The house is a 180 m2 stone and tiled farmhouse typical of the South Vendée and Charente, set centrally in its own site. The property has been extensively upgraded and refreshed over the last seven years by the current vendors creating a home that will suit a full time residence or stunning holiday home. Restoration works have retained much of the original charm and character with exposed beams and stone fireplace with log burning stove for cosy winter nights. Set in delightful, manageable gardens of approx. 3.5 acres including some wood land – ideal for the log burner. A swimming pool with deck is perfect for lazy sunny days.
The home is located in a peaceful but not isolated setting. Close by are several villages including historic Bazoges en Pareds and La Caillere both with provisions shops, cafés/bar, bakers, pharmacie and very good restaurants. The castle tower at Bazoges en Pareds & medieval herb gardens are used to host numerous events including music festivals.and jousting events. A short drive away are lakes with summer time beaches.
For those who need easy access to and from the UK low cost flights are available at Nantes or La Rochelle (both 1hr) making the property convenient for visiting family and friends. The closest ferry ports are St Malo (3hrs) & Caen (3.5hrs) with daily crossings to Portsmouth or Roscoff for Plymouth & Eire.
On the ground floors the accommodation includes: a modern farmhouse kitchen/dining room; a rear kitchen; a large sitting room; a small computer room/study; a separate WC and access to a large cellar.
Up a short flight of stairs is the master bedroom, with its own dressing room and en suite bathroom. A different flight of stairs leads to two cottage-style double bedrooms and a large family/guest bathroom in the original French style.
Kitchen: Approx. 7.4m X 4.5m The large beamed kitchen /dining room has a full range of fitted units with beech worktops. There’s a fitted dishwasher, oven, hob and fridge freezer. The log stove is set into an old brick fireplace with an oak mantle. Flag tiled floor. This is a very bright sunny room and overlooks the garden. Some steps lead down into the back kitchen / utility which also has a full range of fitted units and a sink. It has a washing machine and a separate tumble drier built in. There’s a small cloakroom with a WC.
Sitting Room: This is a tall, airy, light filled room measuring approx. 5m X 6.2m with full height oak framed windows filling one wall and overlooking the paved terrace and garden. The room is dual aspect with another set of windows also overlooking the garden. There’s a log stove set into a large fireplace and flag stone flooring.
A door leads off to the small study and the back door into the garden.
Office: Approx. 2.5m X 1.6m
Master Bedroom Suite: This is a large, peaceful, dual aspect room, overlooking the garden and with a log stove set into an old stone fireplace. It leads into the dressing room which has a wall of fitted painted maple cupboards and a glazed door leading onto the garden.
This room in turn leads into the large ensuite bathroom, which is fully fitted and with a large walk in shower. The room has flag stone tiles and a window overlooking the garden.
1st Floor – Landing with storage
Double Bedroom 2: 4.1m X 2.95m
Double Bedroom 3: 2.25m X 3m
Family Bathroom: Approx 4.3m X 4.3M
Gardens / Pool / Outbuildings: The house is set centrally in its own land of 3.5 acres with a boundary of fine mature trees. It is secluded but not isolated. The gardens around the house have been developed in an informal style, with lawns and mature flower beds. The house has views of the garden from all of its’ windows.
There’s a small walled vegetable garden with a pretty stone potting shed. A Bramley apple orchard and numerous other fruit trees. There’s approximately an acre of naturalised woodland.
The 10 by 5 metre swimming pool is set discreetly behind some of the old stone outbuildings, where it enjoys maximum sunshine.
There are several old stone outbuildings providing plenty of dry storage.
There are two stone terraces, one west facing and the other south east.
Between the main house and the pool sits a large stone and tiled farm-worker’s house, originally comprising a barn with cow standings, attached piggery and living quarters. This is now used as a games room, workshop and storage space.
Between the house and the orchard is an old stone and tiled barn, potting shed and attached workshop. The 127m2 space is now used as garage, garden room and shed.
The property benefits from mains electricity, plus oil-fired hot water and central heating. The present owners heat the house mostly with the log stoves.
The property has access to mains water, although private well-water has been used unfailingly in recent years. This has been tested regularly and positively as high-quality drinking water. Drainage is by septic tank, which has been inspected and approved under recent upgraded standards.
DPE – ENERGY RESULTS – D192 kwhrs pa pm2 / CO2 – C13 kgrms pa pm2
CO2 Emissions: C - 13 kgrms pa pm2
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