French property for sale: La Pybouliere

La Pybouliere: 300+ year old French farm house for sale
Price XXXXXX + Notaires Fees

Location and Access

The entire front of the house
La Vendee, Pay de la Loire - Click to open in Google Maps

Mid West France, in La Vendee

Approximate Distances:
180 miles from St. Malo; 240 miles from Caen; 320 miles from Cherbourg. 50 miles from La Rochelle, 38 miles from Sable D`Olonne (nearest beach) 23 miles from Puy Du Fou, a must see in the season.

Nearest Airports: Poitier, Nantes and La Rochelle. These are all a 60/70 minutes journey

Relative to Mouillerons-En-Pareds, Click to open in Google Maps

The Region: La Pybouliere is a small hamlet in a rural farming district 2km. from Mouilleron-en-Pareds, an old village with shops, restaurants, bars, a bank , churches and 2 museums. This is a place of peace and quiet.

The countryside is rolling hills with several windmills on a ridge near the village. In general, there is excellent cycling, fishing and walking in the area. There are many wildlife flowers and birds of prey. Local farming is cattle mainly beef, corn, sunflowers, rabbits and ducks.

Three larger towns are within 20 minutes by car with shops and large super-markets; La Chataigneraie, Chantonnay and Fontenay-le-Comte. Roche-Sur-Yon the capital is 60 minutes away.

The house was for over 300 years a farmhouse built of stone and a traditional tiled roof, with beamed wooden floors. Except for one large attic room, it has over the past 23 years, been renovated trying to keep the original features

The property plot - Click to open in Bing Maps, Aerial view Details of the main house: Four bedrooms with en-suite showers, basins and toilets. Two large sitting rooms, two kitchens, a dining room, and a work room. Large barn with a cellar and workshop. There is plenty of storage/garage space within. One large room in the attic is a 5th. bedroom with an en-suite bathroom (with toilet and shower).

The exterior is two thirds rendered, the rest is natural stone.

Room measurements in metres: (All areas fitted with ample plugs, beds content mentioned to give some idea of room sizes)

House 337 sqm.
Garage+Storeroom+Workshop 70 sqm.
Front garden including the drive and old bakers oven 520 sqm.
Rear garden including patio and pool 1020 sqm.
Field (vegetables, trees, fruit, etc): 4480 sqm.
Total 6427 sqm.

Plan of the House

Plan of the ground floor Plan of the attic/mezzanine

Main House

Note: This property is sold with furniture and fittings.

The front of the main house

Front door (d/g) entrance to:

General/Living Room (6.30m*4.30m) This is beamed and has part pine panelling. It consists of a sitting room with areas for dining, seating and a computer area. There is a large fitted dresser with cupboards underneath, Glass cupboards on back wall with end shelves. (a fireplace behind the computer area can be accessed if needed, the room is central heated as are all downstairs rooms ) phone and television cables, central fan with lights doors to; mezzanine rooms,downstairs bedrooms and main kitchen

The main house living room

Bedroom One (4.30m*6.30m) A beamed room holding one double bed and two singles, There is a door to the front of the house.

Bedroom Two (4.40m*3.25m) holding one double bed under the stone pillars of an old fireplace with pine backing. It will hold another single bed. Sharing of an en-suite bathroom with bedroom 1

Ensuite Bathroom A sauna bath with tiled walls containing a shower (safety trip installed); a basin with a cupboard, a large lit mirror, and a toilet with sanitop.

The kitchen

Main Kitchen (4.90m*4.80m) Fully fitted with a range of cupboards, sink units and work tops. In the centre is an island with a gas top, a gas oven, an extractor cover, and a well lit* breakfast bar to seat 3. There are French doors to the patio and back garden. There is a dishwasher. There is a fitted dresser and room for dining table, etc. (if required) Stairs up to attic rooms. Door to:

Utility rooms Large area with worktops, cupboards, shelving, electric plugs etc. (Emergency electric water heater installed.) Separate washing room plumbed for washing machine and drier, contains sink with cupboard underneath and a mirror with a light over the top and a shaver plug, This room is fully tiled. Separate Toilet half tiled with sanitop

Attic rooms from main kitchen door to stairs to 2 large attic rooms. At the top of the stairs are shelving for books etc..

