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(79) Deux Sevres

Magnificent 16th C. restored logis near Niort


Reception Rooms: 3
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3
Land: 0.81 ha

Reference: C5-3874
£ 749,105
$ 966,442

Charming 16th C house for sale 20 km from Niort. Entirely restored and situated in the heart of the countryside but without being too isolated. All shops and services are nearby. Quick access to motorway and TGV.
This 16th century dwelling, restored with elegance and refinement, is arranged around a U-shaped courtyard.
The main façade to the south is composed of four large mullioned windows of the same construction which are chamfered and end in a moulded window sill.
Three small identical openings mark the location of the attic. A last one is also located on the ground floor and an "œil de bœuf" brings light to the stairwell.
The façade is very homogeneous in its composition and is close to symmetry. The most striking feature is the triangular pediment with circular motifs and a coat of arms in relief which was probably originally painted.
The centrally positioned staircase leads on either side to a large living room on two levels plus attic. The stone staircase with a splayed wall leads first to the first floor and then to the attic level. It is made up of four parts and four landings, thus forming half floors.

The dwelling spans approx. 500sqm and is made up of:
Ground floor:
Entrance hall with marked architectural features. Its floor is entirely covered with limestone slabs. The two entrance doors, those of the dining room and the sitting room, are particularly striking, with a full arch and a moulding that follows the entire frame.
The property consists of the entrance hall with the staircase on either side, the living room on the right and the dining room on the left. Both rooms have a magnificent fireplace. Next is the kitchen with its dining area, a service entrance and the wooden service staircase, and a WC.

First floor on either side of the staircase are 2 large bedrooms. One of the bedrooms has a private shower room with WC.
The second bedroom has a bathroom with WC, shared with the third bedroom which is accessible by the service staircase.

Second floor, under the attic, there are 2 bedrooms and a shower room with WC.
The capacity of the house is currently 14 beds.

The outbuildings are extensive and offer many possibilities.
They are composed of :
A lean-to for taking meals, attached to a fitted kitchen, with a storeroom and workshop.
A large barn of 37 m in length separated into two parts, one part barn/garage and the other part storage.
Behind this barn is a closed lean-to building where various materials and maintenance equipment are now stored.
In the extension of the dwelling there is a barn that could be used to extend the dwelling, a garage and various small roofs on the rear façade.
Outside the U-shaped courtyard is a separate dwelling consisting of a living room with kitchenette area, shower and WC. This outbuilding is currently used as an office by the current owner but would be ideal for a gîte or guest house.

The land, with a surface area of 8193sqm, is composed of a U-shaped enclosed courtyard, a garden and an orchard.
The whole offering beautiful views over the rolling countryside.