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4 bedroom character property for sale


France - Pays de la Loire, Maine-et-Loire, Nueil-sur-Layon

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Key features:

  • Character
  • Garage
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Pool
  • Views

Full description:

To the south west of Doué la Fontaine and less than 30 minutes drive from Saumur, two south facing period cottages which were built in 1850 and which have been converted into two 2 bedroom homes with a connecting door between the two. It is ideal as a main home with a gite to provide extra income or it works equally well as a large family home.

House 1 has a more contemporary feel and Bedroom 2 needs the finishing touches whilst House 2 has been used as a maison d'amis for friends and family.

There is a fabulous garden of 3545m² which is divided by hedges into several 'rooms' in one of which there is a swimming pool. Many of the plants are hardy perennials, roses or shrubs and look after themselves for most of the year. There is an orchard and looking out from the bottom of the garden there are lovely views over the fields and vineyards.

The nearby (1 km) village of Nueil has a small supermarket, bar/tabac, boulangerie, restaurant, pharmacy and doctors, everything you need for day to day living. Also within 12 km is the charming large market town of Doué la Fontaine which has a good range of shops, bars and restaurants. There is an excellent weekly market, several super markets and diy stores.

Doué is famous for its zoo and its roses and it is an easy drive to the River Loire and its famous chateaux. The road network is excellent. TGV trains run from Angers and there are regional airports at Angers, Nantes, Poitiers and Tours so that from one or another of them there are regular flights to the UK throughout the year.

ACCOMMODATION (Habitable surface area 249.29m²)

Ground Floor
A light split level Living Room (36.91m²) with a south facing double glazed French windows to the garden and a west facing double glazed window. There is a wood burning stove, modern tiled floor and a painted beamed ceiling.
Kitchen/diner (20.74m²) with a south facing part double glazed door to the garden and a double glazed window. It is part fitted and has an electric radiator.
Hall (1.19m²) with a cupboard.
Shower Room (3.62m²) with a hand basin, shower and wc.

First Floor
There is laminate floor except for Bedroom 2.
Small Landing (2.9m²) with doors to
Bedroom 1 (27.77m²) with an exposed stone wall, south facing double glazed window and storage.
Bathroom (3.61m²) with a hand basin, bath, wc and electric towel rail.
Bedroom 2 (28.75m²) - to finish. There is a south facing double glazed window, exposed stone wall, screeded floor and new wiring. The walls need to be boarded out and insulated and flooring laid.

Ground Floor
Living Room (33.88m²) which has a painted beamed ceiling, tuffeau stone fireplace with an 'insert' and its original cement tiled floor. There is a single glazed window and a part single glazed stable door into the garden. Internal door into
Fitted and equipped farm house Kitchen (25.48) with its original cement tiled floor and a tuffeau stone fireplace with a wood burning stove. There is a south facing window and wooden door with a double glazed panel into the garden. Door into
Hall (12.63m²) with a modern tiled floor and doors to the bath room and separate wc. Stairs to the first floor. Connecting door to House 2.
Bath Room (7.40m²) with a hand basin, bath and shower. Modern tiled floor.
WC (2.13m²) with a modern tiled floor.

First Floor
Corridor (4.35m²) to
Bedroom 1 (23.00m²) with a south facing double glazed window, electric heating, loads of cupboards a carpeted floor and exposed beam.
Bedroom 2 (14.00m²) with a south facing window, a cupboard, a carpet and an electric radiator.
Off the cupboard there is a walk in storage cupboard (1.34m²) which could hold a shower.
WC (1.59m²) with a hand basin.

The total size of the plot is 3545m². There are 2 stone outbuildings one of which could be used as a garage (59m²). The other holds the garden tools, the pump and filter equipment for the pool.
The garden has been cleverly designed so that each house has its private space and each cottage has its own path to the pool which is enclosed. There are places for sun bathing and shady corners ideal for reading a book.
Small orchard with plum, pear, cherry and apple trees.

Mains water, electricity and broad band. Electric hot water heater. Heating by electric convectors and wood burning stoves. Independent septic tank drainage which we understand conforms to the current regulations.

Taxe Foncière:

Thermal Efficiency (DPE): Vierge Greenhouse Gases (GES): Vierge

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.




Age construction/Age of house :

Etat/condition :
petits travaux/small work

Localisation/Position :

Occupation/Purpose :
Principale/main house

Cheminée/fire place

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Nearest Airports*

  • Poitiers (Biard) (International), 48.2 miles
  • Nantes Atlantique (International), 58.4 miles
  • Rennes (St-Jacques) (International), 91.9 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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