4 bedroom character property for sale
France - St-Michel-sur-Loire, Indre-et-Loire, Centre
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Located between Tours and Saumur in the commune of Saint Michel sur Loire and with stunning views over the Loire Valley, this charming restored wine maker's house has light, spacious receptions rooms and 4 en-suite bedrooms (one on the ground floor) and there is a fantastic attic ready for conversion into further accommodation (3 bedrooms and 2 shower rooms) if so required. On a practical level the home has new wiring and plumbing, an efficient geothermic/oil fired boiler central heating system and a modern independent septic tank drainage system.
Permission had been given to create a spacious 3 bedroom house in part of the outbuildings
The property has 6 hectares of land with a wooded garden, swimming pool, extensive outbuildings and paddocks.
Perfect as a family home the property could easily become a chambres d'hotes business with its ready access to the chateaux and other tourist attractions of the region, a luxury gite or a small equestrian property.
Steps lead up to the part glazed front door (E) which opens into an Entrance Hall/Corridor (26.50 m²) running the length of the house. The walls are part panelled, there are ceiling mouldings and the original flooring. Doors lead off it into the principal rooms and the staircase leads up to the first and second floors.
On the left hand side of the corridor there is the large double aspect (E and S) Reception Room (50.66 m² in total). It is a lovely light room with 2 marble fireplace (one only works)50.45 m²) at either end and sliding doors which can be closed to divide it into a separate Drawing Room (26.79m²) and Dining Room (23.87m²) as there are 2 doors into the entrance hall. There is new parquet flooring, part panelled walls and ceiling mouldings.
To the right side of the entrance hall there is a door into the super fitted and equipped Kitchen/Breakfast Room (50.45 m²) which has a double aspect (N and S). On the south side there is a French window looking down towards the River Loire which has an electric shutter and on the north side there are 2 windows and a French door leading on to the huge terrace and swimming pool. The room has a fireplace with a black marble surround, a travertine stone floor and ceiling mouldings. The handmade fitted kitchen has a central island and is equipped with 2 ovens, a hob, a dish washer and a butler's sink.
A door from the kitchen and also from the entrance hall leads into a Study/Small Sitting Room (18.36m²) which has a marble fireplace, tiled floor and two original cupboards.
On the right hand side and at the far end of the entrance hall/corridor a door leads into a Bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The Bedroom (19.29 m²) has a double aspect with a French window (N) opening on to the pool terrace, a window (W) and a tiled floor. The Bathroom (5.92 m²) has a hand basin, roll top bath ,walk-in shower, W.C. and a heated towel rail.
At the end of the entrance hall/corridor there is W.C. (2.38 m²) with a hand basin and a heated towel rail.
Shower Room (3.75 m²) with a hand basin, shower, W.C. and a heated towel rail. The floor and walls are tiled.
Utility Rool/Laundry (11.49m²) which has a window (S), a range of fitted units and a tiled floor.
Landing (16.04m²) which runs the length of the house and which has a parquet floor, 2 cupboards, ceiling moulding and a window (N).
Bedroom (22.02 m²) which has a marble fireplace, parquet floor, ceiling mouliding and a window (S). En-suite Shower Room (2.45m²) with a hand basin, shower, W.C and a heated towel rail. There is one window (W), a tiled floor and part tiled walls.
Bedroom (21.43 m²) which has a marble fireplace, parquet floor, ceiling moulding and a window (S). En-suite Shower Room (4.30m²) with a hand basin, bath with a shower over it, W.C. and a heated towel rail. There is one window (S), tiled floor and part tiled walls.
Master Bedroom Suite with Dressing Room. The Master Bedroom (19.51 m²) is a lovely room with a double aspect (E and S) and beautiful views down to the Valley of the River Loire. It has a marble fireplace, parquet floor and ceiling mouldings. The Dressing Room (3.65 m²) also has a door from the corridor and is a very practical storage space. The large en-suite Bathroom (7.88 m²) has 2 hand basins, a bath, separate shower, W.C. and a heated towel rail. There is a window (E), tiled floor and part tiled walls.
All the services have been brought up to this floor and the ceilings have been insulated and plaster boarded.
Room 1 (19.25 m² at a ceiling height of 1.80 m). It has a parquet floor, mansard ceiling, an 'oeil de boeuf' window (W) and a Velux.
Attic/Room 2 (60.03 m² at a ceiling height of 1.8m). This is a great space which has an 'oeil de boef' window (E), 3 Velux (N), and 1 window and a Velux (S). It has a parquet floor.
Under the house there are 2 cellars one of which contains the geothermic heating system and the oil fired boiler which kicks in if the temperatures drop too low in winter.
A gravelled drive with trees on either side leads to the parking are in front of the house. Outline planning permission was granted for the building of a 3 car carport to the west of the house.
There is a lawn in front of the property and then mature woodland runs down almost to the valley floor and there are very beautiful views across to the south side of the Loire. At the back of the home is the lovely paved swimming pool area with its French windows into the house. This area is sheltered by the large outbuildings on its east side and by a hedge to the west and north. Lawn.
Work has been started in the old wine making building which has planning permission for conversion into a 3 bedroom home. It is next to the large stone buildings which are old stable, cow sheds and barns which are still ideal for horses or for vintage cars or other interests.
Mains water and electricity. Broad band. Alarm system. Central heating is either under floor or with cast iron radiators and is geothermic with additional heating by an oil fired boiler if needed. New independent drainage system. All the wiring and plumbing are new. The roof is well insulated.
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- Poitiers (Biard) (International), 79.9 miles
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