4 bedroom country house for sale
France - Pays de la Loire, Maine-et-Loire, Le Puy-Notre-Dame
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 €
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- Poitiers (Biard) (International), 72 miles
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