Wonderful Large Detached Maison De Maitre Edge Of Village Setting Just 35 Mins From La Rochelle
Large detached “Maison de Maitre” of presence, dated 1895, set in the South Vendee, with a micro climate 2nd to the “Cote D’Azur” for sunshine hours, ideally located to explore & experience “The French Life”. Discover a wide variety of typical French towns, beaches & countryside. Enjoy the many cultural events & festivals held in the surrounding areas including weekly markets & sampling of the local wine & produce. Recently featured as Escape to the Continent's "Top Pick This Summer".
Totally detached & situated in the centre of well laid out garden grounds extending to 4724m2
providing a high level of privacy. Sympathetically renovated, well proportioned & full of original features, including a semi-independent Apartment ideal for family, friends, or rental. Situated on the edge of a small village of around 700 inhabitants with riverside & woodland walks, a general store, post office, school & an award winning restaurant. Located 10 mins from Fontenay Le Comte a medieval town and acclaimed “Plus Beaux Detour de France”, with weekly market and a full range of commerce including 2 large supermarkets, schools, colleges, modern hospital and health services.
La Rochelle and it’s airport serving UK destinations is around 35mins, beaches 40mins, 2 hours to Bordeaux and 4 hours to Paris by car.
The accommodation extends to 355m2
including a semi-independent Apartment and provides 5 Bedrooms and 3 Public rooms, Office/ study, 2 bathrooms and 1 en-suite.
Attached is a garage/workshop of 190m2
.offering numerous possibilities, along with an external “Four a Pain” complete with bread oven.
The house, which is in excellent condition, has oil fired central heating, solar hot water heating and is connected to mains drainage.
Satellite Dish provides UK and international channels. ADSL is also available providing high speed internet access.
MAIN HOUSE - GROUND FLOOR
Entrance Hallway - 17 m2
South facing with traditional double entry doors, period feature tiled flooring and original hardwood staircase to upper levels.
Bedroom 1 - 35m2
Bright double windowed south and east facing room with period stone fireplace and over mantle feature, exposed timber beams and fitted ensuite, comprising WC, basin unit and corner shower with thermostatic mixer valve.
Lounge - 35m2
Large bright double windowed south and west facing room with marble fireplace and working fire. Parquet flooring, cornicing and central light feature. Door leading to Dining room
Dining Room - 26m2
Traditionally decorated with floor tiling, dado rail to walls, cornicing and traditional corner fireplace unit. Single window and half glazed door leading to garden.
Kitchen - 17m2
Breakfasting kitchen comprising traditional painted hardwood units, double sink unit, hob and oven (all units and appliances are being left) Doors to garden and rear hallway.
Bathroom Modern fitted bathroom with corner Jacuzzi whirlpool bath, built in shower with thermostatic mixer valve, large mirrored basin unit with marble worktop and storage units.
Rear Hallway links all of the ground floor, giving access to the main house stairs, “Apartment” and Garage/Workshop.
MAIN HOUSE - FIRST FLOOR
Bedroom 2 - 35m2
Bright double windowed south and east facing room with original stone fireplace and exposed timber beams.
Bedroom 3 - 35m2
Bright double windowed south and west facing room with original stone fireplace, exposed timber beams and built in wardrobe.
Upper Landing - South facing window with fitted under stair storage. Hardwood stair leading to upper level
MAIN HOUSE - SECOND FLOOR
Office/ study fitted with power and phone point with roof light and traditional “oeil de boeuf” window to south, glazing to stairwell and doors to adjacent attics.
Two large attics 30m2
each, providing massive storage and other possibilities, both fitted with two traditional “oeil de boeuf” windows
APARTMENT - GROUND FLOOR- (integrated within main house).
Lounge/ Kitchen - 32m2
Large bright area fitted with two large roof lights, double glazed window and patio doors to garden. This area provides an exceptional independent living area with a double storey height exposed beam ceiling, large original stone fireplace now fitted out with a wood burning stove, fitted modern kitchen with recessed white china sink unit, hob and built in fan assisted oven. (all units including oven, hob and dishwasher are being left)
Tiled floor with under floor insulation and wooden staircase leading to interesting mezzanine level providing numerous possibilities.
APARTMENT - FIRST FLOOR
Original hardwood staircase leading from rear hallway and lit by double glazed roof light providing access to the following.
Bedroom 4 - 32m2
Large and bright room with window overlooking garden and two large roof lights. Sloping ceiling and exposed beams provide an excellent ambiance for an area that can be used as a multi purpose living/sleeping arrangement.
Bedroom 5 - 13m2
Sloping ceiling and window overlooking garden provides a pleasant guest bedroom.
Bathroom Fitted with WC, bath with shower mixer and marble topped wash hand basin unit with fitted storage units below. Well lit by double glazed roof light, all appliances are of very high specification including brass and chrome taps and mixers.
GARAGE/WORKSHOP :-A large attached area of 190m2
providing numerous possibilities. Directly 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 controls systems for the main house and apartment and incorporates a Solar Heating system which provides for hot water supply all summer.
OUTBUILDINGS:-“Four A Pain”- 19m2
Ancient bread oven now used as a “Salon d’Ete” Summer lounge, fitted with two windows and double French doors. This area is used for dining and entertaining with the rustic fireplace ideal for BBQ’s.
GARDEN:- Laid mostly to lawn 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 provide full sunshine or shade. The garden is well stocked with cherry, apple, pear, plum and fig trees, several vines and a “potager” for vegetables, a wide variety of trees provide year round colour and add to the high level of privacy afforded.
Four gates provide access with the principle vehicle and personnel gates automated.
Ground Floor Level
Entrance Hallway 12m2
Dining Room 26m2
Bathroom + 1 WC
First Floor Level
2 Bedrooms 35m2
Second Floor Level
2 Large Attics 30m2
Ground Floor Level
Lounge/ Kitchen 32m2
First Floor Level
2 Bedrooms 32m2
Four a pain 19m2
Heating:- Oil & Solar Hot Water
Drainage Connected to Mains
*Please note this property is being marketed on behalf of a private vendor. The details, description and images have been written and furnished by the seller, and have not been verified by Healey Fox. We cannot therefore guarantee their accuracy. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves on all information before agreeing to purchase or booking viewings.
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