Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

Barn & Farmhouse conversion - 4 bedrooms

€65,000 per 1/6th fraction

Key features

Very flexible accommodation  ▪  4 bedrooms  ▪  0.75 acres of landscaped gardens  ▪  Heated and flood lit swimming pool  ▪  Ideal creative or well-being retreat  ▪  Easy 45 minute drive to the historic cities of Poitiers and Angouleme  

▪  90 minutes to the Atlantic coast at La Rochelle and to Bordeaux  


A stunning Barn and Farmhouse conversion with the "WOW" Factor.
This old character property, offering 330 SQ.M of living space, retains much of its original charm with stone walls and beams, yet has been converted to a comfortable, light and very spacious contemporary home offering flexibility of use as one large or two separate properties.


The property sits in 3/4 acre landscaped gardens with a beautiful 10m x 5m heated swimming pool, summerhouse with decking and a purpose built petanque pitch. The large, easily maintained back garden is laid to lawn with fruit trees and large garden shed. Attached to the rear of the property is a large L-shaped gravelled driveway with parking for several cars.

Property Details
Dining Hall : 9m x 6m (54 Sq.m)
Kitchen/Breakfast room : 9m x 3.9m (35.1 Sq.m)
Mezzanine Sitting/Games Room : 9m x 5.8m (52 Sq.m)
Master Bedroom : 6.23m x 6.6m (37 Sq.m)
Master Bathroom : 4m x 2.47m (9.88 Sq.m)
Second Bedroom : 5.4m x 5.15m (27.8 Sq.m)
Loft : 6.23m x 2.47m (15.38 Sq.m)
Utility Room : 5.40m x 3.93m (17.98 Sq.m)
Cellar : 5m x 5m (25 Sq.m)

The ground floor, with original beams and exposed stone walls, retains all the character of the original building. It is semi-open plan with an exceptionally large dining hall and a spacious kitchen/breakfast room.
There is also a cloakroom, a boiler room offering ample storage and a separate utility room with access to the rear garden.
The kitchen/breakfast room is magnificent and has been designed with the serious cook in mind. Fitted with 2 separate Siemens ovens, a gas hob and extractor fan, microwave oven and dishwasher. The units are manufactured by the French kitchen designer, Mobalpa, and have oak worktops with the sink unit and taps from Franke.
French doors lead to the front and rear gardens.
A large wine cellar is accessed from the dining hall.
A bespoke modern oak staircase leads to the gallery and onwards to the large, open mezzanine level sitting room/games room with pool table and views over the rear garden.
At the far end of the gallery an L-shaped hallway leads to the bedrooms.
The main bedroom, has a very large walk-in dressing room and bathroom, with double spa bath and separate shower cubicle, bidet, toilet and surface mounted glass basin. From this bedroom there is access to a large loft/storage room, which could potentially be converted to another bedroom.
The second bedroom, also large, has a walk-in dressing room and ensuite walk-in shower room.

Sitting Room : 5.4m x 5.37m (29.10 Sq M)
Kitchen/Diner : 4.4m x 3.17m (13.95 Sq M)
Bedroom 1: 3.85m x 3.14m (13.10 Sq M)
Bedroom 2 : 3m x 4.4m (13.20 Sq M)
Bathroom : 3m x 4m (12 Sq M)

The farmhouse with its own separate entrance is linked to the barn. It is single storey and comprises an L-shaped entrance hall, Kitchen/Diner, Sitting room with large open fireplace, 2 double bedrooms, one of which has french doors leading to the side garden, and a large bathroom.
This part of the house, can easily be treated independently from the barn and used as separate accommodation or rented out as a gite.

The whole property has been restored and renovated to a very high standard including re-roofing and re-wiring. An efficient energy boiler has been installed for the oil central heating.
There are 2 woodburners in the barn and 1 in the farmhouse. The barn and farmhouse are fully double glazed and have high levels of insulation. The property enjoys good internet access.

With its very flexible accommodation, the property would be ideal for those looking to run creative or well-being activities such as art, music, cookery and yoga during the year.  


The Area

The property is situated in Fontaine, a hamlet of Montalembert, with good local amenities in Sauze Vaussais (5kms) and the pretty market town of Ruffec (6kms) nearby. The historic cities of Poitiers and Angouleme are a 45 minute drive whilst the Atlantic coast at La Rochelle is a 90 minute drive. Bordeaux is a 90 minute drive to the south and the UNESCO recognised and cultural city of Limoges is the same distance to the East .

Fractional ownership arrangements

This is an opportunity to purchase a one-sixth share of this stunning barn and farmhouse conversion. which you will co-own, entitling you to at least 8 weeks exclusive usage per year, whilst all running costs are equally shared between the owners. The detailed usage rights, rental options and property management arrangements will be discussed as a group of owners is formed.

Getting to Montalembert

Montalembert is very well connected and is an easy 45 minute drive to Poitiers airport. La Rochelle, Limoges and Bordeaux are around 90 minutes by car. Ruffec station (less than 15 minutes) has trains to Poitiers with easy connection on the TGV direct to Paris airport, the centre of Paris and Lille (with Eurostar connections to the UK and the continent).
The N10, the main highway between Poitiers, Angouleme, Bordeaux and Spain, is also easily accessible. 

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