Charming 3-Bed Farmhouse Oasis in Poitou-Charentes

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Poitou-Charentes, Deux-Sèvres, Chef-Boutonne, France, Chef-Boutonne (France)

3 Bedrooms · 2 Bathrooms · 272Floor area




3 Bedrooms

2 Bathrooms




Not furnished


Nestled in the tranquil countryside of the Deux-Sèvres department, in the charming town of Chef-Boutonne, France, lies a characterful three-bedroom house that perfectly blends traditional charm with modern comfort. This exceptional property, originally a farmhouse, has been meticulously renovated with great care to preserve its original features, including exposed stone walls and beams, creating a warm atmosphere that is immediately welcoming.

Upon entering, you're greeted by an impressive entrance hall spanning 27m2, showcasing a bespoke wooden staircase, feature walls adorned with exposed stone, ceiling beams, and the original stone sink, giving a nod to the home's history. Natural light floods the space, enhancing its inviting ambiance. The entrance opens up to a spacious 40m2 lounge, anchored by a Charentaise stone fireplace fitted with a wood-burning fire. The lounge also features two large windows, ceiling beams, and exquisite wooden flooring, making it the heart of this home.

Adjacent to the lounge is a versatile 28m2 summer room, which could easily serve as a fourth bedroom, featuring a high beamed ceiling, an exposed stone feature wall, and French doors that provide views and access to the serene rear garden. The ground floor continues with a hallway leading to a 21m2 office, a fully equipped 19m2 kitchen that opens to the front, and an adjoining 18m2 dining room with French doors that lead to a side decked terrace – perfect for dining alfresco. A convenient utility room and a stylish bathroom, complete with a roll-top bath and walk-in shower, round off the ground floor.

The first floor hosts a breathtaking master bedroom of 26m2, offering wood flooring, an apex beamed ceiling, exposed stone, a walk-in dressing room, and an ensuite shower room. Two additional bedrooms and a tastefully tiled shower room ensure ample space for family and guests alike.

This property doesn’t just confine its allure to the inside; it extends to an impressive land size of 20,686m2. An adjoining stone barn of 92m2 in excellent condition, a 34m2 garage, and additional smaller stone sheds for extra storage demonstrate the practical aspects of countryside living. The inclusion of an above-ground swimming pool, a walled front garden, a vast rear garden, and even a meadow/field ideal for grazing animals or potential agricultural projects underscore the lifestyle opportunity presented here.

Amenities and Property Features Include:
- Oil-fired central heating and double glazing for year-round comfort
- Southeast facing orientation for optimal light
- Well insulated and rewired for modern living standards
- Above-ground swimming pool
- Generous outdoor space, including gardens, meadow, and woodland
- Stone barn and garage for additional space and storage

Living in Chef-Boutonne offers a tranquil yet vibrant lifestyle. The town is rich in history, showings through its stunning architecture and local landmarks; yet, it's the surrounding landscape of rolling hills and open countryside that truly captivates. Here, you can immerse yourself in French country living, enjoying the distinct seasonal changes from the warm and pleasant summers to the mild winters, making it an ideal setting for outdoor enthusiasts and those seeking peace and tranquility.

The local area boasts a variety of amenities, including cozy restaurants, charming cafes, and markets offering the freshest local produce – encapsulating the essence of rural French life while ensuring all needs are met. For those considering relocation or investment, Chef-Boutonne offers a unique blend of cultural richness, natural beauty, and a welcoming community, promising a quality of life that is hard to match.

Embracing the spirit of a fixer-upper, this property, while in good condition, presents a wonderful canvas for those looking to inject their own style or undertake further enhancements to create their dream home.

This former farmhouse represents an excellent opportunity for overseas buyers yearning for a slice of the idyllic French countryside living, providing a perfect blend of rustic charm and modern practicality. An early viewing is advised to fully appreciate the potential and beauty of this distinctive property.


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