Maison d'Artiste in a Loire hamlet, Sarthe, Pays de la Loire
Across the stream and a short distance up the side of the valley is where you’ll find this delightful home, not far from the beaten track but far enough off it to provide that lovely “retreat” feel.
This house has been improved and enjoyed by the current owner who also created a sizeable art studio (50 sqm) on the ground floor with plenty of natural light – this could be kept as it is or changed in to a large lounge or other if required. The current accommodation is spread across the ground floor and there are two large (2 x 90 sqm) attic ripe for conversion if additional space was needed.
THE ACCOMMODATION A true country fermette with a choice of doors to use …. let’s start with the kitchen with direct access to the front garden for those al-fresco moments, a good sized room with plenty of space for that dining table, high beamed ceiling and tiled floors that are easy to clean, here the focus is on functionality with a 'farmhouse' design.
A couple of steps down lead us into the hallway with stairs already in place for that future conversion of the attic space, a practical WC and family bathroom with bath and shower are hidden behind the stairs. A few more steps down take you into the lounge with open fireplace, beams, tiled floors and a separate snug provide space for all to relax and unwind. After the lounge is a study/bedroom which leads to another double bedroom at this end of the house. On the other side of the kitchen we discover the art studio.
The plot is approx 1,500 sqm which is plenty without being hard to maintain and with those great rural views you enjoy plenty of outside space and wildlife whilst here.
There are a couple of other homes in the hamlet but none that overlook this home. A short drive takes you to the local village (a choice of two) with some amenities and a beyond them we have the very popular market towns of Le Grand Lucé and La Chartre sur Loir.
An ideal base from which to explore or just sit back and unwind watching nature and the world provide you with artistic inspiration.