5 bedroom character property for sale, Vendée, Pays de la Loire
This fine, detached 3-bedroom Maison de Maitre comes with a self-contained 2-bedroom apartment for letting or for visitors. The property sits in over an acre of grounds at the edge of village with shops and restaurant and just 10 minutes's drive from the medieval town of Fontenay-le-Comte and 40 minutes from the beach and airport.
The accommodation extends to 355m2 providing, in all, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, 2 kitchens and an office/study. It is divided into the main home and a self-contained apartment, ideal for guests/family or as an income-generating gite.
The property is very well proportioned, full of original features, and is in excellent condition, redecorated throughout and upgraded and most rooms have traditional fireplaces. It has the benefit of oil-fired central heating, solar hot water heating and is on mains drainage. The property is fully detached and located in the centre of landscaped gardens extending to 4724m2 (1.17 acres).
There is an attached Barn/Workshop of 190m2 and an external Summer sitting area complete with bread oven.
The property is situated at the edge of a small village of around 700 inhabitants and has a general store, post office, school and an award winning restaurant. There are lovely riverside and woodland walks in the area.
The property is 10 minutes' drive from Fontenay-le-Comte, a medieval town with numerous restaurants, a weekly market and the full range of shops including 2 large supermarkets, schools, colleges, a modern hospital and health services.
La Rochelle Airport, serving several UK destinations, is 40 minutes away and so too are the nearest beaches.
The accommodation, measuring 355m2 of habitable space, consists of:
Entrance Hallway - 12 m2 South-facing with traditional double entry doors, period tiled flooring.
Sitting Room: 35m2 with marble fireplace and working fire. Parquet flooring, cornicing and central light.
Dining Room: 26m2 Traditionally decorated with floor tiling, dado rail to walls, cornicing and traditional corner fireplace unit.
Fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room: 17m2 traditional painted hardwood units, fitted double sink unit, hob and oven (all units and appliances included).
Bedroom 1: 35m2 with period stone fireplace, exposed timber beams
En Suite Shower Room: corner shower with thermostatic mixer valve, wash basin and WC.
Family Bathroom: Modern fitted bathroom with corner Jacuzzi whirlpool bath, built-in shower with thermostatic mixer valve, large was basin unit with marble worktop and large mirror. Under worktop storage and two full height storage units. WC.
Landing: Original wooden stairs leading to upper level
Bedroom 2: 35m2 with period stone fireplace and exposed timber beams.
Bedroom 3: 35m2 with period stone fireplace, exposed timber beams and built-in wardrobe.
Office/Study: fitted with power and phone point, roof light.
Two Large Attic Rooms: 30m2 each, providing massive storage and other possibilities
Living Room/ Kitchen: 32m2 This area provides a living area with a double storey height exposed beam ceiling and large original fireplace, now fitted with a 10KW wood-burning stove.
Fitted galley kitchen comprising fitted units, recessed white china sink unit, hob and built-in fan assisted oven. (all units including oven, hob and dishwasher are included).
Tiled floor with underfloor insulation and wooden staircase leading to mezzanine level and fitted with double-glazed window.
Bedroom 4: 32m2 Large and bright room with window overlooking garden
Bedroom 5: 13m2 Sloping ceiling and window overlooking garden
Bathroom: Bath with shower mixer, marble topped wash hand basin unit with fitted storage units below, WC
A large attached area of 190m2 providing numerous possibilities. Accessed from house and fitted with rear door and electrically operated sliding vehicle door. Fitted with windows and roof lights it has water and electrical supplies and contains the modern oil-fired central heating boiler for the house. The heating supply is fitted with two independent control systems for the main house and apartment and incorporates a solar heating system which provides hot water throughout the summer.
Bread Oven: 19m2 Ancient bread oven now used a Summer lounge. This area is used for dining and entertaining, with the rustic fireplace being used for barbecuing.
Mainly lawned and fitted with a pumped sprinkler watering system fed from it's own well. The garden has been landscaped with several different areas, linked by gravel pathways, formed to areas of full sunshine or shade. The garden is well stocked with cherry, apple, pear, plum and fig trees, several vines and a vegetable garden, a wide variety of trees provide year-round colour and help to make the garden private. There are automated entry gates.
Location: Edge of Village
Habitable space: 355m2
Plot size: 4724m2 (1.17 acres)
Distance to shops: In village
Distance to airport: 47 kms (La Rochelle - 40 minutes)
(Location shown on property portals is approximate.)
Please note: All sizes and locations are approximate. La Residence has made every effort to ensure that the details and photographs of this property are accurate and in no way misleading. However, this information does not form part of a contract and no warranties are either given or implied.