Beautifully designed villa of 5 bedrooms with glorious views over vineyards and meadows. The house is on the edge of a small hamlet near the village of Riocaud. The house was recently reconstructed on the site of an older building, which has the advantage of creating an excellent designed internal layout and optimum natural light. The reception areas and kitchen have polished ceramic floor tiles, which contribute to the easy maintenance. An entirely new kitchen has just been installed, with top quality appliances, attractive cupboards and polished granite work surfaces. Bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, each with modern bathroom ensuite. There is a two bedroom stone gite (in need of some renovation), a small stone barn and a large swimming pool. Good outdoor entertaining areas. In excellent condition, lock up and go.
The accommodation is arranged on two floors. A generous entrance hall leads to a double storey sunny atrium in the centre of the house. Leading off to the left of the entrance hall and atrium is the living/dining room (51M2), which has a large stone fireplace and glorious views to south and east. There are two sets of French doors leading to the covered terrace on the south side. On the opposite side of the entrance hall is a light and airy study. There is a second study with adjoining shower room, which could be used as a downstairs bedroom if required. The atrium also gives access to kitchen/breakfast room (38M2), which was completely renewed in 2013 with new units and appliances, including polished granite worktops; French doors to terrace. A well equipped utility room leads off the kitchen. Downstairs windows are double glazed, and fitted with either wooden or electrically operated aluminium shutters. Flooring is of large format ceramic tiles.
The stairs in the atrium lead up to a balustraded landing which gives access to four bedrooms and a TV room/library. Three of the bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms, all with showers, WC and washbasin. The master bedroom has a separate dressing room with generous cupboard space and its bathroom has twin washbasins. There is a separate bathroom for the fourth bedroom.
The electrical wiring system was renewed in 2013, and a new Viessmann boiler installed. Oil fired central heating.
The property has a traditional stone gite of 87M2 to the rear of the main house. Requiring modernisation, this could be transformed into a charming guest cottage, to provide a large open living room and kitchen downstairs with two bedrooms and bathroom on the upper floor.
There is a stone barn on the west boundary, which was completely rebuilt in 2012. Measuring 7.5 metres x 4 metres, it has been converted into an excellent workshop/atelier, and houses garden equipment and the filtration system for the swimming pool.
The swimming pool measures 12.5 metres x 6 metres. It is of excellent standard and design, with steps down on the north side. Standard chlorine filtration system. Heavy plastic cover for winter. The pool is bordered by attractive stone paving, which provides ample space for sun loungers and alfresco meals. Beautiful views of the vineyards and hills beyond.
Land area is 2 hectares. The meadows are tended by a local farmer, who uses the hay for his livestock; this arrangement can be continued or cancelled by a new owner. There are some lovely old trees on the property, including a venerable and large oak with a tree house for children.