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La Bazouge-De-Chemeré, Mayenne, Pays de la Loire, France €280.000
  • Charming and Authentic 17th century village house and cottages.
This property comprising of an extremely attractive ‘maison de bourg’ and two cottages is situated in the small village of La Bazouge de Chémeré in the south of the department the Mayenne, in the Pays de la Loire, north-west France.
The house was built in 1646 and has retained many of its original features. It also has a beautiful mature, walled garden. Within the garden walls there is also a coach house, the old laundry house, a garden shed, a wood shed and the old privy. The property also includes two small cottages which are of a later period than the main house.

The main house is 200m2 and is made up of-
Ground floor: porch, entrance hall, drawing room, kitchen/dining area
First floor: landing, 3 bedrooms, bathroom/toilet, dressing room
Second floor: attic
Mature walled garden
Shed, garden shed, privy, coach house, old laundry house

The magnificent drawing room (54,44m²) has large double doors that open to the church square and two large secondary glazed windows also giving onto the church square. The room is beamed, with a lovely pammet floor, a large stone fire place and little niches in the walls. There is also a large built-in oak cupboard (currently used for housing the TV and stereo equipment).
From the drawing room there is a door that leads to the dining/kitchen room (32,23m²), which is also beamed and has a large fire place. The floor is tiled. The kitchen is separated from the dining area by a bar. There is one large secondary glazed window which looks out onto the coach house and a door (also secondary glazed) that leads to the paved courtyard.
The staircase all the way up to the attic is extremely wide and light. The oak stairs are flanked on either side by the stone walls of the house and at intervals on the way up there are windows.
Half way up the stairs to the first floor is a small landing with a double glazed window looking onto the garden and at the top there is a large, bright and airy landing with doors leading to the various rooms.
As you arrive on the first floor landing, to the to the right is the door to the master bedroom (34,19m²), a lovely proportioned room, again with a pammet floor, beams, a fireplace, and two double glazed windows – one of which looks onto the courtyard and beyond onto the garden and the other looks over the courtyard and the coach house
Opposite the stairs when you arrive on the first floor landing is a door that leads into the dressing room (5,69m²) which gives onto bedrooms 2 and 3, a separate door for each bedroom.
Bedroom 2 (12,66m²) is very cosy and also has a pammet floor and beams. The double glazed window looks out onto the square. This bedroom is en-suite to the bathroom which you access through a very quaint and ancient oak door
Bedroom 3 (38,59m²), as all the other rooms, also has a pammet floor and beams (painted blue), and a fire place. There is also a very large built-in cupboard. This rather fine room has two double glazed windows looking over the church square and beyond
Immediately to the left when you arrive on the first floor landing is a door that leads into the bathroom (9,72m²) which has white painted beams and a pammet floor. The bathroom is furnished with double his-and-her wash basins, a bath, a toilet and a bidet. There is a small built-in oak cupboard. There is a second door leading to bedroom 2.
From the first floor landing the stairs continue to the attic. At the top of the stairs there is a small landing with a double glazed window and a door that opens to a small, wide flight of stairs up to the attic. In the attic there is the hot water boiler for the bathroom.

Cottage 1
Ground floor: sitting room, kitchen/dining area, store room, porch
First floor: landing, bathroom, toilet, store room, 2 bedrooms
Second floor: attic

The cottage has retained many original features. It has a slate roof.
This cottage is ideal for guest overflow, granny annex, Bed & Breakfast, a gîte or to let. It has always been let by the present owner but is now vacant.
Habitable surface area is approximately 75m².
Electric heating.
Own independant water and electric metres.

You enter the cottage through a glazed door from the church square directly into the spacious sitting room. There are also two windows that look out onto the church square.
(This room would also make a good artist’s atelier or a little shop).
There is a door from the sitting room that leads into the kitchen / dining room.
The bright and spacious kitchen/dining room has three doors: the one from the sitting room, one leading into the adjoining store room/pantry and another that opens into a little covered porch.
The stairs to the first floor are also in the kitchen/dining room. Under the stairs there is a useful built-in cupboard.
This room is accessed from the kitchen. It could easily accommodate a washing machine and dryer, as well as two or three large cupboards or shelving units for storage.
An attractive oak staircase with a wall on one side and a banister on the other.
At the top of the stairs there is a spacious landing from where you access the various other rooms and the staircase up to the attic.
The good sized bathroom is presently simply and sparsely furnished with a bath and basin, however there is plenty of room to put in a shower or a Jacuzzi. The bathroom has a sky-light.
There is a door that leads from the bathroom to a large unconverted area that is currently used for storage.
The WC is directly at the top of the stairs, has a sky-light.
Bedroom 1 is a pretty well-proportioned double bedroom with a beamed ceiling and a large, original built-in cupboard. It has a window that looks out over the church square. Bedroom 2 is an attractive single bedroom, also with a beamed ceiling and a window looking overlooking the church square.
This staircase is also the original oak staircase. You go up a few stairs then it turns to the right and after a few more stairs you arrive at a door that opens into the attic.
The attic spans the whole of cottage 1 and cottage 2. It is currently used for storage. If you were to convert this space the possibilities are endless.

Cottage 2
Ground floor: hall, bedroom, bathroom/toilet, kitchen/dining area
First floor: sitting room

This cottage too has retained many original features. The roof is slate.
It is suitable for a Bed & Breakfast or a gîte or could be let. It was let by the present owner.
Habitable surface area is approximately 65m².
Electric heating.
Own independent water and electric metres.

From the street you go up a couple of stairs to the front door and enter into a small entrance hall.
There are two doors from the entrance hall: to the left you enter the bedroom and to the right a glazed door into the kitchen/dining room.
This is a spacious double bedroom with beams and a window that looks out onto the street. At the opposite end to the hall door there is another door that opens to a small passage that leads to the bathroom/WC.
(This room used to be the sitting room, but the last tenants preferred to use it as the bedroom).
The bathroom/WC has a shower and a WC. There is space for a washing machine and a dryer.
The kitchen/dining room has exposed beams and a door that opens to the staircase leading to the first floor.
It has a large built-in cupboard and another very spacious cupboard under the staircase. There is a window that looks onto the street.
The original oak staircase has a bend in it as it goes up to the first floor. On the way up there is a large window, with opaque glazing, that looks out onto the walled garden of the main house. At the top of the stairs is a door that opens into the sitting-room.
The sitting room is an airy and light room, also beamed, and with two windows that look out over the church and to the surrounding countryside beyond. There is a fireplace and a large built-in cupboard.
(This room used to be the bedroom, but the last tenants preferred to use it as the sitting room).
You access the cellar from double doors from the street. It occupies the space under the kitchen and houses the electric boiler.
The garage is large enough for two cars, one behind the other.

From the courtyard an archway leads into the main garden, which is an absolute oasis of peace, tranquility and colour. It is difficult to imagine that you are in the middle of a village. It is planted with mature trees, shrubs, and flowers, and there is also a small fish pond.

This really is a beautiful traditional French property and with the added advantage of the seperate holiday gites to generate an income would be perfect for someone to use as a business, the posibilities are endless for this exceptional property, please call VR Estates for an immediate viewing.