Bel Air is a beautiful Charentaise Longere or stone farmhouse located just outside the quaint village of Brossac in the Poitou Charentes region of France. The property has been fully restored and sits on 42,870 sqm of land with 3 large stone barns, a garage and 18,200 sqm of mixed woodland.
This solid stone farmhouse for sale in France is accessed through wrought iron gates opening onto a tree-lined drive that leads to a large gravel courtyard with plenty of parking space. The house has 131 sqm of living space and is ready to move into. It was built in 1823 and has an attached double height garage which gives access to a full-length loft of 40 sqm that could possibly be converted to further accommodation.
The front entrance is through an Edwardian style conservatory with sun blinds and tiled floor. This leads to a hallway where there is a large walk-in storage cupboard and off the hall is a 6.8 m x 4 m kitchen and breakfast room. The kitchen is fitted out in a French style with a log burning stove in an original stone fireplace and ceramic floor. The kitchen leads into the 3.7 m x 3.7 m sunroom with dual aspect windows and sun blinds with a ceramic tiled floor.
Also off the hall is a 5.4 m x 3.7 m lounge with a wooden floor and log burner in a stone fireplace that is an occasional third bedroom when needed. There is also a 5.4 m x 3.8 m elegant living and dining room with wooden floor. The family shower room is also a utility room plumbed for a washing machine and dryer. There is a cloakroom with a separate toilet with fitted cupboards and shelves.
The master bedroom is 6.8 m x 3 m and has a 3.2 m x 2.4 m en-suite bathroom with shower steam spa and built-in vanity unit. The bedroom has fitted wardrobes with drawers and a wooden floor. The second bedroom is 4.9 m x 3.4 m with a walk-in wardrobe, dual aspect windows and a wooden floor.
The farmhouse sits on beautiful grounds that include secluded, mature gardens and trees offering many individual and shady seating areas. A door from the conservatory leads to a 12 m x 4 m, south facing wooden decked terrace with roll-out sun awning and steps from this terrace lead to the herb garden and a decorative fountain, and further to the beautiful gardens and double boules pitch.
There are also 2 professional greenhouses with a heated propagating bed and automatic watering system. The 3 substantial barns are 180 sqm with electricity. One is double height with new roof and is currently used as a workshop but could convert to another 4 bedroom dwelling if the buyer wishes.
From the pergola is a pathway going past a wildlife pond and to a wooden built gazebo. This is a cool retreat overlooking grassed area with fruit and ornamental trees. There is also a wooden built office or garden room with sun blinds, carpeted floor and electricity. This is currently used as a craft room and has its own ceramic tiled terrace and overlooks the grassed area with fruit and ornamental trees.
The productive, well-stocked orchard has a well and there is a large, enclosed vegetable garden with 11 m x 4 m poly-tunnel with an automatic watering system. For horses or livestock, there are 3 paddocks and the mixed woodland has oak, chestnut and hazel trees that provide firewood.
This wonderful property's additional features include:
- Eco, dual-fuel (wood/oil) central heating system to thermostatically controlled radiators, run by a 33Kw Weissman boiler situated in an external boiler house
- Solar panels fitted on the roof provide and augment hot water throughout the house
- Roof is fully renovated and insulated
- 3 phase electricity totally rewired in the house and outbuildings
- Dehumidifier/Air cooler installed throughout the house
- Conforming septic tank
- Fast Broadband connection
- DPE Energy report D219kwhrs pa pm2/CO2- C16kgms pa
A short walk takes you to the centre of Brossac where you will find a restaurant and bar, a bakery, Spar grocery shop and newsagent, butcher, pharmacy, laundrette, hairdresser, garage and filling station, DIY merchant, bank, post office and many more amenities. A Saturday market sells local produce that includes wines and honey.
500 m takes you to a fabulous leisure lake with a beach and water sports for all the family, camping facilities, a clubhouse with squash court, a gym and indoor swimming pool plus a restaurant with a terrace overlooking the lake.
Doctor, dentist, secondary schools and the railway station are found in the nearby town of Chalais 9 km away and in Barbieziux, 20 kms away, there is much more plus a hospital and further education college. The airports at Bordeaux, Bergerac and Angouleme have regular international flights and are just over 1 hour away.