Wake up to stunning Château views from every window & door, 17th century fireplace, wealth of period features & antique furnishings, balanced with modern comforts like wi fi, dishwasher & well appointed kitchen. Our 2bed house dating back to 1701, is approx 1 hr from Poitiers & Limoges airports, in the heart of a picturesque village dominated by a 15th Century Château. Conveniently located with immediate access to village amenities; quaint bars, curiosity shops, restaurants and riverside cafes.
The house dates back to 1701 & was originally part of the Château estate. It was brought as a ruin in 2015, without any running water or sanitation, even floors were missing, it took a further 2yrs to restore to its current glory. The sympathetic restoration preserved many of its 300 year old features. So character is in abundance. Mixing period features with modern day comforts like good insulation, electric heating, large range cooker, double glazing, handmade doors & windows made to match the originals, an amazing restored fireplace with modern convector feature stove.
Our house is situated in the heart of a stunning village, on the village square, making it accessible to all the local amenities, literally on its doorstep. In front of the house is a 'wine bar', cave, where you can buy high quality wine and either take it away or enjoy it on the premises, sitting by the 16th Century fire place or on the shady terrace at the foot of the fairytale Chateau. A few strides further and there are curiosity shops, butcher, baker, tabac, pharmacy, florist not to mention eateries and a couple of rustic bars.
Several bars and cafes are located alongside the river that traverses the village, allowing for stunning views whilst enjoying some excellent French cuisine or fine wines. Some also have views over the Château.
The amazingly picturesque village of Verteuil sur Charente has attracted several TV producers and celebrity chiefs alike. James Martin has filmed an episode of his cooking show in the village, as have several holiday in the sun type programmes.
There isn't any outside space with this property, but the abundance of public, shady, riverside locations for picnics, sitting, reading etc, all on your doorstep truly make up for it. Alternatively, enjoy the outside space provided at the local cafés and restaurants etc, they're only a few strides away.
There are numerous parking spaces in front of the property, although non allocated to the property, there is rarely an issue with parking.
The village has excellent transport links for those who wish to travel further afield. The world famous town of Cognac is only 40 mins away, historic town of Poitiers is 50 mins away, the town of limoges famous for its pottery is about an hour away. Bordeaux & the world famous wine region is less than two hours away. For animal lovers a fantastic & highly regarded monkey safari park 'valley of the monkeys' is 40 minutes away.