Set just one row back from the Charente river which the village grew up around and looking up to the beautiful chÃ¢teau that sits above it, this property is believed to have been the guard tower protecting the original fortified castle. It is built against the escarpment behind so the garden is off the upper levels giving great views across to the chÃ¢teau
This one has been renovated in the last few years with a revised roof, double-glazed windows, updated electrics, fitted kitchen and shower rooms so is in good condition and immediately ready to move into.
A half-glazed stable type door at one end of the 1st floor corridor leads out to a lower terrace which is paved and perfect for al fresco dining and there is a small summer kitchen with electrics and lighting, fitted cupboards, worktop and a butler style sink
Stone stairs lead to an upper level garden butting up to the cliff face and with shrubs, grass, a patio area and stunning views across to the chÃ¢teau de Verteuil
There is the possibility of buying the property with most of its furniture and equipment subject to satisfactory negotiation on the price and there is an undeveloped 2nd floor of 84m2 so opportunities to increase the living space.
The village itself has been designated as a Petite CitÃ© de CaractÃ¨re and has a variety of bar restaurants, butchers shop, boulangerie, two grocery stores, a Sunday morning market and a lively community with regular events and property here rarely stays on the market for long due to its popularity.
Being only 5 kilometres from the large market town of Ruffec, there is access to the French railway system and the N10 arterial route between Poitiers and Bordeaux. It is also a day's drive from the Channel ports and there are a variety of airports with regular UK flights in easy reach so it's ideal as a holiday home or rental but also perfect for a permanent home in a great location.
Price including agency fees : 199 280€
Price excluding agency fees : 188 000€
Buyer commission included: 6%