This splendid 5 bedroom house in Ruffec's historic quarter, 5 minutes on foot from the market square, overlooks a small valley with fields, mature gardens and a variety of long-established trees, the site of Ruffec's former 18th century chateau park. A spacious house ready to move into with modernised decor, double-glazing and electric blinds, town-gas central heating, and recently installed condenser boilers.
A semi-open equipped kitchen leads into a roomy light-filled chimneyed dining-room with glazed doors opening onto a large terrace with splendid views and paths around flower beds. The sitting rooms provides a warm atmosphere, including a wood-burner and further views beyond the pergola, vine and peach tree to the valley.
The ground floor also includes a back porch, laundry room and hall-space. The second floor comprises six rooms and two bathrooms, most with splendid views of the valley. The master bedroom, with a separate dressing room, has an en-suite bathroom with Italian shower. Two large walk-in attic spaces have been recently insulated.
Outside in the calm cul-de-sac are two free-standing garages.
The well-managed garden includes vegetable plots, grape-vine and a small orchard of apple, cherry, plum and fig trees giving access to a small road below. It has been maintained organically for the last 8 years and has compost, multiple water butts, and an underground watering system.
Ruffec is an economically lively town half-way between Poitiers and Angouleme, with a lively twice-weekly market and its own theatre, cinema, hospital, and station (2 hours 51 minutes to Paris).
- GROUND FLOOR :
Entrance / Veranda 6.5m2 Tiled floor
Dining Room 21m2 Tiled floor, insert wood burner, patio doors to garden
Salon 20m2 Tiled floor, insert wood burner
Fitted Kitchen 9m2 Tiled floor
Hall 2m2 Tiled floor
WC 2m2 Hand basin
Laundry 7.5m2 Tiled floor
Hall 8m2 Wood floor
Second/Side Entrance 2m2 Tiled floor
- UPSTAIRS :
Landing / Corridor 15m2 Floor
Bedroom 11m2 Wooden floor, two windows
Bedroom / Office 7m2 Wooden floor
Bedroom 12m2 Wooden floor
Bedroom 10.5m2 Wooden floor
Bathroom 3.5m2 Lino, bath with shower, washbasin
Master Bedroom 16m2 Wood floor with private bathroom 4m2 tiled floor, walk-in shower, sink, WC (macerator)
Office / Dressing from Master Bedroom 8m2 Wooden floor
Partly convertible, accessible by existing stairs
Garden on three levels with panoramic views. Two greenhouses, kitchen garden and two garages.
The department of Charente is located in the centre-west of France and is part of the Poitou-Charentes region along with Deux Sèvres, Charente Maritime and the Vienne department.
Its name as is often the case comes from the river Charente which snakes through the department. Two local dialects are spoken in the area, Saintongeais in the west and Occitan to the east.
Charente is a thriving department for several reasons, Cognac production is one of the most interesting and profitable industries, the export level of approx. 95% is a success, the consumption in France being only 5% (some say they keep the best 5% in France!).
The department has many typical towns, Angouleme in the south east for example hosts an international festival that attracts hundreds of visitors and is not to be missed.
The region is popular with hikers, bikers and nature lovers who like to discover the woodlands, lakes and streams that are part of this amazing landscape.
We at Cle France specialise in Property for sale in France through our network of Agents and French Registered High Street Estate Agents. We have sold thousands of houses for sale in France over the years and have helped many find and buy their dream home in France.
We can also help you with everything to do with buying a house in France including getting a mortgage, organising currency exchange, renovation advice, property surveys, planning permission, French translation, opening a bank account and everything to do with French property sales.
All our prices are quoted as FAI (agency fees included) unless otherwise stated and 'notaire' fees are around 7% (on average) but feel free to ask us for an exact amount on any particular French property for sale you are interested in.
Indeed please feel free to use the 'MAKE AN ENQUIRY' tab above to ask us any questions you have about buying a property in France. Our UK based enquiry office and staff will guide you through the entire buying process step by step from your first contact right up to taking ownership and beyond, all free of charge.
So when you buy through Clé France you can be confident that you are paying no more than the standard commission rates you would pay anyway, but you have the added benefit of a bi-lingual support team.
For everything you need to know about French property visit www.clefrance.co.uk
(51 Ã 90) B
(91 Ã 150) C
(151 Ã 230) D
(231 Ã 330) E
(331 Ã 450) F
(6 Ã 10) B
(11 Ã 20) C
(21 Ã 35) D
(36 Ã 55) E
(56 Ã 80) F
A value of 1 in the above graphs = No Rating for this property
Central heating Conservatory Fruit or Veg plot Garage
Landscaping Loft Well Wood Burning Stove