Habitable Village House - 5 Double Bedrooms - + 3 Bed Cottage to restore and large shop. Shop could be part of house or used to start business. Would make ideal B&B with Gite & Shop / Tearoom or other
- Reference: 19657
- Property Type: House
- Status: Available
- Location: 16320, Gurat, Charente, Nouvelle Aquitaine
- Sale Price: €69,000
- Bedrooms: 5
- Bathrooms: 1
Set in the charming and very friendly village of Gurat in the Charente (16) region and on the borders of the Dordogne, this property offers the decerning purchaser an opportunity to develop the space whilst still being able to live comfortably within the existing house accommodation.
Originally the village shop, the property still has the shop front in place with the 5 Bedroomed house at the side and rear.
THE PROPERTY COULD OF COURSE BE KEPT AS A SHOP IF YOU ARE THINKING OF STARTING A BUSINESS. IT WOULD MAKE A LOVELY COUNTRY RESTAURANT, ENGLISH TEA SHOP, PERHAPS AN ANTIQUE SHOP OR EVEN AN OFFICE OR STUDIO TO WORK FROM HOME - THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS......
Attached to one side of the house (and included in the sale) there is a traditional 3 Bedroomed Cottage suitable for renovation or inclusion in the main house - could provide an income - to the other side is the Marie's office(Mayor's office). The whole fronts the quiet village street full of traditional properties and overlooks the village gardens and memorial.
The existing accommodation is in good condition and the large double fronted shop space would make a supurb additional sitting room. The additonal existing space downstairs offers; an entrance hall; a sitting room with fireplace and double doors into the rear garden; kitchen / breakfast room with double doors into the rear garden and a toilet. Upstairs. all 5 bedrooms are doubles and there is a bathroom and seperate toilet (toilet not curently connected). All the living space is fully centrally heated by a (not very old) oil boiler and all windows have traditional shutters and large opening windows, offering light/bright spaces.
The garden is not large but is very secure, with a high wall all around it and does offer enough space for the installation of a swimming pool, but would benefit from the creation of a 'hard' make-over design to create sitting areas.
THE SECURITY OFFERED BY THE WALLED GARDEN AND SHUTTERED FACADE, MAKE THIS AN IDEAL PROPERTY FOR HOLIDAY USE AS IT COULD BE LEFT COMPLETELY SECURELY WHEN YOU ARE NOT IN RESIDENCE
The traditional cottage has its own entrance from the village street and has a sitting room with (blocked up) fireplace, inner hall with winding stairs to first floor and kitchen/dinner with door to small rear yard which could be made very pretty. Upstairs there are 3 rooms which offer an opportunity to create two bedrooms and a bathroom (or with clever design could even get a third small bedroom).
Main House - Ground Floor
Hall with Staircase - 226 x 424
Sittingroom - 372 x 698
Kitchen/Breakfast - 372 x 416
Shop - 525 x 749
Main House - First Floor
Bed 1 - 384 x 457
Bed 2 - 323 x 365
Bed 3 - 423 x 421
Bed 4 With Handbasin - 327 x 365
Bed 5 With Handbasin - 330 x 423
Bathroom - 287 x 220
Cottage - Ground Floor
Sitting Room - 516 x 516
inner hall - 360 x 255
Kitchen Breakfast - 467 x 390
Cottage - First Floor
Room 1 - 458 x 391
Room 2 - 455 x 505
Room 3 - 276 x 505
more pictures available on request.
Gurat - Nr Villebois Lavalette 15 miles Angouleme & 10 miles Aubeterre