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French Gite complex for sale in France

French Gite complex for sale in France

Gite complex,France Souvigné,Charente

French beautiful 4 bedroom house and hi-spec gite complex with pool, games room and gardens
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 Gite complex France

 Gite complex France

 Gite complex France

PRICE 367 500€ agency fees included

Gite complex sale France - Charente
 Gite complex France

 Gite complex France

 Gite complex France

If you are looking for an attractive property in a beautiful rural setting with the opportunity to earn an income then look no further. This exceptionally well renovated complex with three gites has been created in a former farm complex and the original farmhouse provides a comfortable and well appointed house for the owners. The gites have a good rental record and come highly recommended by guests many of whom visit year after year

The property is situated in a hamlet between the towns of Villefagnan and Aigre being a few minutes’ drive from both. The hamlet is surrounded by farmland and vineyards and there is a family owned distillery a short walk away that produces and sells its own Cognac, Pineau de Charente and wines

The house, gites, pool and outbuildings are completely enclosed and private while outside the main complex is a large car park, fenced field for poultry and ducks, a vegetable plot with a variety of fruit trees and a quiet garden

The owner's house has gas heating and double-glazed windows, is situated at the front of the complex which has both pedestrian and vehicle gates. The house is constructed of local limestone and was originally a square tower style house on three floors but has now had a more modern two storey extension added built in the traditional style with exposed stone

The main house comprises:

  • Lounge - 36m2 which has parquet flooring, a Charentaise stone fireplace with log burning stove, doors to both kitchen and dining room with a beautiful elm staircase to the upper floors
  • Dining room - 26m2 with exposed beams, vinyl flooring, large picture window overlooking the front garden and with views across the adjacent fields
  • Kitchen - 14m2 having triple width folding doors leading onto the covered dining terrace perfect for dining in the warm climate of the Charente. The kitchen has space for a range cooker with gas and electricity supply and there is an integrated dishwasher and fitted kitchen units on a tiled floor
  • Utility room - 8m2 with fitted cupboards, washing machine connections and wall hung gas boiler

1st floor:

  • Bedroom 1 - 26m2 with walk-in wardrobe and exposed floorboards. Steps up to:
  • Landing - 3m with entrance to the shower room and bedroom 2
  • Shower room - 8m2 with extra-large shower, WC and washbasin on a vanity unit.
  • Bedroom 2 - 22m2 with exposed beams, windows on two sides and a mix of seagrass carpet and laminate flooring. One wall is exposed stone and there is a door into the shower room

2nd floor:

  • Landing - 2m2
  • Bedroom 3 - 12m2 with seagrass carpet
  • Bedroom 4 - 10m2 with seagrass carpet
  • Bathroom - 5m2 with vinyl floor, bath, WC and washbasin on a vanity unit
  • There is a low cellar under the lounge accessed through the dining room

The covered dining terrace is 19m2 and directly off the kitchen and leads to an enclosed patio and a private low maintenance courtyard garden at the front of the property accessed via the terrace so it is completely private and separated from the gites. There is also an open fronted barn of 34m2 used for logs and general storage which is hidden from view behind double width wooden gates

Habitable surface - 172m2

The three gites of 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms are in a converted and renovated Charentaise longere. Each gite has two floors and open plan living spaces with kitchen, dining and lounge areas with a private enclosed terrace and are fully double-glazed and insulated

The gites and communal facilities are being sold fully furnished and equipped and comprise:

Gite 1

  • Kitchen/lounge/dining room - 26m2 with a tiled floor, fitted cupboards, integrated gas hob and oven. There is a large fireplace with a log burner and also an electric wall-hung radiator

1st floor

  • Landing - 2m2 with exposed floorboards
  • Bedroom - 16m2 which has exposed floorboards and one exposed stone wall, a built-in wardrobe and an electric radiator
  • Bathroom - 6m2 and fitted with bath and shower, WC and washbasin

Habitable surface – 50m2

Gite 2

  • Kitchen/lounge/dining room - 26m2 with a tiled floor, fitted cupboards, integrated gas hob and oven
  • Bedroom - 11m2 with a tiled floor

1st floor which has chestnut floorboards throughout

  • Landing - 2m2
  • Bedroom - 11m2
  • Bathroom - 5m2 equipped with bath and shower, WC and washbasin

Habitable surface – 55m2

Gite 3

  • Kitchen/lounge/dining room - 38m2 with a tiled floor, fitted cupboards, integrated gas hob and oven, dishwasher. There are full width French windows to the front and French windows to the terrace on one end of the longere
  • Bedroom - 13m2 with internal access from the gite and a door direct to a private enclosed terrace
  • Shower room - 5m2 with a tiled floor, wet-room shower, WC and washbasin

1st floor which has chestnut floorboards throughout

  • Mezzanine – 5m2
  • Bedroom with full width French windows opening onto a Juliet Balcony
  • Lobby area – 3m2
  • Bedroom – 19m2
  • Bathroom – 12m2 equipped with a bath, separate shower, WC and washbasin with vanity unit

This gite has a barbecue built into the chimney breast and a large paved dining terrace

Habitable surface – 109m2

The gites are on one side of a central courtyard in the converted longere while the former working buildings of the farm are on the other side and have been converted to provide:

  • Games room – 111m2 with concrete floor, double width garage style doors and windows on two sides. The games rooms is equipped with a variety of games and bicycles kept for the use of the guests. The games room also has a laundry room and secure pool equipment room
  • Storage area – 36m2 accessed through the games room but also with direct access from outside, this area is used for the storage of all the gite equipment and spare furniture and in winter all the outdoor furniture. Outside the storage area is a small walled terrace used for the hot-tub
  • Former wine cave – 22m2 now used for tool and garden equipment storage and has lighting and electricity
  • There is a further stone barn which has potentially up to 130m2 of useable space that was formerly used as a workshop but currently unused other than occasional storage. It would be feasible to convert this to further living accommodation either to add another gite or as an annex to the main house which it is side on to

At the far end of the complex and on a level raised above it is the garden area which has on one side the 10m x 5m in-ground swimming pool with a paved terrace and a covered outdoor dining/entertainment area. There is a boules area on the other side and three separate seating areas across the garden which is mainly laid to grass in the centre, enclosed by a stone wall and with a variety of flowers, shrubs and trees giving privacy to the whole complex

Outside the complex and so as not to disturb guests there is a separate car park with enough space for up to ten cars, a fenced field with a hen house, a large productive vegetable plot with numerous fruit trees and bushes and a quiet garden beneath a big old cherry tree

This is a great business opportunity with forward bookings in the gites and the possibility to increase the current income by adding an extra gite and increasing the turnover. Alternatively the unused barn could become a second house for extended family. Most of all though this is a lovely home in a great setting surrounded by beautiful countryside perfect for walking, cycling or just relaxing. With two market towns a few minutes away and the much larger town of Ruffec less than 15 minutes drive there are all leisure, commercial and cultural facilities in easy reach. Poitiers is an hour away and Limoges 1 hour 15 minutes both offering low cost flights to the UK

Total plot size – 3862m2


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Brettes - Courcôme - Embourie - Empuré - La Chèvrerie - La Forêt-de-Tessé - La Magdeleine - Longré - Montjean - Paizay-Naudouin-Embourie - Raix - Souvigné - Theil-Rabier - Villefagnan - Villiers-le-Roux

Last updated 19-01-2020
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