Stunning 9 Bedroom House For Sale in Bresdon France
This stunning property is in a unique location in the Charente Maritime. it has been run as an award winning Bed and Breakfast/Gite business but equally is perfect as a beautiful family home. Set in 8 acres with undisturbed views over beautiful countryside, the setting is truly exceptional. imposing gates at the entrance to the property ensure total privacy and security.
Located in a quiet, peaceful hamlet. Boulangerie one mile away. Local amenities and markets a ten minute drive away.
The main house has been tastefully updated over recent years with all bedrooms now having ensuite bathrooms. Shabby chic decor, Farrow and Ball colours, a stylish property which has featured in several magazines. Private three bedroomed apartment on first floor of the main house.
Huge full height loft space, partly insulated, which could easily be converted to further accommodation. Large terrace leading to heated swimming pool and jacuzzi. Lovely orchard, grazing meadows, perfect for horses. High spec two bedroomed gite adjacent to barn with large private garden. The gite generates a considerable rental income but could also be used as staff accommodation.
With 2 large barns within the grounds there is massive potential to expand, plans have been drawn up to build a five bedroom, five bathroom gite with swimming pool in one of the meadows. Solar panels on the roof generate electricity with a 20yr Edf transferable contract and provides an annual income of approximately 2000 euros. Positioned on a rural hilltop, a 30 minute drive from the pretty towns of Cognac, Angouleme and Saint Jean d’Angely.
The beautiful Atlantic coast is just over an hour away and there is easy access to 4 airports as well as the Tgv train service from Angouleme, 30 minute train journey to Bordeaux and less than 2 hours to Paris. Excellent local schools and hospitals.
This Property Has:
Electricity on site
High Speed internet
Outside Hot Tub
Suitable For Horses
Water on site
Bed and Breakfast
Maison de Maitre
About the Area:
The Charente-Maritime is best known for its many miles of sandy beaches, charming islands and pretty seaside towns – and is considered the second sunniest department in France. On the Atlantic coast, just over an hour’s drive away, towns such as La Rochelle and Royan, plus the islands of ile de Re and ile d’Aix, still have a strong sense of French identity and spirit, and the area has long been a popular holiday destination for tourists. The historic port town of La Rochelle, the leading harbour of the French Atlantic Coast, is full of life, with a seafront full of bustling restaurants, bars and cafes. Off the coast of La Rochelle and connected via a three kilometre bridge, is the island of ile de Re, with beautiful sandy beaches and villages of whitewashed cottages with painted shutters, including Ars-en-Re and Flotte-en-Re, considered to be two of the most beautiful villages in France . Further down the coast is Rochefort which dates from the 17th century when it was designed by Colbert, the naval minister to Louis Xiii, as a fortified town in order to protect the coast. Travel south again and at the mouth of the Gironde river is Royan, known for its modernist architecture.
Further inland are the pretty towns of Cognac and Angouleme, both a 30 minute drive from the property.
Cognac, famous for its brandy production and home to several important cognac distilleries, is the birth place of Francois the First, King of France and is steeped in history. Besides its famous speciality, Cognac has preserved a number of historic houses, buildings and monuments, such as the Valois castle. Every summer the town hosts an annual Blues Passions Festival.
Angouleme is the French capital of the comic strip and designated City of Art and History. it sits high above the Charente river and is surrounded by ramparts. The old town has lots of interest – Saint-Pierre cathedral, which dates from the 12th century and has a high tower and remarkable facade carved in the Poitevin Romanesque style, a town hall with flower garden, ramparts offering a magnificent view of the Charente valley, mansions, lively narrow streets to wander around and numerous cartoons painted on walls. The Circuit des Remparts, a historic race circuit, is held every September, using the town’s ancient road layout. it attracts historic car enthusiasts for a series of races for classic and historic cars, on the original race track. it also features a “Concours d’Élegance” and a concours of car restoration.