Much loved 6 bedroom 3 bathroom house in Saujon, France is for sale.
It is situated in the small 'spar' town of Saujon in Charente Maritime and only 15 minutes from the beach resort of Royan with it's fishing port, market, shops and marina. Close to Medoc with it's famous vineyards of St. Estephe, Paulillac, Margaux, St. Julien not to mention the the renown chateau St Emilion just across the Gironde.
(This estuary became famous for the 'Cockleshell Hero's' and and the German U-Boat pens still to be seen in Bordeaux.)
La Rochelle with it's (Ryan)airport with the biggest marina on the Atlantic coast is 50 minutes drive away. Ryan Air will shortly be moving to Rochefort and will be only 20 minutes away...
The house is in the centre of town. Across the road is an old fashioned 'artisan' boulangerie, on the corner the post office and the Marie/Hotel de Ville is 50 metres away. The semi-pedestrian main shopping street has everything to support a comfortable French life style. There are 2 large supermarkets, one within easy walking distance..
The famous 'spas', where the people come to bathe in the 'medicinal' waters, are open all year round. The river Seudre passes by the town and the port area was once full of merchant ships who came up on the tide to discharge cargo for the area and take on fruit, vegetables and other farm produce. It now houses a small marina and some nice cafe's! The biggest agricultural market in the area is held on the 2nd Monday of each month, with stalls occupying the wide boulevard up to the train station with it's link to Paris and the Channel Tunnel.
The house was once a charcuterie - so it's interior layout has an old world charm but it has been modernised with a large garage on a remote control roller door, a 2 story barn/hanger.
The main house comprises:-
Ground floor:- Hallway, Lounge, , Kitchen, parlour, , en suite guest bedroom with dressing room, dining room with stairs to:
First floor: 4 double bedrooms, new guest bath room with wc, shower, wash basin. Master bedroom with luxury bathroom comprising WC, double shower, bath, twin basins. Gym room with storage cupboards, Seperate WC. and breakfast balcony with a exterior spiral staircase down to the rear patio and the:-
Charantaise House: (was two bedrooms, lounge kitchen and bathroom but now totally modernised inside to provide 30 sq m office and upstairs to a 30 sq m artist studio.
It has independent central heating and separate electricity supply plus hot and cold water etc with 'pot bellied' wood burning stove in the 'office' section.
The dining room is two stories high with a staircase to the next floor with two bathrooms, master bedroom and en suite bathroom with shower, bath, twin basins, bidet etc. gym and 4 guest bedrooms with shower room and wc.
The 'back' patio leads to the charming little separate Charantaise House, that originally had 4 rooms, kitchen and bathroom. This has been totally modernised, re-roofed, insulated and redecorated. and is now open plan with office of the ground floor and artist's studio on the first floor. With independent heating, hot and cold water and can easily be re-attached to the main drains for wc and bath/shower.
The main walled patio, which leads off the dining room, has a vine and flower beds, an electric blinds for shade, exterior lighting and is used for eating out in spring and summer. This patio, catches the sun from morning to evening and is a delightful area to eat, drink and be merry or simply sunbathe in total privacy.
he 3rd part of the property is the big 'hanger' - a kind of barn. It is over two floors and could easily be converted into further bedrooms or reception rooms. Currently it is used to store 'stuff'....
to walk through the main house there is:-
an entrance hallway of some length which leads on the left to the living room and on the right to the 'arriére cuisine' (back kitchen) with storage cupboards. washing machine, spin dryer, deep freeze, central heating and hot water boiler and to the kitchen and the garage. Opposite the kitchen is the double bedroom with en suit bathroom, WC and wash basin and walk in dressing room. The double windows lead out to the main patio where birds fly in to feed every morning....
The kitchen is fully furnished with new gas and electric cooker, dish wash machine, tall fridge, double sink, microwave, oven, cupboard, double doors out to the back patio and the little 'Charantaise' house.
At the end of the corridor is the dining room with stairs to the first floor.
Up the stairs to the landing corridor to the right is the brand new guest shower room with shower basin and WC all newly tiled. Stretching down the corridor are the four double guest bedrooms, two overlooking the private patio and the others to the front of the house.
To the left is the door to the master suite comprising of the main bedroom, master bathroom with bath, huge shower, double basins, bidet and WC. There is also a separate WC leading off the main bedroom. Through ~French ~windows at the rear is a breakfast balcony with a spiral staircase leading down to the back patio and the Charantaise house.