7 bedroom stone house for sale
Saint-Calais, Pays de la Loire, 72120, France
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- Swimming Pool
Main 3/4 bedroom house
* 2 bedroom guest lodge
* 2 separate bedrooms
* Pool and terrace
* 2+ acres of land
* Quiet hamlet location
* Close to market towns
Lovingly restored and maintained in excellent condition the current owners have enjoyed this home, brought up the family and rented parts out to visiting tourists and today the time has come to pass it on to someone new to enjoy. Located in a quiet hamlet a short distance from a choice of villages and the market town of St. Calais offering excellent access to Paris and further afield via the autoroutes. A peaceful setting with sufficient land to have a pony or two, a large pool and terrace area ideal for those warmer summer months and a selection of accommodation for family, friends and/or paying guests.
The main house has been well renovated and as soon as you enter you can see the attention to detail with the wood paneling, exposed beams and open fireplace in the lounge providing a comfortable room whilst keeping to it's modest origins. Stepping down into the former 'goats stables' we discover a good sized kitchen with plenty of space for the necessary equipment as well as a separate 'breakfast' area, practical shower room and wc. The other side of the lounge is the dining room with views over the central courtyard with it's own al-freso area. Completing the ground floor we have an office (or bedroom). Upstairs are 3 bedrooms and a bathroom.
Across the central courtyard area we have the guest lodge offering 2 upstairs bedrooms from the entrance hall stairs, on the ground floor a living room with direct access to the pool terrace, a galley kitchen, shower room and wc. Adjacent is the former barn which today has a large separate guest room with shower and wc, boiler room (oil fired central heating), garage and workshop and an extensive attic space above (ideal for a studio apartment if needed). A purpose built building to the rear of the main house provides another independant guest room with shower and wc, summer kitchen (for preparing the vegetables from the nearby what once was vegetable patch), donkey/pony stable and workshop complete with underground wine cave/bunker.
The pool measures approximately 11m x 5m with shallow area then dropping down to a 2.5m depth. Surrounded by it's sun terrace and pool house with BBQ is an ideal environment to relax and enjoy the great summers we have here. There is a large parking area with 2 car carport, electric gated main entrance, practical 'trade entrance' and guest entrance. The land also includes two paddocks and former vegetable patch as well as tree lined avenue.
Located less than 10 mins from St. Calais with the autoroute roughly 25 mins drive away this is an ideal home to welcome paying guests as well as a relaxed yet functional environment in which ti enjoy the pleasures of rural French living. Neighbours nearby but not overlooking provides the best of both worlds.
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With more than 30 years experience of the French property market the team at Healey Fox offer an efficient and professional service to anyone looking to buy a home in France. The company is based in Surrey in the U.K., where we are always happy to meet with prospective buyers. In France, we work with carefully selected bi-lingual agencies who have intimate knowledge of their areas and properties and will be on hand to assist you during your visits and throughout the purchasing process.
The team in the U.K. is headed by Dan Brewer who was educated in France and has lived and worked there. We have huge knowledge of the country and are always happy to help you to choose the right area for your personal needs and to help you select properties to suit your requirements. Once all that is sorted we will make viewing appointments with our partner agents who will show you selected properties and help you find the right one to buy. Throughout the purchase process both the team in the U.K. and the agents in France will work with you to ensure a safe, efficient and pleasurable buying experience.
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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.
- Paris (Orly) (INTERNATIONAL), 92.6 miles
- Poitiers (Biard) (INTERNATIONAL), 94.5 miles
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