An unusual property with two houses and their outbuildings
not far from a canal where the Anjou and Poitou regions meet
Saumur, VIENNE poitou-charentes 49400 FR

Location

This property, in a region of open fields, dominated by woods and united by vineyards, is but a few minutes from the historic towns of Saumur and Chinon as well as the banks of the internationally renowned river Loire. Paris is just 2 hours by train from Saumur and the A85 motorway provides access to Angers, Nantes and the French capital. Whilst all shops and amenities are to be found just 10 minutes away in Montreuil-Bellay, with its historic setting protected by the French Historic Monument Society.

Description

This property is composed, initially, of two, 2-storey houses, set at right angles, then, of outbuildings and, lastly, of a garden. The first house, the origins of which date back to the 15th century, has been partially reconstructed and renovated. The second, dating from the 19th century, stands looking down on the first. They are linked via a semi-underground passageway. The outbuildings follow one on from the other, creating courtyards and leading to the garden. Square-shaped aedicula are dotted throughout. All the buildings have slate roofs. The ruins of an old mill and its fireplace border the canal.

House no. 1

Each of these houses features a different, but harmonious style: one is more prominent, reminiscent of an older era with clearly defined architectural ambitions, whilst the second is more refined, reflecting a simple elegance. A stairway enhances the point where the two houses meet.


Ground floor
The entrance hall provides access to a living room and a study, both with white stone floor tiles inlaid with black decoration. Adjoining the living room are a kitchen and a door leading to a boiler-laundry room. This partially vaulted kitchen also opens directly out on to the garden via an independent entrance hall. Two toilets and a shower room. A corridor and a closed stairway lead from the kitchen to the second house.
First floor
A stairway going up from the living room leads to a corridor providing access to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, including one with a terrace, and a toilet. The floors a carpeted throughout.

House no. 2

This house is raised on one side, with a small terrace providing a view that takes in the first house and extends to the canal. On its other side, it is all on a level with the garden and a driveway, leading to another set of entrance gates. The upstairs is an attic which has not been converted. Renovation works need to be scheduled.


Ground floor
A through entrance hall provides access to a living room, two bedrooms and their bathroom, a kitchen, a pantry and a separate toilet. A marble fireplace enhances each of the main rooms. The floors in the living rooms are tiled; the bedrooms are carpeted. The ceilings are 3.25 m high.

Outbuilding no. 1

A garage and, upstairs, a room used for storage purposes.

Outbuilding no. 2

Much bigger than the first, this L-shaped outbuilding comprises two spacious garages with a converted room upstairs. Storage areas and an attic take up the section of the building set at right angles.


First floor
The living room, fitted with an open-plan kitchen and a fireplace is both on a level with the garden and upstairs above the courtyard. Its ceiling is 2.90 m high and its floors are covered with terracotta tiles.

Our opinion

The succession of courtyards, all of which are open, creates the atmosphere of a cloister, with almost every group of buildings exuding feelings of protection and isolation, even if the busy road is a reminder that human activity is not very far away. Although clearly marked, the different eras intermingle, finally producing a perfectly balanced harmony. The garden, laid out as lawned areas, could do with some attention. The fortunate presence of the canal is but an invitation to take a stroll.

564 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense


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Reference 273450

Land registry surface area 2 ha 17 a 1 ca
Main building surface area 135 m2
Outbuilding surface area 350 m2
Number of bedrooms 3

French Energy Performance Diagnosis

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Jérôme Broun +33 1 42 84 80 85

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NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.

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