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17th century house with turret added and 19th century rear extension situated in an historic hamlet in the beautiful Sarthe department of France. 2 bedrooms with 3rd connected family bedroom. 2 bathrooms. House, workshop, courtyard, and garden on a plot of 676m². Opposite the house is a barn and land on another plot of 745m². Many character features including exposed beams, fireplaces and bells! Furnishings are included in the price. Central heating with cast iron radiators throughout. Connection to fibre Internet available.
Large oak door leading to an entry with steps down to the lounge. Flooded with light from many windows including a large double-glazed arched window with a 15th century lighting feature. Marble and terracotta flooring which continues throughout the lounge and dining room. Full gallery ceiling with exposed beams and an oak quarter-turn staircase to the first floor.
Cosy area with an open, working fireplace and bookcases. Decorative ceiling with exposed woodwork. Double glazed window with internal concertina shutters and wrought iron protection. Small hallway with oval window, doors to the toilet and the kitchen. Archway with a step down to the dining space with feature wrought iron double doors.
Country kitchen with wall units, standalone gas range cooker with extractor hood, refrigerator, ceramic white sink with drainer. Door to the gravelled courtyard.
Original oak beams. Glazed double doors opening onto the garden. Door to one of two bathrooms. Original wooden loft stairs leading to the family suite.
Large white bathtub with shower fitting, large oval white sink. Ceramic tiled walls and floor. Plumbing for washing machine. Two power sockets. Double windows.
Via the dining room staircase to the family suite.
Leading to rooms in the original loft space with wooden flooring, the first of which is currently used as a sitting room (which can serve as family sleeping space) with a sensational countryside view from a panoramic window with wooden Juliette balcony. Door to a shower room with a shower cubicle, feature white ceramic sink and toilet, Velux window. Opposite is a curtained archway and steps up and down to a large bedroom with a Velux window in exposed woodwork.
Via the entrance hall staircase leading to a bedroom.
Gallery landing leading to glazed doors opening to a bedroom with a feature bed-surround with built in wardrobes. Opposite the bedspace is a feature fireplace with storage space behind. Glazed door to a small balcony with stunning views. Step up to the circular turret room with a glazed door to a small balcony. Wood floors throughout.
Pedestrian access from the road via steps up to an iron gate with a large bell and standard letterbox and a block-paved path to the front door.
Car access to gravelled drive via double iron gates. Additional off-road parking spaces alongside the garden and opposite in front of the barn.
Areas surrounding the 17th century house with turret.
The gravelled courtyard on the right side of the house is accessed from the house via the kitchen with outside lights. Space for table and chairs for outside dining.
Door to a wine store equipped with bottle storage. Gas bottle store. Outside tap. Fireplace with bell.
Concertina door to workshop containing the oil tank, the central heating boiler and the electric hot water tank. Arched windows with wrought iron protection and concrete floor. Strip and spot lighting in the designed workshop area, plus electric sockets.
Archway underneath the turret with a stone seat, a sculpture and large hanging bell, leading to the garden at the left side of the house and gravel pathways to flowerbeds and a rain/well-fed pond. Functioning well with portable pump. Several cleverly placed carved stone benches. Outside tap. Standard electric lamp in the garden. Dovecot. Large, pollarded trees to provide shade. Satellite dish post. A metal gate leading to a strip of grassed land down to the Savonnière river and the property’s own historic lavoir. Right of access to an alley behind the neighbour’s house.
Barn and land
Opposite the house is a large wood construction barn with large double doors and corrugated metal roof. Behind the barn is an area of pastureland which has low fencing.
Construction and facilities of 17th century house with turret
Thick stone walls, slate roof with zinc gutters and downpipes. One chimney, in good condition. Turret with a weathervane at the apex. Several doors and windows are original single glazed. The oil central heating is regularly serviced and is in good condition. The drainage is into a septic tank which will need to be replaced to meet current regulations. There are moves to install mains drainage. There is currently no internet connection however, Fibre is available to the property using the address 3 Lieu dit Saint Fraimbault, 72150, St Georges de la Couée.
Situated in the beautiful department of Sarthe, close to the chateaux of the Loire and the lovely villages of le Loir https://www.loir-valley.com/. The hamlet of St Fraimbault, in the commune of St Georges de la Couée, has an 11th century chapel which is one of the oldest in France https://saintgeorgesdelacouee.com/
The nearest village with amenities is Courdemanche (3 minutes’ drive). Here there is a bakery, general store, restaurant, theatre, post office, mobile hairdresser, doctors, chemist and primary school. There is also a village band and active football team on the village sports space which includes tennis courts and boules courts. There is a school bus to the secondary school and a daily bus to Le Mans.
Twenty minutes away is the town of La Chartre sur le Loir (famed for its connections with the Le Mans 24 hour race) where there is a bakers, a fishmonger, butcher, several cafes and restaurants, schools, hotel and a swimming pool. Close by there are the vineyards of the Jasnieres appellation wines and many winemakers willing to sell wine direct. Also not far away are campsites, fishing lakes, sports lakes, hot air ballooning, horse riding and the huge Bercy Forest for walks and cycle rides.
The house is halfway between the cities of Le Mans and Tours (45 minutes each way) and 2.5 hours from Paris by car. There is a train station 25 minutes away at Montval sur le Loir with connecting trains to the TGV train stations in Tours and Le Mans and an airport at Tours (London Stansted, Dublin, Porto…). There are golf courses at both Le Mans and Tours.
Cadastral references : 722790000D0449; 722790000D0446; 722790000D0456; 722790000D0870
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|Constructed parts of the building||Habitable surface area||Ground surface area||Comments|
|Ground floor – Entrée||11,02||11,02|
|Ground floor – Salon||17,81||17,81|
|Ground floor – Dégagement||3,32||3,32|
|Ground floor – Wc||0,69||0,85||Hauteur inférieure à 1,80m|
|Ground floor – Cuisine||9,51||9,51|
|Ground floor – Salle à manger||12,94||13,82||Hauteur inférieure à 1,80m|
|Ground floor – Salle de bain||1,00||5,70||5,7|
|1st floor – Palier||2,30||2,30|
|1st floor – Chambre 1||15,86||17,71||Hauteur inférieure à 1,80m|
|1st floor – Tourelle||3,57||3,64||Hauteur inférieure à 1,80m|
|1st floor – Chambre 2||16,00||19,43||Hauteur inférieure à 1,80m|
|1st floor – Salle de bain 2||3,37||4,86||Hauteur inférieure à 1,80m|
|1st floor – Chambre 3||14,44||21,96||Hauteur inférieure à 1,80m|
|Exterior – Atelier|
|Exterior – Grange||96||96|