Property ID : NLEN002043
Exclusive, For Sale €481.500 agency fees included - Cottage, House, Prestige
- 18th century period home
- Quality restoration/renovation
- Over 1.5 acres of private parkland
- Gite + outbuildings
- Good access to local amenities
This charming period home has been very well renovated and restored offering today a comfortable family residence over 3 floors with a large garden/park, several outbuildings including a fully independent guest lodge/gite. Mains drainage and gas central heating add to the level of comfort and ease of maintenance this property affords.
The current owners purchased the property in a sad state in 2008 and have undertaken an extensive restoration finishing in 2010 with many bespoke items and great attention to detail. The main home provides spacious family accommodation split over 3 floors with an underground wine cellar. The ground floor accessed via a large patio area in the courtyard to the rear, main door leads into the dining hall with original fireplace with fitted wood burner, exposed beams and stone walls, tiled floor and hand made spiral stairs to the upper floors, access into the lounge (double aspect) with a continuation of the stone walls, tiled floor and exposed beams providing a large and comfortable relaxation space with original marble fireplace. The other side of the dining hall leads into a modernised, light and well equipped kitchen/breakfast room with direct access via patio doors to a private courtyard terrace. There is a utility room and wc adjoining with direct access to the front patio. Climbing the spiral staircase we arrive on the landing of the first floor with 2 double bedrooms both with parquet flooring and a family bathroom with bath, shower and wc. Upstairs again the loft space has been converted into a large double bedroom with separate dressing room and bathroom with wc.
Across the courtyard from the kitchen in the main house is a converted outbuilding which today is used as a gym, office and study (3 rooms) with great attention to the original features. Attached to this outbuilding is the guest lodge/gite with its own access and private small garden and eating area. The open plan style to the lounge/diner leading to the kitchen makes for an excellent environment for your guests to relax and enjoy. Upstairs is shower room with wc and large double bedroom. In addition to these outbuildings there is a 3rd house which has been part converted (2 rooms downstairs used as laundry and art room) with two further rooms in the attic space ripe for creating extra space (another gite perhaps). There is also the former stables (home to nesting swallows whilst I was there) and a large (3+ car) garage.
There is gated access both from the road in front of the property into the courtyard and also via a side lane coming in again through gates at the top of the park. The park is sloping down to the house with large areas of lawn and mature trees. A hammock relaxation area is sited at the top with great views over the property and valley beyond. The property is positioned in a large hamlet/small village with its own church and neighbouring chateau with great access to nearby villages. and the town of La Fleche (10 mins away) with its wealth of shops, cafes, schools and famous Zoo. Le Mans is a little over 30 mins away and Angers and Tours around 45mins.
A very nicely presented property with two renovated houses and a third to be finished. Ideal for a couple or family who are seeking a quality lifestyle with the potential of rental income (or just space for friends and family who’ll surely be coming to visit).