Happy Wednesday, Escapists! A vintage hotel in the Charente, plus separate owner’s house, with romantic courtyard garden and bar for sale, in need of TLC!
This week I’m exploring change-your-life dreams – and it’s so tempting to consider giving up the normal routine to take on the project of restoring this pretty vintage hotel in a small country village! I’d love to take it on and transform it into sort of a bohemian, vintage, romantic getaway!
The hotel contains five guest rooms, restaurant, bar, and terrace. Owner’s home contains three bedrooms, balcony, and large attic. Lots of potential!
From the listing on Leggett:
Great opportunity to restore this once popular hotel set in the middle of this attractive village to its prime, to create a large family home for one or two families or home & chambres d’hotes with independent living. House has central heating plus woodburner whilst hotel has bar, restaurant and cave with well.
The house has already been renovated & features: hallway with old stone floor & doorway to garden, large kitchen of 23m2 leading to rear food prep area 8m, workshop of 30m2 and stairs to first floor, large lounge with fireplace and logburner, oak floors (35m2), bedroom (17m2 with door to balcony and unique rockface with man-made waterfall feature, bathroom with partial sunken bath, WC and basin. Two large bedrooms of 25m2. Stairs lead to large attic area with even more potential (145m2)
THE HOTEL needs gutting and renovating but would make sizeable accommodation for an income and is as follows: bar – 42m2 with fireplace, door to ladies and gents WC. Restaurant of 53m2 with door to interesting vaulted cave with well. Door to outside terrace with space for tables and chairs. Stairs to first floor that has 3 bedrooms (12, 14 and 13m2 and a bathroom, WC. Room to install en-suites. Further staircase to second floor with 2 bedrooms (13 and 27m2 , bathroom and WC.
Outside. There is a private entrance into a courtyard for parking and a large barn, as well as other outbuildings. Room for a pool. There is a terrace for taking in the summer days and evenings and further land at the rear of the building. With some imagination this could make a wonderful property.
With a population of just over 500, Cellefrouin is a pretty Charentaise town, with many interesting features and a great place for rambling or walks along the river.