Rustic comfort in the Loire Valley, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire
Lovingly owned and enjoyed by the current owner for the last 30 years this home has been tastefully transformed from it’s humble “fermette with outbuildings” origins to a comfortable family home and separate gite. Surrounded by it’s paddocks and gardens this property enjoys a central courtyard with plenty of parking and a selection of outbuildings ripe for a number of uses.
THE MAIN HOUSE The main house has two good sized reception rooms, both with feature fireplace and wood burners, a downstairs bedroom (ideal for conversion into a large family kitchen), existing kitchen and office (ideal for converting into a downstairs bathroom/wc if required). Upstairs offers a sizeable landing area with bathroom and wc and two large double bedrooms.
The whole house offers many character features such as quarry tiled floors, ceiling beams, exposed stonework, etc... West facing provides spectacular sunsets and the south rooms have views over the pond and paddocks beyond.
THE GITE The seperate gite has been rented out with success for many years and provides a dining room with kitchen, separate lounge, wc and upstairs a landing with shower room and wc and two good sized double bedrooms. In the same building via separate entrances there is a large “party room” and wc and shower room.
As well as the gite there is a large open hangar offering covered parking, a sizeable metal covered barn and wood store, a laundry house and old stables. The 2 hectare estate surrounds the buildings on all sides and provides ample parking, al-fresco dining area, several paddocks and a vegetable patch. Note all the land is organic and has been for at least the last 30 years.
ABOUT THE AREA Located in the countryside a short drive from the local village with school, bakers, post office and excellent restaurant and circa 10 mins to the popular market town of Baugé-en-Anjou which has all the amenities you could need. The Zoo at La Fleche is circa 15 mins away (a very popular local attraction) with Saumur and the Loire Valley circa 30 mins drive.
OUR OPINION .... Ideal for a family who wish to benefit from rural life in France whilst retaining excellent access to schools, doctors, restaurants, etc. Nicely presented retaining its “rustic charm” with scope for modifications/improvement depending upon requirements.