Large Period Home in a Loire Valley Market Town, Sarthe, Pays de la Loire
This beautiful 1850’s house has been run as a successful Bed & Breakfast for over 30 years with many returning guests. The current owner is now looking to retire so we are pleased to present this period property for sale. With over 230 sqm of living space the property would be well suited as an elegant family home or indeed a continuation of the B&B business. Its location next to the mayor’s office and with a commanding view over the recently refurbished central square gives this home an unrivaled position for access to commerce, schools, the weekly market, etc...
THE ACCOMMODATION The gated entrance with enclosed garden area provides space to sit and relax whilst watching the world go by. The original central hallway is welcoming and leads you to either the large lounge with high ceilings, double front windows, marble fireplace and oak floors on one side or the dining hall (again with high ceilings double front windows, marble fireplace and oak floors) with access to the kitchen and integral garage space. From the hall the stairs lead to the first floor with 4 double bedrooms all with en-suite facilities and a glassed roof sitting area. The 2nd floor has 2 further bedrooms, study and bathroom.
THE AREA AND ACCESS
The property is located in the centre of a bustling market town which has just benefited from a redevelopment project as well as a bypass (removing the road freight and lorries from the middle of the town), an idyllic easy to find location. Access to Le Mans and Tours is around 40 minutes with Paris about 2h30 drive away. Excellent access to the French autoroutes (A28 exit is 5 mins drive away) as well as the Loire Valley and all it’s tourist trappings. Plenty to see and do in the area and all amenities close to hand.
A great family home or an ideal opportunity to take over a successful family run business whilst enjoying all the pleasures of French town life in a characterful period home.