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5 Bed House for sale

Gourvillette, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France

£224,723 *


Property Details

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Plot size: 720 m2

Full Description

An attractive conservatory (10 m²) that overlooks the garden and pool serves as the entrance to the house, opening into the sitting room (28 m²) with tiled floor, exposed beam ceiling and a stone fireplace.

To the left of the sitting room a corridor provides access to two ground floor bedrooms (31 m² and 26 m²). The larger bedroom has a tiled floor, exposed beam ceiling and a stone fireplace and the smaller (formerly a stable) retains its character with an exposed beam ceiling and exposed stone walls. Also off the corridor is a shower room (shower, wash-basin and WC).

To the right of the sitting room is a formal dining room (25 m²) with tiled floor and exposed beam ceiling (please note that the fire-surround in this room is a family heirloom and is not included in the sale). Both the dining room and conservatory benefit from underfloor heating. From the dining room a part-glazed door opens to the fully fitted kitchen (12m²) with tiled floor and exposed beam ceiling. The kitchen is open-plan to the breakfast room (21 m²). Next to the breakfast room is a room (23 m²) which is currently used as a bedroom as there is an ensuite shower room (shower, wash-basin and WC), but this room could equally make a good office or play/games room.

To the rear of the breakfast room is the utility room (14 m²). Doors from the utility room open onto a private gravelled courtyard which could also be used for parking for two cars.

First floor

To the rear of the sitting room a wooden spiral staircase rises to a large office / library (28 m² - equally serviceable as a bedroom) with exposed stone walls and exposed beams. From here a door opens to a vast bedroom (43 m²) with wooden floor and exposed stone walls. The bedroom has a lovely ensuite bathroom (bath, shower, twin wash-basins and WC).

A staircase from the breakfast room rises to a spacious mezzanine sitting room with exposed stone walls and exposed beam ceiling. To one side a door opens to another huge bedroom (41 m²) with exposed stone walls and exposed beam ceiling. This room can also be reached from the office / library. Next to the bedroom is a shower room (shower, wash-basin, bidet and WC). Also off the mezzanine is a useful storeroom (about 30 m²).

The low maintenance south-west facing walled garden is completely enclosed, making this a lovely private space. There is an area of lawn with a number of trees and shrubs and to one side a patio overlooks the kidney-shaped heated swimming pool. Next to the pool is a stone barn (56 m²) which is used as a games room (it also houses the pump and filter for the pool). This whole area makes a wonderful outside entertaining space.

To one side of the property, is an open fronted garage that could house two cars.

This is a very spacious house in a pretty village that takes pride in its appearance. The coast is just an hour's drive as is the nearest airport (La Rochelle). Ideal as a very comfortable family home, it equally lends itself to use by two families, due to its flexible layout, or as a BandB. The current owners would also consider including furniture in the sale.

This property listing (ref: Property Ref: CIC-3855) is an advertisement supplied by Charente Immobilier and does not constitute property particulars. While (APITS Ltd.) requests all advertisers supply correct details, it does not carry out checks on the information supplied and cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies. recommends seeking independent legal advice prior to any overseas property purchase.

*Based on an exchange rate of 0.9076 from Euro to GBP. This rate is updated daily and is an indicative market rate supplied by A Place in the Sun Currency. Actual trading rates vary.

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