8 bedroom stone house for sale
Malicorne-Sur-Sarthe, Pays de la Loire, 72270, France
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- Hectare +
- Shared Pool
- Outbuilding + Others
* House surrounded by its 20 acres
* 8 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms
* Boarding kennels and cattery
* Stables, hangar and barns
* Paddocks, courtyard, garden, etc.
* Close proximity to Malicorne sur Sarthe
At the end of a private driveway that passes between the private paddocks on both sides this cluster of traditional 'farm buildings' has been improved and modernised and today provides a 3/4 bedroom main home with 3 separate guest rooms each with en-suite and one with twin bedrooms. The current owners have welcomed human guests, paying and otherwise, along with providing boarding for cats and dogs (of course with all the relevant permissions granted). The owner's horses enjoy the freedom of the paddocks shared only with the peacock and chickens. An ideal opportunity for a young family to build on what has already been created providing an income and excellent rural lifestyle whilst only a stone's throw from a good selection of amenities.
The main house has benefited from a new roof a few years ago with substantial insulation providing a warm and comfortable home which benefits from wood heating via the stoves with back up central heating if really needed. The majority of the rooms in the house are double aspect (front to back) with plenty of natural light and great views over the paddocks to the gently sloping valley in front. With two large double bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs and lounge, kitchen, snug, office/bedroom and double bedroom, wc and bathroom on the ground floor. The owners have wisely created a separate dining hall allowing the guests to have breakfast and meals without coming into the private part of the house. The guest rooms located in the former 'goat shed/outbuildings' are well equipped and each one has a separate en-suite facilities with one of the 3 lodges offering two bedrooms (ideal for families). From what we understand guests have been in abundance and a combination of the charming setting along with proximity to Le Mans and the nearby tourist attractions of this part of the Loire valley we have little doubt.
The owners love for animals lead to their creation of boarding kennels for dogs and cats with an enclosed grassed run for the dogs. The dog kennels are within a sizeable solid structure (former chicken house) of which there is a second on site and both have scope to be used for expanding this type business or a multitude of other possibilities. There is a sand school for the horses with open stabling and a number of divided paddocks. A total of just over 8 hectares/20 acres surround the buildings on all sides providing a private and secluded setting with far reaching views.
The local market town of Malicorne sur Sarthe is a short drive away with excellent restaurants, shops, schools and colleges and a quick drive will see you in La Fleche, Sable or up to Le Mans. A rare opportunity to purchase a sizeable farmstead with permission already in place for boarding kennels and guest rooms.
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Pays de la Loire regional description
The Pays de la Loire is the region south of Brittany and Normandy and stretches to the Atlantic coast in the west, south to the borders of Poitou Charentes and east to Centre. At Healey Fox we specialise mainly in the area known as the Golden Triangle, being focussed on the Loire valley and covering everywhere between Tours, Le Mans and Angers. Although it's name may suggest expensive property, and certainly there is some of that, the average price of property in this area is substantially less than in some other parts of France. There certainly are some very special properties but there are also lovely little cottages, farmhouses and village houses, away from the tourist beat, to tempt everyone. Search for property in Pays de La Loire on the Healey Fox web site and see the choice! The Loire Valley is a UNESCO world heritage site and the Loire river is the longest river in all of France. It is not only long but also extremely wide as it makes it way through the river plain to the sea offering good fishing, wonderful cycle trails and many stop offs at attractive riverside villages and towns.
Live like royalty in the centre of France
Mention the Loire and most of us think about magnificent chateaux situated along the famous river. Often referred to as the Valley of the Kings, the historical wealth of the region cannot be in doubt when you gaze at these beautiful buildings. A favourite of mine is Chateau Amboise where Francois 1 settled Leonardo da Vinci in the nearby Close-Luce with its tunnel to the chateau. All Francois wanted was companionship and conversation which left Leonardo plenty of time to create his inventions, replicas of which can been seen in the chateau. My other favourite is Chateau de Chenonceau which apart from being stunning to wander around has the exciting history of it being used by the Resistance in the 2nd WW to escape occupied France as the river Cher, which the Chateau spans was the dividing line between occupied and free France. Luckily most of us don't want to own a Chateau and are very happy to look for a more modest property in Loire but days out to see them are really worthwhile.
The Loire valley, a place to call home
This part of France has attracted people from all over the world looking for second homes and full time homes. It is an area well provided for in hospitals, schools and shopping centres and with good air and TGV connections via Tours. The climate is also mild, spring comes earlier than in the U.K., summers tend to be warm and sunny on most days, autumn is long and beautiful and winters are not too long, nor too cold. Apart from the tourist attractions there are many diversions to enjoy. Lovely woods, cycle tracks, and lakes. You can still find peace and quiet in the countryside and enjoy the rolling countryside and many small rivers away from the more popular River Loire.The many small towns in the area remain lively throughout the year with many markets, festivals and other activities to enjoy whether it be summer or winter. Tours, Le Mans and Angers are interesting large towns with museums, art galleries and sophisticated shopping. Being in the Loire one must not forget the vineyards for the famous Chinon, Saumer and Vouvray wines where you can always enjoy a few tastings while choosing some bottles to take to your house in Loire.
- Rennes (St-Jacques) (INTERNATIONAL), 78.4 miles
- Nantes Atlantique (INTERNATIONAL), 84.7 miles
- Poitiers (Biard) (INTERNATIONAL), 87.2 miles
- Caen (Carpiquet) (INTERNATIONAL), 94.9 miles
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