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House in MESSERY , Haute Savoie , French Alps

€449,000 £403,337**
Ref: 99869ATW74
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Messery: Lovingly renovated, Wysteria-clad stone village house oozing picture-postcard French charm. 3 bedrooms plus office area, workshop and double garage. Huge terrace with lake view. Popular lake-side village of Messery. Commuting distance to Switzerland.

Andrea Thein Win , your local Leggett agent, says :

Price €449 000
agency fees to be paid by the seller
Ref 99869ATW74
Town MESSERY
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Dept Haute Savoie
Surface 118 M2* Plot Size 0 M2
Bathroom 2 Bedrooms 3
Location
  • 0-2KM to amenities
  • 50km or less to airport
  • 50km or less to ferry
  • Village property
Type
  • House
  • Family Home
  • Holiday Home
Features
  • Business potential
  • Character property
  • Double glazing
  • Garage
  • Mains Drains
  • Private parking
Condition
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For sale in the sought-after village of Messery, this fantastic village house dating back to 1879 has been beautifully renovated by its architect owner.

-French charm worthy of a postcard.
-Sympathetically renovated by architect owner in 2012/2013.
-Interior recently repainted (February 2019).
-Perfect marriage of original features and modern, high-quality fixtures and fittings.
-Roof and insulation replaced in 2012.
-Impressive C rating for energy consumption, a real plus for a house of this age.
-Central location in welcoming, vibrant village with range of amenities (e.g. kindergarten, schools, bakeries, small supermarket, doctor, pharmacy etc.)
-Easy walk to Messery’s beach on shores of Lake Geneva/Lac Léman.
-Commutable to Geneva by road (24km/35 minutes approx.) and to Nyon by boat (20-minute ferry).
-Really spacious, sheltered terrace with Lake Geneva/Lac Léman views.
-Double garage with electric door.
-Potential to convert ground floor into separate gîte, apartment or office.
-Within easy reach of skiing by car.

Ground floor:
Large double bedroom or lounge (use as desired by new owner)
Spacious bathroom with WC and over bath shower
Separate dressing room or storage area with large cupboards
Double garage with electric doors
Workshop room housing fuel tank

For those wanting an income stream, there is potential to separate the ground floor from the rest of the house and convert it into either accommodation for holidaymakers, an apartment for longer-term rental or an office. The current architect owner would be willing to assist with the architectural drawings for the renovation work. Details can be provided on request.

First floor:
Fitted kitchen with original patterned floor tiles, equipped with built-in dishwasher, oven, induction hob, fridge and microwave
Spacious, sunny living/dining area with underfloor heating and real oak flooring
Wood burning stove in living/dining area
Door leading out onto large South-facing tiled terrace, sheltered on three sides
Attractive wooden beams

Second floor:
Two double bedrooms (front bedroom has large built-in wardrobes)
Spacious landing with Velux window and character beams serving as an office area with sofa bed for guests. Could also be a play area for children.
Modern shower room with WC
Beautiful wooden beams
Oak flooring with underfloor heating
Large storage area in roof space above front bedroom with built-in ladder

Many properties are described using the French phrase “coup de coeur”, but for this stunning stone house it really is an accurate description. Renovated to a high standard in 2012/2013, it has many features that aren’t often found in old village properties of this kind: generous terrace with ample space for a bbq, dining table and sun loungers; double garage; under-floor heating; an energy rating of C thanks in large part to the roof and insulation being replaced in 2012; and lots of storage space. However, this house has lost none of its charm as a result of being refurbished. Modern fixtures and fittings are an excellent compliment to original features such as the characterful beams.

The village of Messery itself is very popular. The kindergarten is well-regarded, as are the infant (maternelle) and junior (primaire) schools. There is a well-stocked small supermarket, two bakeries, a butcher, two hairdressers, a beautician, a doctor’s surgery, a pharmacy, a library, a tourist office, as well as a bar and restaurants.

In summer, Messery beach down by the lakeside has its own snack bar. It’s also possible to rent stand up paddle boards and kayaks.

You can reach the Swiss border at Hermance in 13 minutes by car approx. (8km), and Geneva in 35 minutes approx. (24km). So it’s commutable on a daily basis. The Swiss town of Nyon is a 20-minute ferry ride from neighbouring Yvoire.

Indeed, the beautiful lake-front medieval villages of Yvoire and Nernier are just 5 minutes approx. away by car (3km and 3.5km), offering lots of choice for restaurants and bars.

The world-famous spa town of Evian-les-Bains is also only 31km (approx. 38 minutes) away by road. Perfect for a day trip.

For mountain lovers, the twelve resorts of the renowned Portes du Soleil area, with their 286 pistes for skiing and snowboarding in winter, and activities like hiking and mountain biking in summer, are easily accessible by car for the day (e.g. Morzine is 52km/58 minutes approx. and Les Gets is 56km/1 hour approx). Chamonix is 90km/1 hour 5 minutes approx. by car.

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