Heating swimming pool
landscaped private gardens
additional land avail from March 2018
18 century character property
inglenook fireplaces x 3
peace and quiet
damn good neighbours
ADSL /broadband/satellite TV
Large beautifully renovated longère, with heated in-ground swimming pool 10m x 5m and wooden decking to the rear of it, ideal for sunbathing, and relaxing. Placed in the centre of lovely landscaped gardens of 2300 square metres. Fully securely fenced off and gated. Front entry gates, and also a very handy rear entry gates, for deliveries of heating oil, and other items etc. ( has won the Thourie countryside garden competition for the last 4 years running!! With a field of approx 1.3 hectares, This field runs around the rear and East sides of our gardens, and would be perfect for those with horses, or other animals, such as donkeys, ponies. The owner of the field is selling it with our home, so save on buying fees, as it will be treated as one transaction by the solicitor handling the sales !!! HOWEVER IF THE FIELD IS NOT REQUIRED, DON'T PANIC, AS IT IS ONLY AN OPTION, IF THE HOUSE AND GROUNDS ARE SUFFICIENT, WE WILL PROCEED WITHOUT !!
Large driveway entrance with parking for 7-8 cars, and a very large car port and garage or workshop, the car port has recently been converted into a super deluxe kennel, but it can easily be reverted back to a car port!!! All fully screened off and fenced !
the gardens are designed to give relaxation (pool front areas) with large bespoke pagoda in front of the pool terrace. an area called the potager, to grow vegetable, and there is also an abundance of apple trees, pear trees, and raspberries, and strawberry beds, fig tree, and peach trees too!!
An area round the back holds our current stock level of 35 sq metres of stacked logs for cutting for the log burners (we can negotiate a price for these logs)these are aged logs, and wood would not be an issue for you for a few years!! There is also a generous chicken compound and hen house, where our current 4 chickens enjoy a very good life, and we are rewarded with usually 4 eggs per day, yes including Winter months. areas also to hang washing out, cut logs, and some generous adult apple trees, which provide cider each year, when the travelling press arrives to turn your apples in to cider !!
West wing of the house, with staircase leading to the first large bedroom, with a very large and modern private bathroom just adjacent, and mezzanine landing area. Downstairs is a very good sized laundry / utility room, with bespoke solid oak oiled units, and large fireplace (not usable as closed off) With radiators, this room is seldom cold!!
East wing staircase leads to the 2nd very large bedroom with it's own en-suite shower room. And lastly the 3rd, and normal sized double bedroom (no en-suite) and mezzanine landing area
Super free standing kitchen with granite worktop islands, with modern large floor tiles, and fully fitted log burner stove 7.5kw entry door (bespoke) in solid oak, and window by the oak sink surround unit, and belfast sink unit, with cupboards
Dining room, which is open to the kitchen, so guests have full sight and contact with their host at all times whilst cooking, or preparing those drinks before dinner! with a large inglenook fireplace, with a large wood burning stove 14kw window, and French doors.
Lounge with oak laminated flooring, inglenook fireplace with an art deco style wood burning stove 10kw, large window and french doors.
This used to be 4 small cottages, and then over time became 2 large houses, and then converted to one large farm house by the previous owners. the house can still be divided, and indeed one side could be used as a parental annex, whilst the East side could house the main family. Because the house is quite large, there are 2 hot water heaters, and 2 electric fuse boards, and although they are set up at present to just one ownership contract, it could easily be converted to give 2 separate families their own electric charges, but this would have to be arranged with EDF, and a qualified electrician to make the adaptations required!!
The house has full fioul fired (like oil) central heating, and a top of the range boiler, installed 7 years ago, and it still under the installers warranty (10 years)
The house drainage is by fosse septique (septic tank) as are all houses in the Thourie countryside.
located down a quiet lane, with no through access, and only 2 other houses in our little hamlet, this make for a quiet country living, with the energy and shops of larger towns only a 15 min drive away, and a excellent primary school located in Thourie, with secondary schools being in either Janzé, Martigne-Ferchaud or Retiers!
We are willing to sell fully furnished for an agreed price on the furnishings, thus both us, and the buyer avoid large removal bills!!!!