Situated in the beautiful Vendean countryside in a small farming hamlet about three kms south east of Bazoges-en-Pareds, Sunflower Cottage is a substantial two bedroomed cottage with well proportioned attractive living room with a large wood burning stove. There is a large vaulted kitchen/diner and a bathroom/wc downstairs and a further shower room /wc upstairs. The total area is some 120sq m approx.
In addition there is another cottage (Kingfisher Cottage) situated just across the drive which comprises of a large living room with kitchen and dining area, and a large first floor beamed bedroom and a shower/wc. The overall area is approx 60 sq m.
Sunflower Cottage is used by the current owners during the summer and Kingfisher Cottage operates as a stand alone gite, or additional accommodation when family and friends visit. The ability to have friends staying whilst giving them the freedom to come and go in their own accommodation is extremely convenient, and keeps your house private.
Sunflower Cottage is entered via a hallway with stairs to the upper floor, and a doorway to the living room. In the hall is the original stone sink of the cottage (now replaced by a modern kitchen). The large living room is beamed with two double glazed windows and a large wood burning stove. The approximate size is 30 sq m and a door leads to the kitchen/diner, which was once a barn and retains some of the original barn fittings. It is a light airy room with a vaulted ceiling, large picture window and skylights, and a doorway to the rear patio and garden. It is fitted with a cooker (bottled gas), a microwave, a fridge and freezer and the overall area is over 18 sq m. There is also a utility area with a plumbed-in dishwasher. A doorway leads to a downstairs bathroom with bath and shower over, a wash hand basin and a low level W.C. In the bathroom is also a plumbed-in washing machine (not unusual in France!).
The stairs from the entry hall lead to the upper floor where there are two double bedrooms, one of over 22 sq m. Both have double glazed widows overlooking the front garden. On the first floor is also an shower room with hand basin and low level w.c.
Just across the drive is a second house, Kingfisher Cottage, which was once a granary and now operates as a stand alone gite, or additional accommodation to Sunflower Cottage when required. It offers a large downstairs living room with a well fitted kitchen area including a cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and a plumbed-in washing machine. In addition there is a dining table etc and a three piece suite around a feature fireplace. An oak stairway rises to the first floor where there is a large (20 sq m) bedroom with a vaulted ceiling and beams with windows overlooking the front garden. There is another shower room in Kingfisher Cottage with a shower cubicle, hand basin and low level w.c.
The properties could operate as two rentable holiday homes if you prefer. The current owners have found the accommodation to be extremely flexible with the potential for additional income. (A web site for the cottages is available with the sale.)
The cottages are surrounded by attractive landscaped gardens front and rear, and as a bonus, just across the lane is a productive orchard of approx 1,100 sqm with walnut trees, apples, pears, peaches, cherries and plums and provides additional space for relaxing with BBQs etc, or acts as recreational space for gite renters. There is a summer house, a small attached barn and old chicken house,
The sale includes some furniture and the contents of the barn including a motor mower, electric chain saw, electric and petrol driven strimmers and remaining wood store.
Viewing is recommended to fully appreciate the two properties and the potential on offer.
Price € 180,000
Not including notarial fees, registration and land registration fees.
Price / sq metre: €/m² 1,000.00
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