Good Wednesday morning! A “faux-château” – built in the 1950s with striking style. Perfect bed & breakfast potential!
This fascinating construction is located in a growing, thriving town in Deux Sevres, France. It’s in very good condition and with beautiful old details like Bakelite switches, original bathroom fittings, a massive laundry room, and grand proportions. With seven bedrooms, it would be an excellent B&B!
From the listing on Leggett:
Bressuire (population 18,000) is a growing town with good road links to the Vendée coast, ferries (St Malo 280km, Caen 330km) and airports (Nantes 108km, La Rochelle 115km, Poitiers 81km). Its proximity to tourist hot-spot Puy du Fou (45km), chateau, golf course, train station, concert venue, good range of shops and services, plus popular festivals such as the World Highland Games (yes indeed) and Vintage Grand Prix make it a favourite with locals and visitors alike.
While the interior has remained unchanged, the owners have invested in preserving the structure and essentials, including new roof and guttering , modern gas boiler (town gas), roof-top terrace re-laid and waterproofed, electric and solar-powered shutters. There is still work to be done, but the house is in a good condition, and just waiting for its chapter.
This magical place has Huge Potential for BnB, or simply for a large family. Within walking distance to the town centre, the house has mains-drains, town gas central heating, and generous private park-like walled garden with garage.
Ground Floor: Grand entrance hall, opening onto full-length light-filled ‘Gallery’[52m2], used as Sitting and Dining area, Drawing Room [61m2] with granite fireplace, Kitchen [17m2], WC and Cloakroom.
First Floor: Large landing, Master Suite [53m2] with 2 walk-in wardrobes, ensuite Bathroom and Juliette balcony overlooking garden, Bedroom 2 [10m2] with washstand, Bedroom 3 [23m2] with shower-room, Bedroom 4 [13m2 with walk-in washroom, WC.
Second Floor: Large landing, Bedroom 5 [23m2] with washroom, Bedroom 6 [15m2] with washstand, Attic room serving as Bedroom 7 [10m2] with further room, ideal as a dressing/games/storage room beyond.
Basement : Central room, Boiler room, cold store and wine cellar [30m2], fabulous laundry room [30m2] with access to garden, Boot Room/ workshop [14m2] with door to garden.
Outside: a peaceful hidden haven – gated mature grounds with fruit trees and vines, old stables and greenhouse (poor condition), garage with floor above, storage shed.