LOIRE WRITERS RETREAT FOR SALE

Breil, Pays de la Loire
€295,000

Summary

  • Country House
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Property size: 182 sqm
  • Land size: 4638 sqm
  • Year built: 1800
  • 5 Bed Property Offering 2 Separate Accommodations
  • Land Plot of 4638 sqm
  • Parking Spaces 6 + Cars, Camping Car etc
  • Fibre Optic
  • 2 Conforming Fosse Septic
  • Above Ground Pool
  • Enclosed & Landscaped Gardens
  • South facing property
  • 10 Minutes to local Amenities
  • Run as Successful Bijou Writing Retreat

Details

A MUST SEE TO BE FULLY APPRECIATED

ALL WORK UNDERTAKEN BY FRENCH ARTISIANS.

Private Sale, No Agency Fees.
Buyers are responsible for Notaire's Fees

THIS STUNNING TRANQUIL 3 BEDROOM HOUSE PLUS A 2 BEDROOM COTTAGE/GITE (ran as a very successful Writers Retreat business until September 2023) CONSISTS OF 4638 sqm ON THE EDGE OF A VILLAGE, 25 MINUTES FROM SAUMUR, 1 HOUR FROM TOURS AIRPORT; 1 HOUR ANGERS AND LE MAN TRAIN STATIONS. 10 MINUTES TO LOCAL SUPERMARKET, SCHOOL, DOCTOR, DENTIST, BANKS, POST OFFICE, PHARMACIES, HOTEL/RESTAURANT

295,000€
(Furniture & Equipment Negotiable)

ACCOMODATION IN BRIEF

5 Bed Property Offering 2 Separate Accommodations

FEATURES:
· 2 Floors
· 5 Bedrooms
· 2 Bathrooms + 2 additional WC's
· Land Plot of 4638 sqm
· 2 Wood-burning Stoves + 1 Pellet Burner
· Parking Spaces 6 + Cars, Camping Car etc
· Barn
· Storeroom
· Outside Office/Therapy Room
· Utility Room
· Pantry
· Summer Kitchen
· 2 Storerooms plus cave
· 2 Conforming Fosse Septic
· Water Mains
· Heating: Wood Burners, Pellet Burner, Electric
· Fibre Optic

Amenities:
· Above Ground Pool
· Enclosed Gardens

DPE Diagnostic de Performance Énergétique:
To be confirmed


The South facing property of 182 sqm sits on 4638 sqm of enclosed, landscaped gardens and is located 10 minutes’ walk to the local village, with its Chateaux, Marie’s, Boulangerie and Nursery School. It is simply ready to move into and if you wished to continue as a Writing Retreat business.

The double wooden entry gates (cables have been laid if you wish to fit electric gates) lead into the exceptionally private and tranquil landscaped gardens with mature plants, a labyrinth, various seating areas for relaxing and enjoying the sun and ambience with a potager/vegetable area and enclosed pool area. The house and the Cottage have enclosed private gardens with seating and dining areas.

There is no doubt as soon as you enter the gates of the property you will be captured by the peace and serenity of the property or as one of our writing guests said:

"It's so peaceful here, you can almost hear it breathing."



THE HOUSE/MAISON: (lived in by the owners)

From the cottage you enter the house area through wooden gates, passing 2 parking areas, a large barn, cave, office and utility areas.

A South facing patio at the front of the house leads you to the kitchen door where you arrive into a beautiful French designed and fitted charcoal kitchen with an island and room for a dining area. The floor is tiled in the original tiles, original beams on the ceiling and the beautiful French tuffeau fireplace with tiled insert and a wood burner fitted by French Artisans makes a spectacular statement and completes the contemporary feel of this beautiful room.

An internal door leads into a light filled dining area with a tiled floor, original beams, 2 built-in cupboards one which houses the efficient water heater. An internal staircase with a Velux window and wooden beams continues to the landing, bathroom and bedroom areas.

A door from the dining room leads to the lounge with tiled floor, original beams, a pellet burner a window and a door which can exit to the outside patio area.

Back to the oak internal staircase from the dining room to the landing with its Velux window, wooden floor and original beams. To the left is the Master bedroom with wooden floor, original beams, French doors overlooking the garden and countryside and a Dorma window overlooking the gardens.

The bathroom is off the landing and has a tiled floor, wooden beams, a large walk-in shower, WC, Sink unit with Electric demisting mirror and a wall mounted vanity unit. A Velux window allows light to flow into the bathroom.

The second double bedroom has wooden floors, original beams a large Velux window making this a relaxing light room.

The third and smallest bedroom has a wooden floor, original beams, a Dorma window and can accommodate a double bed. This room has in the past been used as a home office.

