On the edge of the Vienne in Nouvelle Aquitaine you will find this pretty house; which is not far from the larger town of Montmorillon. The village is called Bourg Archambault and has a spectacular chateau with moat and portcullis together with a lovely lake which holds fishing competitions; but is in itself just lovely to walk around.
2 reception rooms
The closest villages with amenities are Lathus Saint Remy (9 minutes’ drive) and La Trimouille, one of the last villages before you get to the Brenne National Park (12 minutes’ drive), Montmorillon is only 14 minutes away.
Montmorillon is known for its Cite de l’Écrit and is a popular tourist town, making this house in the village of Bourg-Archambault an ideal base for its attractions. Lathus Saint Remy has many attractions also including its Centre de Plein Air, situated on the banks of the Gartempe river; which hosts many an international canoe and kayaking event; it also has a very good Equestrian Centre. La Trimouille is on the edge of the Vienne department and is a natural gateway to the Brenne National Park and its breath-taking lakes and wildlife.
Getting to the area is easy with flights from many UK airports into Limoges and Poitiers; both a
1-hour drive from the village and trains in Montmorillon with direct links to services to Poitiers train station where you have TGV connections to Paris, Bordeaux, London & Brussels.
The couple who own the house use it has a holiday home and have done some works over the last 12 years or so including Velux windows, bathrooms etc., but you do have room to still put your own mark on the property.
The house has Broadband, Mains Electricity, Water and Drainage, it is Double Glazed. Gas is bottled, and they have central heating radiators in rooms, but they choose to use 2 wood burning fires and a wood burning cooker.
Kitchen – 2.7 x 5.4m with wood burning cooker, kitchen units, sink, door to front of property and further doors to garage/workshop and dining room.
Dining Room – 4.9 x 4.2m with original fireplace with wood burning fire, double window to front of property and 2 original cupboards.
Lounge – 3.7 x 4.1m with wood floor, double window to back of property and wood burning fire.
Utility Room – 2.4 x 1.6m with hand basin, plumbing for washing machine and double window to back of property
Bedroom 1 – 3.7 x 3.2m with high level window into lounge (personally I would take this wall down and have a larger lounge)
Bathroom – 3 x 3.7mwith walk in shower, hand basin and W.C.
Bedroom 2 – 11 x 5.4m with window to front of house and 4 Velux windows
Bedroom 3 – 3.5 x 3.4m with window to front of house and Velux window
Bedroom 4 – 3.7 x 4.6m with Velux window
NB: The upstairs of the property is quite open plan and could be separated out even more to give extra rooms if required.
Courtyard Garden – A very private area with covered eating area, with access to barn and house
Garage/Workshop – 10 x 3.4m with doors into house and back gardens
Unattached Garden – 577m2 next to the mairie; you could apply for planning permission on this land. The owners are not interested in this and just leave it laid to grass and have it cut occasionally.
- Central heating
- Dining Room
- Double glazed
- Taxe Foncière: €292 / £254 (Per Year)