6 bedroom farm house for sale
Le Lude, Pays de la Loire, 72800, France
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Beautifully presented main house and guest lodge
* 16 hectares
* Equestrian facilities: paddocks, sand school, stables, etc.
* Pool and gardens
* Quiet, private setting
If you are looking for a property with privacy assured then this charming home in the middle of its 16 hectare plot will give you just that. Sold by us many moons ago this residence underwent a complete restoration and has had a recent modernisation and makeover. A superb setting between the popular market towns of Le Lude and La Fleche with easy access to all amenities as well as a half-hour or so drive up to Le Mans and a little longer to Tours or Angers. Ideally suited to an equestrian orientated family with not only sand school, stables, field shelter and paddocks but also a 2.5km track running around the perimeter of the estate allowing the owner and guests to ride in total security within the property before venturing further afield with a multitude of hacks and paths available within the local proximity.
The main house is in the traditional 'longere' style offering all rooms being south facing with many double aspect. Large family kitchen with feature fireplace with bread oven, dining hall, lounge, wc, laundry room and office across the ground floor all with quarry tiled floors, exposed beams. There are two stairs, the first leading to the parental suite with large bedroom, dressing area and bathroom (41m2 in total). The second leads to a library landing area with access to two double bedrooms each one with private en-suite facilities. At the East end of this longere there is the adjoining tack room which can communicate directly with the dining hall offering the possibility of other uses with a large attic area above ripe for additional bedrooms if required.
The guest lodge (has been used successfully as a gite) offers a large lounge, family kitchen, bathroom, wc and large bedroom on the ground floor with two further doubles and another bathroom above. There is direct access to a private garden to the rear and a useful store room.
Across the courtyard we have a stone building used as stables, wine cellar, boiler room and oil tank/wood store. Attached to this is an open barn with two stables (12m2 and 9m2). Independent there is a stone built garage/hay store and two wooden field shelters. Each of the paddocks have an automatic drinking system. The estate is divided into a number of paddocks of different sizes each enclosed with electric fencing with a number of alleys with young trees as well as a 2.5km perimeter alley. Within the plot there is roughly 3 hectares of woodland and a 8.20m x 4.20m heated pool with enclosed sun terrace.
A quiet rural location within a short distance of the local village and a good choice of market towns a short drive away. Very nicely presented with everything already in place for a family and guests.
The Healey Fox Service
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.
- Poitiers (Biard) (INTERNATIONAL), 73.5 miles
- Nantes Atlantique (INTERNATIONAL), 90.3 miles
- Rennes (St-Jacques) (INTERNATIONAL), 93.6 miles
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