This must see spacious, very well maintained character four bedroomed, two bathroom home comes with double garage & workshop with a large enclosed garden with a good degree of privacy.
Ideally located in St Michel en L’Herm with a population of around 2000. The property is situated just a few minutes’ walk from the centre where you will find two bakeries a bar, an award-winning restaurant, small museum, church, Mairie, weekly market, florist, hairdressers, hardware store, chemist, and even a small supermarket. The cathedral town of Lucon is a 15-minute drive as are the stunning sandy beaches of La Faute sur Mer and La Tranche sur Mer. The fishing village of L’Aiguillon, famous for its mussels and oysters offers plenty of dining options and summer time life guard protected beach for young ones. The famous resort of Sables d’Olonne is approx 45 mins to the north, beautiful Ile De Re, La Rochelle, and the airport are also about 45 mins.
For those who need easy access to and from the UK La Rochelle airport with low cost flights is 45 mins Nantes is 1 hour and St Malo ferry port is approx. 3 hours’ drive, making the home convenient for visiting family and friends.
The property is approached by a quiet road off the village centre and accessed by the traditional wooden and glass panelled front door. This leads in to the traditionally tiled hall with the stairs rising to the left, a storage cupboard with electric meter and large under stairs storage which has the first of two water heaters. Ahead of the hall is a wooden stained glass panelled door which accesses the dining room and kitchen. To the right of the hall is the first of two wooden glazed doors which lead in to the large full length double aspect lounge. The lounge has traditional stained wooden flooring with a wood burner set in the fireplace and the front window looks out over the village and towards the church tower. To the other end of the lounge is a second fireplace with views from the window out on to the canopied patio and large pretty garden. A second door opens in to the large dining room which has a freestanding wood burner, inset cupboard and shelving and tiled floor, this area opens in to the kitchen area and has a large glazed panelled door leading out on to the canopied patio and gardens.
The kitchen has a scenic view from the window over the garden and is tiled and fully fitted with wooden cupboards underneath and above the work surfaces benefiting from a tiled surround and integral appliances of an oven, multifuel hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher, and has several sockets, all refurbished by the present owner. Through the kitchen door the property has been sympathetically and tastefully extended to provide extensive built in storage cupboards along the hall, which houses the second water heater and to the right with easy access for the kitchen is the tiled utility room, having worktops with washing machine and tumble dryer underneath, a sink, heated towel rail and a glazed panelled door giving direct access to the stone pathway and garden.
Further down the hall are the bathroom and toilet, again these rooms are fully tiled and fitted with a separate toilet and a bathroom with bath and shower over, sink, bidet and heated towel rail. There is a small obscured window and a large full height cupboard is built in to the recess to provide handy storage. The fourth versatile bedroom is accessed off the hall and is a large airy room which has been completely renovated by the current owners and has laminate flooring and a large window looking out over the gardens.
The upper floor of the property is accessed by the curved wooden staircase leading to a light wood stained hall. The master bedroom is a large, light and airy room which has views over the village and towards the church, and benefits from the morning sun. Adjacent to the master bedroom is the tastefully tiled bathroom which has a shower enclosure, toilet, sink, bidet and heated towel rail. On the opposite side of the landing are two further bedrooms, another large double bedroom which has magnificent sunsets and views over the garden. The third bedroom also has the same view and although smaller can easily accommodate bunkbeds and furniture. The bedrooms all benefit from wood stained floors, traditional radiators and double glazed windows.
The large private garden which has the advantage the sun all day and in to the evening can be accessed from outside the property through the double fronted garages or by a separate lockable steel gate between the house and garages. From the house itself the garden can be accessed by either the main kitchen door leading on to a covered patio or from the utility room leading on to the garden path.
The garden is beautifully set with borders all the way around which follow the garden path and has a number of features such as garden storage, a wood store, composting area, lawned areas, shrubs and fruit trees. The garden is completely enclosed and has the benefit of two vegetable plots or potential room for a swimming pool, a separate patio area and potting shed under an arbor and kiwi tree. Across the garden from the house is the split level double garage which could easily house several cars or has the versatility to be garages and a workshop, or indeed subject to planning permission could be converted in to additional or separate accommodation. There is a mezzanine floor above the rear of the garage which has been modernized and boarded throughout by the current owners.
The garage has water and power supply to it and also houses a sink and two doors and windows to the gardens, the garage has one double and one single garage door on to the road outside the property. Adjacent to the garage are two handy brick built stores, one of which houses the oil tank. The water meter is situated in the garden adjacent to the cellar wall which is accessed directly off the patio outside the kitchen and runs the length of the house. The cellar is a substantial size and has again been renovated by the current owners and houses the heating system and is fully shelved along one side.
This property has the benefit of full central heating in the main house which is run by the oil fired condensing heating boiler, housed in the large cellar beneath the double aspect lounge, and the extension is serviced by electric heating. The property has been externally redecorated in 2016 and with the exception of the lounge window overlooking the covered patio all windows are double glazed and benefit from wooden shutters, as do all the external doors. The property been well loved and renovated over the decade that the current vendors have owned the property, the house together with it’s secluded, peaceful garden and versatile garages has many wonderful and flexible aspects which require viewing to be fully appreciated.
NB: The property is fully furnished and it is possible to be negotiated with the owners for the furnishings which have all been purchased specifically for the property.
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