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Gibourne, Charente Maritime, Poitou Charente, France €130.000
  • Stunning and spacious 3 bedroom detached property located in the wonderful Charente Maritime region of France. An absolute must see!
VR Estates are delighted to offer for sale this stunning home, the property is indeed most impressive both inside and out. From the moment you approach the house it simply oozes with French charm and character with a most attractive facade, Wonderful features include decorative stone work around the many windows perfectly finished with wooden shutters.

Internally the house will certainly not disappoint and provides a substantial detached family home exceptionally presented with stunning features throughout.
The ground floor comprises of an entrance hallway, leading to a large study or a perfect dining room for more formal dining, a spacious lounge with feature fireplace with inset wood burner. There is an additional summer/studio room perfect for a work room or office.
The kitchen is indeed the heart of the home, a stunning room with double height ceiling with an attractive wooden staircase leading to the first floor providing an open galleried upper hallway. This provides a more spacious open plan feel to the kitchen creating a light and airy space and incorporating a dining area for more informal dining. A pantry and utility room lead off from the kitchen.
A bathroom with double sinks, bath, shower and WC completes the ground floor living area.

The first floor provides 3 bedrooms, the master suite is an exceptionally large room with ensuite bathroom with shower, walk in wardrobe and loft storage space. The additional 2 double bedrooms are served by a family shower room.
The bedrooms are beautiful and traditional with exposed stone walls and beamed ceilings, wooden flooring and traditional style doors, furthermore they are furnished perfectly in keeping with the style of the property.

The property benefits from oil fired central heating and has been tastefully decorated to an exceptional standard throughout.

Internally the property is perfect, a ready made home well suited as either a holiday home or permanent residence, and completely ready to let to holiday guests to generate a substantial income if desired, one could achieve 800€ a week from the property quite easily.

The outside space is plenty yet not to much to be unmanageable if used as a second home, it is quite unusual for a central village located properties to offer such a great outdoor area. A gravel driveway provides ample parking, accessed through double gates providing good security for the property. The house sits in a completely enclosed walled plot, so is completely safe for children and pets. The oversized double garage would also make an excellent workshop if required.
The garden area has plenty of space for El Fresco dining and has areas for home grown produce, it would allow for a pool if desired and decking area with BBQ, huge potential to do with whatever you wish.
In addition to the main living space there are also 2 cellar areas under the house, ideal for storage and home to the boiler and oil tank.

The house sits in the heart of the hamlet of Gibourne, located in this desirable region which boasts to be one of the sunniest climates in France and within easy reach are beautiful sandy beaches in which to enjoy it. The islands Re and Oleron offer the visitor to Charente-Maritime a breath of fresh, clean island air in truly traditional settings.Visit the stylish resort island of Lle de Roe or the chic boutiques of La Rochelle where you can also sample the delicious French cuisine at the many beautiful restaurants located here.
This is an ideal location for a wide and varied choice of activities including water sports, horse riding, walking and bird-watching on the nature reserve and salt marshes which also produce the d’Oleron oysters.
Further inland the beautiful landscaped are dotted with farms, vineyards, water and windmills. History lovers will enjoy the eleventh century church at Talmont-sur-Gironde on the old pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela in Spain and the ancient town of Saintes is a must for lovers of art and Romanesque architecture.
This area is a popular holiday destination for many nationalities including the French and British amongst others, opening up excellent possibilities to rent the property out for holiday rentals which would generate a good income if desired.

This exceptional home is truly a hidden gem, beautiful and spacious both inside and out and would provide many possibilities either a holiday home, a rental investment or permanent home. As well as a most stunning setting, we would highly recommend viewing of this stunning home to fully appreciate it. Furthermore the owners are offering the house at an excellent price, well under market value.

Please contact us for a viewing or further details. We have additional photos available on request.