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Chenay, Deux Sevres
€170 000

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  • Stone farmhouse with outbuildings
  • Characterful; many original features conserved
  • 4 bedrooms - master en-suite
  • Very spacious reception rooms
  • Sheltered, secluded gardens
  • DPE = 151 [D] GES = 15 [C]


This charming ensemble of four bedroom house plus outbuildings is set around a typically rural French "basse-cour". The stone buildings were originally grouped to give a sheltered farmyard where, in days gone by, chickens and ducks would safely scratch and dabble. Now the grounds are a pretty garden which is laid to grass with stone walls, gateways, trees and shrubs.

The property offers very flexible accommodation which retains many original features, including exposed beams, a beautiful flagstone floor, a stone sink and a potager (or soup warmer). It has been modernised and now provides a comfortable family home, but the flexible layout means it could easily be used as a B & B or, by adapting the outbuildings, the base for another business.

The house has a large kitchen and separate large living room plus a bedroom on the ground floor. Upstairs there are 3 double bedrooms, a study/office, bathroom and WC. There is a separate entrance to the first floor, via an old stone staircase, giving added privacy. There are also several outbuildings that could be converted and developed. The pretty gardens surround the property plus there is an additional plot of land down the lane. This is currently used as a vegetable garden but it would also be suitable for keeping chickens or small animals.


ABOUT THE AREA

The property is rural, set in a quiet hamlet and part of a friendly commune (the French equivalent of an English parish). However, it is only around 10 kms from Lezay, a small town with a lively weekly market; the largest in the area. The hamlet is less than 1 km from a good road connecting it to Poitiers, a distance of 40 kms, with its airport and major train station, as well as good shops, restaurants and other facilities. The N10 and A10 are easily accessible and there are also good road links with Niort and, further afield, La Rochelle and the coast, Limoges, Saintes and Cognac.


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BASEMENT

Good sized and easily accessible cellar

GROUND FLOOR

Lounge

42m2

Kitchen/dining room

39m2

Conservatory

21m2

Bedroom

21m2

With en suite shower room and separate WC

FIRST FLOOR

Bedroom 2

23m2

Bedroom 3

18m2

Bedroom 4

14m2

Study/office

36m2

Family bathroom

Separate WC

OUTSIDE

Large barn

140m2

Unconverted

Smaller barn

31m2

Attached to the main barn and divided into a workshop and 2 storage spaces, one accessed by a ladder.

Stable

29m2

Hanger used as a garage.

Attached to the stable

Well accessing an underground cistern

GARDENS AND GROUNDS

The property has an attached garden of 1715m2, enclosed by a tall hedge and several trees, and plenty of space for outdoor sitting or dining. This is mainly grassed over with areas of shrub and flower beds. At one end is an enclosed vegetable and fruit garden. Although there is not a swimming pool there would be ample space to install a private one. Down the lane there is an additional plot of 690m2 with a shed on it and currently half put to growing vegetables and half grassed with fruit trees.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Heating

Gas central heating (from an underground tank) plus wood burning stoves

Septic tank drainage

217m2 of habitable accommodation

Approx. 2405m2 of land

Recent tax fonciere = 747 euros per year

CLOSEST SHOPS AND SERVICES

2 minutes by car from a small ‘town’ (St Sauvant) with a local store, restaurant, post office, hairdresser, pharmacy, doctor and summer swimming pool, or 10 to 15 minutes from larger towns (Lezay, Lusignan, Melle) with supermarkets and other amenities


Ref 10491
Chenay 79120
County: Deux-Sevres
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 10491
Last Updated: Wednesday, 12 June 2019 08:01
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