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An ideal lock up and leave two bedroom bungalow in a quiet French hamlet but within easy reach of a busy town with all facilities. St Jacques des Guerets is on the banks of the Loir and has a 12th century church with murals dating from the 12th and 13th centuries which were discovered in the 1890s. Across the river is the town of Troo which has many points of interest including Troglodyte dwellings, 12th century church, ancient well (that speaks), and the walls of an ancient leper hospital.
There are also a few restaurants, art galleries and a post office in Troo. Montoire-sur-le-Loir is approximately 6 kilometres away and has doctors, dentists, vets and supermarkets as well as numerous restaurants, bars and small shops selling a variety of goods. There is also a twice weekly market in the town centre.
Further afield are Tours (approximately 50 minutes drive away) which is on the river Loire and has a local airport with flights to destinations which include Stansted, and the Medieval city of Le Mans (approximately 1 hour away) with its cathedral, many sights of historic interest and the 24 hour car race.
An ideal lock up and leave two bedroom bungalow built before 1900 but converted and improved to provide a comfortable, cosy home which would serve equally as a permanent dwelling or an easy to maintain holiday home. An ideal “lock up and leave”. All windows and doors to the main house are fitted with shutters for security.
KITCHEN / DINER / LOUNGE
6.4m x 3.49m
Original beamed ceiling and original terracotta tile floor. Large, ceramic tiled fireplace with 10kw wood burning stove and wooden fire surround with mantle over. Wood double glazed south facing window to lounge area with views overlooking the church. TV aerial point. Electric sockets. Phone socket. Alcove containing electric meters. Three light pendant in lounge area and single light pendant in dining area. Spotlights to kitchen work areas. Door to front. Pine doors to the bedrooms. Door to conservatory. Kitchen area has fitted floor and wall cupboards with refrigerator and electric cooker with extractor hood over. Black melamine worktops. White ceramic tiled splashbacks. One and a half bowl stainless steel sink with drainer. Dishwasher and heater for hot water are situated under the sink unit.
3.69m x 3.09m
Wood double glazed window to front aspect. Terracotta tile floor. Fitted pine wardrobe with hanging and shelf space. 3 double electric sockets. Two wall lights with matching three light pendant. Wall mounted thermostatically controlled electric heater. Decorative alcove fitted with shelves. Feature wallpapered wall. Remaining walls light grey emulsion.
3.7m x 2.78m
Window to rear into conservatory. Terracotta tile floor. Fitted pine wardrobe with hanging and shelf space. 2 electric sockets. Pendant light. Feature wallpapered wall. Remaining walls light grey emulsion.
6.56m x 2.25m
Later addition to the property linking the main house to the bathroom. Beige ceramic tile floor. Part of this area is currently used as a craft/hobby room with fitted work surface with cupboards and drawers under and shelving over. Windows overlooking the rear garden and double doors leading out to the patio area. There is also an original water pump but this is now just a decorative feature. Wall mounted thermostatically controlled heater. Electric sockets and two wall lights.
SHOWER ROOM / WC
2.45m x 1.52m
Recently modernised. Large shower cubicle with curved glass front screen and straight glass end screen. Fitted rainfall and movable shower heads. Large oblong sink with mixer tap and fitted vanity unit under. Modern toilet with press button flush. Fitted electric ladder style towel rail/heater.
Laminated walls and grey ceramic tiled floor. Velux style window in ceiling. Flush light fitting.
There are gardens to two sides of the property.
Rear garden with access from the double conservatory doors and driveway measures 18m x 8m and is laid mainly to lawn with established trees and shrubs. Views to the Trôo Collegiale and view point. Two decked areas overlooking the mill stream, connected to the Loir, are an ideal place to sit and enjoy the sun with a glass of your favourite tipple whilst watching the birds and wildlife. Patio area next to the house is laid to paving and has a wall fitting for a parasol. There is also a greenhouse.
The side garden measures 9m x 8m and is predominately laid to gravel for off road parking via double gates. There is also a lawn and an area laid to paving with a pergola.
3.1m x 2.6m
The shed is attached to the house and is a useful storage space with light and power. It has plumbing for a washing machine and contains the hot water tank and a water softener which gives softened water to the shower room.
Drainage is via a fosse septic which is situated in the rear garden and is easily accessible for emptying and maintenance. The loft is accessible via a hayloft style door over the conservatory.
An ideal lock up and leave home to spend your holidays in France.
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