This is an excellent opportunity for someone to expand this gite complex in the heart of a village near Civray in Nouvelle Aquitaine.
I was quite smitten with this little complex situated on the main street through the village and hiding behind its impressive gated entrance and manicured gardens, at first glance you assume it is just one home, take a close look and you see another row of houses to the right of the main house and then you notice that the main house seems to go on forever.
Driving through the gates you feel as if you are on your own private street and you are!
Cut into the side of the hillside you have, the main house, a 1-bedroom apartment and a 2 bedroom gite, together with two other barns/outbuildings which could be renovated to give one or 2 more gites and a cave into the hillside (I know someone who stayed in a troglodyte cave this summer, 300 euros for the week!). You have a formal garden to the front of the main house and then carved into the hillside you have terraces with above ground pool, vegetable plots, seating areas and an orchard.
Situated in the village of Charroux, and just 11kms drive from Civray, this is an exceptional opportunity to acquire a great package, with living accommodation and 2 rentable properties renovated and buildings to allow for one or two more gites for complete renovation. Charroux has 4 bar/restaurants, 2 banks, general store, pharmacy and various other shops and services, including a very good Yoga school.
Civray which is set on the Charente river and has all the amenities needed for everyday life including a twice weekly market and an aqua centre with large park. It is also a great base for getting around the Vienne, Charente and Charente Maritime, with many visitor attractions only a small drive away.
Poitiers airport and train station are a 56km’s from Civray; Limoges airport is 88km’s. Trains at St-Savoil (8kms) will take you into Poitiers where you have cross platform TGV connections to Paris, Bordeaux and other French cities plus Brussels and London (via Lille).
The complex has Broadband, Mains Water, Electricity and drainage; Gas (Bottled), Oil Fired Central Heating and a wood burning fire.
Main House – Ground Floor
Kitchen – 3 x 5.2m with tiled floor, fitted units with integrated appliances, dual aspect windows and doors to Utility 1, hallway and covered outside eating area
Internal Hallway – 3.8 x 1.8m with doors to all rooms and stairs to first floor.
Living Room – 6 x 4m with marble tiled floor, double window to front of property, feature marble fireplace, French doors into the inner hallway and glass door to the front of the house.
Bedroom 1 – 4.9 x 3.3m with double window to side of house.
Bathroom – 2.4 x 1.8m with walk in shower, vanity unit with hand basin and WC
Boiler Room – 3.5 x 1.9m
Storeroom – 5.8 x 3.4 with access to courtyard.
Landing – 4.5 x 2.4m with high level window
Bedroom 2 – 4.1 x 4.5m with fitted wardrobes, French doors to courtyard and access door to studio bathroom
Bathroom – 2.3 x 2mwith high level window, bath with overhead shower attachment, double vanity unit with 2 hand basins and WC
Bedroom 3 – 4.6 X 4m with window to front of house with view over to abbey ruins
Bedroom 4 – 3.9 x 2.6mwith window to front of house
Kitchenette – 3.6 x 2.9m with 4 single windows, bringing good natural light to the sink and kitchen unit area and a door onto the terrace.
Bedroom – 4.8 x 3.9m with wood floor and window to side of house.
Bathroom – 2.3 x 1.3m with walk in shower, vanity unit with hand basin and WC
Gite Ground Floor
Salle de Vie – 7.3 x 4m with designated kitchen, dining and living areas, 2 doors and double windows to the front of the house
Utility/WC – 3 x 2m with plumbing for washing machine
Gite First Floor
Bedroom 1 – 4.7 x 3.9m with double window to front of property and doors to:..
Bathroom – 3.1 x 1m with walk in shower, vanity unit with hand basin and WC
Bedroom 2 – 3.8 x 2.7m with double window to front of house
Gated Entrance – with wide driveway leading to:..
Formal Main House front Gardens
NB: These storerooms are 2 storeys and could, if required be turned into a further gite/living accommodation.
Storeroom – To the left of the gite into the hillside with a well and underground cavern with spring water.
Terraced gardens to the back of the houses going up the hillside with::.
Outdoor seating and Eating Area
Above ground Swimming pool
Cave (yes a real cave not a wine store!)
Seating Areas outside the gite
Covered dining area outside the kitchen of the main house.
- Central heating
- Living Room
- Taxe Foncière: €800 / £693 (Per Year)