3 bedroom stone house for sale
Bauge-En-Anjou, Maine-Et-Loire, France
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- 2nd House
* Close to all amenities
* 3/4 bedroom + 2 bathroom main house
* 2nd house to restore (new roof already)
* Circa 2 acres of land
* Private location
* Excellent condition
'Done Roaming' :. when you've been all over the place searching and desperately hoping that the 'right one' does exist :. and then you find it :. that's it we're done roaming and here's where we'll stay. This is how I felt when I viewed this lovely home for the first time on a beautiful Loire valley sunny day. Great access to the local market town of Bauge-en-Anjou with its wealth of amenities (schools, colleges, shops, cafes, restaurants, golf course, etc. etc.) this home is ideally suited to anyone looking for a 'country feel' to life in France without being lost in the middle of no-where.
A former 'fermette' with the traditional south facing 'farmhouse' and outbuildings, today the main house is light and airy offering a large through lounge/diner with feature fireplace with fitted wood burner and patio doors leading to the alfresco terrace with views over the valley where you get to watch the sunset. The kitchen is fitted and well equipped with room for a breakfast table and the utility room provides extra storage as well as a second sink and electrical points for fridge/freezers etc. Off the lounge a short corridor leads to a double downstairs bedroom with office/dressing/baby's room attached. A shower room with separate wc are nearby with a cloakroom/boiler room (gas fired central heating) with access to the rear of the property. Note: there is also an attached single garage which could easily be converted into extra accommodation space on this level if needed. Stairs from the lounge take you up to the landing with doors leading to 2 further double bedrooms, bathroom and wc.
Outside across the courtyard is the wine cellar (nice and close) and to the East side we have a 2nd home which has benefited from a recent new roof and tiled ground floor. With a little imagination and not an excessive outlay this could easily become a 2 storey guest annex or art studio or games room or office, etc. Adjoining this 2nd house is a workshop with open storage above, woodstore and an open barn. A free standing metal barn is currently used for 2 stables (the owners have poneys) and storage - again garaging or other uses are available as is required. On a total of just under 2 acres of enclosed land including paddocks, garden, driveway, parking, etc.
The popular market town of Bauge-en-Anjou is circa 5 mins drive away, the heart of the city of Angers is about 30mins (as is Saumur) and 15 mins will see you in La Fleche. No close neighbours and a charming private setting. Beautifully presented and decorated by the current owners this home offers a turn-key solution just waiting for the new owners to come along and enjoy - viewings are highly recommended.
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.
- Nantes Atlantique (INTERNATIONAL), 55.4 miles
- Poitiers (Biard) (INTERNATIONAL), 63.5 miles
- Rennes (St-Jacques) (INTERNATIONAL), 78 miles
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