My dream home

Benoite Bernardeau is awash with praise for this charm­ing three-bed­room home with ram­bling gar­dens and a stretch of pri­vate river­bank in Vi­enne

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A home with pri­vate river­bank and wildlife gar­den in rural Vi­enne

Benoite Bernardeau, of Argu’s Im­mo­bilier, imag­ines pad­dling, bak­ing and ad­mir­ing wildlife at this three-bed­room river­side home in rural Vi­enne, on the mar­ket for €182,000

When you step in­side this prop­erty, you can’t help but fall in love with it. For my part, I was im­me­di­ately charmed by its au­then­tic­ity and its in­cred­i­ble view over the river.

The house is nes­tled in a beau­ti­ful gar­den and by fol­low­ing a lit­tle wind­ing path over the grounds, you come to your own pri­vate sec­tion of the river­bank. In­side, the stone-built house is brim­ming with orig­i­nal features. From the en­trance hall, you step into a cosy sit­ting room with a stone fire­place, then into the lovely kitchen-diner. Up­stairs, off the large land­ing, you will find two bed­rooms and a bath­room as well as a master bed­room with en­suite. At­tached to the house is a tra­di­tional bread oven, a wood shed and a lit­tle work­shop. A separate out­build­ing has the po­ten­tial to be con­verted.

With­out doubt, my favourite fea­ture is the 7,250m² gar­den. Both wel­com­ing and wild, it has ar­eas set up for re­lax­ation by the river­side, day­dream­ing in the shade of the lime tree, pot­ter­ing in the veg patch and – in an area left to Mother Na­ture – en­cour­ag­ing wildlife. On ev­ery visit, this house has me day­dream­ing of fun days pad­dling in the river with the kids, pleas­ant evenings watch­ing the wildlife, not for­get­ting cosy win­ter nights curled up by the fire or cook­ing tra­di­tional dishes in the bread oven with all my family and friends round.

Just 3km from the house, you will find the boulan­gerie and gro­cer’s of Joussé vil­lage or the pleas­ant vil­lage of ChâteauGarnier, with its restau­rant and pretty lake, of­fer­ing fish­ing, ten­nis and mini-golf.

De­part­ment cap­i­tal Poitiers is about 40km away with its in­ter­na­tional air­port and high­speed trains which can reach Paris in two hours.

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