Attic room 1 (7.80m*7.80m). Floors are all covered over with boarding and the ceilings are all plaster boarded with insulation. This room is used as a 5th. bedroom. A shower room with washbasin and toilet is fitted in the corner for use also for attic room 2

Attic room 2 (5.80m*7.80m) A large bedroom with main beams exposed, rough plastered with some stone exposed for feature. Large sliding door fitted pine cupboard for hanging clothes. Another large fitted shelved cupboard. Pine double bed surround with shelved cupboards. Room for three single beds or two double beds. Carpeted.

Attic room 3 (~6m*2m) A storage room

The House Extension

The front of the house looking towards the extension

A beamed barn conversion (cowshed, store) which is an extension of the main house. This whole area has been fitted with new beams.

This whole extension can be entered from the main house or it can be shut off completely and let out as a separate property or used for guests, it is completely self contained. It has a large double door entrance from the drawing room and a single door entrance from the kitchen.

The garden at the back has a separate area for sitting or eating, and for pool access.

The ground floor is tiled throughout and all the windows in mezzanine are double glazed. Central heating is on the ground floor only.

The extension sitting room

Accommodation consists of:
Kitchenette: (3.10m*5.80m) Gas cooker with extractor cover, a range of cabinets (light pine with white interior) and work space. All walls are tiled (dimple white tiles green grouting). A large dining area with a door to the main house and out to front of the house. An opening leading to =>

Main sitting room: (5.00m*5.80m) Plenty of seating and large doors to the front garden and parking area. Large enclosed wood burner heats the whole extension area plus there is central heating downstairs. Stairs leading to =>

Mezzanine: (4.40m*4.10m) Double bed plus a bunkbed, also storage and a changing room 1.80m*1.30m, shelves. En-suite with a wash room (1.62m*1.72m ) that has a corner shower, wash basin and toilet (with saniop) part tiled.

Barn and Gardens

Barn, Workshop and Garage (9.60m*5.00m) Made of a stone wall on the house side and a new breeze-block wall on the garden side. An asbestos lean-too roof (with solar heating panel on top for the pool.) Barn area; Contains the boiler and oil tank for central heating and hot water. In one corner is an electric fuse panel for the grange at the rear of boiler. Work bench and storage down one side and garage space open to the road from large doors.

Large garden at the rear of the house

Storage Room (4.40m*5.00m) An old wine making cellar (ground floor) is an extension of the barn with some shelving. There is storage for garden tools etc and a water tap.

Front of house Old bakery oven that has been re-roofed. Plenty of car parking on the gravelled front. Gardens all around. At the rear of house is a path away from the road along the barn to the patio and outside double doors from the kitchen.

Garden (34.0m*30.0m) Contains many shrubs, roses and unusual trees. Garden from house is laid out to give views of surrounding countryside. A pond with a fountain and rockery is by the patio. From the end of the pool is a one acre plot (4480sq.m.), laid with soft fruit; raspberries, peaches and fruit trees, while the rest is laid to trees of various varieties, from tree acers, ornamental trees to several varieties of conifers. On the border boundary are 100+ ash trees for copsing to provide firewood for the future. In all about 1000 trees are in this plot.

Large swimming pool at the rear of the house

Swimming Pool (Oval, 11m*6m) An oval surface swimming pool 33*18ft part sunk with pump. Filters are in a lean-too by the side. Steps lead up to a gate (lockable) and decking all down one side with backing fence. Solar heating is pumped from barn roof. All fittings in the pool are new: pump, sanofilter, solar cover, spools, and pool filter.

On the other side of the road is a half acre patch of ground with walnut trees and three stone built sheds re-roofed. This plot also contains shrubs and trees. This plot is included as well.


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