The main house is an elegant French Manoir, built in 1863, from tuffeau stone with a slate roof. Located just south of Saumur, at the heart of the Anjou wine region, in the beautiful Loire Valley, it was originally a winemaker's house. The property is surrounded by vineyards and sunflower fields. The micro-climate in this area makes it one of the sunniest places in France after the Cote d'Azur.
The house is set in 3.5 acres (1.5 Hectares) and is approached via a driveway lined with 20 metre high Lime and Horse Chestnut trees. It is situated at the edge of the village which has schools,a bakery, small supermarket, bar, doctor and hairdresser.
The main house has 2 large receptions rooms, a kitchen, 3 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a beautiful stone staircase which goes all the way to the 3rd level attic. The attic of 119 sq meters runs the whole length of the house and could easily be converted into a media room and/or additional bedrooms/bathrooms.
The reception rooms and the kitchen all have new wood-burning stoves and there is also central heating throughout the house. To the rear of the house is a large south facing terrace which has an enormous wine cellar underneath. Together with other outbuildings, including the cottage, the back of the house forms a large, secure internal courtyard of about 1000 square metres. Also included in these outbuildings are a laundry and two public toilets, the latter being from when the whole property was a wine museum.
Included with the property is a 2 / 3 bedroom cottage (Farmers Cottage) The cottage has been let, very successfully, for the last 4 summer seasons (normally 15-18 weeks) to British holidaymakers. (Please visit our business page at anjoucottages dot com for more details on the cottage, rental prices and facilities in the area).
The cottage also has a private south facing terrace which overlooks the 10m x 5m swimming pool.
The grounds are set to grass with scattered trees including several Walnut, Cherry and Plum trees.
The property has had planning permission to convert part of one outbuilding into a second gite. There is great potential for further development if desired.
320 m² of habitable surface (3444 sqFt)
1.5 hectares of land (3.71 acres)
oil-fired central heating
good structural condition
Not including notarial fees, registration and land registration fees.
Price / sq metre: €/m² 1,218.75
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