Superb Country Cottage in Poitou Charentes France
Country Cottage, tastefully renovated to a high standard, Overlooking rolling countryside between Niort & Parthenay
Set in the midst of the beautiful, rolling ‘Deux Sevres’ countryside, 25mins from Poitiers airport, and just over one hour from La Rochelle airport, within easy motorway reach of all the Channel ports, is a large, superb, stone cottage that can accommodate 8 people. Bramble Cottage has been renovated to a very high standard to provide four double bedrooms. Three of these are on the 1st floor. The Master Bedroom, has double aspect windows with fabulous views over open countryside, wood flooring, and air-conditioning unit. The en-suite shower room has a double vanity unit, toilet, bidet & walk-in shower. The middle bedroom enjoys an adjacent shower room with basin, bidet and toilet, and the third large air-conditioned bedroom has an adjacent bathroom with a double ended bath with shower rose, toilet and basin. The downstairs bedroom has a shower room nearby with toilet and wash basin.
Bramble Cottage (177m2) is situated at the edge of a small hamlet. it stands in ¾ acre (3088m2) of grassed garden. There is a large, private, stone flagged terrace, which enjoys the sun from mid-morning to wonderful sunsets. The terrace is accessed by double doors from both the breakfast area of the large farmhouse kitchen as well as the sitting room. The main kitchen door opens onto a second smaller stone flagged terrace which enjoys the morning sun. A private outdoor above ground heated pool is situated off the large terrace.
The property has central heating throughout, with underfloor heated areas and air conditioning in two bedrooms and the breakfast kitchen. The large sitting room has a double aspect onto the front drive as well as the double patio doors to the sun terrace and the rolling open countryside beyond. The dining room has a large extending oak table which easily seats 10 people in comfort. This room was once the kitchen and one exposed stone wall has been retained complete with the original stone fire surround. This now houses a free standing wood burner and the adjacent potager has also been exposed. The extensive breakfast kitchen is fully equipped with a large Rangemaster double oven. The oak kitchen units house a large pull out larder unit, fridge, double bowl sink and dishwasher. A double width oak counter top provides a breakfast bar, opening to the breakfast area with an extendable oak table, oak chairs and full length oak bench. A utility area leads off the other end of the kitchen, accommodating a belfast sink, double electric hob (optional to using main kitchen hob), standard fridge, ‘american’ fridge with water and ice dispenser (never short of ice for that gin and tonic), washing machine and second dishwasher, which takes the chore out of busy meal-times!
Outside. Gravel parking areas to both front and rear. There are vehicle entrances to front and a second drive to the rear. Large barn and workshop (120m2) and a stone shed for storage. There is just over 22 cubic metres of local natural building stone on site, enough to stone-clad the footprint of the existing metal and timber barn. With planning consent this could provide a sizeable gite or second dwelling on the site.
About the neighbourhood
The hamlet sits on the border of the Deux Sevres (79) and Vienne (86) departments at the heart of the Poitou-Charentes region. Sanxay is 4km from Bramble with its outdoor public swimming pool and play area, bakery, and Co-op mini market. Menigoute is 10 mins away with a good Spa supermarket, bank, cash machine, bakery, pharmacy, doctor, bar, post office and popular restaurant. St Maixent de l’Ecole is a sizeable town with a weekly market, 4 supermarkets, 5 banks and all usual shops and services and is just 20 mins drive away. Niort is the department town for Deux Sevres and is 25 mins drive, whilst Poitiers (Vienne) is a 30 mins drive. Golf des Forges is 12km. Horse riding Ranch de Sanxay 3km. Nearest fishing lake is at St Germier 4km.The gastronomy of the region is abundant. Vasles, famous as the sheep village is just a little further beyond Les Forges. Parthenay, famous for its beef, is a beautiful ancient town well worth exploring. The Goat Trail, famous for its goat cheese, meanders through the region. Seasonal produce abounds in the many local markets and supermarkets. There are many caves offering tastings of the locally grown wines, you are assured of delicious tastes and flavours of the region.
Travel Distances and Times
Airport: Poitiers: 35.0 km
Railway: St Maixent de l’Ecole: 18.0 km
Ferry: Caen or St Malo: 400.0 km
By CAR less than 10 mins drive from junction 31-A10 motorway.
FERRY 4 hours drive from Caen or St Malo 6 hours from Calais (Ferries & Euro Tunnel).
By AiR. 25 mins Poitiers ; 75 mins La Rochelle 90 mins Tours ; 100 mins Nantes 2 hours Limoges
By TRAiN. EuroStar change Lille or Paris. TGV stations St Maixent de l’Ecole 15 mins or Poitiers 40 mins.
The property can also be sold unfurnished at 230,000 €
A superb opportunity for those interested in owning property in this superb area in the Deux Sevres department 79 in the Poitou Charante region.
About the area:Poitou-Charentes is a former administrative region in south-western France. it is part of the new region Nouvelle-Aquitaine. it comprises four departments: Charente, Charente-Maritime, Deux-Sevres and Vienne. Historical provinces are Angoumois, Aunis, Saintonge and Poitou.