Outstanding Detached Stone Barn Conversion with 3.5 acres of Paddock and Garden.
Pays De La Loire
This beautiful 4 bedroom barn conversion for sale in France is located on the outskirts of the vibrant village of Mouilleron en Pareds in the southern Vendee area. The barn was carefully converted maintaining all of its original character and is set on 3.5 acres of land with lovely gardens and some of it sectioned into 3 paddocks for horses. The property is in excellent condition and has the potential for equestrian pursuits and possible luxury B&B accommodation.
A large driveway with outside lighting leads to the entrance with parking for several cars. Glazed double doors lead into the fantastic kitchen diner of 50 sq m. The dining area has a tiled floor and a 7 kw wood burner with plenty of room for table and chairs for the family breakfast. There is a stylish family bathroom and a utility/laundry room just off the kitchen area.
The high quality kitchen has a stone floor constructed with the stones used in the original barn. The vaulted ceiling shows off the beams to great effect. There are fitted base cupboards and wooden worktops along both sides (18), wall cupboards (8) on the right-hand side and a large island down the middle with many more cupboards.
There is a range cooker and all the appliances needed in a kitchen and at the far end of the room a glazed door leads out to the garden via a shingled, covered veranda. The original pigeonnier which runs the whole length of the house is a well used area with ample space for eating alfresco while enjoying the views over the garden and land.
From the kitchen area, you enter the magnificent lounge of 82 sq m with wooden floors and a large wood burner as a centrepiece. The double height of this area has a real wow factor and the end wall houses a large 3 m square window which floods it with natural light. At this end of the lounge on either side are 2 of the bedrooms each 15 sq m and both with double aspect.
At the other end of the lounge is a step up to the huge 31 sq m dining room with views over the garden. Double glazed doors lead to the veranda and garden. Stairs on both sides of the lounge lead to a mezzanine which is 30 sq m and is currently used as a second living space but if required this could easily be blocked off to provide 1 or 2 further sleeping areas.
On the far side of the lounge are doors that lead to a tiled hall through which you access the 32 sq m master bedroom and a further double bedroom both with en-suite shower rooms. There is a storage cupboard and double doors that lead to the rear part of the garden and to the car port which is served by another gravel drive. This offers a completely separate entrance so these 2 bedrooms which could be used for high quality B&B.
Outside is a large well-kept garden with an above ground splash pool and a shed. A large part of the land is fenced into 3 separate paddocks with 3 horses currently grazing there. Extra land to the rear of the barn has just been fenced and wooden stables or shelters could be erected.
The house has been superbly renovated and has a grade B energy rating. It has oil fired central heating with thermostatically controlled radiators and 2 wood burners capable of heating the main areas. The house is double glazed, fully insulated and has a conforming fosse septic. This home could with little outlay be changed to incorporate an annex for an elderly relative or an internal gite, with minimum work four bedrooms could also be increased to six.
The property is located in a tranquil spot on the outskirts of Mouilleron-en-Pareds only an hour from the beach and 10 kms from the towns of Chantonnay and La Chataigneraie. The village has good restaurants, a museum and connections with the international show jumping fraternity. The theme park Puy de Fou is 20 mins away and will attract B&B clients.