A south facing patio at the front of the house looks out to landscaped mature flower beds.

To the left of the house patio area is an enclosed garden with gates leading to the pool area and a path to the Potager/Vegetable Plot. An open store, and a small shed adjoins the summer kitchen, which houses the well (the well is piped to provide water in the Potager/Vegetable plot). Electricity is connected to these outbuildings and into the garden and pool area if considering a pond or lighting. A wooden decked Gazebo for ‘Al Fresco’ dining overlooks the pool area and house garden. A lavender border area is encompassed by a hedge giving you absolute privacy and serenity to sit and enjoy the sun and birdsong.

THE COTTAGE/GITE:

The Cottage/Gite was used by the owners for their Loire Writers Retreat business.

The cottage has original beams throughout

You access the front door of the cottage into a porch, which has two built in cupboards and double half glass doors leading into the lounge area. Straight ahead is a door to a WC/Cloak room. To the left is a half glass door to a light filled modern French designed and fitted cream kitchen with glass splash back and a dining area, 2 windows with views of the garden and a half glass door from the kitchen leads out to the private enclosed garden.

The kitchen leads into the lounge area which has a log burner in a featured fireplace and stairs leading to a landing. To the right of the landing is a light filled master double bedroom with French doors overlooking the countryside and neighbouring orchards and a window overlooking the garden. There are two built in wardrobes, a writing and seating area in this room.

The second bedroom overlooks the garden and can accommodate 2 single beds.

The shower room consists of a shower, WC, and sink unit with views from the window overlooking the orchards. It certainly is ‘A Loo with a View’
Stepping outside the front door of the cottage are the landscaped gardens, a bicycle rack area and car parking spaces.

DEPENDENCIES
There is an office/Therapy room with double French doors opening out to the house garden. Through an internal door you enter a storeroom and an internal door from the storeroom accesses the large barn/garage. Large wooden barn doors open out to the house garden area. The barn has beautiful old beams, storage areas above, a bicycle storage area and an enclosed office/store.

Steps outside the barn lead to an underground cave, Lighting has been installed by French Artisan in the cave.
To the right of the house patio is an enclosed utility area, a utility room with a WC, sink and cupboards, a pantry adjoins the utility room housing freezers, wine etc.

GARDEN

POOL AREA:

Electricity is in place and has been fitted by French Artisan. There is a small shed to house the pool pump for an above ground pool and a gazebo seating area.

POTAGER:

A very tranquil area of the garden, enclosed with seating and views over the neighbouring fields. For many years the owners have grown their own fruit and vegetables successfully, plucking what they needed fresh from the garden to the table. There is a large, enclosed pen used to house fire logs but would make a great secure chicken coup!

MAIN GARDEN:

Wildflower area, with Walnut, Almond, Cherry, Pear, Apple and Bay trees. A large parking and turning bay for cars, vans, Camping Car. Large flower beds with mature plants, gazebo seating areas to enjoy the sun and relax all add to the ambiance of the garden.

A LABRINTH:
was created by the owners for walking mediation, to quiet the mind, calm anxieties, reduce stress and rebalance. This proved to be very popular with the writing guests, family and friends.

LAVENDER SEATING AREA:

This area is beautiful attracting bees, butterflies, dragon flies and other garden creatures. Sitting in the gazebo listening to the buzzing of the bees is something else.

For animal lovers, deer, hare, fox and even wild boar pass by on many occasions, buzzards ride the warm thermals, owls are regular visitors and in spring you can listen to the song of the cuckoo and nightingale and marvel at the flying skills of the swallows.

The Loire Valley known as the Garden of France is also known as the Valley of Kings and history abounds within a short drive of this property. The Chateaux of Saumur, Montreuil-Bellay and the wonderful Fontevraud-l'Abbaye with its Royal Abbey in which lie the reclining effigies of Eleanor of Aquitaine,her husband Henry 2nd and their son Richard the Lionheart are all within an hours drive. Saumur still retains its prestigious Ecole de Cavalerie where General Patton trained in fencing with the Master of Arms. A little further and you can visit the Château du Clos Lucé, to view the gardens and final home of Leonardo da Vinci.

There are two golf courses, The Hôtel Chateau Golf des Sept Tours and Golf de Bauge within 20 kilometres. and the very popular Anjou Vela Vintage, a retro cycle event takes place over 3 days finishing in Saumur. There are many cycle routes in the area and along the banks of the Loire River. Within 15 minutes there is a ULM Flying school close to Rillé and a Skydiving Centre in Saumur. There are also regular Hot Air Balloon Fights in the area. The circuit at Le Mans not only host the world famous 24 Motor Race but regular hosts motorbike events and races.

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