PRICE: EUR €136,500 mortgage info
Estate Agent: AIP Immobilier
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Barely 10 mins drive from the amenities of La Chataigneraie and L'Absie, and conveniently close to a main thoroughfare, this detached house sits in a peaceful country spot, with neighbours across the lane. Comprising at road level, an entrance hall, fitted and equipped kitchen 25m² with doors to balcony with views over the lake, sitting room 24m² with sliding doors to patio, 3 bedrooms (10, 14, 15m²) one with balcony/views to lake, tiled bathroom with bathtub, bidet, and sink , wc. Cont:
Below, and at garden level: a 2nd sitting room 26m² , wc with hand-wash, garage, workshop, boiler room (total area of non-habitable basement area is 90m² ).
In addition there is an insulated loftspace of 45m² entirely suitable for conversion to further accommodation, featuring lovely beams, this area currently has an external access staircase.
The garden is hedged and totals 4806m² of which 1200m² is a ‘closed’ private, and declared lake, topped up by a stream which also borders the property. There is generous gravelled parking, mature specimen trees and separate fenced areas suitable for dogs or small livestock.
The property benefits from double glazing, electric roller shutters, electric roller patio blind, and electric gates, septic tank in need of total replacement, oil fired central heating.
The property is on mains water, plus there is a pump for the well water, which currently feeds the garden.
The taxe fonciere is 450€/year. There are no shops within easy walking distance.
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Barely 10 mins drive from the amenities of La Chataigneraie and L'Absie, and conveniently close to a main thoroughfare, but without the noise, this detached house sits in a peaceful country spot.
Comprising at road level, an entrance hall, fitted kitchen 25m2 with doors to balcony with views over the lake, sitting room 24m2, 3 bedrooms (10, 14, 15m2), tiled bathroom with bathtub, bidet, and sink , wc.
Below, and at garden level: a 2nd sitting room 26m2, wc with hand-wash, garage, workshop, boiler room (total area of non-habitable basement area is 90m2).
In addition there is a loftspace of 45m2 entirely suitable for conversion to further accommodation, featuring lovely beams.
The garden is hedged and totals 4806m² of which 1200m² is lake, fed by a stream which also borders the property. There is generous gravelled parking, and separate fenced areas suitable for small livestock.
The property benefits from double glazing, electric roller shutters, electric roller patio blind, and electric gates, septic tank (which may need a little updating), oil fired central heating.
The taxe fonciere is 430€/year.
L'Absie is a pretty little town, and well served by a variety of shops, bars, 3 restaurants, bank, post office, schools, medical facilities, an impressive array of sports clubs and facilities, Intermarché supermarket (with petrol, open on sundays), etc.
If you need something larger than a standard SuperU or Lidl (whch you will find in Moncoutant 10mins, Secondigny 10mins and La Chataigneraie 15mins), the nearest medium sized market towns with a wider variety of supermarkets, weekly markets, rail links, 6th form colleges, and other amenities are Bressuire 30mins, Medieval Parthenay 30mins, Fontenay le Comte 30mins. The nearest city is Niort 40mins, with its historical centre, lovely shopping areas and even wider range of amenities expected of a small city: Classed amongst the top 20 best places to live in france, in an annual survey carried out by newspaper Les Echos.
L’Absie is in the geographical region known as the bocage, characterised by small fields, ancient protected hedges, streams, ponds, pollarded oaks and rolling green hills. This environment is an excellent habitat for birds, insects and small mammals, nature lovers will find plenty to enjoy.
For travel links, L’Absie is 3 drive hours from St Malo, 6 hours from Calais. There are 3 airports within 1.5 hours drive (not to be sniffed at, as the low cost airlines change their routes regularly, so you don’t want to be relying on only one airport). Poitiers has a TGV station with links to Paris and the south. During the summer a tourist train travels from the coast through Bressuire to the Loire chateaux.
The closest coastal resorts are around 1 hour 20, good for day-trips to the beach, La Rochelle and the Isle de Ré have the same driving time. The Vendee enjoys the same sunshine hours as the mediteranean coast, without the stifling heat. The Deux Sevres benefits from the gulf stream effect, and has a relatively dry warm climate.
Chantemerle (6km from L’Absie) has a cycle/walking path (La Voie Verte) linking the village with Bressuire and Parthenay, using old rail lines. There are forests open to the public in L’Absie and Chantemerle. Europes largest fishing complex Pescalis is 10km away in Moncoutant, with fresh water aquariums, restaurants, walking and (of course) fishing. Chantemerle has a carting track and forest treetop adventure park. There is an open air pool in La Chataigneraie.
Twice voted the worlds best theme park (and I agree) : Puy du Fou is 50 mins away. Futuroscope is 1h15. Venise Verte 40mins. Loire wine houses offering tours in Saumur 1.5 hours, or in the Layon valley 1h. Vouvant 25mins with its medieval stone buildings and Mervent 30mins with its valley setting, beach and water based activities. Don’t get me started on Franco-Roman churches (as I don’t know about them, but there are lots), Mouton-village (yes sheep village) in Vasles 45mins, golf courses at Mazieres 30mins, Vasles 45mins and opening soon in Bressuire 30mins. Maulevrier 45mins has a japanese themed garden, the chateau restaurant has a recently renovated ‘potager' garden to rival Versailles (they share gardeners), and the restaurant itself (chateau Colbert) is stunning.
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