Another enviable aspect of former farmhouses is their tranquil and secluded settings. These stand-alone properties were surrounded by fields and pastures and so they are usually isolated, though never far from a village or a hamlet.
This property is a fine example as it is set on a hilltop near the village of St-laurent de Céris. It has uninterrupted views of the countryside yet is just a couple of minutes’ drive away from the village.
The main house is substantial and has been beautifully renovated. As a result, the interiors are light but full of the original character of the house. Donwstairs there’s a large sitting room, a kitchen, fitted with an Aga oven and French doors leading to a south-facing terrace with fantastic views. Three bedrooms occupy the first floor plus, off the landing, a pool room complete with jacuzzi, heated indoor pool and removable panels to open it all up to the rear terrace.
There is also a three-bedroom cottage which could have access to the pool room through a door. charente-immobilier.com
585 395, €