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6 bedroom farm house for sale


France - Fontenay-le-Comte, Vendée, Pays de la Loire

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Key features:

  • Detached stone house and gite
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Total of 6 bedrooms
  • Gardens of 1/2 an acre (approx)
  • Income potential
  • Wood-fired stove
  • Easy access to La Rochelle Airport
  • Walking distance to shops etc

Full description:

This detached country house, complete with gîte and heated pool, is a great home-and-income property with 6 bedrooms in all, situated at the edge of a village with shops in grounds of a little under a half acre.

This attractive stone farmhouse has an excellent track record for holiday lets and is equally suited as a main residence. The entrance is into a large sitting room with beams and fireplace with a fitted Godin log-burning stove. The combined fitted kitchen and dining room lead to a covered terrace and large conservatory. The master bedroom is on the ground floor together with a bath-room and separate WC. Upstairs there are a further three bedrooms and a WC.

The total plot size is 1675m² (0.41 acres) and includes an in-ground heated pool. There is also a self-contained letting property which was very well converted from a stone outbuilding to offer a living room with kitchen area, two bedrooms, a bathroom, separate WC and attached ground. The property is just at the edge of a village with basic shops and is about 12kms from the town of Fontenay-le-Comte.

This historic town is truly one of the most beautiful in the Vendée, perhaps even one of the loveliest in France. Walk the 'mille ans d'histoire' route, and discover for yourself a thousand years of history encapsulated in the architecture and the ancient street names. Then enjoy the more modern pleasures afforded by the numerous excellent restaurants, shops and other leisure activities.

Fontenay-Le-Comte is in fact three cities in one, laid out as it is in three concentric circles. Each circle represents a different era of the town's history. The inner circle, which is walled, contains the oldest part of the town, dating back to mediaeval times. This is surrounded by the Renaissance city, built in the 15th and 16th centuries, and finally there is the outer city, the modern commercial centre.

This is the ideal area for the great outdoors. In the Poitevin marshes, known as the Green Venice of the West, it is possible to punt along the canals and obtain a fascinating insight into the flora and fauna unique to this unusual environment. Then, for a totally different experience, walk, ride or cycle in the beautiful Mervent forest.

• Location: Edge of Village
• Bedrooms: 6 in total
• Bathrooms: 2 in total
• Habitable space: 200m²
• Plot size: 1675m² (0.41 acres)
• Heating: Mixed
• Distance to shops: 1km
• Distance to airport: 55kms (La Rochelle - 55 minutes)

Town: Fontenay-le-Comte
Postcode: 85200

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Nearest Airports*

  • Poitiers (Biard) (International), 86 miles
  • Nantes Atlantique (International), 97.4 miles

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

To view this property or request more details, contact
La Residence, Oxford

La Résidence 1 King's Meadow Osney Mead OXFORD OX2 0DP
03339 395515  Local call rate
About La Residence, Oxford

Bienvenue à La Résidence – the French property people.

Whatever your budget, wherever in France you want to buy, you’re now in touch with the experts. We’ve been selling houses in France for more than 25 years – in Normandy, Brittany, the Pas-de-Calais, the Vendée, Poitou-Charentes, the Limousin, Aquitaine, Burgundy, the Languedoc-Roussillon, the Midi-Pyrénées and Provence. We also offer a Paris apartment service.

Our UK-based team, with decades of professional estate agency experience between them, know the French property scene intimately. You’ll find their enthusiasm for France and the French way of life infectious. All of our colleagues in the field are entirely bilingual and chosen for their experience and outstanding levels of service. From the moment you first contact La Residence, you’ll find that we’re dedicated to ensuring that you find the right house, at the right price, in just the right spot – and with the minimum of fuss.
On our site, we showcase a wide range of French property – from barns to manor houses, from cottages to châteaux, from B & B’s to gîte complexes and hotels and from fishing lakes to country estates.
By the way, you’ll find that some agencies ask you to pay an up-front fee or make extra commission charges or to pay for the services which we provide as standard, such as help with setting up a bank account, advice on the best foreign exchange rates, transferring the utilities at the new house into your name and so on. When you place yourself in our hands you can be assured that there are no hidden extra charges. The price you pay is not one Euro more than you’d pay if you approached a French agency directly.

Stephen Hilton heads up the Oxford-based firm. He was formerly a member of the British Diplomatic Service. Following a successful career which included a number of overseas postings and culminated in his appointment in the Foreign Office as First Secretary with responsibility for Anglo/French relations, Stephen joined the family property business as a Partner. It was from this base that La Résidence was founded in 1985. Since that time, the firm has gone from strength to strength and La Résidence is now widely regarded as one of the most respected French property companies in the UK whose opinions are regularly canvassed by property correspondents commenting on the French market.

Having himself owned a house in France for many years, he has much personal experience to add to his professional expertise. Together with his French colleagues, he has successfully arranged and overseen many hundreds of transactions, and it is now rare for him to come across any situation not previously encountered.

We are based in Oxford and welcome personal visitors. If you’d like to discuss your plans face-to-face, please call us for an appointment. We’d be delighted to help to make your dreams come true.

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