- Character farmhouse
- 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms
- Well maintained
- Outbuildings with development potential
- Glorious gardens of just over an acre
- 4km from the town of L'Absie
- 30 mins from Fontenay-le-Comte
- one hour from sandy beaches
- 90mins from 2 airports
Nestled in a hamlet, 4kms from the town of L’Absie, this south-facing property is bright, light and renovated to a good standard. The outbuildings are in excellent condition and subject to planning could be converted for paying guests. The airports of Poitiers and La Rochelle are 90 minutes away.
For those looking for a relaxed way of life, Deux-Sèvres is the perfect choice. Prices here are very reasonable, which is surprising given its history, delicious local cuisine and rolling countryside. It has a lot to offer holidaymakers and those looking to make France a more permanent home. Whilst L’Absie has a supermarket, bars and restaurants, a wider choice is available in Fontenay-le-Comte and Parthenay which are both about 30 minutes away by car. The sunny, sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast are only an hour’s drive.
The front of the house is approached via the south-facing terrace. This flower-filled area is the perfect place for eating outdoors and for enjoying the far-reaching views to the countryside beyond. The gardens of 4581m² (over an acre) are well tended and have established shrubs and trees as well as a range of seasonal plants. Some of the grounds have been left as meadow, and there is an orchard and vine-covered seating area to enjoy.
The atmosphere of this house is warm and welcoming. The entrance hall leads into a well-equipped kitchen/breakfast room (18.2m²), with fitted units and a large range cooker. The sunny sitting/dining room (37.2m²) has a beamed ceiling and a granite fireplace fitted with a wood-burning stove. This together with the oil central heating keeps the house very cosy in the cooler months. Laundry is done is the utility room/back kitchen (11.4m²) and there is a really useful boot room with a separate entrance which is ideal for gardening enthusiasts or dog walkers. A shower room with WC completes the ground floor accommodation.
A wooden staircase leads to the upper floor where there is the master bedroom (18.8m²), 2 further double bedrooms (13m² & 11m²) and a luxurious family bathroom (9.2m²) complete with slipper bath, shower and WC. A small fourth room (5.8m²) is used as a study. The hallway (9m²) is fitted with wardrobes.
The significant outbuildings included in this sale are a real asset. The finest is a detached, stone building with a pan-tiled roof which currently includes a workshop (10.8m²), large storage area and an empty space (44.8m²) already fitted with electricity, a working wood-burning stove and a mezzanine floor. This would make a charming letting gîte, subject to the usual permissions. In addition there is a garage (78.6m²) and a separate double height barn (84m²), which would be ideal for storing a caravan/camping car.
Fontenay-le-Comte is one of the most beautiful towns in the region, dating back to medieval times. It is the gateway to two unique places. In the Poitevin marshes, known as the Green Venice of the West, you can punt along the canals and see the unique flora and fauna of this unusual environment, Then, for a totally different experience, walk, ride or cycle in the Mervent Forest.
Habitable area: 137m²
Land area: 4581m²
Septic tank drainage
Oil central heating
Taxes Foncières: 504€ p.a.
3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms
One hour sandy beaches
Please note: All locations and sizes are approximate. La Résidence has made every effort to ensure that the details and photographs of this property are accurate and in no way misleading. However, this information does not form part of a contract and no warranties are either given or implied.