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5 bedroom detached house for sale

France - La Châtaigneraie, Vendée, Pays de la Loire

Offers in Region of €179,900

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Key features:

  • Detached
  • Home Plus Gite
  • Walled Gardens
  • Ideal Location
  • Scope to Extend

Full description:

An impressive detached residence that was originally built for the local mayor and served as the school is set in the heart of a village close to the active town La Chataigneraie (3 miles) where you will find shops, supermarkets, hospital, schools and a year round weekly market. This beautiful home comes with a holiday cottage / guest suite and is offered ready to use having been restored to a high standard with spacious rooms throughout. Included a former school room that would suit a home run business, studio or may even convert to a 2nd self-contained annex / gite, offering that rare to find live/work opportunity. The property benefits from mains drainage, so no fosse septic issues, has electric heating and is double glazed.

The property will make a superb full time family home or stunning holiday residence and is ideally placed for those who need regular access to and from the UK and easy for visiting family and friends. A year round low cost flight service is available at Nantes (1hr) or historic La Rochelle (1hr) while the ferry port of St Malo is 3 hours or Caen is 3.5 hours. Close by are numerous pretty villages many with restaurants (closest is St Hilare De Voust - just 1 mile)There lots of places to visit including historic Vouvant, the renaissance town and former capital of Vendee - Fontenay le Comte or the Puy Du Fou amusement parc. There are lakes at Mervent, & Bazoges en Pareds with summertime beaches, boating, fishing, and idyllic picnic spots. The vast Atlantic beaches are just 1 hour.

Accommodation Comprises:

Main House:

Entrance: Approx. 8m2 with oak stairs to the first floor, WC and cloak room off and door to the basement and garage below. Further door to the school room (details Below)

Kitchen / Breakfast Room: Approx. 11m2 with a modern range of fitted units with ample work surface over, fitted and equipped with a gas hob, electric cooker, 1.5 sink unit, dishwasher, point & plumbing for a washing machine, fridge space and ample room for a breakfast table with garden aspect. There is a walk-in pantry store with lots of storage.

Dining Room: An impressive room measuring approx. 17m2 with rear aspect, wood floor, built-in storage and fireplace.

Salon: Approx. 35m2 with high ceilings a light dual aspect & patio doors opening on to the gardens and terrace. Wood floor, fireplace and storage recess. This room was the original Mayor's Office and still has the original cupboard with the Fleur De Lys on the doors where the original records were kept. Views across the valley enjoyed from the side aspect.

1st Floor - Landing with doors to all rooms and stairs continuing to the 2nd floor:

Master Bedroom with En-suite Cloak facilities: A spacious master bedroom of approx. 15m2 with views to the front, wood flooring and cloak room with basin and WC (room & potential to make a full en-suite)

Double Bedroom 2: Further good sized double measuring approx. 23m2 with rear aspect and walk-in dressing wardrobe.

Family Shower Room: With walk-in shower cubicle and wash hand basin.

Separate WC

2nd Floor - With doors to:

Double Bedroom 3: Approx. 15m2 with fab far reaching views, exposed beams and eaves storage.

Bedroom 4 / Hobby Room: Approx. 7m2 with shelving.

Shower room 2: with shower, basin and WC.

School Room: With its own separate exterior entrance, as well as additional access from the hall. The building is a single storey former school room of approx. 62m2 that may lend itself to a number of purposes and opportunities, such as conversion to a 2nd holiday cottage or annex, office for home working, or studio. The room has a dual aspect & high ceiling so plenty of light and has its own entrance door.

Holiday Cottage / Annex: A self-contained holiday cottage of approx.50m2, ready to let and ideal for those seeking supplementary income or great for visiting friends and family. Comprising of an open plan living area/ American style kitchen and ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC with a 1st floor double mezzanine bedroom over-looking the living area below.

Gardens / Outside: A gated entrance leads to the front and a walled courtyard garden with established flower beds, borders plus a secret garden with a tucked away dining terrace. Designed with easy maintenance in mind. For those who want to travel or who may be away for extended periods, the gardens do offer the means to lock up and go. Included is an above ground splash pool - great for a cool dip after lazy days relaxing and enjoying your new surrounds. A covered terrace is ideal for shady dining and also serves as storage. An outside former WC could serve as further storage or even convert to a chicken pen! The gardens are child friendly and safe for pets too. In total the plot is approx. 700m2.

Garage / Cellar: with stairs up to the entrance hall.

The property benefits from mains services including mains drains so no sanitation or fosse septic issues. There are wall mounted electric radiators throughout and in addition to the fireplaces. The home is double glazed. Overall habitable space is approx. 180m2.


This pin shows the general area of the property as the exact location was not given

Nearest Airports*

  • Poitiers (Biard) (INTERNATIONAL), 49.8 miles
  • Nantes Atlantique (INTERNATIONAL), 53.8 miles

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