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4 bedroom country house for sale

€271,700

France - Pays de la Loire, Maine-et-Loire, Le Puy-Notre-Dame

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Key features:

  • Character
  • Reception
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Views

Full description:

On the edge of the Loire Valley, in a wine growing region in the south of Anjou and some 30 minutes drive from Saumur, a charming restored 18th century property which has been turned into a lovely 3 - 4 bedroom centrally heated family home with 2 studios which could easily be used for the creation of a small gite or chambres d'hotes business.

The sunny property has a mature garden with a large west facing terrace with a gazebo and a hot tub. There is a great 7 car garage/stable block and 2.68 hectares of land with several fenced paddocks that are just waiting for horses or other animals.

The nearest village is 3 minutes drive away and is fortunate in having a baker, bar and small supermarket for the day to day essentials. For a large shop, the towns of Doué La Fontaine and Thouars, with its excellent market are just a short drive away. The transport links in the area are very good and there are flights to the UK from Poitiers,Tours and Nantes.

ACCOMMODATION

MAIN HOUSE

Ground Floor
From the courtyard in front of the house, a part glazed door (E) opens into the Breakfast Room (29.76m²) which is at the heart of the home. It is the orginal old farm house kitchen and has a beamed ceiling, part original terracotta tiled floor, a large stone fireplace and walls that are finished in either traditional render, paint or wall paper above paneling. In the fireplace there is a 'Sandyford' range cooker which is also an oil fired boiler. There is a wooden worktop and a range of units and a butlers sink. A spiral hard wood staircase rises to the first floor and doors lead into the sittting room, modern kitchen and a hall with external door giving access to the north facing decked terrace.

Off the breakfast room to the south there is a lovely sunny Reception Room (22.80m²). This charming double aspect room (S and E) has a glazed door to the courtyard and a south facing double glazed window. The ceiling is beamed, there is a stone fireplace with a Godin wood burning stove and a large bread oven. One of the walls is finished in exposed stone and render and the lower part of the walls are finished in wood paneling topped with an oak shelf.

Going up 2 steps from the breakfast room, there is the modern Kitchen (9.4m²) which has a door opening onto the west facing terrace with the gazebo and the hot tub. The kitchen is fitted with a range of Lapeyre units and there is a built-in coffee machine. The walls are of exposed stone and there is a beamed ceiling.

Off the kitchen, Shower room (2.67m²) with wc and electric fac heater.

To the north of the breakfast room there is a Hall (6m²) with a built-in cupboard and old terracotta floor tiles.

From here there is an external door to the garden and access to the Wine Cellar/Bedroom 4, the large Reception Room 1 and the downstairs double Bedroom/Study with adjoining Bathroom/wc.
Cellar/Bedroom 4 (11.2m²) planned as a downstairs bedroom, this room is currently being used as a wine cellar. It has a modern tiled floor, sink and Velux window. To become a bedroom the walls would need to be dry lined and a radiator fitted (the pipes are just the other side of the wall in the hall).

Super double aspect (N/S) Reception Room (28.5m²) which was built in 2009. An airy room with a vaulted ceiling and an old oak ridge beam, there are exposed stone and rendered walls, a modern tiled floor and pretty paneling which hides 2 radiators.

An arch leads out of the reception room to Bedroom 3/Office (10.92m²) which has a door into the open barn, a west facing window and modern floor tiles.

Also off the reception room is an internal Hall (1.62m²) which has built-in cupboards and a door into

Bathroom (4.84m²) which has a hand basin, bath and wc. The basin is Victorian and finished in blus and white and these colours are echoed in a stained glass panel. There is a large heated towel rail, an extractor and a Velux window.
Note: It would be very simple to make the bathroom a dedicated en-suite to Bedroom 3.

First Floor

From the kitchen the spiral staircase leads to a Landing (3m² at a ceiling height of 1.80m) which in turns lead to the 2 first floor bedrooms and the bathroom. The floor is finished in wood laminate flooring. There is a Velux window in the roof and 2 built-in cupboards.

Master Bedroom 1 (20m²), a sunny south facing room which is under the eaves of the house. It has part exposed stone walls, a traditional wood floor with a limed finish, 2 built-in wardrobes and assorted cupboards and storage. There are 2 small original windows (E/W) and a modern glazed south facing door which is useful for bringing furniture upstairs.

Bedroom 2 (7.60m²) which has laminated wood flooring, part exposed stone walls, and a Velux window.

Bathroom (13m²) a super spacious room with a Velux window facing west and a small old window to the east. There is a traditional Victorian style bath with brass feet and taps, a marble topped vanity unit with a hand basin and a WC. The floor is tiled and one of the electric hot water tanks is hidden behind wooden paneling.

STUDIOS

The sunny south facing studios were created from the original old cow sheds and are separated from the house by the attractive open barn. Currently they are not connected but there is an old doorway between the two which was blocked up. There is water and central heating to one of the studios and a wood burning stove in the other.

STUDIO 1 (24.50m²)
Currently used for sewing the double glazed French windows look over the courtyard and old wooden doors have been used as shutters to give further security. The room has a modern tiled floor, a sink, 2 radiators which run off the main house central heating system.

STUDIO 2 (31.18m²)
Currently used as an office, this room has a south facing french window overlooking the garden to the front of the house, a wood burning stove and a modern tiled floor.

OUTSIDE

On the 2.69 hectares of land there are numerous outbuildings.

