Property Details

Vendee – Detached Period Home Plus 2 Gites & Pool - 240000 Euro  

Ref. No.: ARB500266



A delightful detached residence with a main home and 2 ready to let gites perfect for those seeking that hard to find life / work opportunity that may also suit 2 family living. One of just five houses in a small hamlet and standing well back on the lane with hedged and fenced boundaries all round giving the home a good degree of privacy. Built in the late 1700s the property has been extensively restored and renovated with most works completed in 2006.


The exterior of the House has been finished in the traditional smooth looking, cream coloured render whereas the two attached Gîtes have been finished in the same coloured render but with stonework showing through. It was developed so that the House and the two Gîtes could all be let to holidaymakers with each part having its own private garden and patio or veranda while still having access to the pool, gazebo and other parts of the gardens.


This property is in the commune of Cheffois which has the nearest mairie, a boulangerie, a bar and restaurant, two primary schools, several hairdressers and a garden centre.


Close by, the town of La Châtaigneraie offers a good selection of shops including three supermarkets and a monthly market plus services such as doctors, dentists and a hospital. School buses take children to the two colleges in La Châtaigneraie.


Recently Further Reduced For A  Quick Sale. A viewing is highly recommended.




The nearby historical town of Fontenay-le-Comte with its chateau offers additional day to day services and shops. There are also several other historical towns and villages within a 30 min drive. Voted best theme park in the world in 2014, Puy du Fou is just 30 mins away while atlantic beaches, the Marais Poitevin and the Loire valley are each just over an hour away. The end of the first stage and the beginning of the second stage of the Tour de France 2018 take place within 20 mins of here.


Access to the region is very easy with low cost flights to Nantes, La Rochelle and Poitiers. The closest ferry port is St Malo at approximately three hours drive with the Tunnel approximately 6.5 hours drive.


The Main House

Ground Floor. The front door opens into an entrance lobby with a large fitted cupboard and a door to the dining area with a second door leading to Gite one.

The ground floor is tiled and the beams are exposed.

The spacious open-plan dining room and kitchen (27.5 m2) has a window which overlooks the back garden and a door onto the large veranda. The kitchen is plumbed for a washing machine and dishwasher and has a gas oven. The dining area has plenty of space for a large table and chairs.


The dining area opens into the lounge (26 m2) which has an inset wood burning stove with warm air vents into the lounge and the bedroom above. There is a very useful large cupboard under the stairs. The lounge looks out through double french windows onto the veranda, garden and the countryside beyond.


The veranda - 23.5 m2. Facing south-west, is an ideal place to enjoy family meals or to wind down with a glass of wine at the end of the day.


The stairs lead from the corner of the lounge to the first floor.


Landing – 9.5 m2. Access to four double bedrooms, shower room and bathroom.


Double bedroom 1 – 9 m2. Has an alcove which is currently used as a wardrobe. Velux. Warm air vent. Exposed beams.


Double bedroom 2 – 15.5 m2. Overlooks the garden and countryside. Exposed beams.


Double bedroom 3 – 15.5 m2. Overlooks the front. Has a large fitted cupboard/wardrobe across the width of the room. Exposed beams.


Double bedroom 4 – 15.5 m2. Fitted cupboard containing hot water tank. Overlooks the garden and countryside. Velux. Exposed beams.


Shower room – 6.5 m2. Shower cubicle, double vanity unit, W.C. Overlooks the garden and countryside. Exposed beams.


Bathroom – 4.5 m2. Bath with shower over, wash basin, W.C. Velux. Exposed beams.


Outside. To the front, large double gates leading to a gravelled parking area with room for four cars. To the sides and back are lawns and shrubs overlooked by the veranda.


Gîte 1

Ground floor. The front door opens into an entrance lobby leading to the large open plan lounge/ dining/ kitchen room (23 m2). Fitted kitchen with eye-level and floor-level units. This room is full height to the apex with exposed beams. Velux. Two small windows in alcoves and the french windows look out onto a private patio and garden. Connecting door to Gîte two.


Accessed from the entrance lobby. Bedroom – 12.5 m2. Windows to front and back. Plumbing for washbasin in fitted cupboard in alcove. Connecting door to main house in second alcove.


Shower room – 5.5 m2. Shower cubicle, wash basin, W.C. Large fitted cupboard containing hot water tank and storage space. Plumbing for washing machine. Window to front.


Stairs lead out of the lounge/dining/kitchen to a mezzanine bedroom – 9.5 m2. Window to front. Exposed beams. Restricted height.


Outside. To front, gravelled carparking space. To rear, patio and enclosed garden with access to gazebo and swimming pool.


Gîte 2

Ground floor. The front door opens directly into the open plan lounge/ dining room (18.5 m2). The lounge area is full height to the apex with two walls of exposed stone. Velux. Connecting door to Gîte 2 in alcove. The dining area is under the mezzanine, exposed beams, with window to front.

Fitted kitchen (10.5 m2) is down three wide steps. Plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher, electric cooker point and a fitted cupboard containing a hot water tank. Windows to front.

Internal hallway to bathroom, double bedroom and stairs.


Bathroom – 4 m2. Bath with shower over, wash basin and W.C. Window to back.

Double bedroom – 16 m2. Windows to back and side. External door to side.


First floor. Double bedroom – 16.5 m2. Window to back. Velux. Exposed beams to apex. Restricted height at sides of room.


Mezzanine – 7.5 m2. Overlooks the lounge. A pleasant place to sit and read. Window to front.


Double bedroom – 10.5 m2. Beams exposed to apex but one beam is low! Velux.


Shower room – 3.5 m2. Shower cubicle, wash basin and W.C. Velux. Restricted height.


Outside. A tiled path leads from the front door to the private patio under a vine covered pergola and then to the gravelled parking area with room for three cars and closed off by large double gates. The patio overlooks the private garden and countryside with access to the swimming pool and gazebo.


The property was bought by the current owner as a house and barns. The conversion of the barns into Gîtes 1 & 2 was completed by 2006. The property, gardens and pool are well maintained, the whole being used as holiday lets. Each unit benefits from the availability of satellite TV in both English and French and WiFi throughout. The property is 60% double glazed and is heated by wall mounted electric convector heaters with the addition of a wood burning inset stove in the house. All external doors, french windows, and windows (except for small windows in Gîte 1 and bathroom window in Gîte 2) have shutters.


The fully enclosed mature gardens – 3227 m2 – slope away from the house and have many shrubs, trees, hedges and flower beds with uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside. There is a lawned area to the side of the house which is used as an outdoor games area.


The fenced in-ground swimming pool – maximum dimensions 9m x 6m – is in the shape of a figure-of-eight and was installed in 2000 with a new liner in 2014. It is partly encircled with a sun terrace and has a freestanding gazebo to one side. The gazebo has a tiled floor and a tiled roof with the beams exposed.


There is a metal garden shed – 12 m2 – on a concrete base for housing garden tools.


A stormwater drain is maintained across the garden as a water feature.


The fosse septique for the gîtes is class 3. The fosse septique for the house is class 2 and will require upgrading.


All measurements are approximate. All furniture and white goods are open to negotiation.


Energy & CO2

Consommation conventionnelle ; 299 kW ep/

Estimation des émissions : 16 kg eqCO2/


Energy Consumption Chart

CO2 Emissions Chart

DPE Results

Energy Consumption: E - 299 kwhrs pa pm2
CO2 Emissions: C - 16 kgrms pa pm2


Price: 240000 (PRIVATE SALE)



This property is advertised for private sale available to buy direct from the English vendors – so no estate agents and no estate agents commission to pay.





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