residences for sale near bercé in france

A renovated, 18th century farm in a dominant position
with a superb view over grasslands in a hamlet in the Loir Valley

, SARTHE pays-de-loire FR
Pays de la Loire

Location

Where the borders of the French provinces of Maine and Touraine meet. The village, at a distance of 2 km, is set in the middle of a triangle with Le-Mans 55 km away, Tours 65 km away and Vendôme 40 km away. Motorway interchanges include the A11, Paris-Le-Mans, La-Ferté-Bernard exit and the A28, Rouen-Tours, Château-du-Loir exit. Le-Mans and Vendôme TGV train stations (40 minutes away by car) have links to Paris-Montparnasse taking less than 90 minutes. The Loir Valley, a land of gastronomy, is a small tourist and vine-growing region 60 km to the north of the Loire Valley. Near to character towns with contemporary art and crafts centres as well as numerous vestiges of the past. Bercé Forest, less than 20 km away, has a multitude of outdoor activities with 280 km of hiking, trekking and mountain bike circuits. Water sports are held on the Loir.

Description

A narrow, little-used lane winds its way to the property which dominates bocage countryside featuring small irregular-shaped fields separated by hedges and ditches. Set in a hamlet comprising four rural houses, it faces the undulating countryside, dominated by grasslands and bocage. Three separate buildings compose this closed, U-shaped property. The renovation works took pains to preserve the authentic decorative features dotted with more contemporary additions. The 18th century barn was renovated in 2008 by an architect. It is bright and has views over the surrounding countryside from every room. An adjoining guest house forms a separate dwelling. A partially rehabilitated outbuilding could constitute a third dwelling or, as is currently the case, be used as an artist’s studio. The property, planted with ornamental trees and some fruit trees, is dominated by a weeping willow. A short distance away is an old lake with its reeds. The buildings are constructed from the local, white freestone.

The residence, a former 18th century barn

This rectangular building spans two levels. Facing north-east and south-west, its east facade looks out over the valleys. A wooden terrace, on the south side, extends the lounge with a view over the grasslands. A willow provides much-appreciated shade during the hottest part of the day. Another terrace near to the kitchen, on the west side, looks out over the other two houses, forming a closed courtyard. The entrance is on the north-east side. The roof features local tiles on the south-west side and new tiles on the north-east side. The old beam system is partially exposed. Other features include rendered walls, exposed stone, freestone, white plaster, tiling, oak wood parquet flooring, old terracotta floor tiles and double-glazing. Wide openings let in copious amounts of light, notably on the east, south and west sides, with direct access to the wooden terraces and the garden.


Ground floor
This living space features half-levels. A kitchen, also used as a dining area, is separated from a lounge by a closed hearth fire. This area could also be transformed, in accordance with requirements, into a bedroom with its own bathroom. At the other end of the lounge, on a half level, is another area used for sleeping purposes.
Half-story
A sleeping area with direct access out into the garden. It features a wooden-fireplace, exposed stone walls and old terracotta floor tiles. Above, a mezzanine area can be used as a dressing room or a study.
First floor
A vast reading room, laid out on a mezzanine overlooking the living room, is reached via a contemporary stairway. Its features include exposed stone walls, the original beam system and oak wood parquet flooring. A vast opening, like the framing around a picture, looks out over the grasslands.

The guest house

This luminous, adjoining house faces east-west. A complete area that could be a guest bedroom with its own entrance. The roof, the insulation and the electric wiring have all been redone.


Ground floor
Floor partially covered with old terracotta tiles. Exposed stone and a freestone fireplace with a wood-burning stove. The outside of the shower room features wooden slatted cladding. A heated towel rail.
First floor
Old brick floor. A French window opens on to a small balcony.

The old outbuilding now a workshop

This delightful, small building is constructed from freestone and local stone. In front of it are three old sculleries intended for storage purposes and in use as a workshop and a wood store. One side of the roof has been redone and the other replaced. Its many old features awaiting enhancement include an exposed beam system, a stone sink, an old bread oven and a “potager” (a secondary hearth where soups and other previously prepared dishes were cooked on embers). Although currently in use as an artist’s studio, it could become a third dwelling.

The orchard

An orchard, separate from the property, comprises a wide variety of species (pear, plum, apple, cherry, berries and vines). It spans a surface area of approx. 1,500 m².

Our opinion

This house, standing alone and completely unoverlooked in a superb setting, is not completely isolated but takes full advantage of the view over the countryside.
Its sterling architectural and plant features exude a simplicity which gives the property all of its rural charm, enhanced by contemporary comfort.
The layout of the premises has been designed to provide separate areas that can be reorganised in accordance with requirements. Works have been carried out to install modern-day home comforts in two of the three houses which can be lived in straightaway. They provide privacy for each member of the family despite their living together. The third house still has conversion potential. It is currently laid out as an artist’s studio; the roof has been redone; a skylight illuminates the room.

370 000 €
Honoraires à la charge du vendeur


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au 1er Avril 2017

Ventes d'immeubles

À Paris et en Ile-de-France
Prix de vente au-delà de 600 000 euros       5% TTC*
Prix de vente de 400 000 à 600 000 euros   6% TTC*
Prix de vente de 200 000 À 400 000 euros   7% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 200 000 euros             9% TTC*
Honoraires à la charge du Vendeur

En Province
Prix de vente au-delà de 500 000 euros       6% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 500 000 euros   30 000 Euros TTC* (forfait)
Honoraires à la charge du Vendeur

Expertise

Avis de valeur argumenté : 1 800 Euros TTC*
Expertise à partir de 2 400 Euros TTC*
Les tarifs des expertises sont communiqués sur devis personnalisé établi sur la base d’un taux horaire moyen de 120 Euros TTC*

   

*TTC : TVA incluse au taux de 20 %

Reference 819309

Land registry surface area 3583 m2
Main building surface area 131 m2
Outbuilding surface area 102 m2

 

 French Energy Performance Diagnosis

Regional representative
Mayenne, Sarthe

Catherine Boivin       +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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