Open Barn (31.00m²) This very nice barn is situated between the main house and the studios. There are very nice exposed roof timbers the form of which is quiet unusual and it has been listed by the Architect de Maison Paysanne. Planning permission was granted to convert the barn into living space but this has now lapsed.
At the back of the barn there is Laundry/Summer Kitchen (11.45m²). There is an electric hot water heater (150 litres) which provides hot water to the laundry/utility room and Studio 1.
Garage (139m²). This is an excellent building which dates from 2005. Currently there are 5 indoor bays and 2 outdor bays. It has its own power supply and cold water. The indoor section has a concrete floor with drainage set into it and would easily convert into stabling.
Chicken house and storage (22.00m²). Dating from 2006 this outbuilding is block built and has a chicken house, storage (old tack room) and a field shelter which has niow been walled.
Tractor Shed/Field Shelter (70.00m²). Constructed in 2008 this building faces west and is to one side of the largest field. There are 2 open bays with earth floors and a semi-closed bay with a concrete floor.

SERVICES:
Mains water and electricity. Heating by an oil fired boiler or wood burning stove. Hot water production by 2 electric immersion heaters. Broad band. Drainage by fosse toutes eaux. Well.

Thermal Efficiency (DPE) : 192 D Green House Gases (GES): 27 D

Taxe Foncière: 800 €

These details are for information purposes only. They do not form part of a contract. Sizes and measurements given are approximate. The owner and the agent do not guarantee the accuracy of any information given. Any prospective buyer should independently satisfy themselves that all the information given is correct before entering into any form of sales agreement or contract.







Garage


Dépendance/Outbuilding


Terrain/Type of land :
Prairies/paddocks

Puits/Well


Surface terrain/land area :
2 ha

Age construction/Age of house :
Ancien/old

Etat/condition :
Aucun travaux/no work

Localisation/Position :
Campagne/country

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Nearest Airports*

  • Poitiers (Biard) (International), 72 miles

*Distances are straight line measurements. This feature is currently in beta.

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Agence Vallée des Rois, Brissac Quincé

20, rue du 14-Juillet 49320 Brissac Quincé
03339 395287  Local call rate
About Agence Vallée des Rois, Brissac Quincé

Your Life Style – Our Experience – Your Choice

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Welcome to Agence Vallee des Rois, the Franco-British estate agency located in the heart of the UNESCO classified Loire Valley in Western France, a wonderful place to come and enjoy the more relaxed French way of life with something to appeal to everyone. It really is a perfect area in which to buy a first or a second home.

We are a French registered business that has been buying and selling properties for French and International clients since 1998 so you know you are dealing with a well established agency that is legal, regularly inspected and professionally run and, to reassure you further the team speaks fluent French and English.

We believe we are the perfect place for you to start your search for a home in France.

The agency offers a tailor-made service from the first time you contact us until completion of your property purchase. We want the process to be as stress free as possible and will help you open bank accounts, get mortgages, transfer the utilities and set up the telephone and internet.

We try to find something for everyone: whether it is a small town house with a courtyard garden in a sleepy market town, a gite complex, a farm with barns for storing vintage cars not far from Le Mans or an equestrian property close to the Ecole National d’Equitation and the world famous Cadre Noir de Saumur.

Please browse through our properties for sale on the website which we up-date on a regular basis. If you are unable to find the exact property you are seeking, complete the contact form and we will be happy to assist you further in your French property search.

We understand that moving to a foreign country is a big step to take. If you want to make sure that life in France is really for you before you buy a house, we can find you either a long term unfurnished rental property or put you in touch with a holiday cottage owner who is ready to let his gite during the off season.

We don’t want to waste your time. Tell us about the sort of life style you want in France and profit from our experience to help you find the perfect French home for you.

Whatever the economic climate, the Loire Valley remains a sought after area and a popular place to buy a property. Foreign home buyers are always surprised how much better value for money the houses are in comparison to their own countries and by how much further their money can go. With house prices starting from well under €100,000 and rising into the millions, property buyers can find anything from reasonably priced village homes in need of work, town houses, country properties with land, equestrian properties, B&B or gîte businesses, through to large chateaux.

Our property listings range from restoration projects through houses with land, traditional country homes (longères), cottages (fermettes), modern houses and restored chateaux meaning we have a wide choice of properties to suit all tastes and budgets. We have properties for sale to the north and south of the River Loire and cover much of Maine et Loire (Dept 49), Indre et Loire (Dept 37) and La Sarthe (Dept 72) but we are now actively expanding our property portfolio south of the River Loire and featuring more properties in the vineyards south of Angers, going even further south towards Thouars (Dept 79).

Enough about us, now to tell you a little more about our region, the climate is better than the UK with longer, hotter summers and milder winters and the region is known throughout France for its gentle climate - ‘la douceur angevine’ – and we believe that applies to the people too.

It is easy to relax outside a café in one of the town squares and watch the world go by, browse the stalls at the weekly market or do a little wine tasting at one of the local vineyards. For the more energetic, explore the countryside on the quiet roads and kilometres of dedicated cycle paths or go horse riding in the forests or on the banks of the Loire. Lovers of history aren’t forgotten either: find out more about the joint history of France and the UK with a visit to Fontevraud Abbey where Richard the Lion Heart is buried ………… and then there are charming towns like Saumur, watched over by its famous chateau, where you can visit the Tank Museum, go to the to the National Riding School and the famous dancing horses of the Cadre Noir, the gardens of Villandry – the list of things to do and places to visit goes on and on.

Transport links are good. Getting to and from the area is easy and there are plenty of autoroute connections (A11, A85) meaning it is simple to go to Paris or the sea for the day. The nearest ferry port (Caen Ouistreham) is only 2.5 hours drive away, there are regional airports at Tours, Nantes, Angers (Marcé) and Poitiers, TGV trains run from Saumur, Angers and Tours and there are connections to the Eurostar via Lille or Paris.




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