This splendid 5-bedroomed house in Ruffec's historic quarter, 5 minutes on foot from the market square, overlooks a small valley with fields, mature gardens and a variety of long-established trees, the site of Ruffec's former 18th century chateau park. A spacious house ready to move into with modernised decor, double-glazing and electric blinds, town-gas central heating, and recently installed condenser boilers.A semi-open equipped kitchen leads into a roomy light-filled chimneyed dining-room with glazed doors opening onto a large terrace with splendid views and paths around flower beds. The sitting rooms provides a warm atmosphere, including a wood-burner and further views beyond the pergola, vine and peach tree to the valley. The ground floor also includes a back porch, laundry room and hall-space. The second floor comprises six rooms and two bathrooms, most with splendid views of the valley. The master bedroom, with a separate dressing room, has an en-suite bathroom with Italian shower. Two large walk-in attic spaces have been recently insulated. Outside in the calm cul-de-sac are two free-standing garages.The well-managed garden includes vegetable plots, grape-vine and a small orchard of apple, cherry, plum and fig trees giving access to a small road below. It has been maintained organically for the last 8 years and has compost, multiple water butts, and an underground watering system.Ruffec is an economically lively town half-way between Poitiers and Angouleme, with a lively twice-weekly market and its own theatre, cinema, hospital, and station (2 hours 51 minutes to Paris). GROUND FLOOR : Entrance / Veranda 6.5m2 Tiled floor Dining Room 21m2 Tiled floor, insert wood burner, pation doors to garden Salon 20m2 Tiled floor, insert wood burner Fitted Kitchen 9m2 Tiled floor Hall 2m2 Tiled floor WC 2m2 Hand basin Laundry 7.5m2 Tiled floor Hall 8m2 Wood floor Second/Side Entrance 2m2 Tiled floor UPSTAIRS : Landing / Corridor 15m2 Floor Bedroom 11m2 Wooden floor, two windows Bedroom / Office 7m2 Wooden floor Bedroom 12m2 Wooden floor Bedroom 10.5m2 Wooden floor Bathroom 3.5m2 Lino, bath with shower, washbasin Master Bedroom 16m2 Wood floor with private bathroom 4m2 tiled floor, walk-in shower, sink, WC (macerator) Office / Dressing from Master Bedroom 8m2 Wooden floor ATTIC: Partly convertible, accessible by existing stairs OUTSIDE: Garden on three levels with panoramic views. Two greenhouses, kitchen garden and two garages.