Lovely collection of stone buildingsPart of a hamlet
Oozing originality and character
Oozing charm and character, this collection of stone buildings seduces us with its originality. Passing in front of the neighbouring fruit farm, we are in for a big surprise when we turn in to the driveway of this property. Our eyes are drawn to the old ‘porcherie’, the workshop, the house with its enclosed patio, and the barn!!! Wow, such an impressive building.
Once out of the car, it’s difficult to decide where to start, so many buildings make up this property, but we must start with the main house, accessed via the patio. Originally two separate buildings, the kitchen now unites them. The bi-fold doors open completely so the patio becomes an integral part of the kitchen and the dining room, so light and airy. The modern kitchen contrasts beautifully with the cosy sitting room and its stone fireplace which houses the wood burner.
Above the sitting room is the master bedroom with its ensuite shower room and above that is an attic bedroom.
This part of the property is finished off by a third bedroom above the dining room.
Across the driveway is a workshop and next to it, the current owners have created a guest suite in the old ‘porcherie’, any guest really would feel like the proverbial pig in muck in this beautiful bedroom with its very modern shower room.
Leaving the barn on our left, we wander off between stone walls and are delighted to find a very unusual games room, open to the elements but in immaculate condition. These really are the best kept ruins you will ever see!! Further on down the path, another ruin, this time housing the swimming pool. The owners have cunningly installed a pool and a BBQ terrace within the stone walls so it is completely secure and private. Behind the pool area is another terrace overlooking the fish pond and the garden beyond. Another quiet, tranquil place to sit and enjoy the greenery and the sound of running water with a book and a glass of something cold of course!
Still meandering, nothing about this property makes us feel we need to rush, the garden is enclosed by the barn on one side and lots of trees on the other, making it very shady and cool on these hot, sunny, afternoons.
And so, we come to the impressive barn. We’ve been teasing ourselves, knowing it is there, but keeping it to last. It is easy to see it originally housed the animals, the mangers are still in good condition, and the hay loft above it is ripe for conversion too. There is planning permission to develop this barn in to a spacious three bedroom house if required. It really would have the most stunning views …….
Our thoughts here at Bliss
We love the character, the different seating areas depending on weather and seasons, and the potential of the barn ….
What would I do if this property were mine?
Develop the barn definitely!
To whom would this property appeal?
To someone looking for originality, works well as a second home, or someone looking for a project to develop the barn and perhaps rent the current house out as a gîte?
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