Enjoy Life in the Loire Valley, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire
Attractively finished, this charming family home with on-site guest house/gite offers a true taste of life in the Loire valley, with also the possibility to generate income from paying guests. The quiet location is ideal for those long summer al-fresco evenings on the terrace and the proximity to a choice of market towns permits that weekly trip to the market to stock up on fresh produce (unless you grow them yourselves!). With a choice of schools and colleges nearby (with university cities slightly further afield) this is an ideal family home for those wishing to “start anew” in France, offering quality of life to all concerned without the unknown aspects of restoring from scratch that derelict farmhouse. The Main Home A longere style building has an inviting open plan fitted kitchen and large dining area with doors leading to the good sized family lounge with wood burner and “french doors” overlooking the courtyard. A very practical downstairs bedroom with private shower room completes this end of the longere with a further bedroom and another bathroom at the other end along with a sizeable study (could also be converted in another bedroom if needed). Upstairs the master suite is approximately 48 sqm and features exposed beams and great views, it has a large private shower room with dressing area. The Guest Lodge Across the courtyard we discover the guest lodge, a converted former barn now offering luxury accommodation with lounge and separate dining room and a large family kitchen on the ground floor along with a study that could also be used as additional sleeping space if needed. Upstairs are two good sized bedrooms each one having its own private shower room. Outside
The plot of nearly 1 acre is surrounded by paddock (currently rented to the owner and possibly available to the new owners) allowing the space for a horse or two. To one side of the plot there’s a sizeable hanger with parking and storage facilities. The central courtyard area offers shaded terrace/dining areas and parking and formal lawn with mature trees. There’s also an old chicken/goat house that could possibly be converted if more space was needed.
The Area and Access A great setting between the popular market towns of La Fleche and Baugé with excellent access to local amenities as well as a short drive to Le Mans or Angers and the rest of the Loire Valley, with Paris approx 2 hours away with fast TGV train connections never too far.