Fully renovated former school overlooking the lakes of the High Charente

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€ 425,000
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A wonderful opportunity to buy a fully rejuvenated former school on the outskirts of a pretty, small village, overlooking the Lac Mas Chaban.
As well as living in the building, we also run a popular brocante and tea room. The building will lend itself to many uses: gites, shop, restaurant, retreat, craft or cookery school... There are still many parts which haven't been developed yet so it still have plenty of potential to mould into your own use, home....so many options!
The school was built in 1895 and was last used as a school in 2016.

There is currently 425m2 of habitable space on an overall plot size of 3170m2
We currently live in the middle part with our brocante and tea room in the side with the pool, and a store area which was the first mairie in the village to the road side. The road is a dead-end finishing at the lake about 150m south. Hardly any traffic goes past other than the odd fisherman accessing the lake.
There are five bedrooms, two bathrooms, two further toilets on the ground floor, utility/boot room, 8x8m kitchen/diner with snug area (former boys' class room), entrance hall, second lounge, main lounge and second kitchen which services the tea room. The former girls' classroom we use for the brocante and tea room.
The roof was replaced about 10 years ago and has no issues. The windows are hardwood double glazed. The shutters are are also hardwood. The property is serviced by mains drains.
The electrics have been professionally replaced with a 10 year guarantee. All the outbuildings have lighting and power sockets.
We took the decision to remove the antiquated oil fired heating system and replaced with an excellent, efficient electric heating supplemented with three new log burners. The extensive new insulation which has been installed makes the house both warm in winter and cooler in the height of the summer months.
The DPE rating is a D, great for a building of this size and age.
There are a couple of rooms we are finishing off which will be completed prior to sale. You can even have input to final decoration if you so wish.
Outside we have reinstated a fence on the original line between the boys and girls playgrounds. One side we have installed a 5m x 8m above ground pool, with raised decking all around. The old toilet block we have converted to a spa area (5 person hot tub), toilet, shower, changing rooms. This joins onto a covered terrace where we enjoy many evenings out in the warmer months.
From the covered terrace, you walk through a doorway to access the rear garden with uninterrupted views across the field to the lake. We built a raised area along the back of the spa wall to sit and enjoy the view a little better.
The property also has four garages and four workshop/storage rooms. There is a well just to the rear of the school. The lane to the front is our private property giving access to the front of the building for both pedestrians and vehicles.
There is also the possibility of purchasing the brocante and/or tea room if you are looking for a business to run. There are so many possible uses for this building. Gites, studio, restaurant, retreat.
The village also has a bar/restaurant, convinence shop, petrol station. Tons of outdoor activities to do both on this lake and Lac Lavaud 5km away. Great for entertaining family or tourist attractions.


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