8 bedroom B&B
Land: 10 hectares
Agent's Reference: Le Logis de Roche
Foremost's Reference: 1467830_Le Logis de Roche
A beautiful longère built in the mid-nineteenth century for a Parisian family. There are seven light, airy reception rooms with high ceilings, original plasterwork, several marble fireplaces, old, wooden floors and even a double enfilade, if you were to reopen a few doors! The spacious kitchen opens onto the study and panelled dining room, which can be used together when the high double doors are thrown open. Then, from the hall with its doors to both back and front, the house is arranged with a long corridor off which doors open onto the drawing room (6m x 6.15m), library, music room, guest sitting room and a ground floor bedroom with en suite shower.The stairs are at the end of the corridor. There are two separate WCs and a small guest kitchen.The downstairs corridor, hall, dining room and study still have their original 19th century tiles, the other reception rooms have varnished wood floors.
Upstairs , bedrooms 1&2 can be shut off from the guests rooms by a door leading to the corresponding long corridor. The six guest rooms, like the reception rooms, are all on the east side of the house, with ceilings which curve under the roof to the dormer windows. The ceilings are still comfortably high!:
Bedroom 1:: 4.00 x 3.6om currently used as a study
Bedroom 2: Master bedroom: 5.4 x 7.16 archway with dressing area.
Bedroom 3 5.4 x 4.4 bath;
Bedroom 4: 5.4 x 4.5 fireplace, basin;
Bedroom 5: 5.4 x 3.69 basin and tiled shower en suite;
Bedroom 6: 5.4 x 4.00 shower and basin, built in corner window seat;
Bedroom 7: 5.4 x 6.13 fireplace, and archway to small sitting area;
Bedroom 8: 5.00 x 4.40 exposed beams, skylight.
Bathroom and additional WC.
There is a huge garden at the front of the house, with new planting along the drive, and in the centre of the lawn, and newly planted trees which will provide shade and interest as they grow. There are roses all along the old wall, which love their position and provide colour all summer long. At the rear of the house, there is another enclosed garden with a central bed with a pergola, and a small stone summer house - this garden is, at the moment dedicated largely to the dogs! There are six fields which are mown regularly, but otherwise would need more serious management for horses, for example, but with 10 hectares the possibilities are endless! The wood covers 2-3ha and includes acacia, chestnuts, cherry trees, hornbeam, beech and a few oaks.
There are eight outbuildings on the property in various states of repair. The hangar with space to park four cars, wine cellar, a barn with a bread oven, a large barn with concrete floor, an equally large barn with earth floor, the boiler barn leading to the laundry , storeroom and kitchen, a workshop, which used to be used as stables , and a further barn with living quarters in a state of considerable disrepair. Apart from the last one, they are all usable, but they need work. On the other hand, the potential for development is endless! They could be upgraded into state of the art stables (the area has all the necessary facilities for horses , travelling farrier, feedstuffs, bridle paths, and of course there is land); they could provide garage space and workshops for motor bikes or cars - the race track at Le Vigeant is a mere 12km away; if you wished to run, for example, art courses, they could be studios or exhibition spaces; or they could be turned into gites. If you wish to retire from the rat race to a rural idyll, but still engage in a small business, this property would be ideal.
The house currently offers Bed & Breakfast, with five rooms available, a sitting room for guests and a small kitchen with fridge, sink kettle and coffee making facilities. The business is not run at full capacity at the moment, but the house is ideally situated to cater for clients of the race track at Le Vigeant, and being so central, for travellers on their way south or north on holiday. The potential for developing the business is enormous, and would only require more advertising (it only uses one portal at the moment!) to double or treble at a stroke.
The outbuildings offer scope for gites, as well, if the new owners wished to concentrate on B&B., and if prepared to offer evening meals as well, the market would widen yet again.If not B&B, as detailed earlier, the possibilities are legion - the house and land are a blank canvas for you to paint.
This wonderful property would best suit someone wishing to enjoy something more than retirement, with money to invest, who could use the whole estate - house, outbuildings and land - and have fun doing so!