REDUCED in price - This FULLY RENOVATED property benefits from being in a RURAL LOCATION just outside the small village of Longue-Jumelles. 3 BEDROOMS in the main house and a 2 BEDROOM GUEST GITE both in delightful plot of over 1 ACRE including some OUTBUILDINGS it could be your dream home in France.
THE MAIN HOUSE:
This attractive 'Longere' property has approximately 185m2 of habitable space with a neat level garden of approx. 4400m2. It is west facing with a large terrace of 26m2 to the front taking full advantage of the sun from mid morning to sunset.
Constructed from sandstone 'tuffeau', which is the traditional building material for the Loire Valley, with a natural slate roof which is again traditional for this area. The house has been fully renovated throughout and sympathetically modernised with all the original oak ceiling beams being exposed and highlighted in the ground floor rooms and the roof beams in the bedrooms.
Ground Floor: There are two front doors to enter the house from the terrace, one leading directly into the kitchen and the other the lounge. Four rooms on the ground floor offer character accommodation, lounge (29m2), living/dining room (23m2), kitchen (32m2), and bathroom (13m2), all of which have modern tiled floors.
The comfortable lounge has an impressive 'tuffeau' stone fireplace which has recently been rebuilt and contains a 13kw 'Godin' wood burning stove which throws out a massive amount of heat and is almost capable of heating the whole house without assistance from the central heating system.
The living/dining room which is currently being used as a reading and computer room can be entered from both the lounge and kitchen with oak stairs leading up to the first floor located in one corner of this room.
The kitchen has a full range of modern pine fronted wall and base units providing plenty of storage space and there is a 8 burner 'Country-Chef' cooker built into the original fireplace and space under the sink for a dishwasher.
A dining area could easily be created in one corner of the room and there is plenty of wall space for additional storage units to be installed if required.
The bathroom is accessed through a passageway from the kitchen and contains a toilet, wash basin, bath and shower cubicle and in one corner there is space for a washing machine (plumbing already installed) and tumble dryer, with a worktop built above. Two Velux type opening sky lights allow a good amount of natural light into the room during the day.
All the ground floor rooms have tiled floors which are different but co-ordinate from one room to another.
On the first floor: 3 good sized bedrooms (31m2, 25m2, 13m2) the largest/master bedroom having an en-suite bathroom (6m2).
At the top of the stairs and to the right is the master bedroom which contains two impressive roof 'A frame' structures giving character to the rooms and in addition to the wide dormer windows to the front there is an opening window door in the end wall. The built-in wardrobe with its glass fronted sliding doors provides a good amount of storage space. In the en-suite bathroom is a toilet, sink, shower enclosure and an electric radiator for drying towels.
Along the corridor to the left is the smallest of the 3 bedrooms which is compact but big enough for 2 single beds. Bright morning sunshine floods into this room in the summer as the bedroom has a Velux roof window which is located on the east facing side of the roof.
The second largest bedroom is located at the end of the corridor and again contains exposed roof beams, a large mahogany fitted wardrobe and a tongue and groove pine floor. The master bedroom is carpeted as is the corridor and the small bedroom.
The house has a gas fired central heating system and the property is served by mains water and electricity. It has a low maintenance septic tank waste drainage and disposal system.
There are a number of outbuildings all in good condition.
THE GUEST GITE:
There are a number of outbuildings all in good condition, one of which has been converted into a Guest Gite comprising: a large lounge/dining room with wood burning stove, kitchen and bathroom on the ground floor and 2 large bedrooms on the first floor.
Great private guest accommodation or rental income if used as a holiday cottage for holiday makers.
A large barn is used as a garage together with a workshop with a storage area at one end.
Another building has been fully renovated, together with a tiled floor and is currently being used as a gymnasium with a full range of exercise equipment installed.
To one side of the garden is a 5 meter diameter 'above the ground' Plunge Pool which has been partly sunk into the ground with a surrounding terrace and a pump room for water circulation.
The garden around the house is mainly laid to lawn with flower borders although a large part of the garden is effectively a small paddock area with a variety of trees having been encouraged to grow over the years, there is a well established vegetable garden behind the Guest Gite house to encourage you to 'grow your own'.
Taxe Fonciere: 591 euros/yr.
Taxe d'Habitation: 604 euros/yr.
This property benefits from being in a rural location just outside the small village of Jumelles, but is close to all amenities. The property is situated in the beautiful Loire Valley, famous for its chateaux and vineyards, the picturesque tourist town of Saumur is not far away, where the world famous and elite 'Cadre Noir' Equestrian school is located, only 15 minutes away by car. Angers with its unique chateau containing the world's largest medieval tapestry is approximately 25 minutes. Tours and Le Mans are also within easy travelling distance.
The nearest airport Angers-Marce, which has regular summer flights to London City Airport and Southampton is only 20 minutes away and Tours Airport which has a regular year-round service to London Stansted is approximately 1 hour. This area of France is within easy travelling distance of the Channel ports of Le Havre and Caen / Ouistreham which both have regular cross-channel ferry services to and from Portsmouth.
Although Jumelles only has a small village shop, a Boulangerie and a Bar, Longue-Jumelles which is less than 2 kilometres away, has the variety of shops that you would expect in a small town as well as several Bars and Restaurants and a large supermarket on its outskirts.
The department of Maine-et-Loire is one of the five departments making up the Pays de la Loire region. The name of the department comes from the Maine and Loire rivers that meander through the area. Main towns are Angers, Cholet, Saumur, Segre, Chemille and Doue-la-Fontaine.
The Maine-et-Loire department is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site and boasts many historical monuments, unspoiled nature trails and great landscapes. The Val de Loire offers rich historical and cultural heritage and is located between Angers and Tours.
The area of Maine-et-Loire benefits from a temperate ocean climate and there is an abundance of interesting places to visit. The Loire Valley is home to some of the most beautiful chateaux in France: Chateaux of Haute Guerche, Breze, Parney, Brissac, Martigne-Briand, Challain la Potherie or Montreuil Bellay are all worth visiting.
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