STUNNING COUNTRY HOUSE WITH 2 GITES AND HEATED SWIMMING POOL.A rare opportunity to buy a beautiful country home with a highly successful gîte business established for 15 years. Perfectly located with all amenities just 1.5 km away and only 15 minutes from the historic market town of Saint Jean d'Angély ( recently designated a spa town ). The house and gîtes date from 1713 and are situated in a charming hamlet 45 minutes east of the Atlantic coast near La Rochelle. They are nestled at the bottom of a long private driveway in a tranquil setting with uninterrupted views of open countryside. The large walled garden is south facing and mostly laid to lawn with beautiful mature trees. Renovated to a very high standard, the owners have ensured that the properties have retained lots of their original character flagstones, old beams, open stonework, offering a combination of country charm and modern comfort. In each house you will find light and spacious rooms with lovely proportions. The main house has a large kitchen opening onto the dining room ( it also leads to a private courtyard and vegetable garden ). Adjacent is a utility room with sink and plenty of space for storage. The sitting room overlooks both back and front gardens so is especially light. There is a WC on the ground floor just off the entrance hall. Upstairs there are 3 large bedooms, a bathroom with jacuzzi bath and shower cubicle and a further shower room with WC. A box room next to the master bedroom could easily convert to a walk-in wardrobe. The 2 gîtes are attached to the main house and each have their own private garden offering total privacy for guests. Each gîte has a large kitchen/diner, sitting room, 3 bedrooms, a shower room and a bathroom so are designed to welcome large families ( or occasionally 2 families ). Surrounded by a beautiful flowering hedge you will find the swimming pool which is fenced for security. It measures 11 m x 5 m and is heated to extend the rental season. There is a teak decked area with shrubs and roses and the original pigstyes which now house the pool pump. A double garage with 2 entrances and a stable adjoin the house and there is an old bread oven tucked away at the end of the garden. The business is sold as a going concern with website and all marketing in place to take over immediately. A fantastic chance to live and work in this beautiful part of France and enjoy the wonderful French way of life.
9 bd 4,898 sqft lot 31,818 sqft Vergné