2 bedroom character property for sale, Vendée, Pays de la Loire
Sunshine aplenty and carefree living are the order of the day in this very charming 2 bedroom/2 bathroom character cottage with private garden, fishing and boating and shared heated pool, all set in the secure, 7 acre communal grounds of a converted, riverside monastery in the historic medieval village of Vouvant.
The monastery was converted to create a variety of homes set within 7 acres of professionally maintained gardens with a swimming pool and river access, bounded by Vouvant's fortified ramparts. Being in the heart of the village, shops, bars and restaurants are all within walking distance.
The 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom property, with open-plan living room, kitchen and dining area is set within the private landscaped grounds and has its own garden and fishing boat. It also provides many facilities including a large, shared, heated, outdoor pool, satellite television, secure parking, laundry room and an entry-com system.
The cottage has an open-plan kitchen/breakfast room with all the necessary appliances and a spacious living area with flagstone flooring throughout and an efficient log-burner, supplemented when necessary by electric radiators. Staircases on either side of the living area lead to a mezzanine floor with 2 double bedrooms. Each bedroom has its own bathroom, fitted with shower cubicle, wash basin and WC as well as wardrobes. The property has the benefit of mains drainage. There is a sun terrace at the front of the cottage and a good-sized, private garden nearby. The property is equally suitable as a permanent residence or as a second home.
The 7 acre grounds have numerous secluded areas for picnics and barbecues as well as peaceful hideaways in a natural setting, surrounded by views of the village's historic past. Vouvant is officially classified by the French government as one of the most beautiful villages in France.
The front of the monastery overlooks the Romanesque church and village square, around the corner from the village shops, which include a bakery, a grocer's, gift shops, cafes and restaurants and more. More comprehensive supermarket shopping is available within a 10 or 15 minute drive. The village is also a centre for artists and has a lively calendar of cultural events.
Many outdoor sports are available locally including tennis, golf, horse riding, boating, walking, kayaking, cycling and paragliding. Thanks to the effects of the Gulf Stream, the region enjoys the highest number of sunshine hours on the Atlantic coast and that, coupled with its glorious sandy beaches, makes it a very popular destination with tourists.
Location: Riverside village
Heating: Log-burner and electric radiators
Distance to shops: Walking distance
Distance to airport: 69 kms (La Rochelle - 1 hour)
Taxe Fonciere: 370 € per annum
Taxe d'Habitation: 550 € per annum
Service Charge: 224 € per month
(Location shown on property portals is approximate.)
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