This traditional Charentaise property is located in a small ‘lieu-dit’ or hamlet with a windmill just outside Brie sous Mortagne in the Charente Maritime. It has been recently renovated to a high standard retaining many of the beams and much of the original stonework including, for example, a large stone animal trough converted to a worktop in the kitchen. There are high ceilings, plenty of open plan space and large windows that make the most of the panoramic views of the Gironde estuary.
The house is 5 minutes drive from Mortagne sur Gironde, a port with a good selection of restaurants, and Port Maubert, also 5 minutes, which is very quiet but features a pop up restaurant and a first class sailing school with kayaks and paddleboards for hire. Further up the Gironde estuary are five beaches at Meschers sur Gironde (15-20 minutes drive) and then 30-40 minutes away are the acres of Atlantic beaches and forests ideal for walkers or cyclists.
The property sleeps 10 people in 5 bedrooms plus 2 cots if required. There are 2 master bedrooms with stunning estuary views and freestanding baths. There are 2 comfortable lounge areas in which to relax, both with large screen TVs. There is air conditioning in the Kitchen/Diner, the main Lounge and two bedrooms. Fans are provided for other bedrooms. At the rear of the property there is a large barn which is equipped with table tennis and pool table.
Outside the garden extends to one acre and features a large south facing patio and 10x4m heated swimming pool with stunning views of estuary again. The pool has an integrated, roller cover that will take the weight of a child up to the age of 12 and meets the very robust regulatory requirements for Health and Safety around pools in France. Just off the rear pool terrace, there is an additional covered and well shaded terrace for outdoor seating, kitchen and dining. There are tables and chairs to dine outside with a convenient door to an outside shower and loo ideal for the end of the day. Around the pool there are sunbeds and further chairs.
At the front of the house there is a large gravel drive with ample parking for 3-4 cars.
There is good WIFI with commercial quality extenders that enable reach through the thick stone walls, it will also reach to the pool and covered terraces!