A delightful period property packed with charm and character. Set on a peaceful lane in the countryside with no passing traffic and lying conveniently close to three sought after and active towns & villages – Ste Hermine (supermarkets, bakers & weekly markets) La Caillere St Hilaire & St. Juire home to one of the best restaurants in the Vendee.
The property has been lovingly restored by the current vendors to create spacious home retaining many of the original features, charm and character. Comprising of 3 reception rooms, a magnificent kitchen diner, 5 double bedrooms including a master suite. Plus, there is a rustic 2 bedroomed gite, that, when updated, will make a superb holiday rental gite or guest annex. The property comes with nearly 1.5 acres of grounds and gardens that includes an in-ground heated salt-water pool as well as useful outbuildings.
Close by is the busy town Chantonnay (15 mins) with shops, cinema & 2 hyper markets. Fontenay le Comte the former renaissance capital of Vendee with the river running through, offers all services including a hospital, numerous restaurants, year-round Saturday market and much more. The vast often empty Vendee beaches are within an hours’ drive as are La Rochelle & Nantes.
For those who need easy access to the UK or Paris, there are low cost flights available at La Rochelle (45 mins) or Nantes (1hr) while the closest ferry ports are St Malo (3.5 hrs) Caen (4 hrs) both with crossings to Portsmouth & Channel Islands or Roscoff for crossings to Eire & Plymouth, making the home convenient for visiting guests and family.
Lounge / Reception Room 1: An impressive room measuring approx. 6m X 5.7m with fireplace, tile flooring and beamed ceiling. Front aspect with doors through to kitchen, sitting room and games / room study.
Sitting Room: Another spacious front aspect room with exposed stone walls and beamed ceiling. Fireplace for cosy winter evenings. Room measures approx. 5.8m X 5.7m
Games Room / Study: A third reception room, currently used as a games room but could serve as an office. Beamed ceiling. Measures approx. 6m X 5.7m Front Aspect.
Kitchen / Diner: Stunning room with exposed beams and timber framework, stairs to first floor, tile flooring, doors to gardens back and side. There is space for a large farmhouse style table and chairs. Freezer recess and nicely equipped and fitted kitchen with stove style cooker point, island with storage under and plenty of work surface. There is a sloped access down to the cellar area. In all the room measures approx. 12m X 6m
Utility – with storage, space and plumbing for a washing machine, space for dryer and freezer.
Cupboard Store – housing central heating boiler as well as offering plenty of useful storage.
Shower Room – Large shower room with walk-in shower, WC and wash hand basin.
Ground Floor Double Bedroom: Approx. 3.3m X 5.5m with garden aspect, tile flooring and exposed stone wall.
1st Floor – Landing with doors to all bedrooms
Double Bedroom 2: Front Aspect – measures approx. 5.8m X 4m
Double Bedroom 3: Front Aspect – measures approx. 4m X 4m
Double Bedroom 4: Front Aspect – measures approx. 4m X 3.5m
WC – off landing
Master en-suite: Approx. 6.5m X 5.6m with exposed beams, front aspect and steps down to the en-suite that comprises – walk-in shower, WC, dual basins and free-standing bathtub. Room measures approx. 6m X 4m into restricted head height in part.
Annex / Gite: Attached but self-contained is a 2 bedroomed gite, that will be ideal for holiday lets or as a parental annex or guest suite. In need of refurbishment.
Gardens / Outside
To the front the home has a gated entrance with drive parking for several cars and enough room to keep a caravan or motorhome. Walled and enclosed with the property set well back from the lane. In all the property comes with approx. 1.5 acres of gardens. To the rear is mostly lawn with flower beds and established shrubbery and treelined borders. There are various fruit & nut trees. The gardens are enclosed an along with the pool area are afforded a high degree or privacy.
In Ground Pool – Fabulous pool ideal for those long hot sunny days. Saltwater and heated. There is a decked terrace outside the pool house with space for several sunbeds as well as further space beside the pool. The perfect spot for a BBQ or entertaining.
Barns & Outbuildings – set to the front of the property – in good order.
The owners advise the property is served by conforming fosse septic of sanitation, is mostly double glazed and in addition to the fireplaces, has central heating throughout.