A stunning example, this sympathetically restored home is offered & presented to an exceptional standard with a high quality finish throughout. Light and spacious rooms each packed with original charm and character features such as exposed stone walls, wood floors, beamed ceilings, and stone fireplaces with log burning stoves. The property benefits from a small studio gite that could be extended and other good conditioned barns that may lend themselves to further conversion. Set on the edge of St Hilaire Des Loges near the Mervent Forest and lake where you will find boating beach and plenty of spots to fish and relax. Ideal for a full time home or special holiday home the vendors will be willing to consider reasonable offers. The home may be available fully furnished.
The village of St Hilaire des Loges offers a good selection of shops with bar and restaurant, more can be found in other nearby villages including historical Foussais Payre. More shops and all day to day services are located in Fontenay le Comte the former Vendeen capital and renaissance town that houses some great building and impressive architecture. Further afield the Atlantic beaches are just 1hr as is La Rochelle (daily low cost flights) Nantes and the Puy Du Fou amusement park. For a relaxed day out try the Vencie Vert ( Green Venice) where you can hire a punt and spend the day on a labyrinth of canals and waterways.
An early viewing is highly recommended
Entrance Hall: Approx. 7m2 with exposed stone wall, stair case 1 to first floor.
Shower Room: Approx. 8m2 with walk-in shower, wash hand basin set in a oak topped vanity unit with storage under, low level dual flush WC, plumbing and space for washing machine, heated towel rail.
Family Room / Dining Room: Light & bright room with views of the garden and door to terrace. Measuring approx. 16m2, stone fireplace with log burning stove, stone mantel and tiled hearth. Beamed ceiling and panelled glass door leading t00:
Kitchen / Diner: An impressive room with flagstone floor, a good selection of beech topped free standing units with storage, beech work surface and brushed chrome finish, central island with further storage and preparation surface. Wood panelled walls, garden aspect, beamed ceiling, double sink with mixer tap, stove recess, doors to garden. Ample space for a large dining table and chairs.
2nd Hallway – With 2nd stairs to 1st floor, tile floor, door to garden and internal door leading to attached barn.
Living Room: Approx. 34m2 further impressive room with dual aspect, garden views, wood floor, exposed stone wall, fireplace in stone with oak mantel and brick hearth, wood burning stove, recessed storage.
1st Floor: Accessed of stair case 2 – Landing – approx. 20m2 with beamed ceiling, wood floor and ideal for an office area.
Double Bedroom 2: Approx. 24m2 with wood floor, dual aspect and beamed ceiling.
Family Bathroom: Approx. 10m2 Large family bathroom with sink set in a vanity unit with oak surround, tile splash back, under storage, low level WC, free standing antique bath, wood panel walls, beamed ceiling.
Master Bedroom: Huge light room of approx. 34m2 with wood floor, high beamed ceiling, garden aspect. And steps up to:
Double Bedroom 3: Approx. 16m2 with wood floor garden aspect, recessed walk-in storage, beamed ceiling and stairs (1) down to entrance hall.
Gite – Set across the drive from the home is a self contained studio gite that may serve well as an office for any one working from home. Currently open plan the gite has the possibility of being extended by further conversion of an attached barn.
Gardens / Outside: The property is accessed via its own long gravel drive leading to the house, where there is parking for several cars and under cover parking for 2/3 cars which will also suit a caravan or motor home. The gardens and grounds extend to approx. 2.2 acres. Surrounding the home are formal gardens afforded a good degree of privacy with terraces ideal for dining or simply relaxing. All round are a variety of flower beds, shrubbery and fenced boundary with views across a nearby orchard. Attached to the home is a barn that could be used to extend the main home accommodation (stp)
Within the grounds are further useful outbuildings. Attached to the gite is further barn that could be used to extend the gite (stp) then there is a work shop with inspection pit, wood store and further stone barn plus chicken pen. Behind the home the land rises with a meadow ideal for livestock such as sheep.
Taxe Fonciere 548 euros pa
Taxe Habitation 305 euro pa
The property is double glazed and the vendors advise that the sanitation is modern & fully conforming.