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The Unique Property
Glénay, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes
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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.
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 &
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 &
Community fishing lake & Riverbank 5 & 10 mins walk
Mairie, Church, School nursery & primary, Bar,
Café & Restaurant, Community tennis court, Salle des
PIERREFITTE 3km Bakery
SAINT VARENT: 7km excellent commerce, leisure, trades, supermarket
& community swimming pool.
Poitiers 66km, Tours 125km
, Nantes 130km,
Ferry Drive to England/Ireland: 3/+ hrs ST Malo: 297km; Caen 326km
hrs Le Havre: 408km; Roscoff 434km Cherbourg: 450km
Eurotunnel: 580km; Calais 590km
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