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Nr Vouvent, Vendée, France
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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
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
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
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.
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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
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
Chasseneuil, La Rochefoucauld, Nr Limoges
Renovated detached railway cottage; pretty views from almost every
window; peaceful rural setting.
Originally a gate keepers cottage, this 2 bedroom home has been
completly remodelled, rewired, double glazing, the works. Set in a
charming rural location yet only 2km from the nearest market town of
Chasseneuil, 12km from La Rochefoucauld, Chateau, restaraunts, shops
and 45 mins from Limoges airport,
This cute little cottage is charming, all newly remodeled, rewired,
double glazing, WC downstairs, open plan kitchen and sitting room.
Upstairs full bathroom, two bedrooms with pretty views of the
countryside and for the train enthusiast there are two trains per day
that pass the property. Unfortunately the line maybe closed soon due to
cutbacks. The garden is small, just needs some pretty flowers planted.
additional land across the road for a vegetable patch plus an old
outbuilding that could be used as a shed.
It's a very low maintenance property. You get the peaceful relaxed
atmosphere of country life and the comfortable amenities of living
close to town. Chasseneuil has very nice shops, supermaket, Dr. and
dentists. The Chateau town of La Rochefoucauld is very pretty again
with very nice shops and restaurants.
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Chateau and 3 hectares
of prime land in the centre of the town of Quend for sale.
The chateau retains
many of its original features and requires renovation, and permission has been sought to
develop the land which sits
in the centre of the village, facing the central church.
Satellite views of the
site show it to represent around a third of the entire town.
Current valuations lie between 1.5 and
2.5 million euros because of
the rapid development in the Nord Pas-De-Calais region of France, spilling over into Somme (this property
is just inside the Somme). Should the permission to develop be granted
the value is likely to increase by a factor of 4 to 6 times its current
The property also comes
with the website www.chateauquend.com
Offers over 1 million euros
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Large stone built farm house and outbuildings in a very small, sleepy,
rural village very much off the beaten track.
Around 150 square metres habitable. Comprising:
Large lounge/ diner (50 square meters)
Large kitchen, 3 double bedrooms (the third being the whole of
the top floor), Bathroom
Provision for second bathroom.
There are three large stone outbuildings, mostly in good repair.
The house has had extensive renovations carried out and is in a
comfortable, habitable condition though there is still some finishing
work to do.
There is just over an acre of land comprising a small meadow, an
orchard, a garden and other parcels within a beautiful, unspoilt ,
wooded valley with a stream running through. Just about all of the
valley and more buildings could be bought for relatively small extra
cost allowing a lot of potential for several gites, a small holding or
other rural business.
A project for someone with an adventurous spirit, who is looking for a
completely different lifestyle, at an affordable price that could
normally only be dreamed about.
Offers in the region of 175,000 euros
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NEAR AURIGNAC, Haute Garonne (Dept 31)
Plot area 7500
A truly magnificent 17th to 18th century Chapel waiting to be converted
into a fabulous home. Domineering position with 360 degree view
including the Pyrenees mountain chain. Very calm with just the sound of
the birds yet within reasonable reach of the local facilities. 500m2 of
accommodation possible. There is a project in existence with architects
plans of the interior.
Price: 399,000 euro
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Rue Des Ecoles, 80120, Quend, Northern France
Two properties, 2 and 3 bedroomed, created by converting the former
stable block of a chateau. They maintain many of their original
features on the
outside whilst also offering mains drainage, water and electricity.
Each property has its own terrace, and two dedicated parking spaces per
property, whilst the stable block as a whole also shares communal land.
The communal land is designed to be low maintenance.
The village of Quend is 10 minutes from its sister town Quend Plage
offering white beaches along the opal coast, 40 minutes drive from the
terminal at Coquelles near Calais, 20 minutes from the renowned resort
town of Le Touquet.
Activities - sailing, fishing, waterskiing etc. The area is also big on
equestrian and golfing activities.
The owners of the neighbouring properties are British and French.
Logement 7 is a 3 bed roomed freehold property for 135,000 euros
Logement 8 is a two bed roomed property at 125,000.
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