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Bellevue, Glénay, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes

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Price: IRO
€175,000









Traditional stone built Farmhouse with large barn, dovecote, workshop etc in peaceful, rural location on the edge of Valigny set in 4.65 acres of well fenced land.

House, Barn, Outbuildings, Courtyard & Gardens: 0.67acre.
North pasture: 2.74acre of which 0.5acre is natural.
South pasture: 1.23acre with Pond.
Pasture (c3.45acre) managed by local farmer on an informal basis.
Cour de Ferme
Several outbuildings inc Dovecote & Workshop, Barn & Byre 160m2+Hayloft 80m2, Piggery, Well, Terrace 40m2, BBQ

Farmhouse: 175m2 habitable plus Attics & Conservatory
, with Modern Electrics, Heating, Insulation & Plumbing, Double glazing & Shutters, Wood Laminate or Tiled floors Retained Character. Exposed beams & Stone Granite fireplaces. Original cupboards. Bread oven. Woodburner.

From the Terrace entry into Kitchen semi open plan to Dining, Hall & Lounge c88m2 overall
From the Conservatory entry into Hall or Master Suite 35m2 comprising
 Bedroom, WC, Dressing & Shower
1st floor: Bed 2 & bathroom, Dressing/Office, WC, Bed 3 & shower.
2nd floor: Bed 4 to renovate, possible Bed 5
New Bosch Olio Condens 3000F boiler central heating & hot water installed by local French heating engineers 16/12/13. Since January 2014 we have been refurbishing the property.

Set in beautiful area ideal for cycling, fishing, horse riding & walking.
Community fishing lake & Riverbank 5 & 10 mins walk
GLENAY 2km. 
Mairie, Church, School nursery & primary, Bar, Café & Restaurant, Community tennis court, Salle des fêtes
PIERREFITTE 3km Bakery
SAINT VARENT: 7km excellent commerce, leisure, trades, supermarket & community swimming pool.
Poitiers 66km, Tours 125km
, Nantes 130km, 
Limoges 180km
Ferry Drive to England/Ireland: 3/+ hrs ST Malo: 297km; Caen 326km
4/+ hrs Le Havre: 408km; Roscoff 434km Cherbourg: 450km
5/+ hours Eurotunnel: 580km; Calais 590km

Nr Vouvent, Vendée, France

Contact: sally.herbert[at]me.com
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Price:
£165,000
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A short drive will take you to the medieval village of Vouvant, (designated one of the prettiest in France) and Mervant Forest with it's walks, cycle tracks, large leisure lake and various other attractions.
This romantic hide away windmill is set just outside a small village. The only noise comes from the church bells that chime hourly.The sound of sheep and a couple of cows in the surrounding fields really emphasises the tranquility of the area.

Built in 1885, this charming property has character and comfort. In 1975 the original workings were removed and the building was changed from a working Windmill into what can only be very loosly termed a residence.

The full renovation includes, mains electricity, mains water, septic tank, new roof made from hand crafted Chestnut tiles, Oak floors, Double glazed Oak windows and shutters, Granite work surfaces in the kitchen and a modern bathroom with large shower cubicle.

The windmill is arranged on four levels, kitchen on the ground floor, upstairs is the cosy living room with wood burning stove, a well equipped bathroom is on level three and the romantic bedroom on the top floor.

There is a good sized garden shed and Barbecue Area (with exterior lighting) from which the wonderful sunsets can be enjoyed. The Moulin is classified as a "Monument Historic" and as such cannot be extended or externally modified.

Situated approximately an hour south of Nantes and an equal distance inland from the seaside town of La Rochelle where you can sample the renowned fresh fish and seafood in the many restaurants located by the beach front. The nearest town to the Moulin is Fontenay Le Comte, the ancient capital of the Vendee.





Abbey Bival,
Normandy, France
Contact:
john.scurr[at]btconnect.com
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Tel: +44 (0)1435 865477

Price:

195,000 euros



Authentic 12th century abbey :
suspended in time
Former manor house of a community of Cistercian nuns established between 1128 and 1167
Fine "L" shaped house of stone and red brick, tiled roof
Carefully renovated to preserve the integrity of the original
Situated at the north-east corner of a 1.75 acre plot,
affording sheltered south and west facing courtyard.
• 3,000 sq.ft. of accommodation, with a fine oak staircase to
• 1,500 sq.ft. of attic space in good condition, suitable
   for conversion to bedrooms.
• 5 existing bedrooms (one of 430 sq.ft.),
• 3 bathrooms (one being installed),
• large kitchen/dining-room with wood-burning stove,
• 3 reception rooms with open fireplaces.
A further wing of 3,760 sq.ft. awaits restoration.

• Exposed oak beams
• Large working fireplaces
• Wine cellar in the original chalk
• Well, 560 feet deep, original wooden mechanism
• Partly uncovered "Oubliette", depth unknown
Documented extensive labyrinth of tunnels beneath the property, used by British and American airmen in WWII : still unearthed, but we know they exist!

Upper Normandy, France
Very quiet environment, but only
10 minutes from Rouen/Amiens motorway
• 2 hours from the Eurotunnel
• 4 hours from London
• 2 hours from Paris

Sale does not depend on any other transaction


 


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