2 bedroom, 2 bathroom Village House
1 Double bedroom (one family room that could sleep 4) 7.5 x 7 m
1 x Double bedroom approx 1 x 4 x 5 m
Large eat-in Kitchen
Garage / utility room
Attached barn 7 x 7 m
We are putting our beloved French village house up for sale. We're very sad, but are not able to travel as much as we once could due to work commitments.
We have owned the property for 9 years and have renovated it from uninhabitable to a comfortable holiday home, where we have had great family holidays. It needs no structural work, just some cosmetic jobs. It comes with furniture as a complete home.
It is situated in Fresnes Sur Apance (on the Apance river) 5.5 hours by direct motorway route from Calais in the Haute Marne region of Champagne. It is however in the last village in Champagne, the next being The Vosges, in The Lorraine region. The region can only be described as beautiful with unspoilt forests and rolling green hills. The house is approx 5 miles from a elegant spa town called Bourbonne Les Bain with it's own shops supermarkets, restaurants, market and casino.
Fresne itself has a popular bar and restaurant, which we have always enjoyed walking to for a meal, or just a drink overlooking the picturesque main square of the village. the owners have always been extremely kind and typical of the laid back, friendly people of the region.
The House is a traditional stone house with a small front garden and approx half an acre of garden and orchard at the back. It has 2 large double bedrooms - one is very large and could be used as a family room with 2 double beds. It has 2 bathrooms 1 downstairs with a bath and 1 upstairs with a shower. It has a lovely large eat-in kitchen with an enormous fireplace with a woodburning stove and original victorian cupboards. The Livingroom is roomy and has a large walk through window leading to the garden.
There is a barn attached to the house which could also be developed. It is approximately half the footprint of the house. So lots of scope to put your own stamp on things.There is also an a joining garage that leads to the bathroom and we used it for storage and as a utility room. There is a also a vaulted cellar with its own very own well.
We are not overlooked by neighbours, as there isn't anyone in front and so enjoy magnificent views across a green forested valley.
There is lots to do fishing, hiking, riding, swimming - there is an picturesque outdoor pool in the next village. There are lots of fairs in summer and festivals. There are quite a few really good restaurants and it's of course got lovely local cheese and wine.
The area is Eastern France with the nearest big cities Dijon or Nancy which are approx 1.5 hours away. The ski slopes of the Vosges are also 1.5 hours and Basle (Baal) and the Swiss, German border. The area itself is simply magnificent, Please don't hesitate to contact me for more info. Thanks for looking.