This stunning bed and breakfast property, nestled in the heart of the beautiful Loire Valley is now offered for sale. The property has been successfully run for 10 years as a Chambre d’hôte by the current owners who, previous to this spent a wonderful 3 years putting their heart and soul into lovingly restoring the home making it the exceptional property you see today.
It provides all the luxury and comfort for modern day living yet has wonderful traditional features given it a real farmhouse feel. As well as substantial guest accomodation of 5 bedrooms sleeping 15 people, there is also the private owners living accomodation, as well as a kitchen and comfortable lounge area and spacious dining room. All full of character with beamed ceilings and exposed stone walls, this tasteful home really is a hidden gem.
Perfectly situated in the Centre of France, in the Loire Valley, near Argenton-sur-Creuse, with its lovely town square where you can sit and enjoy coffee and watch the world go by, it has many shops for you to spend time browsing around, or visit the market on Saturdays which is supported heavily by the locals as most of the meats, fruit and vegetables are organic, or visit the museum based at the archaeological dig at Argentomagus, the former Roman town. You would be hard pressed to find a more idyllic location. Also benefitting from easy access to many major towns as well as train links to Paris.
The property itself sits within 5000m2 of wonderful landscaped gardens, which the owners have planted several years ago, 30 new trees and hedges providing wonderful mature gardens and have continued to improve year on year to provide this wonderful oasis, they have incorporated seating areas, sunny and shady spots to enjoy as well as installing an over ground pool which the guests can enjoy during their stay.
1400m2 of the land is given over to vegetable production, after all there is nothing better than enjoying your own organic produce, muct to the delight of the guests. The gardens provide an abundance of vegetable, fruit is also in plentiful supply with raspberries, blackberries, fruit trees and much more including herbs and flowers. It is an absolute gardeners paradise. There is even a chicken coup to provide fresh daily eggs from the hens and ducks.
As well as the main house there is also a barn attached which is a very large space on 2 levels with a newly tiled roof this offers a diverse range of opportunities for development if desired. There is an unconverted stable that could be converted into either a lounge and kitchen so bedroom no 5 became a separate self catering gite or even a painter's studio, large kitchen for a cookery school, the possibilities are endless. The large hangar completes the outbuildings, currently used for cars and caravan and wood store this could also be developed as a gite if desired.
The main house provides 5 quality letting bedrooms, each with a different style incorporating beautiful decor and perfect use space to offer comfortable delightful rooms.
Bedroom 1 is located on the first floor – the largest of the rooms. This stylishly decorated room features a double bed an additional day bed and en-suite double shower. This stylishly decorated room offers views of the garden and expansive countryside. This room can accommodate up to 4.
Bedroom 2 Located on the first floor – this is a sweet and cosy Twin / Triple bedroom with lovely views of the garden and stunning countryside. This bedroom has exclusive use of the hall bathroom featuring a jet bath. This room has been redecorated and new 1000 pocket sprung divan beds bought for a wonderfully comfortable night’s sleep.
Bedroom 3 This bedroom has a lovely double bed in it with a view over the back garden, recently been refurbished, It is on the ground floor with a wet room with shower.
Bedroom 4 Located on the ground floor and tastefully redecorated in 2010, this bedroom offers total comfort and relaxation. It has a double bed and a single bed, 190cm by 90cm, and a full en-suite bathroom. There is ample space for a cot as well. This makes it ideal as a small family room.
Bedroom 5 is a family room with a double bed and 2 single beds with a comfortable seating area, with en suite bathroom, ideal as a longer let room, it has tea and coffee facilities and can host a couple or a large family with or without a dog.
This completes the guest accomodation rooms, in addition to these are the owners rooms which benefit from a separate entrance offering privacy from the guests. There is a lounge / office (8m x 8m) this also includes a kitchenette so it could be rented separately from the B&B, as well as 2 additional rooms (10m x 3.5m), this is used as a linen room at present and the other room (10m x 8.5m), is the owners bedroom accommodation.
The kitchen is well equipped with a range gas cooker. The layout is designed for efficient meal preparation and conveniently adjacent to the dining room and lounge.
The large and cosy lounge with windows overlooking the garden, has a tiled floor and a Franco Belge multi fuel wood burning stove, there is all the cabling in place to receive both French and UK free satellite television programmes should the new owner wish, there are 2 sky boxes that go with the house. We have 3 sofa’s and 2 single arm chairs in the lounge making it a lovely relaxing seating area with an inviting atmosphere.
The large and spacious dining room, where breakfast and dinner is served, is adjacent to the lounge and kitchen for ease of service. The room is nicely decorated and furnished with attractive cabinets for tableware and glassware storage. The table can seat up to 10 guests.
In summer dinner and breakfast is served both in the dining room and on the outside veranda which overlooks the flowering gardens, this is also where aperitifs are served in summer or drinks can be taken at the end of the garden in the shade of our maple trees.
This wonderful opportunity is offered at an excellent price for a ready made business, it has experienced excellent growth over the years with many repeat booking and recommendations to now be at the stage where it provides a very good income. It can also be developed if desired to grow the business further to accommodate more guests. It really is a life changing opportunity and has been very enjoyable for many years by the current owners but they now feel it is time to retire and hand the reins to someone else to enjoy.