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Location: The town of Gracay lies just a couple of kilometres from the A20 Autoroute, within easy reach of the famous Loire Valley and its chateaux, as well as being only an hours drive from Orleans. Paris is less than three hours to its centre. Tours airport is an hours drive away, with both Limoges and Poitiers reachable in two hours.
If train travel is required the nearest main line station, Vierzon, is only twenty-five minutes by car on the A20 going North.
The house itself is a very well appointed East facing town house of considerable character, dating from the 19th century and fully restored prior to our purchase in 2006. It is located close to all amenities, including a Supermarket, boulangeries and the town square, where you will find the Hotel de Ville, several bar restaurants, a general store, post office, tourist office, photographic museum as well as one of the two hairdressers in the town. A bank with an ATM cash point is also close to the town square.
Gracay has a weekly, Thursday morning, market selling locally produced fruit, vegetables and cheeses, along with the usual meat, fish and plant stalls. The town is also served by an excellent outdoor swimming pool and newly constructed sports hall. Excellent walking and cycling routes are also to be found for those of a more energetic nature.
Interior of house: The front door of the house is accessed from the road by entering the garden through a secure lockable gate, which also provides access to off-road parking if required. The secure half-glazed front door leads into the beautifully tiled Hallway with under-stair storage and area for coats and jackets, etc. To the right of the hallway is the Lounge, again with a beautiful traditionally tiled floor and working marble fireplace. The lounge is dual aspect, with the first window looking onto the garden and the second looking to the road. The lounge is served by an ample number of power sockets, a telphone point and a satellite television connection point. From the lounge, across the hallway, you have the Kitchen. This also has a tiled floor, although this is a more modern ceramic tile. The kitchen is large enough to easily accomodate a Diningarea and is fitted with a ceramic sink unit, dishwasher, gas cooker,and fridge freezer, along with ample traditional storage areas. Continuing on through the kitchen leads you into the Sunroom and Utility areas. The utility room contains the recently installed gas combination boiler, a washing machine and tumble dryer, along with room for the storage of cleaning materials. Adjoining the utility room is a seperate Toilet. The Sunroom itself has the same lovely tiled floor as the kitchen and looks out to and gives direct access to the garden. This room is heated and so can be enjoyed throughout the year.
Ascending the chestnut staircase from the hallway, brings you to the first floor which features polished chestnut wood floors throughout. Here you will find the master Bedroom, the Bureau/Study and the Bathroom. The master bedroom, like the lounge, is dual aspect making it a real pleasure to waken on a sun filled morning. Both the bedroom and Bureau/Study have marble fireplaces in addition to radiators. The bureau/study is across the hall from the bedroom and has a window overlooking the garden. This room has ample power sockets and a telephone socket, which provides a good broadband connection to the computer station currently residing in this room. This room could easily be used as a fourth bedroom should this be required. From the Bureau you access the Bathroom, equipped with a toilet, wash-hand basin and bath. The bath has an over-bath shower attachment fitted, giving increased flexibility. The Bathroom has a unique oval shaped window overlooking the garden. A heated towel rail, extractor fan and power socket are also fitted.
From the first floor hallway you then ascend the chestnut staircase to the top floor. Here you will find two further double bedrooms attractively set in the loft space, complete with exposed original roof timbers and Velux windows.
All rooms in the house are served by the recently replaced gas fired central heating system, with the combination boiler supplying the hot water., making this a very attractive family home to be enjoyed throughout the year. The Garden is set mainly to grass with a few easily maintained shrubs, including four varieties of buddleia and a pair of young Peach and Plum trees. There are three outbuildings in the garden, the largest of these holds all of the garden furniture, lawnmower, bicycles and refuse bin, etc. The two smaller stores hold things such as a workbench, garden tools, paint as well as my car roofbox and other car bits and pieces.
The purchase price can be negotiated to include all electrical white goods, furniture, fabrics, light fittings, etc.