townhouse for sale

Confolens, Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France



Property Details

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Plot size: 170 m2
  • Habitable space: 210 m2


  • I habitable appartment 73m²
  • Huge potential for Boutique hotel or Appartments
  • Mains gas and Mains Drainage
  • Solid granite walls; Stone fireplaces;
  • Stone staircase, Stone window casings
  • Walk to shops and Vienne river
  • Huge basement Garage area
  • 45 mins Limoges Airport, 50 Mins, TGV Angouleme

Full Description

Beautiful East Charente, Nouvelle Aquitaine (previously Poitou Charente); in a quiet ancient quarter central to the lovely medieval town of Confolens 16500, a stones’ throw from the shops, the market and the mighty River Vienne. c45mins to Limoges Airport; c50mins to the historic city of Angoulême and just over an hour to Poitiers.
This stunning building is classified (not as onerous as in the UK) and was reputably built in 1609 when it belonged to the then Count of Confolens; it was used as a supplies reserve during the revolution & by 1826 it had become a hotel. It offers an extraordinary opportunity to create a unique, spacious, town house, perhaps a B&B, or up to 4 flats.
The property has solid granite walls of nearly a meter thick and retains a huge number of breath-taking original characteristics including: Stone fireplaces; several sculpted stone window casings; a gorgeous huge stone sink with stone arched surround and the plentiful oak beams supporting each of the floors are up to c40cm square! A stone Tower with a jaw-dropping stone spiral staircase provides an entrance to all the floors, although there is also a garage door to the ground floor basement and separate entrances to the 1st and 2nd floors from the gardens and lane behind the house. The Tower is shared with the neighbouring property (that used to be part of the same hotel and is currently abandoned; it may also be available for purchase). The spiral staircase remarkably turns from stone to oak from the 1st floor upwards and this is an incredibly rare survival from a bygone age! The property benefits from a potential 210m² (approx) habitable space not including the basement and is laid out as follows:
Lower Ground Floor: This cathedral like Basement/Garage (approx. 65m²) has great potential for a Shop/Workshop/ Art Studio etc; it has a garage door and a normal door to the street plus a door to the spiral staircase; it has block granite walls and impressive granite pillars under the enormous oak timbers that support the 1st floor. It benefits from a very high ceiling and is completely dry (more recently it was a fishmongers’ storeroom).
1st Floor Flat (upper ground floor to rear): Mains Gas Central Heating; Mains Drainage; Some dbl glazing; approx: 73m²habitable space, as follows: Tiled Entrance Hall (3.5m²~from stairwell); Kitchen (20.5m²~ with chestnut parquet flooring, sink and stone fire place); tiled Living Room (22m²~ with beautiful stone sink and fireplace); 2 Bedrooms (10, 8.7m²~ both with parquet flooring); recently decorated Shower Room (4m²~ Shower, Basin, WC). The Rear Entrance Hall (4.3m²) leads to a small (overgrown) Garden with steps up to the little lane behind the house (which turns into a pretty little pedestrian alley way after the property).
2nd Floor: All partitions have been removed to reveal one room of approx. 83m² with lovely stone fireplaces at either end & 4 stone windows. There is a door to the stairwell and an entrance door from a small garden/parking area off the lane to the rear. The original wooden flooring needs replacing/repairing but the joists below appear to be in good condition.
3rd Floor: The old servants’ quarters in the attic have wonderful views across towns’ rooftops to the river. There are 3 old rooms with windows; approx 83m²floor space, losing a little height at the edges. The floor is also in need of repair but the roof has had a recent review.

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