a house with a holiday rental accommodation unit, outbuildings and a garden
This property stands in a village with numerous character houses and other old residences. The village is composed of two old parishes set on either bank of the river running through it. They are now united and linked by a bridge. The river is navigable such that a marina, with quays and a few restaurants, has been created.
It is 5 minutes from a character town with all shops and amenities, a racecourse and a prestigious horse stud farm.
It is also less than 30 minutes from the town centre of Angers and its TGV train station which provides 90-minute links to Paris, with ten or so daily return journeys.
The A11 motorway is some 15 minutes away.
An entrance porch, covered with a slate roof and closed on the road side, acts as a link between the central building and the south wing.
A well and a cellar are on the garden side. A covered area is to be found at the end, facing the house.
The garden is fully enclosed by walls, with a wide gateway set near to the gable of the building set at right angles to the south wing.
The central building was constructed in the 19th century from lime-rendered quarry stone blocks. It spans three levels, one of which is under the rafters. The two wings span but a single level.
All the buildings have slate roofs. The central building has a hip roof whilst the wings have two or three roof slopes. Freestone was used for the cornices, the framing around the openings and the quoins.
The entrance hall provides access, on one side, to a lounge and, on the other, to a kitchen and a hall area leading to a room now in use as a workshop. The entrance hall also houses a wooden, quarter-turning stairway which goes upstairs. There is a toilet in the hall area. Following on from the workshop is another room which can only be reached from the outside and is currently rented. This level has terracotta floor tiles and exposed ceiling beams throughout. A freestone fireplace enhances the lounge. The entrance hall leads directly out into the garden. The lounge opens on to the entrance porch which provides a link with a hall area in the south wing. This leads to a linen room, a laundry room, a boiler room with its oil tank as well as to a stairway going up to a vast attic.
The first-floor landing provides access to a bathroom and three bedrooms, one of which has its own shower room and toilet. This level has terracotta floor tiles and exposed ceiling beams throughout.
This level, with parquet flooring, comprises a bedroom, with a wardrobe, a shower room and a toilet.
A barn, set at right angles to the north wing, is extended by a woodshed. These two buildings, topped with slate roofs, are open on two of their sides.
A well and a cellar are on the garden side. A covered, paved area, with a slate, gable roof, is to be found at the end, facing the house.
The holiday rental accommodation unit
This holiday rental accommodation unit is set at right angles to the south wing. Constructed from lime-rendered quarry stone blocks, it spans two levels, one of which is under the rafters. It is topped with a slate roof featuring a projection. This building is composed of the actual holiday rental accommodation unit as well as a room awaiting conversion. Said rental unit comprises a living room, with a kitchen area, a bedroom with a wardrobe, a shower room, a toilet and a laundry room area. The room awaiting conversion and the living room open directly on to the garden. The living room overlooks a terrace on the gable side of the rental unit and the gates. The attic laid out above these two rooms also awaits conversion.
Although set in the centre of the village, this house and its garden are tranquil and the view from the upstairs stretches into the distance. This property is ready to accommodate a new family, whether as a permanent residence or as a holiday home. One will benefit from the proximity of the town of Angers and the other from the river, flowing past on a lower level. The latter is but an invitation for long outings, either on a boat or on foot or bicycle along its towpaths. This house would also be ideal for accommodating friends in a designated area especially as the surrounding wooded, undulating countryside is totally unspoilt and in one of the most beautiful sectors of the Anjou region.
|Land registry surface area||1002 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||4|
|Main building surface area||200 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||100 m2|
Sylvain James +33 1 42 84 80 85
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.