Melle, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes, France
- Detached Main Residence
- High Quality Throughout
- Plus 4 Bed House
- Plus 2 Bed Cottage
- Plus Pool & 10 Acres!
This stunning property is located 10 mins walk to the centre of Melle, a bustling market town with shops, main services, supermarkets, restaurants, bakers and year-round entertainment calendar. Perfect for holidays and full time living with the opportunity of supplementary income. Close by are numerous pretty villages to explore, walks, rivers and picnic spots. The historic city of Niort is just 30 mins drive, while La Rochelle and the beaches are about 1hr.
For those who need easy access to and from the UK, La Rochelle or Poitiers airports are approx 1hr, while Nantes and Bordeaux offer good alternatives and are less than 2 hours drive. The closest ferry ports are St Malo (3.5 hrs) Caen (4hrs) or Roscoff with crossings to Plymouth and Eire 5hrs, making the home convenient for visiting family and friends.
Renovated in 2006 to create a light and spacious reverse level living space dominated by a central hallway with hanging balcony and walkway joining 2 first floor reception rooms and kitchen.
Entrance - Ground level entrance with full height glass doors opening on to the entrance hall. Designed to impress from the moment you enter, you are immediately drawn to the hanging balcony and full height ceiling. Tile flooring with under floor heating, exposed stonework and wrought stairs to the first floor. Doors to the rear. Cloaks storage. The entrance area approx. measures 42m2.
Bathroom: Approx. 6m2 with tile flooring and underfloor heating, bath with shower over, WC and basin.
Utility Room: Approx. 8m2 with sink units, storage and shelving with a door to the gardens and terrace. Space for a washing machine and dryer.
Master Suite: A light dual aspect ground floor master bedroom with views to the front and side. Tile floor with under floor heating. Built-in wardrobes. En-suite bathroom bath and shower over, basin, WC and bidet.
Double Bedroom 2: approx. 15m2 with patio doors opening onto the terrace. Under floor heating.
Double Bedroom 3: approx. 18m2 including built-in wardrobes. Front aspect and under floor heating.
1st Floor - Hanging balcony with views over the entrance below. Doors either end leading to all rooms.
Living Room / Kitchen / Diner: Set with views over the rear and grounds, with French doors opening onto a balcony with space to sit relax and enjoy your breakfast and take in your new surrounds. Heated-floor, exposed stone work and high beamed ceiling. Ample space for a farmhouse style dining table, plenty of living area opening onto the kitchen. The kitchen is fitted with a good selection of high-quality cherry wood bae and eye level units, with tiled work surface, and extended breakfast / serving counter. Fitted and equipped the kitchen comes with built-in dishwasher, cooker and extractor. Fridge freezer space. Down lighting and garden views. The whole room measures approx. 5m X 7m
Across the balcony:
Bathroom - with bath and shower over, WC and basin. Under floor heating and towel radiator.
Walk-in Linen Store and cupboard - A useful storage space with shelving and lighting.
Cinema Room / Study / Games Room: A versatile room of approx. 7m X 5m with tile flooring and underfloor heating, dual aspect and stairs leading up to the outside and gardens.
4 Bed House
A separate self-contained 4 bedroomed house set over 3 levels. Currently rented long term to a reliable tenant providing a good level of supplementary income. The property comprises of lower floor studio with a corner kitchen, shower room, two rooms and its own entrance opening onto a terrace. This room could be used to create a letting studio or Air B&B rental. The ground floor comprises fitted kitchen, living / dining room, double bedroom and bathroom. The first floor offers 2 en-suite double bedrooms both with built-in storage.
2 Bed Gite / Cottage - ideal for visiting guests or holiday letting. Comprises of open plan living / dining / kitchen on the ground floor with double bedroom, single bedroom and bathroom on the first floor.
Barn - attached to the gite for storage and may offer space to enlarge the gite.
Hanger - Open hanger ideal for parking or garden equipment
Barn 2 - Large open barn ideal for storage, garden equipment, parking including ample height for keeping a motorhome or caravan under cover.
Garden Stores - Further useful stores built in stone and set close to the main house.
Gardens & Outside:
The property is set as the last house on a dead-end lane with gardens to the front, on a gentle slope with lawn, driveway, trees and covered in ground pool measuring 10 X 5 with plenty of terrace all round for sun beds. The pool area is afforded a god degree of privacy. The long drive leads down to the courtyard setting with drive parking for several cars in addition to the covered parking.
To the rear of the main house is a private shady terrace perfect for entertaining, BBQ's or simply relaxing with a cool glass of wine. Each of the separate houses have their own terraces.
Beyond the courtyard and mostly to the sides and rear are the remaining grounds. These comprise of woodland, meadows and paddocks. There is a small stream running through part of the grounds. The land would suit livestock in parts. In all the home comes with gardens and grounds of approx. 10 acres, most of which will look after itself.
The property benefits from being double glazed, comes with geothermic heating in the main home, while the gite and 4 bed home have gas fired central heating. A modern fosse septic system serves all 3 homes. Solar panels provide hot water.
Melle, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes, France
NEAREST AIRPORTSDistances are straight line measurements
- Poitiers (Biard)(International)33.1 miles
- Limoges(International)68.5 miles
- Nantes Atlantique(International)94.7 miles
- Bordeaux (Mérignac)(International)99.3 miles
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