Where is it?
The property is located between the villages of Jarnac and Chateauneauf-sur-Charente in between Cognac and Angouleme in the heart of the Charente, western France.
The house is set on a quiet country road in the heart of the Cognac producing area near the picturesque Charente river and approached along a lane.
The whole area is steeped in history and the property is just a few minutes from a 7th century Roman road and stunning partially ruined Chateau, rebuilt in the 16th century.
Cognac and the area offer a lot of services and entertainment. An Olympic sized pool is about to be completed. Sports centres, schools, conference facilities, bars and restaurants are all very high quality.
There are train stations in Cognac, Jarnac and Chateauneuf, all of which connect to Angouleme and the TGV, which links to Paris in just over two hours.
La Rochelle and Bordeaux airports are just over 1h 15 minutes away. Ryanair fly to Stansted all year round from La Rochelle. Bordeaux is an international airport and an easyJet hub.
The Atlantic coast is 1h 15 minutes away by car and the Pyrenees and Spanish border are 3.5 hours drive.
The Brittany port of St Malo is a 4.5 to – 5 hour drive with overnight and daytime ferries to the UK.
Describe the house
The main house is behind a large pair of handmade oak gates, for pedestrian and vehicle access.The house comes with a beautiful garden and pool along with a stone terrace from which you can enjoy the splendid sunsets and views (see photo below).
In all, there are six bedrooms and four bathrooms in the 295 m2 property which comes with two garages and outbuildings.
There are large, bright, tastefully decorated reception rooms plus a handcrafted, new, solid wood kitchen with granite worktops and an Aga. There is an attached guest apartment plus a separate two bedroom gite.
What does the estate agent say?
Louise King from Leggett Immobilier says: “It's a stunning, unique property with a secret courtyard, gardens and pool. This property holds many a long forgotten secret.
“The tower is reminiscent of childhood fairy stories and it offers outstanding views.”
How much does it cost?
On current exchange rates the property costs €408,000 or £359,693 or $472,987.
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