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5 bedroom character property for sale

France - Auverse, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire


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Key features:

  • Main house, gite and studio
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Paddocks and 3.8ha land

Full description:

Rarely for sale! Only 35 minutes drive from the popular town of Saumur and the River Loire, this charming 3-4 bedroom restored home is quietly situated in the Anjou countryside and is surrounded by 3.9 ha. of paddocks. In addition to the main house there is a pretty maison d'amis (sleeps 2+2) and a studio (sleeps 2) both of which have their own gardens and which can be used to generate rental income if so required. There is a heated swimming pool with a preau, a workshop, stables, tack room and barn/garage. Each of the paddocks has a field shelter, hay store and automatic waterers. There is good riding from the property and access to the lovely public forest is not far away.

The main house has a large, welcoming living room with a stone fireplace housing a wood burning stove, a light airy fitted kitchen that has sliding doors on to a south facing terrace, 3 bedrooms and shower rooms and an office which could become a fourth bedroom. Adjoining the main house, the maison d'amis has an open plan kitchen/living room with a shower room and wc on the ground floor and a bedroom and shower room on the first floor. The studio is tucked away in another building so everyone has their own space and has a kitchen/living area opening onto the sleeping area and shower room.

The property is mid-way between Noyant and the lively town of Baugé with its weekly markets, bars, shops and restaurants. The regional airport (Tours) is under 1 hour's drive away and TGV trains run from Saumur, Angers and Tours. There is good access to the French motorway network. The port of Caen is under 3 hours away and the Channel Tunnel is approximately 5 hours drive.


Main House

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall (4.00m²) A part glazed door (N) leads into the entrance hall which has doors into the living room, office/bedroom 4, and bedroom 3 with its en-suite shower room and WC. An open tread wood staircase leads to the first floor. The entrance hall has a tiled floor and a tuffeau stone wall.

Living/Dining Room (29.15m²) which is a charming rectangular shaped room with a double aspect (north and south) and a part glazed door (S) to the garden. There is a fireplace with a Villager wood burning stove, beamed ceiling, tiled floor and a tuffeau stone wall. Door to

Large fitted Kitchen (20.40m²), a very light triple aspect room which overlooks the swimming pool and the garden. There is a part glazed door to the front of the house and sliding doors to the terrace. It is equipped with a gas hob, electric oven and a dishwasher.

Office/Bedroom 4 (11.10m²) which has a tiled floor and window (N).

Bedroom 3 (10.00m²) which as a French window (S) to the garden, a tuffeau stone fireplace, exposed beams and a tiled floor. En-suite shower room (3.50m²) with a hand basin, shower, wc and heated towel rail run off the central heating system.

First Floor

There are mansard ceilings throughout the first floor.

Landing (3.00m² at floor level) with storage cupboards and laminate wood flooring.

Bedroom 1 (26.00m² at floor level) which has a south facing dormer window and a Velux (N). It has an en-suite shower room with a hand basin, shower, wc and heated towel rail which is run off the central heating system. Laminate wood flooring.

Bedroom 2 (22.00m² at floor level), a spacious room with a south facing dormer window and laminate wood flooring. Electric convector heater. En-suite bathroom (5.00m² at floor level) with a hand basin, bath with shower over, wc and an electric towel rail.

Maison d'Amis/Gîte

Ground Floor

Super split-level double aspect open plan Living Room/Kitchen (27.00m² in total) which has insulated floors and walls, electric convector heating and a tiled floor. The Kitchen (16.50m²) has a part glazed door (S) to the terrace and is fitted and equipped with a gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher and extractor. A step leads down to the Living Area (10.50m²) which has French doors (N) and a tiled floor. Stairs to the first floor.
Shower Room (3.75m²) with a hand basin, walk-in shower and a tiled floor.

First Floor (Mansard ceiling)

Bedroom (12.25m²), a charming room with a dormer window (S) and laminate flooring. There are fitted cupboards and an electric convector heater.
En-suite Bathroom (4.00m²) with a hand basin, bath with shower over, wc and Velux window (N).


The studio (22.50m² in total) is on the ground floor of a different building and is a very nice space which has windows overlooking the pond and its own terrace and private garden. French windows (W) open into the living/kitchen area where there is a run of fitted and equipped units to one side. A half height wall separates the living space from the bedroom area. WC with hand basin (1.5m²). Shower (1.5m²). The studio has a tiled floor throughout and electric convector heating.
It adjoins the cave/store (see below) and so could be extended if so desired.


At the end of a long drive, the house and outbuildings are well positioned on the property and are surrounded by fields, the total land area being 6.96 hectares.
In front of the house and buildings there is a large parking area and the rest of the garden is principally grass. On the south side of the house and maison d'amis there is a gravelled terrace.
The heated swimming pool (6m x 3m) is well located to make the most of the sun and has a rigid cover. It has a tiled surround and a préaux at one end with a hot tub and dining area. The pool is heated by an air/air heat exchanger and the workshop/pump room for the pool is located next to it.

Laundry/utility room with the gas central heating boiler (buried gas tank).
Cave/store room.
Large barn/garage with a tack room and stable off it.
Tractor shed with adjoining field shelter and hay store. Each of the paddocks has a field shelter and hay store and automatic waterers.


Mains water and electricity. The house has gas central heating to the ground floor and master bedroom and the maison d'amis and studio have electric heating. Independent drainage (to be inspected). Double glazed windows with either wood or aluminium frames. Roof: new in 2000.

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

Taxe Foncière: €760
Details :
Terrain/Type of land : Prairies/paddocks
Surface terrain/land area : 3.8 ha
Age construction/Age of house : Ancien/old
Etat/condition : Aucun travaux/no work
Localisation/Position : Campagne/country
Occupation/Purpose : Principale/main house
Cheminée/fire place
Projet de vie/Usage : Propriétés équestres/Equestrian property

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Nearest Airports*

  • Poitiers (Biard) (International), 65.2 miles
  • Nantes Atlantique (International), 81.7 miles
  • Rennes (St-Jacques) (International), 91.5 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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