10 Bed House for sale

Melle, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes, France



Property Details

  • Bedrooms: 10
  • Bathrooms: 0


  • Detached
  • Walk to shop
  • Over 1 acre land

Full Description

Our ref- AI4222
This magnificent 8 bedroom house is set in over an acre of private walled gardens. As you drive through the Stone pillared, gated entrance the imposing house is to the right. To left is the Gate keepers cottage hidden amongst the trees and attached at the back of this is another cottage to update. To the back of the main house a gravel path leads to the beautiful stone built Orangery. Across the lawn from here and you have the secluded Swimming pool. The orchard can be found, at the very back of the gardens, via an archway in the trees and down some stone steps. There is a path from the orchard, that takes you past the tennis court and back through the trees up to the house. It is hard to believe that ALL this tranquility! is situated off a side street, in the centre of the historic town of Melle. Where you will find all commerce, for your daily life within walking distance.
This property, other than, a very grand private home, lends itself, to many other possibilities. The current owners successfully run exclusive motor bike weekends and do approximately 10 per year. It could also be run as a boutique hotel, the gatekeepers cottage and cottage to update could be rented out as Gîtes, if an income was required. If not then the lucky new owner! can just enjoy the splendid surroundings.
This imposing 8 bedroom house was built in 1824 and whilst it has been updated for modern day living over the intervening years. It still retains, its many original features throughout the 3 floors of living space.These include, beautiful tiled entrance halls, original wooden floors, marble fireplaces, stunning staircase with beautiful carved finials and a stone balcony (27m2) off the master bedroom, where you can sit and relax while taking in the views.
The house comprises:
The Ground Floor
Entrance hall 1: 12.08m2, original tiled floor.
Kitchen/diner: 33.36m2, fully equipped with range of eye and base level units, views to the front and rear.
Lounge or Dining Room: 24.73m2
Inner here, double glass doors at the end to entrance hall 2
Library-snug: 15.54m2.
Entrance hall 2: 11.40m2, Tiled Floor, Staircase, door to front and door to cellar.
Utility: 13.37 with shower-room, WC
Office: 24.44m2
Sitting Room: 27m2, patio doors to garden, windows to front and rear gardens.
The First Floor:
Landing: 15.64m2
Bedroom 1: 25.44m2, doors to balcony: 27m2
Bathroom: 10m2, shower, hand basin, WC.
Inner hallway: 26.62m2
Bedroom 2: 15.08m2, Marble fireplace
Bedroom 3: 18.53m2
Bathroom: 13.90m2, bath, shower, hand basins, WC.
here 29.74m2, Marble fireplace.
The second floor:
Landing: 17.53m2
Bedroom 5: 23.74m2
Bathroom: shower, hand basin, WC.
Inner hall- Games room: 27.53m2
WC: 2.97m2, hand basin, WC.
Inner hallway: 11.46m2
Bedroom 6: 21.25m2
Bedroom 7: 15.79m2
Bedroom 8: 21.68m2.
NB: The house benefits from town gas central heating and a cellar that runs the full length of the house. This is accessed from inside the house and there is a door to the rear garden. It also houses the technical equipment for the swimming pool.
The Gate keepers cottage:
The gatekeepers cottage entrance is tucked away under a canopy of trees. It has original stone steps leading up to the front door and feels very secluded and romantic!
The ground floor
Lounge/kitchen/diner: 20.60m2, equipped corner kitchen, electric radiator.
Shower-room: 3.34m2, shower, hand basin, WC.
The first floor
Bedroom 1: 11.58m2, electric radiator.
Bedroom 2: 12.13m2, electric radiator.
The cottage to update/renovate:
This beautiful building, with it's Juliet balcony! Was, until fairly recently, used as an antique's showroom by the present owner. It is spacious and set over 2 floors with its own private garden and entrance to the grounds. This could quite easily be turned into another beautiful dwelling as connected to the town drainage as per the other properties.
The ground floor:
Entrance: 16.59m2
Room: 20.08m2, old fireplace
Room: 27.92m2
Room: 36.19, currently used as workshop.
The first floor:
Landing: 9.11m2
Room: 35.78m2, doors to side garden.
Room: 32.81m2
WC: 6.84m2
Attic above.
The outside:
Swimming pool
Tennis court
Landscaped gardens
This property really needs to be visited and experienced to truly appreciate what it has to offer.
Total plot size: 5640m2
As we are a French company, French law requires us to publish the following
Prix 735 000 euros honoraires d'agence inclus.
Prix honoraires d'agence exclus 700 000 euros.
Honoraires d'agence de 5,00% ttc à la charge de l'acquéreur.
This property listing (ref: AI4222TW) is an advertisement supplied by Actous Immobilier Sarl and does not constitute property particulars. While (APITS Ltd.) requests all advertisers supply correct details, it does not carry out checks on the information supplied and cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies. recommends seeking independent legal advice prior to any overseas property purchase.

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