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A dream home in Charente-Maritime

Posted on 8th March 2018


This is a classic French town house with a twist, an elegant four-bedroom home in Charente-Maritime in the centre of the small town of Aulnay.  The property has been beautifully renovated – the exposed stone walls, large windows and courtyard garden are really stunning and its on the market with Charente Immobilier for just €420,000.

The main entrance is currently at the rear through the courtyard (the owners have applied for planning to install a swimming pool).  You enter the hall through a large glass door, and there’s also access to the courtyard via patio doors off one of the living rooms (there are two) and from the fully equipped kitchen. There’s also a second entrance hall on the street side off the dining room.

A magnificent wooden staircase leads to the first floor, while beneath it there’s a door down to the beautiful vaulted cellar – the ideal place to start my wine collection! The first-floor landing encircles the staircase, creating a library space with a beautiful parquet floor.

The second floor reveals a large office which could be used as a fifth bedroom, while the large attic space could be used to create further accommodation, subject to any planning permission required.

The icing on the cake on this floor though has to be the roof terrace, where you can soak up the sun and enjoy the views of Aulnay and the surrounding countryside. The property has already been renovated to a high standard and has been well maintained, so there’s very little to do beyond putting your own stamp on it.

The house would make a beautiful family home but it could also work as a boutique B&B.

Come along to the French Property Exhibition at Wetherby Racecourse on 19-20 May and meet the team from Charente Immobilier, they will be happy to help you find your French dream property.

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