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Reference 246708

Character 5 bedroom House for sale with countryside view in Massignac, Poitou-Charentes

449,950 EUR
386,957 GBP 481,446.50 USD
Full of character and charm and beautifully presented, this lovely property is made up of 2 independent houses, which are situated in a small hamlet close to Massignac.

Boasting 3 bedrooms in the main house and 2 in the second house, the properties are set within glorious gardens of over 5,500m2 with an enclosed walled swimming pool with a pool house and terrace.

Each property is extremely well presented and offers scope for a substantial income stream or for family and friends.

The main house, which boasts a wealth of charm and original character, comprises of, on the ground floor: sitting room, dining room, kitchen, covered terrace, study, downstairs shower room and potential bedroom.

First floor: 2 further en-suite bedrooms.

Second property, on the ground floor: open plan living/dining/kitchen area and a WC.

First floor: 2 stunning bedrooms both with fabulous en-suites.

The properties are connected by a garage and a storeroom so are completely independent.

The gardens are a particular feature of the property mainly laid to lawn interspersed with mature trees and shrubs and overlooking the neighbours lake. There is a fabulous walled garden incorporating the swimming pool and pool house as well as a stunning covered veranda off the kitchen, which is ideal for alfresco dining. An enclosed vegetable garden and potting shed complete the ensemble.


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1. Signing the Agreement (Compris)

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