- Award-winning renovated farmhouse
- 4 bedrooms
- 4 acres of land
- Range of useful outbuildings
- Equestrian potential
- Tennis court
- 5 mins from shops
- 1hr 15 mins from the coast
- 90mins from La Rochelle airport
- 3hrs from St Malo ferry port
This lovely old farmhouse, originally built in 1750 was so remarkably renovated in the 1980’s that it won national awards for its’ commitment to using traditional techniques and maintaining the integrity of the building. There are 4 bedrooms and the house sits on a 4 acre plot in a beautiful area of countryside. There are useful outbuildings and the potential for equestrian use.
Whilst the bathrooms may benefit from an upgrade, the house is a wonderful representation of a traditional french farmhouse constructed from natural materials including terracotta tiles, exposed beams, lime-washed walls, exposed stone and wood-work sourced from local woodland.
There is a total 160m2 habitable space. Here’s the lay out:
Sitting room with glass wall overlooking the garden
Authentic kitchen with open fireplace, low beams and dining table
Ground floor bedroom & en suite bathroom
Family shower room
Four acres of level land including mature trees, a beautifully restored bread oven and a range of outbuildings including the boiler room and a workshop. Another set of outbuildings could offer potential for equestrian use. There is also fenced tennis court, although this would need some renovation work before any highly competitive matches could be successfully contested.
The house is a in a lovely peaceful spot, but is only 5 minutes by car from St Pierre du Chemin where you’ll find a good range of basic shops, but there are a good range of excellent market towns in the area such as La Châtaigneraie, Pouzauges, L’Absie, Bressuire, Cloulonges-sur-l’Autize, Fontenay-le-Comte
La Châtaigneraie is an historic little town that lies near the border with the Deux-Sèvres and Vendée departments, combining the best of the two departments and their respective regions. Basing yourself in this town gives access to the lively seaside resorts of the Vendée coast, the peaceful rolling countryside of the Bocage, the unique Green Venice waterways and marshes of the Deux-Sèvres, and a multitude of lovely old market towns and heritage sights.
The beautiful market town of Fontenay le Compte is on the doorstep, and a market day visit (Saturday) is highly recommended. The River Vendée has its source close to la Châtaigneraie, and riverside walks are always a delightful activity for sunny days.
Both TGV trains and budget air services will get you from the UK to La Rochelle, Nantes or Poitiers. The ferry port at St.Malo is about a 3hr drive.
At a glance:
Habitable space: 160m2
Plot size: 16187m2
DPE rating: F
Distance to shops: 5 mins
Distance to coast: 1hr 15mins
Distance to ferry port: St Malo 3 hrs
Distance to airport: La Rochelle 90mins
Please note: Agency fees are included in the advertised price and are payable by the purchaser. 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.