6 bedroom stone house for sale
France - Le Lude, Sarthe, Pays de la Loire
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- 6 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms
- Market town
- Walled garden
- Mains Gas
Many of the period features have been retained but there are also the modern conveniences of gas central heating and en-suite shower rooms. Perfect for a large family, there is no need for a car for day to day shopping and children can safely walk to school.
The property was completely rewired in 2011-12 and the fixtures and fittings in the shower rooms are new. It has a modern gas boiler and is on the mains drainage system.
Ideally located for exploring the chateaux and other tourist attractions of the Loire Valley or going to Le Mans, home of the famous 24 Hour Car Race, the house is currently being run as a very successful chambres d'hotes (B&B) business and is consistently one of the most highly rated places to stay in the area.
The nearest Channel port, Caen, is approximately 2.5 hours drive and to get to the Channel Tunnel takes 5.5 - 6 hours. Tours Airport is an hour away and has regular flights to the UK and TGV Trains run from both Le Mans and Tours.
The front door (E) opens into the Entrance Hall (9.18m²) which has original parquet flooring and part panelled walls. It has double doors into the dining room and the office and connects with a corridor running along the back of the house.
To the right of the entrance hall:
Dining Room (20.02m²) with an east facing window looking over the garden. It is a well proportioned room with a parquet floor, part panelled walls, a ceiling rose and cornice. Double doors lead open into
Reception Room (26.08m²) with a double aspect (east and north). This is a lovely room which has a marble fireplace, parquet floor, part panelled walls, a ceiling rose and cornice.
To the left of the entrance hall:
Office (15.14m²) with a window overlooking the garden, part panelled walls, a large bookcase and a painted cement floor. A door opens into the breakfast room.
Breakfast Room (31.81m²) a light, spacious room which has a glazed door (E) into the garden. There is a fireplace and a marble floor and internal doors into the kitchen and the corridor running along the back of the house.
Kitchen and Utility/Boiler Room (39.0m²). The kitchen is 'L' shaped and part fitted with attractive oak wall units and a central island. It has an exposed stone wall, tiled floor and a double glazed French window (E) into the garden. The Utility/Boiler Room houses the wall mounted gas boiler, 2 large hot water tanks and the main fuse boards. Staircase 2 to Bedroom 6.
W.C. (1.75m²) with a hand basin and a tiled floor.
Corridor (16.34m²) with doors into the breakfast room and sewing room and Staircase 1 to the first floor.
Sewing Room (14.5m²) which has a north facing window, tiled floor and 2 original cupboards.
Corridor (20m²) with the en-suite bedrooms leading off it. It has some large original cupboards and a parquet floor. The staircase continues up to the attic.
Bedroom 1 (18.03m²) has an east facing window looking over the garden and 2 further small windows (S and W). It has a marble fireplace, ceiling mouldings and an old terracotta tiled floor. The en-suite shower room (4.83m²) has a hand basin, shower and W.C.
Bedroom 2 (25.58m²) is another spacious room with 2 east facing windows looking over the garden. It has 2 original cupboards and a painted wood floor. There is a connecting door to
Bedroom 3 which makes it ideal when a family comes to stay. The en-suite shower room (5.93m²) has a hand basin, shower and a W.C.
Bedroom 3 (19.55m²) a very pleasant room with old built in cupboards and shelving, an east facing window, painted wood floor and a connecting door to Bedroom 2. En-suite shower room (4.25m²) with a hand basin, shower and W.C.
Bedroom 4 (19.09m²) which again has 2 old cupboards, an east facing window, and a painted wood floor. The en-suite shower room (4.25m²) has a hand basin, shower and W.C. and a north facing window.
Bedroom 5 (13.88m²) is a north facing room with ceiling moulding and a painted wood floor. The en-suite shower room (3.00m²) has a hand basin, shower and W.C and a north facing window.
Bedroom 6 (approx 32.00m² at floor level) is reached by Staircase 2 from the kitchen. It has a mansard ceiling with 2 Velux windows (E) and a double glazed window (E), a bath, a painted wood floor and an electric convector heater. There is a walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite shower room with a hand basin, shower and W.C.
There is a large attic which is on two levels. It is ripe for conversion into further living accommodation if so desired.
The entrance to the house is through a pair of imposing gates and there is parking for several cars. The courtyard garden is prettily landscaped and there are several sitting areas, one of which is under the large cedar tree. Outside the breakfast room there is a terrace which is perfect for long meals on sunny days.
Mains electricity, water, gas and sewerage. The house is centrally heated throughout except for Bedroom 6.
Taxe Foncière: €1476
Thermal Efficiency (DPE) 211 (D) Greenhouse Gases (GES) 23 (D)
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.
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