A first-class, spacious and elegant family home constructed in 1878, the house has been completely renovated – totally rewired, replumbed, new rooves – and finished to an extremely high standard. There are 2 generous reception rooms, four excellently proportioned bedrooms and three bathrooms. Across a courtyard from the main house, the fully restored carriage house has a heated indoor pool and mezzanine with established office. Outside in the courtyard, there’s a deck and covered seating area. The grounds of 1062m² are walled in around the low maintenance garden.
Enter the property via double width iron gates onto a gravel driveway with parking for three cars. Fully enclosed gardens on all sides, the formal front lawn leads past the side entrance to the secluded kitchen garden. There’S a working well and the back garden contains a variety of fruit trees. The main house has kept all its charm and character in the extensive restoration and improvements carried out in the past four years. It is a comfortable house with high ceilings, beams and wide openings, fully centrally heated (oil) with new “Victorian” cast iron radiators; all new double glazing, plumbing, electrical and micro septic system.
The traditional terrazzo tiled central entrance opens into the interior hallway featuring an open central staircase with generously sized reception rooms to the left and right: both living and dining rooms (20m² +) contain feature built-in fireplaces and solid cherry wood floors. The rear of the dining room opens into a large kitchen (32m²) fitted with a central dining island (seating six plus), Bosch appliances (range type cooker, gas and electric fan ovens), an array of impressive cabinets, concealed double fridge freezers, dishwasher and pine wood floors. The adjoining 16m² pantry/laundry room leads out to the smaller secluded kitchen garden. Back stairs from the kitchen take you to the bright 51m² basement space (currently a play room) with solid pine floors and a door to the garden.
1St floor: 2 bedrooms (21m² each) with parquet floor and iron fireplaces, full length windows opening onto the lawn with views of the countryside, served by a shower room and w.c. Also, up the stairs from the kitchen, a third guest room (18m²) with bathroom.
2Nd floor: from the main impressive central staircase, the beautiful and spacious master bedroom of 45m² has a beamed ceiling, parquet floor, walk-in wardrobe/dressing room and large modern and stylish en-suite bathroom (29m²) with shower and free-standing bath.
Across the courtyard, the indoor pool, heated with a thermally efficient heat exchanger is contained within the fully restored carriage house and has a decked changing area and arched double doors. A bright mezzanine office (16m²) with wood stove overhangs the pool area. Outside, a covered deck (27m²) with cooking area, Bbq and plumbed sink.
Adjoining the carriage house, the original stone barn/stable affords significant additional potential for conversion to separate guest accommodation, a 2 or 3-bedroom self-contained unit. Currently set over 2 floors (16m² each) with the possibility of adding a mezzanine, it overlooks the garden with a view into the adjoining field with a small stream. Additional outbuildings include a substantial garden shed and wooden chicken coop.
The property is located just within La Chapelle Thireuil, a tranquil, attractive village in the Deux-Sèvres department of Poitou-Charentes. There’S a primary school, boulangerie / grocers, dairy, friendly little bar/café/tabac with a very active expat community – and hi-speed fibre broadband. All shopping and commerce can easily be accessed in 10 minutes in Coulonges sur l'Autize, Fontenay le Compte and the regional capital of Niort, 25 minutes away. There is a network of daily transport to colleges in the region and a wide choice of private and public schools. Set in the gently rolling countryside typical of the region, the village is close to both the Marais Poitevin network of canals (the Green Venice of France) and the Atlantic coast beaches of the Vendée and Charente Maritime are 1 hour 15 mins away. Also close by is the golf course at Mazières-en-Gâtine (30 mins) and the medieval town of Parthenay (40 mins) Several airports are within easy reach: La Rochelle 1 hr 15, Poitiers 1 hr 20 (also Tgv trains to Paris) and Nantes 1 hr 30. The ferry ports of Caen, Dieppe and Le Havre are a 4-5 hour drive.
The sales price includes agency fees of 3% (270000 € net price). The fees are paid by the buyer at the signing of the act of property.
Price € 249,999
Agency fees to be paid by buyer included: 3.35% inc vat
Price without fees: € 241,899
Price / sq metre: €/m² 830.56
Number of mandate: VAH10965
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