Good Monday morning! A lovely French farmhouse on three acres, including a field and woodlands, in the countryside.
I just find this home delightful. The huge country kitchen is just dreamy, and the enormous bedroom upstairs with huge wooden beams! I feel like this would be a wonderful place to be an artist, but would also love to take advantage of the land to cultivate some organic fruits and vegetables!
From the listing on Leggett:
Set in an enclosed courtyard, this tastefully renovated, character farmhouse with exposed stone walls and beams, tomette and wooden floors, offers the opportunity to create further living or entertainment or work space in the numerous outbuildings and barns.
At the end of a driveway with private parking area.
Hallway (9.5m2), a door at the end leads to the courtyard. To the left, off an inner hallway (8.5m2) is a shower room (3m2) and a bathroom (5m2). Double doors open to the courtyard. Continuing through, the next room (28m2) has a restored bread oven in the corner and could be used as a formal dining room, living room, office space or games/play room. The staircase to the first floor leads off this room. Off to the right is a large kitchen (37m2) and dining space with feature open fireplace. There are two sets of double doors to the courtyard and window to the side and rear. The living room (28m2) has a wood burning stove, double doors to the courtyard and window to the rear.
Up the wooden staircase, is a mezzanine (16m2). To the left of the mezzanine is a huge bedroom (70m2) which could be subdivided to create more bedrooms, if desired. To the right, is the second bedroom (32m2). Plumbing is in place in this room to create an upstairs bathroom or shower room. Back in the entrance hall, a door to the right leads to three connecting rooms.
There are two stable blocks (40m2 & 29m2) and a further room (25m2) all with attic space above to renovate. To the left of the third room is a covered hangar (77m2), ideal for use as an outdoor eating/games space. With huge wooden doors, you can access to/from the courtyard.
Attached to the hangar is a further barn with 4 small stables and store room on the ground floor and attic space above. Connected to this barn is a further building with 4 more small stables used for storage.
There is a further double height barn (94m2) with huge wooden doors to the courtyard and door to the rear leading out to the driveway.
The enclosed courtyard garden is totally private. There is further land and woodland to the right of the driveway.
The small village of Ceaux en Loudun is a few minutes away which has a small shop and bar. Richelieu, the historic walled city built for the infamous Cardinal is just 5 minutes away with all the amenities you need. Ideally situated to explore the Loire Valley chateaux and vineyards, low cost flights are available from London Stansted to both Tours and Poitiers, both just 45 minutes away and it is just over 3 hours by road from the ferry at Caen Ouistreham or just over 5 hours to Eurotunnel at Calais.