Beautifully restored 4 bed home with 2 bed gite set in gardens and grounds of more than 2 acres with afforded a good degree of privacy with a private walled pool area. Set conveniently close to the lively town of Ste Hermine with shops, Doctors banks, restaurants supermarket and weekly produce market, and the riverside town of Mareuil sur lay well known for its wine production.
For those who need easy access to and from the UK low cost flights are available year round at either La Rochelle (40 mins) or Nantes (1hr) – both vibrant cities great for shopping or visiting one of the many festivals or music events. The ferry ports of St Malo (3hrs) or Caen (3.5hrs) have sailings to Portsmouth, while Roscoff (4.5hrs) has daily crossings to Plymouth and Eire.
Offered ready to use and available furnished an early viewing is highly recommended.
A traditional longère farmhouse and gite dating back to the 1840’s. Built of stone with a Roman tiled roof it has been sympathetically and carefully renovated and restored. It retains many original features, including exposed stonework and beams.
The rooms are spacious and well-equipped with comfort in mind – a mixture of modern and traditional fittings and central heating. The south facing farmhouse ensures that all the living rooms benefit from maximum light.
Extensive gardens with lovely private areas in which to enjoy the sunshine of the remarkable micro-climate in this peaceful, rural village atmosphere.
The heated 9m x 5m swimming pool is set within a large walled, paved area and is totally secluded.
The property lends itself to residential and/or lettings business. Can be sold furnished by separate negotiation.
There is outline planning permission to convert the large barn into a further 3 gites and the possibility to build a further house in the grounds
LONGERE FARMHOUSE – WISTERIA HOUSE (all measurements are approx.)
Entrance 7sq.m Tiled floor – leading to kitchen, snug and on to boiler room and rear corridor.
Kitchen 42 sq.m. Tiled floor. Wooden beamed ceiling. Stone chimney breast with fitted insert fire. Part exposed stonework. Fitted base/wall units with oven, hob. 1½ bowl sink/drainer. Decorative Rayburn in lovely recessed stone arch (not functional).
Pantry 2 sq. Tiled floor. Shelved with fitted base unit. Plumbing for dishwasher
Sitting Room 19 sq.m Solid oak wood floor. Wooden beamed ceiling
Boiler room. 2 sq.m Tiled floor. Contains central heating boiler and hot water cylinder. Storage space and access to cellar.
Cellar 40 sq.m With wooden stair access from boiler room and separate external door to rear garden. Fitted with racks for bottles and barrels. Has its own wine press area.
WC and handbasin from rear corridor
Drawing Room 23 sq.m Tiled floor. Wooden beamed ceiling. Beautiful stone fireplace with log burner.
Rear second kitchen/utility room 28 sq.m Original stone flag floor. Wooden clad ceiling. Features large stone fireplace and incorporates entrance to big bread oven. Slab stone original sink and antique stone “potager” in excellent condition as features. Modern 1½ bowl sink/drainer. Plumbing for washing machine/space for tumble dryer.
Wet room & shower cubicle with wash handbasin. 6 sq.m. Tiled floor, includes electric hot water cylinder.
Downstairs bathroom 7 sq.m. Wooden floor. Large antique enamel roll-top bath. Macerator WC.
Family Bedroom 30 sq.m. Wooden floor. Wooden vaulted clad ceiling. Large walk-in double wardrobe.
Double Bedroom 2 20 sq.m. Wooden floor. Original old beam and renovated exposed stonework. Vanity basin and mirror
Family Bathroom 6 sq.m. Tiled floor and half-tiled walls. Original old beam in ceiling. Modern bath with multiple shower above. WC and handbasin.
Landing leading to separate shower and hand basin 8.5 sq.m.
Double Bedroom 3 – 17 sq.m. Original polished wooden floor
Double Bedroom 4: 16 sq.m. Original polished wooden floor
Pool pump room Concrete floor and stone walls. Contains pump filter and conditioning equipment with connection to external heat exchange pump. Natural water system extracting from your own well and pressurising for use in the pool area.
Pool changing room Another conversion with concrete floor and stone walls Hand wash basin and WC.
Solar shower using our own well water within the paved pool area.
Outdoor swimming pool . Installed in 2008. Below ground measuring 9 x 5 metres with a single depth of 1.5 metres. Elegant wide steps lead into it on two sides which also serve as seats. Heated by heat exchange pump. Set in a walled paved area with child security gate.
GITE – HORTENSIA COTTAGE
Supplied with mains electricity and water. Has own gas supply for cooking. Separate septic tank. All systems in good working order.
Living area. 38 sq.m. Tiled floor. Original old beams. Exposed original stonework. Fitted kitchen with oven, hob, plumbing for washing machine.
Bedroom 1 15 sq.m. Tiled floor, original old beams and exposed stonework
Bedroom 2 7 sq.m. Tiled floor, original old beams and exposed stonework
Shower room 6 sq.m. Hand basin and WC
Own enclosed grounds with gated entrance along a quiet lane. Total area of some 8,500 sq.m (more than 2 acres). Flat area surrounded by well-established hedges and trees including chestnuts. Mainly set to grass with mature fruit trees including, apple, apricot, cherry, fig , kiwi, plum, quince, and banana.
Opposite the main property is a substantial traditional stone barn divided into a large section currently used as a work room; high store room; double garage and a covered paved terrace for shade in the summer. The front end of the barn has been transformed into the two-bedroomed gite which is comfy and pretty whilst remaining simple. The gite has its own drainage system.
The property is supplied with mains electricity and water. It has an LPG tank in the back garden for the heating and is equipped with its own septic tank. All systems are in good order.
This property is advertised for private sale available to buy direct from the English vendors – so no estate agents and no estate agents commission to pay.
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