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Renovated, character cottage, originally a pilgrims sustenance stop, with all the existing accommodation situated on the ground floor, but there is a spacious attic to renovate if required. The property is situated on a 2550m plot, with lawns and mature trees and shrubs with an original old stone barn and outbuildings that help to define the garden into separate areas for relaxing, vegetable plot and leisure with an above ground pool. The property benefits from electric heating and an efficient insert log-burner keeping it cosy in winter. Situated in a hamlet in the commune of Le Villedieu, and only 2 minutes by car to the Supermarket at Aulnay and 5 minutes into the centre of the market town you have easy access to all types of commerce and health services plus an outside swimming pool. In the opposite direction is the historic village of Dampierre sur Boutonne, with a beautifully restored chateau, rare breed donkey sanctuary and restaurant. You enter the front of the house through a handy glazed porch and into the open plan living area that consists of a spacious kitchen, dining and lounge area, discreetly separated so that each area has its own style with an internal hallway leading to the bedrooms, work-room, utility and bathroom. The property consists of an open plan living area, 54m Bedroom 1, 21.2m Bedroom 2, 16.3m Bedroom 3, 14.6m Study/work-room 14m Utility room 6m Bathroom 7.2 Separate WC Garage 60m Outside there are 2 small stone garden-tool sheds, an open barn and above ground pool set in a garden with mature trees, shrubs and a vegetable plot. The bread, grocery and fish van will deliver on request. The living area has a traditional chimney with an insert fire, an equipped kitchen with a split level cooker of an electric fan oven and gas hob set into worktops with tiled walls, leading directly into the dining space and through to the lounge. Leaving the lounge area you enter the hall with storage cupboards and easy access to the following rooms. Bedroom 1 has a parquet floor, pine ceiling and electric heating. Bedroom 2 has a very cottage feel to it, with exposed ceiling beams and an original in the wall cupboard, electric heating. There is a connecting door to bedroom 3, but it can also be accessed through the study. At the end of the hall is the study which has been renovated by the existing owners and is a light room with a double-glazed window overlooking the countryside; from the study are 2 doors, one to the attached garage with ladder access to the huge attic space and the other a second doorway into bedroom 3. Bedroom 3 has old world charm, with an original fireplace and exposed ceiling beams. The garden area contains an open barn which is ideal for summer entertaining, an above ground pool, vegetable plot, all enclosed with trees and fencing yet views of the open countryside can be glimpsed from all around the garden. With the planning permission this is an ideal house for a builder/entrepreneur to live in one house whilst developing another. Both properties would eventually have approximately 1000m gardens with the opportunity to generate an income plus a home. The area is popular with tourists and there are local airports at Poitiers and La Rochelle and a TGV station at Poitiers. Within 70 minutes you can start to explore the coastline and oyster beds and in the other direction the cosmopolitan towns of Cognac and Saintes are within one hours drive and both offer year round cultural events. Throughout the region there are many local festivals and brocantes adding diversity to a region renowned for its water sports and historical gems.
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