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This captivating property, a former Presbytery with over 300m² of living space, including 6 bedrooms, two lounges and two kitchens, a picturesque lake, and an adjoining guest house wing, presents a unique opportunity for B&B, gîte business and even fishing business potential. The historic charm is evident from the moment you approach, with the juliette balcony windows, and the date "1739" carved into its stone facade. The main house boasts multiple reception rooms, including a formal lounge with arare original marble fireplace and oak paneling, and rustic kitchen. Upstairs, you'll find generously sized bedrooms, and the master bedroom with ensuite. The guest house, offers additional accommodation potential. The extensive garden features a walled vegetable garden and a serene lake stocked with carp, perfect for fishing. This authentic rural French property is a rare find and an opportunity not to be missed. Read more ...
Welcome to this charming property, a former Presbytery spanning over 300m2 of inside space, featuring its own lake and guest house wing. This grand property offers plenty of business and lifestyle opportunities, with many bedrooms, spacious living quarters, alongside the large guest house wing which would be excellent as a gîte, with balcony access straight on to the lake. Imagine sitting down, in the morning as the sun rises, enjoying your breakfast on the terrasse overlooking your own private lake. As you approach the house from the enchanting medieval market town of Lassay les Chateaux, named for its ancient castles, one of which can be seen directly from the property, the driveway welcomes you to the front courtyard. Lassay is a popular area due to its quaint historical features and architecture.
Looking at the property from the driveway, the unique features of this gem of a property are revealed. Four windows with dormers and juliette balconies adorn the facade of the property. We can see a date carved into one of the stones: 1739, making the property nearly 300 years old. Two front doors beckon you inside – one opens onto the main hallway with an inviting staircase leading upstairs, while the other grants access to the cozy sitting room.
From the hallway, you'll find the formal lounge, a spacious and elegant room adorned with abundant original features. Here, a magnificent marble fireplace takes center stage, surrounded by oak paneling gracing the walls and oak floorboards underfoot. Sunlight streams in through ample windows and French doors that open onto the enchanting back garden.
Continuing from the hallway in the opposite direction, you'll step into another reception room, currently utilized as an office, and then into the sitting room. The sitting room boasts original quarry tiled flooring and exquisite plasterwork, creating a captivating atmosphere. A truly unique feature awaits: a double-sided woodburner nestled in the fireplace not only adds warmth but also serves the adjacent kitchen.
In the kitchen, you'll discover a well-appointed space with a range cooker and delightful marble worktops. All of the kitchen units are hand made from quality oak. A second staircase leads upstairs from the kitchen.
Breakthrough into the main hallway, the primary staircase ascends to a split-level landing, where two generous double bedrooms await. Each bedroom features an anteroom that could serve as a dressing area or potential ensuite bathrooms. From this landing, there's a convenient shower room with access from bedroom three, yet another bright and airy double bedroom. (These three bedrooms, along with the lounge below, would make excellent letting rooms for a chambre d'hote.)
The landing continues, offering ample storage cupboards, and leads to the master suite. The master suite boasts an ante room, a spacious bedroom with exposed beams and storage, and a well-appointed bathroom. The landing proceeds to another double bedroom, bedroom five, complete with an ensuite bathroom, before concluding with bedroom six, a charming single room. All the double bedrooms enjoy the added charm of balconied full-height windows.
A covered walkway connects the main house to the guest house, where you'll discover a shared kitchen and dining room equipped with authentic vintage french kitchen appliances and French doors opening onto a delightful balcony overlooking the serene lake. There is also a laundry and utility room, which could be used as a living room, with separate wc. Stairs lead up from the kitchen to the first floor gallery with three rooms with Velux roof windows for potential bedrooms and a potential bathroom - All the main works have been done so it would be a simple job to make this a very attractive gite.
Furthermore, a spacious hobby room with glass frontage and double doors awaits your creative endeavors, and a stable provides convenient storage space. The extensive gardens at the rear are bordered by a stone wall on two sides, with the property's private lake on the third. The garden is home to very unique and ancient well, which resembles a tiny stone grotto. There is plenty of room in the garden for growing vegetables, keeping chickens, for children and animals to play, and to just generally relax and enjoy the french countryside. The picturesque lake, sitting adjacent to the house, is not only a stunning feature but also an excellent recreational opportunity. It is well stocked with carp, making it a haven for fishing enthusiasts and a tranquil spot for enjoying the mesmerizing reflections of the surrounding landscape. Opposite the lake, we find some more land along the make in the region of 2000m2, it could be a great area for keeping some goats.
The property benefits from being within 1h30 from the ferry port of Caen. The property doesn't have a fosse septique but uses a natural filtration system through a reed bed. The house is not on mains water, but uses water from its own well which can be found in the garden. Electricity is throughout the property. The heating is wood fuelled for the fireplaces and gas central heating, some upgrades could be envisioned but the house has a rustic and authentic charm and is perfectly liveable in its current state. It's worth noting the property is neighboring a farm, but on the other hand that does mean it is an authentic rural French property and part of the adventure.
In summary, this Presbytery presents an idyllic pastoral setting with boundless potential. The historic and unique features, the bountiful living space, plentiful rooms, and the enchanting lake make it a truly one of a kind and captivating home. Be sure to book a viewing for this rare property since it is a once in lifetime opportunity to find a gem like this!
Information about risks to which this property is exposed is available on the Géorisques website : https://www.georisques.gouv.fr
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